Columbia put the other talking machine companies to shame when it came to style. They specialized in pretty decals and eye-catching horns. This particular instrument represents the pinnacle of Columbia external-horn Graphophone development.  During the 'teens Columbia Disc Graphophones acieved the distinctive style you see here, and were equipped with the very most up-to-date technical features. What is the most impressive feature of this machine?  The pristine original factory finish of the cabinet? The sweet original decal?  Or, most likely, the amazing oak wooden horn!   This style of horn was made especially for Columbia by the Douglas Phonograph Co. of NYC.  It was known as a True Tone horn, and the appearance is nothing short of gorgeous.  Solid oak, quarter sawn patterns, stunning!

Smooth original-finish oak cabinet with crisp original decal.  As the second decade of the twentieth century dawned, trends in furniture began to elvolve -- the fluid lines of this cabindet are indicative.

Please take note of the richness and sleekness of the original factory finish.

The BNW has sparkling original finish nickel comonents.  The swooping design of the bracket and arm shown here pre-figure the concepts of a much later period, the "ultra modern" look of mid-century America! 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. 53 years of experience go into everything we sell. 

The soundbox, such an important feature, was adopted from the most up-to-date Grafonola equipment Columbia was producing at the time. We have taken special care to skillfully rebuild and regulate the soundbox (needle head) to produce big, bold and brilliant music.  Where do our competitors fail?  One significant  factor is the soundbox. We have seen every kind of jury-rigged nonesense that other dealers have perpetrated.  And we have fixed their mistakes.  From other dealers you get mistakes because nobody else has our 53 years of experience.

The double spring motor is spic and span.  We did what few other dealers bother to do -- we replaced both mainsprings with reliable modern components identical to the originals.  From other dealers it's just as likely you'll get original mainsprings patched together with sheet-rock screws!  Our motor literally purrs -- it plays beautifully.

Inside the cabinet are these oiling instructions.  Please note that the message is also printed in Spanish.  During the 'teens, Anerican manufacturers discovered a lucrative trade exporting their talking machines to South America.  

Under the cabinet is this very large patent notice.

The Columbia Type BNW Disc Graphophone -- a charming, authentic antique talking machine -- in truly remakable condition!  The True Tone horn is a striking rarity, which we have meticulously preserved and restored.  We have made sure that this instrument will provide you the highest quality fun and entertainment, through our unremitting dedication to authenticity and hard work.  What is the best feature? -- ALL of them.  How does it play?  BEAUTIFULLY!

Price: $3250.00 plus s/h, (NY State residents must add tax if applicable).


Telephone: 585-244-5546


               PO Box 747

               Henrietta, NY 14467 USA

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