COLUMBIA DISC GRAPHOPHONE, TYPE BZ 


The BZ Disc Graphophone was introduced in 1911 as an up-to-the-minute instrument, complete with mahogany finish cabinet.  Tastes in furniture had changed, and mahogany was on the ascendant.  To fit its new and up-to-date machine, Columbia created a new size and color-scheme of horn.  The horn was deep red with black accents and gold stripes.  That horn you see here.  The original paint had been scratrched so we have replicated the precise and historically identical color scheme.  Here is one example of what you get from phonophan that other sellers are incapable of providing.  Our instruments are restored to exact factory specifications.  We have the talent and knowledge to understand what is correct and what isn't.  All work supervised by Tim, who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  No other seller has the artistic background to do the work with complete authenticity. This instrument is amazingly clean and bright, with all-original components and everything in super-clean condition.  


We want to stress the outstanding condition of this instrument. Original cabinet decal. All components original. Every aspect is fresh, clean and crisp. The corners of the cabinet are chamfered, or cut inward.  As always, we took the spring-powered motor down to pieces -- plus we put in a powerful new mainspring, cleaned, tuned and adjusted everything.  The BZ will with amazing clarity and volume reproduce 10" diameter acoustic (that is, pre-1925) "78" disc records.  Don't have any 78 rpm records? We're happy to give you some!


Here we see the bright and beautiful components that produce powerful reproduction from the record.  Of course, we have rebuilt and painstakingly adjusted the soundbox. What do you get from other Internet sellers? A slap-sash "doll-up" and inept, bumbling jury-rigging. The outside of the horn is just as lovely as the interior!



This close-up really shows how we excell at painstaking precision.  Look at how clean and bright these components are.  Now look at some of the junk that others sell.  Phonophan is better at what we do.



Beneath the cabinet, this patent label.


This amazingly fresh and bright BZ is about the most pleasing,, peppy and perfectly balanced instrument you can find!  The outstanding condition of all the components makes this delightful instrument all the better. Our immaculate antique talking machine will bring a smile to the face of anyone. This instrument will play one 10" diameter 78 rpm record per winding, the motor is strong and reliable. Do not mistake our carefully tuned, scrupulously cleaned and regulated instrument for the junk you find on eBay -- our machines work properly and sound great! 

Price: $1350.00 US, plus s/h (NY State residents must add tax if applicable.).

E-mail: phonotim@gmail.com

Telephone: 585-244-5546 

US Post: PHONOPHAN

               PO Box 747

               Henrietta, NY 14467 USA

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