The Compleat Talking Machine: A Collector's Guide to Antique Phonographs Paperback – 25 Aug 2007
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Genre: Antiques + Collectibles, MusicSubgenre: Performing Arts, Recording + ReproductionLanguage: English Format: paperbackRelease Date: August 25, 2007 Date Published: August 25, 2007 Author: Eric L. Reiss
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There is a nice background about old phonographs, their invention and evolution, and most of the book is dedicated to problems and repair. There are photos and text to provide guidance to approaching repairs - many of which are not so complicated and can be accomplished by the average collector.
It's a good guide to learning how the mechanisms work, the interrelatedness of the pars, and smart ways to fix, find and/or replace parts, misalignment, and other common problems.
It's a useful reference for restoration and repair of these intersting old machines, from the mechanical aspects to the restoration and repair of the cabinet finish.