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. It was first introduced around 1908
and continued to be made into the 'teens. When this machine was
manufactured, in the early 'teens, Columbia had intriduced an
especially eye-catching line of horns called "Columbia-Europa." Here we
find oine of these fascinating horns, which were characteristically
painted in "air brushed" motifs. We have beautifully replicated the
sublimely blended hues of the period.
A fine example of the fine restoration work we do. 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. 49 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 earlier versions Columbia had used.
The BN has a smooth-running spring motor, which we have literally spent hours professionally tweaking and adjusting.. A brand new mainspring insures plenty of power. In fact, we have discovered from long experience that Columbia mainsprings have a life span which has long ago been exceeded. If you buy a Columbia where the mainspring(s) have not been replaced by new ones, you are getting an inferior machine.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 "Europa" horn instrument at a nice price!
Price: $1350.00 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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