Restoration and Repair of Antique Victrola Sound Box
I Repaired and Restored the soundbox of a Victrola which involved replacing all the broken parts and reassembling it into perfectly functional condition, as well as cleaning and polishing it. The soundbox is the most important part of the Victrola because the stylus (needle) rides in the grooves of a record as it rotates, transferring the vibrations from the stylus into the soundbox diaphragm (converting vibrations into music). As explained on the Victor Victrola.com info page, "The Diaphragm vibrates and produces a large surface area to vibrate the air molecules into the hollow tone arm. Thus, mechanical energy is converted into acoustical energy. The air molecule vibration is routed through the tone arm and into the horn which directs the sound waves into the listening environment."