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 Post subject: G.E Phono Cartridge and Needle I.D
PostPosted: Nov Sun 10, 2019 2:15 am 
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Hello,
I just finished restoring a General Electric 802 television AM/FM/ phono combo chassis. I'll have to repair the cabinet in the spring. The phonograph works fine. The reluctance pickup and needle are working too. Would any body happen to know who manufactured the turntable for G.E ? I was hoping to track down an extra needle for this turntable's cartridge. The phonograph only plays 78's. This is the best sounding 78 cartridge I've ever heard so far for a 1940's combo.
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Ed Kozak


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 Post subject: Re: G.E Phono Cartridge and Needle I.D
PostPosted: Nov Sun 10, 2019 2:46 am 
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The changer is a Seeburg model K.

Those early GE VR cartridges I believe needed to be sent back to GE to replace the stylus. They are soldered into place.
I've heard of people soldering new ones on, but I have no experience with the task.

I agree, the GE VR cartridges were probably the best sounding pickups for 78 RPM records! :D

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 Post subject: Re: G.E Phono Cartridge and Needle I.D
PostPosted: Nov Sun 10, 2019 3:00 am 
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16 pages for Seeburg model K can be found in Rider's (RCD. CH.) Volume 15 (1945)
here: https://americanradiohistory.com/Archiv ... hanges.pdf

pdf-page 157→

from: https://americanradiohistory.com/Rider-Manual.htm
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 Post subject: Re: G.E Phono Cartridge and Needle I.D
PostPosted: Nov Sun 10, 2019 5:13 am 
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Thanks for the info Greg and Steve,
Ed


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