Columbia put the other talking machine companies to shame when it
style. They specialized in pretty decals and eye-catching horns. The
Type "BN" Disc Graphophone was a bulwark of the Columbia line --
attractive, sturdy and reliable. Equipped with a Columbia "Music
Master" solid oak
horn, you can't ask for a better looking or sounding instrument
for the money!
factory finish on the oak cabinet, still in nice condition. We have
cleaned away every spec of dirt, dust and grime.
All components are in fine condition. We have performed a professional, thorough cleaning, polishing and calibration. Our instruments are spotlessly clean. We take no short cuts. 48 years of experience go into everything we sell. We have taken special care to skillfully rebuild and regulate the soundbox (needle head) to produce big, bold and brilliant music.
This Columbia soundbox gives extra volume -- it is considerably larger than other versions Columbia used during this period. However, since it is made of aluminum -- which was a "miracle metal" at the time -- it does not put extra weight on the record which could cause wear. Note the "swirly" dasmaskeening under the mica diaphragm -- a decorative effect characteristic of fine watches and scientific instruments.
The BN has a smooth-running spring motor, which we have literally spent hours professionally tweaking and adjusting.. Two brand new mainsprings insure plenty of power. In fact, we have discovered from long experience that Columbia mainsprings have a life span which by our modern point in time has been passed. If you buy a Columbia where the mainspring(s) have not been replaced by new ones, you are getting an inferior machine.
The Columbia Type BN Disc Graphophone -- a beautifully designed wooden horn instrument at a nice price! We are especially proud of the gorgeous quarter-sawn oak horn.
Price: $2450.00 plus s/h, (NY State residents must add tax if applicable).
US Post: PHONOPHAN
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA
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