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Turntable Belts - Facts:
Price is approximately £44 to re-tip a stylus assembly, but it does vary according to type. As a starting point set up the arm such that it is parallel with a flat record, if not rotate the vta adjuster at the arm base to get the level right. A tone arm, containing a pickup at one end, is placed on the record. They always benefit from some basic maintenance, which will include a new idler wheel.
Also, don't expect valuable 78s to remain valuable. However, to play most records well you don't need more than two. However, although stable, its life is not indefinite. Also, issues of the early phonograph trade journal talking machine world contain advertisements and sometimes short articles on the various models made by the major and minor phonograph companies.
However, most of the short-lived off-brand internal horn phonographs from the late 1910's and early 1920's are difficult to research as they were limited in production and distribution.
More about Turntable Belts. See also: Turntable Belt and Record Player Needles.