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Details about  Mint 1903 Columbia Q Cylinder Phonograph w/Original Cone Horn

Brilliantly Restored Caseless "Q" * A Perfect "10"

Mint 1903 Columbia Q Cylinder Phonograph w/Original Cone Horn
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Jul 06, 2014
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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 museum quality antiques and collectibles this week, and I suspect that there will be something of interest to just about everybody.  If you're heading out on vacation and would like me to hold your purchase for a week or two until you return, I'll be happy to do that.  However, all purchases must be paid for as soon as the auction ends. 

Here's a flawless, meticulously restored 1902-3 Columbia Q "Caseless" Graphophone with an original (repainted) 10" cone horn.  And when I say "flawless," I mean flawless.  Just enlarge all the pictures and take a close look.  The phonograph sold for $5.00 when it was new (cased versions were $7.50), and it was smallest, least expensive machine in Columbia's line-up.

The mechanism is in superb condition, and all the parts are working properly, so the phonograph not only looks great, it plays great.  And of course it sounds great. Comes with an excellent, original floating reproducer that's still loud and clear.

The 10" cone horn is original, and it's in excellent condition, with no dings, no dents, no damage.  It's been repainted with double gold stripes.  If you think it's no big deal to find an original Columbia cone that's not riddled with dings and dents, I suggest you try to track one down yourself.

Overall, a gorgeous phonograph.

I'll include a 2-minute Columbia cylinder record so that you can enjoy the phonograph as soon as it arrives.  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. 

If you're bidding from overseas, please contact me in advance for a shipping quote. 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. Paypal okay.


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