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Fiber Or Bamboo Phonograph Needle Cutter

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This is a tool to sharpen bamboo phonograph needles. Thats right, they used bamboo and fiber needles to play cylinder records as well as saphire, diamond , and steel needles. You would place the dull bamboo deedle into the hand held tool and with a squeezing of the grip, theworn bamboo needle would have a sliver shaved off, leaving a sharp, clean point to play another song. These needles usually only lasted for one or two cylinder record plays, then they would have to be resharpened. These needles are still available today, available through antique record player dealers.............. hotairfan

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