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    I have some family recordings on wire and have a what I think is a 1947 Sears player.

    Does anyone here have experience with such things?
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    Tim, I'd never even heard of these kinds of recordings before I read your post. I hope this link will be of some help. With that said, I didn't find a lot out there about how to play them.
    https://psap.library.illinois.edu/co...-id-guide/wire
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    That's cool! I never heard of it before either. I can see the issue of tangling. Hell, I can't get the wire of a standard spool without tangling. And it's much thicker. I will read up on this. Very Interesting.
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    Have heard of them, but never seen one. Quite fascinating and ingenious.
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    Interesting stuff.
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    Never heard of such a thing.
    Very cool, that you still have it.!
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    There are 70 museums in the Cities. One of them might know or even have one.

    You can try the U. Don't expect results on the first call.

    I remember seeing one of these the middle of the last century
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    new to me too. Let us know how it works/
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    This is an extra long video and to long for some one not into these but it is the best instructions I have found. This is the model I have. The head on mine doesn't go up and down. At about 26 min it shows how it is suppose to work.

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    This is the bottom of mine.


    You can see the fine rust and maybe not see the old sticky lubricant. I have to finish cleaning and lubing this again and the mechanical part will be done.

    The radio/control unit is the next problem. From what I read it is bad capacitors that make a hum. This is starting to get outside of my comfort zone.

    Oh well we will give it a shot.

    I can't wreck anything that is broken already!
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