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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Marchionis, Tapered and Shouldered Blocks

I recently purchased two Machioni Tiltalls on EBay and noted that there was a design change at the "apex" block from a tapered "cone" section (left) to the permanent design that follows today - a much easier to machine squared shoulder.

For those interested in the headless monocolumn that I offer, the "shouldered" and assumed newer iteration (right) will accept the column, if the rather thickish inner bush strip is exchanged for a thinner bushing. The earlier lacks the bushing and I cannot recommend the expense of machining inorder to add a monocolumn.

No doubt there are even more earlier Marchioni design changes and if you have a curious version, I would be happy to post your jpegs and story.  Click on photo to enlarge.

1 comment:

  1. I have old Tiltall with the shouldered blocks. It is black and has plastic grips on the pan head handles. I love the old 'pod, but the column handles require the grip of a gorilla to tighten and loosen. Is there something I can do to fix this.
    Joe Dempsey


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