INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLUMBIA DISC GRAPHOPHONE
The model designation contains a description of the instrument -- BNWM
means model "BN" with special Wide
molding in Mahogany
wood. Since it is equipped with a solid mahogany wooden horn, it
represents the very finest in both beauty and function. This gorgeous
machine is in exceptional condition.
The solid mahogany cabinet has its original factory finish, which we
have scrupulously French polished to a stunning luster. You can see
here the amazing condition of the cabinet. The wooden horn is in
virtually perfect condition and required no gluing or repair. We
have restored the wooden horn to match.
Here you can see both the charming original factory decal
and the incredible condition of the mahogany.
The similar beauty of the solid mahogany horn can be seen here, and we
have even added the historically correct decal that Columbia wooden
Columbia's signature styling was the nickel-plated
back-bracket and shiny arm that would characterize its Disc
Graphophones for more than a decade. Here we see these components
in original condition, still shiny and bright. Of course we have
meticulously rebuilt and adjusted the soundbox to produce rich, full,
bright and bold music from your 78s.
The quiet, smooth-running motor has been cleaned, regulated, and we
have installed two new, strong mainsprings to give you plenty of power
to play records.
Inside the cabinet is this tag, in both English and Spanish. After
1910, Columbia exported frequently to Central and South America,
therefore the Spanish appears even on instruments sold in the USA, not
unlike the multi-language instructions that come with products today.
Better still is this massive paper notice that is affixed to the
underside of the machine, showing that it sold for $50. -- a considerable sum at the
time. The wooden horn would have added even more to the cost!
This amazingly well preserved machine is spotless and
expertly adjusted. We really
mean clean and bright -- all tarnish and crud and gunk and grime
completely banished. Compare what we offer to the shabby, poorly
described, badly regulated junkers you see on other sites. It is a
remarkable that this instrument has survived so unmolested -- a time
traveler, with the unmistakable charm and character of age, and,
most-importantly, the potential to bring future
Price: $3250.00 US, plus s/h. (NY State residents must add
sales tax, if applicable.)
US Post: phonophan
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA
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