S-109 2-min STYLUS in YOUR Edison “C” or “K” or “S” Reproducers.
PLEASE NOTE: LIMIT 2. Sapphire STYLUS (needle) replacement or “rotation” and overhaul.
The procedure for overhauling a Model C (or K or S) reproducer is this:
The stylus bar is examined for the existence of a needle. If there is no needle or if it if broken, it is replaced. If the original needle is there but the tracking surface is worn, the needle is extracted and the needle bar is prepared for a good needle. The needle is extracted, cleaned, rotated, and re-set correctly. The needle is now as good as new.
The tracking surface in a 2-minute stylus is like a circular door knob. One portion of the circle gets all the action pulling out the sound from the groove, while the remainder of the circle is unused and considered “new”. The circle (actually the tip of the stylus bar shaft) can be rotated [that’s where the time and labor costs come in] so that the unused portion becomes the new tracking surface. It is in effect a new needle, like it was originally. Re-use of an original stylus is much preferred over replacing it with a new stylus when they both perform alike.
This service will provide most of the necessary parts to make YOUR 2-minute BRASS BODY reproducer working again like new. If the hinge block is broken or damaged, there may be additional charges. Also please BE ADVISED: If your reproducer body is made of pot metal and the hinge block screw hole is damaged, there may be other charges to repair/replace the bad body. To use this service, make a copy of the order form (found here), then fill it out completely and send it along with the reproducer to my address shown on the order form. Do NOT send payment. After the reproducer is examined I email you a PayPal invoice for the needed repairs. Turn around time is almost always less than two weeks. The photos show a typical Edison Model “C” reproducer. (The reproducer is NOT part of this sale.) NOTE: We do not sell the stylus only.
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