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 Post subject: Wurlitzer Model 42 Record Changer Info Needed
PostPosted: Feb Wed 21, 2018 10:06 pm 
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A good friend of mine has a Wurlitzer Model 42 jukebox that needs a little help. With assistance of one of the forum members I restored the model 851 amplifier, but I really don't know anything about the record changer mechanism.

It appears that the unit was tipped over for transport, so a number of the records have come out of the changer. I don't want to take a chance of screwing it up, so I'm wondering if anyone has information on this unit they could share or even if you could direct me to a source of information such as manuals and such?

Finally, are there any ARF members close enough to Reno, NV to be interested in looking over the unit and possibly doing any necessary repairs? Fred would be willing to pay a reasonable amount to have the work done.

Here are some pictures I took of the changer:
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Brian

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 Post subject: Re: Wurlitzer Model 42 Record Changer Info Needed
PostPosted: Feb Wed 21, 2018 10:59 pm 
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The model 42 is also referred to as a "Victory Model". It was sold to operators as an empty cabinet during the war years. The guts from a previous model would then be installed in the "new" cabinet. It appears that your mechanism was from a model 600 keyboard type. The first thing to do is remove all of the records and trays. Each record ring is spring loaded and will easily pull out. You may find one record ring that will pull out a little harder. That is the one that the last selection was played on, you can pull it out with a little more effort, you will not damage anything. At this point I would not plug it in. I would start by lubricating everything with light machine oil, work everything by hand until it all moves freely. You can also turn the motor by hand to test cycle the changer. If all goes well,then try plugging in the motor and see what happens. If it jams, unplug it quickly to avoid damaging parts.The most common problems with these changers was lack of lubrication which caused parts to get bent. Yours actually looks pretty good, so maybe you will luck out.


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 Post subject: Re: Wurlitzer Model 42 Record Changer Info Needed
PostPosted: Feb Wed 21, 2018 11:08 pm 
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Thanks again! We'll do exactly that.

Brian

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