A very broad category, covering everything from steam locomotives, electricity, early radio,
trolley buses – whatever. In all cases, just click on the thumbnail to go to the page…
EARLY 78 RECORD ELECTRIC PICK-UPS & ARMS.
February 2022. Over the years we have collected scores of early pick-ups and arms. It was
fun to get some of them going again. This going to be quite a big page
when it’s finished – some links to Youtube videos too. 🙂
MAKING YOUR OWN 78 RPM RECORDS.
It’s easiest, of course, if you can find & restore an original machine, as we did.
BUT – there are very many people on YT who have made their own disc cutting
machines – even stereo. That’s far beyond our simple efforts…
CAN WE REPAIR OUR INDESIT WIXL 123 WASHING MACHINE? YES!
19th January 2015. It turns out that the 123 and related models have a generic fault on the control board, but is very easy & cheap to fix, provided you have the necessary abilities.
MORSE CODE ON 78 rpm RECORDS.
By way of helping you learn the Morse code, many companies produced 78 records for this purpose. Here are notes, jottings & labels scans & audio examples of several sets from 1907 to around the 1940s.
3 OLD AMERICAN STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS.
I just found these ‘stereoscopic’ cards, dating from the early 1890s, in an old folder, where they had been forgotten. One is of cotton pickers in Louisiana, one is a shot of ‘Lovers’ Lane’ in New Orleans, while the third must have been slightly risqué for the times. But why not see for yourself?
30th October 1970. The last day that trolley ’buses ran in Walsall – 30th October 1970. 16 crude black & white shots taken that day. They may prove of interest to enthusiasts of public transport?
Page revised 30th June 2019.