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Offline Doug Rose

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Phonola Record Player
« on: July 18, 2015, 01:37:08 PM »
Jan picked this up at a yard sale the morning, it seems in really nice condition. Is is missing a part to hold the needle (pic 6) to the arm? Everything else seems to work. Any help is greatly appreciated....as always....Doug
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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 05:42:43 PM »
The pick-up head is laying on the turn table, with a needle in it, looks to me. It has a 'spigot' on the back that mounts
into the end of the sound arm. Hard to tell from those pics if any screws, etc., are missing. Nice unit!!

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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2015, 07:06:36 PM »
Pete....there is a screw but it does not really secure it...thanks...Doug
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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 03:25:57 AM »
Please post a pic of the end of the arm. And maybe a closer, clearer, one of the screw in the head spigot.
I think you've got the parts there......

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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 08:14:56 AM »
Phil...it just does not tighten, should there be a gasket? I thought there should be a hole for the screw to mount to....thanks for all your help
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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 11:24:47 AM »
Are there any dates on it?  This one has got to go back a ways.  It looks like one that you have to wind up to get it to work.  I don't think it requires batteries either!

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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 12:02:35 PM »
Although this YouTube video pertains to an obviously newer record player,  the pick-up needle, and needle diaphragm assembly seem to be very similar to this one.      When the video starts, use the "pause" button, and have a look at how the needle diaphragm assembly connects to the sound tube.
It sure looks like you have all the parts for your Phonola.     Can the screw that appears to be inside the needle diaphragm assembly be removed, and re-inserted from the outside of that assembly, in order to clamp the needle diaphragm assembly onto the sound tube ?

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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 12:36:04 PM »
Jeff....I will check it out, I do appreciate it.....Doug
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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 06:05:08 PM »
If it is like my Victrola, the pickup head is just a push-on friction fit onto the arm. The screw is not really a screw, and does not secure it. Instead, it is a pin that pushes into an L-shaped slot in the end of the pickup arm.  Push and turn, in other words. The photo of the end of the arm is not good enough to determine if there is indeed a slot there.

If the joint seems loose when you push it together, there is probably supposed to be a felt strip lining the socket.

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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2015, 01:36:26 PM »
I got to play with it today and it is definitely missing a piece as there is no push on friction. It just sits there and wobbles around and fall off.  I did stuff a piece of a plastic gasket from a garden hose and it held it securely and it did play. I'll let the next owner see what is up with it....thanks for all your help....Doug
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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2017, 11:02:02 AM »
Wow. That's a rare machine.
Looks like the missing parts are a ring that is used to tighten without locking the arm, and, the outside horn it uses.
You might be able to find a radio horn that is similar to use on it.
Good luck. Neat machine.
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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2017, 11:28:24 AM »
Thx Bill I did sell that to a knowledgeable guy who knew how to fix it a few years ago....Doug
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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2017, 02:13:04 PM »
Doug, before you do anything to the player, make sure you understand the functions. Those Reproducers can be VERY expensive. Your model is not a common one, and may not even be available.

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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2017, 02:24:45 PM »
Thanks guys....that is an old post. It was sold in 2015
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Re: Phonola Record Player
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2017, 02:26:42 PM »
Thanks guys....that is an old post. It was sold in 2015

I waa going to mention it was a 2 year old post!
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