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Since February of 1997, phonophan has been providing important books, parts and information to the antique phonograph hobby, as well as fine, accurately restored antique instruments. As of January 1st 2012, Tim Fabrizio is beginning "semi-retirement." This means that the pages and products of the phonophan Web site have changed. In the future we ask you to contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to purchase any of the following items. Visa/MC/Amex accepted.
Commonly missing parts for antique talking machines
VICTOR "EXHIBITION" SOUNDBOX RUBBER BACKING - This black flange replaces the old, dried-up or warped backs used on external-horn Victors and many Victrolas. Connects the soundbox (needle-head) to the tone arm. A bad fit here means BIG loss of sound and potential damage to records. Easy to install. $15.00
BRAND NEW STEEL NEEDLES to fit 78-playing talking machines. One size fits all. We sell these in LOUD, MEDIUM or SOFT tones. (Steel needles should be changed after every play to avoid record damage.) THESE ARE MADE IN THE USA BY THE COMPANY THAT HAS BEEN PRODUCING THEM FOR 100 YEARS! $6.95 pack of 100.
VICTROLA WINDING CRANK. "Male" threads, 3/8" diameter, wooden knob. This authentically made crank will fit a wide variety of Victor brand Victrolas including most versions of the IX, X, XI, XIV, XVI and also instruments with the designations 80, 90,100, 210, 215, 220, 830 ("Credenza") and others. You find the model designation on the METAL PLATE inside the playing compartment, following the letters "VV..." A small number of models which used the Roman Numeral designations took an earlier type of crank. For this reason, when inquiring about Victrola cranks, please include the SERIAL number (the number which follows model designation). $45.00.
MAKING YOUR SOUNDBOX (NEEDLE-HEAD) PLAY PERFECTLY. If the needle-head on your Victrola or other 78 rpm talking machine has never been restored or adjusted, you are losing out on the quality of the music. Old, fossilized soundboxes are SHRILL, BLASTING, RATTLING or MUFFLED. Send PHONOPHAN your soundbox to be professionally restored and refurbished, and you won't believe the improvement! Average price of a soundbox rebuild is $75.00 (plus s/h/insurance), this includes correcting the most common problems. Occasionally, additional parts may be necessary to replace broken ones, at extra cost. SEND US YOUR SOUNDBOX BY INSURED MAIL FOR A DIAGNOSIS -- e-mail Tim for shipping address -- email@example.com
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client: Tim, I
received everything today and it all works great. I have had the Standard for 30
years and it never played. Now I can play all the records that I have been
collecting for many years. You were a real genius the way you got it to play and
I really appreciate it! The Victor plays like it used to and I am a very happy
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CYLINDER PHONOGRAPH BELTING MATERIAL. No matter how good it looks, you really must replace that tired, old belt on any cylinder machine. Rubber bands don't work. This special, supple leather can be easily fit to an Edison, Columbia or any cylinder model employing a belt. Remember, all drive belts are not created equal. Some of our competitors sell shoe lacing which is so stiff that it can literally stall your spring motor. Our belting is specially made for antique phonographs. Easy to install with simple instructions. $6.50.
SUPPLE RUBBER CONNECTOR BETWEEN HORN AND REPRODUCER. For large, supported horns a rubber connector is necessary. This is specially sized for the job, not from an auto-parts store. Please note: the horn support kit above includes one of these connectors. $2.95.
MAKING YOUR CYLINDER PHONOGRAPH REPRODUCER (NEEDLE-HEAD) PLAY PERFECTLY. If the needle-head on your Edison cylinder Phonograph or other cylinder player has never been restored or adjusted, you are losing out on the quality of the music. Old, fossilized reproducers are SHRILL, BLASTING, RATTLING or MUFFLED. Send PHONOPHAN your reproducer to be professionally restored and refurbished, and you won't believe the improvement! Average price of a reproducer rebuild is $75.00 (plus s/h/insurance), this includes correcting the most common problems. Occasionally, additional parts may be necessary to replace broken ones (especially if your stylus is damaged), at extra cost. SEND US YOUR REPRODUCER BY INSURED MAIL FOR A DIAGNOSIS -- e-mail Tim for shipping address -- firstname.lastname@example.org
EDISON WINDING CRANKS. Will fit Edison external-horn cylinder phonographs. There are two basic types: slotted crank to fit winding shaft with a pin in it, and threaded crank for threaded winding shaft.
SLOTTED CRANK. Fits pre-1905 Edison Standard or Home. Black-painted. $45.00.
THREADED CRANK. Fits post-1905 Standard, Home, Fireside. Will also fit many Columbia Graphophones with threaded winding shafts. Not suitable for Edison Disc Phonograph models. Nickel-plated. $45.00
EDISON DIAMOND DISC PHONOGRAPH WINDING CRANK. Fits most Edison DISC (thick record) models. Some of the low-boy consoles take cranks that are very long, and this one will not fit. But for common UPRIGHT machines such as the C-19 (B-250), S-19, H-19, C-150, etc., etc., this crank is correct. Nickel-plated, exactly like the original. $45.00.
OTHER TYPES OF WINDING CRANKS. We have other styles of cranks in stock (both original and reproduction) to fit various antique phonographs. Please e-mail us at email@example.com to see if we have the one you need.
HORN - 14" long brass-bell horn. Exact replica of the ones sold as standard equipment on most external-horn Edison and Columbia cylinder machines. Fits 99% of all makes of antique cylinder players without the need of a special support crane. $55.00
EDISON HORN SUPPORT - For holding up a big horn (works best on horns of 28" to 34" overall length) on Edison cylinder phonographs. Exact replica of the original. Complete, including a supple rubber connector to reproducer. Easy to attach. For your convenience, a copy of original instructions is included. Nickel-plated. $84.95
EDISON CYGNET HORN SUPPORT - The Cygnet horn resembles a gooseneck and sits up above the machine. Since the fitting of this support to your particular type of reproducer is crucial, please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you get the correct equipment. $84.95.