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 Post subject: Grafonola floor model made in England - Is this Viva tonal ?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:19 am 
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Victor Jr
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Hi all,

I just purchased a floor standing Columbia Grafonola which has a decal that states it was made in England.

See attached photos.... yes I know it has a cheap Indain made crap-o-phone sound box. A correct unit is on it's way to me.

The machine has the Plano Reflex tone arm and the split dual horn shown in the photos.

Does this combination of tone arm and horn make it a Viva Tonal machine ?


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 Post subject: Re: Grafonola floor model made in England - Is this Viva ton
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:33 am 
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This type of horn and arm are different from the ones in the viva tonal machines sold in the US


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 Post subject: Re: Grafonola floor model made in England - Is this Viva ton
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:03 am 
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This appears to be a c1926 Cabinet Model No.126 which has been updated with a Plano-Reflex tonearm. The "Stereoscopic" horn (Columbia's catalogue description) does make the machine a "Viva-tonal". It would originally have had a one piece pot metal tonearm which probably broke, hence the fitting of a Plano-Reflex which first appeared for the 1929 season. The correct soundbox for this tonearm is either the No.9 or the later No.15.


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