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 Post subject: Brunswick Permo Point needles
PostPosted: Jan Tue 16, 2018 3:48 am 
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I just finished restoring a Brunswick 42 radio/phonograph. The owners manual recommends
using a "Brunswick permo point" needle. I wondered if somebody had one they could take a
picture of? I'd like to see what it looks like.

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Donald Cochrane

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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick Permo Point needles
PostPosted: Jan Tue 16, 2018 4:02 pm 
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I use Tungsten needles in my model Brunswick 42. Osmium tip needles work very well also, and will last about a thousand plays before they wear too much. There are several brands available on Ebay for around $10 or less. I don't recommend using jewel point needles at all since the tracking force is so heavy. Cheers, Russie


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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick Permo Point needles
PostPosted: Feb Mon 05, 2018 4:48 am 
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I'd still like to see what one looked like.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick Permo Point needles
PostPosted: Feb Thu 08, 2018 4:25 pm 
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This is a Permo-point 78 cactus needle. There are more recent versions but this is the correct one. Brand does not matter.

Kirk


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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick Permo Point needles
PostPosted: Feb Thu 08, 2018 4:59 pm 
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Thanks for the picture. Do you think Brunswick's' 1931 version looked like this?

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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick Permo Point needles
PostPosted: Feb Thu 08, 2018 6:48 pm 
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Honestly I don't know for sure about the look of the needle.
I do know the needle really does not matter unless you want different tones (louder or softer). It is the life of the needle that is important. If it is a standard cactus you get 2 plays per needle. Synthetic tips can be 10 plays or a few hundred plays each. You have to be careful though. Needles like Fideletone cannot be used. They are for later units with lighter heads.

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