View single post by Pete Moulds
 Posted: Fri Mar 15th, 2019 07:40 am
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Pete Moulds

Joined: Sat Feb 25th, 2006
Location: Bumi Serpong Damai, Jakarta, Indonesia
I absolutely agree in cast iron and brass, definitely.
Old, preferably, but the thing that really fascinates me is the technical innovation especially the many different ways they attempted to make them oscillate. This would perhaps be 1910 to 1930?
In particular, when the mechanism of the oscillation mechanism is exposed in full finger-mashing view like a French Martinot or waving about in a bizarre way to catch your eye across a room.

For this reason I dream of owning a lollipop oscillator and a vane oscillator but they are like hen's teeth outside the US.
As I no longer live in the USA, leaving long before starting collecting; so I will have to restore a couple or three Veritys Orbitals and twin levers to trade and negotiate with on my next trip to see my daughters I guess.

Maybe plan a trip with time to visit the Fan Fair or one of the regional meets within a reasonable drive from Chicago?