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Details about  1899 Columbia "B" Cylinder Phonograph w/10" Nickel Horn & Early Brown Wax Record

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1899 Columbia "B" Cylinder Phonograph w/10" Nickel Horn & Early Brown Wax Record
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Make sure to check out all of my auctions after you've looked at this one.  I'm listing another eclectic assortment of antiques and collectibles this week, and I suspect that there will be something to interest just about everybody.    

Here's a gorgeous 115-year-old Columbia Type B cylinder phonograph with a 10" nickel horn.  The "B" was in production for almost a decade and was one of the most reliable machines that Columbia ever made.  

This is one of the most pristine B's you'll ever see.

Condition is excellent to near mint throughout, with virtually no evidence wear on the metal parts, nor any veneer damage on the cabinet.  The governor weights are plated with nickel, suggesting the phonograph may be what is colloquially known as the "BXP" version of the B, so designated because it features a factory-upgraded nickel finish on many of the parts, including the bedplate.

The large diaphragm floating reproducer is in excellent condition, and it still sounds good too.  The motor still has sufficient torque to make it through a cylinder without the need for re-winding.  

The lid is in excellent condition, with its original finish still intact.  Both of the decals are factory original, and both are in excellent condition, as you can see.  The cabinet retains all of its original hardware, and it still clamps securely to the base mechanism.

The nickel horn is one of Ron Sitko's excellent replicas.  It's almost identical to an original except that it doesn't look like it was just dragged up from the bottom of a lake and then run over by a car, as most of the few remaining originals do.

I'll include an early 2-minute brown wax Columbia cylinder, so the machine will be ready to enjoy and play as soon as it arrives.  If you get tired of listening to the cylinder, there are plenty of other titles available on ebay and elsewhere.  The machine plays almost every 2-minute cylinder ever made.  Wax or Celluloid; Columbia or Edison.  Or any other brand, for that matter.  And if you're not already familiar with how to operate an early cylinder phonograph, don't worry.  I'll provide you with simple, easy to understand set-up instructions, so you'll be able to use it within minutes after you unpack it and put it together. 


That's about it. I will carefully prep everything for shipping and pack everything carefully and properly. I've been shipping fragile antique phonographs and wireless sets for years, and I know how to get them to you safely. Buyer prepays and includes shipping.

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