I was wrong about the OWL. I found the string with Big B's pickup and it is an ACT/2.
You have a post in that string. https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=79909
There is a picture of my Edison Standard as it was at that time. I have extended the stump since that time.
I was going to buy a complete carriage and did get one from the guy who sold me the machine as well as the two speed gear set. My half nut was pretty bad so I bought the carriage with what was supposed to be a good half-nut. The half-nut was no better than the one which I had so I told the guy about it. I was hoping he would send me a good half-nut but he got into a snit and told me to send the whole thing back and he refunded my money. I got a new replica half-nut from another source which is working well but I'm back to the franken-carriage.
I found a Sony straight arm which I think I can shorten and use. I am going to look at it again and bid if I think I have a reasonable chance of using it.
circularvibes wrote:Hi Phil, I believe the OWL was a microphone that attached to the horn tube and recorded the acoustic vibrations of the original reproducer. I would be inclined to search ePay and other resources like the Canadian Antique Phonograh Society (and it's American equivalents) for a new carriage and have someone create an insert for you to mount a cart into. The only other detachable/non-permanent idea I can think of would be even more expensive. That would be a linear tracking arm like a Rabco that won't rely on the feed screw. A separate pivoted arm would create tracking error over the cylinder. As you mentioned using the stub of your old carriage, I would try for a Stanton arm and shorten it as needed. You would likely have to weight the counterbalance to compensate for the loss of armtube.