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 Post subject: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:15 pm 
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Victor I
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Este foi meu primeiro fonógrafo de tocar cilindros, um Columbia modelo AT com última patente de 1897. Nunca foi restaurado, está todo original com exceção da corneta e do reprodutor, tinha vendido à uma amiga e tentado comprar de volta inúmeras vezes. Não é que neste sábado ela me ligou para me oferecer de volta? Bem vindo ao lar...


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 Post subject: Re: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:28 pm 
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That's one nice looking machine! And congratulations on getting it back!


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 Post subject: Re: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Cool phonograph and cool story!


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 Post subject: Re: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:11 am 
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Victor V
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Nice machine!

It's a Type A, though, not an AT.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:54 am 
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Victor I
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Lucius1958 wrote:
Nice machine!

It's a Type A, though, not an AT.

Bill


Curioso pois a plaqueta indica o modelo AT...o que pensar?


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 Post subject: Re: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:33 pm 
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Very attractive machine. Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:31 pm 
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This is an original, early AT. The earliest ones used a model A case and lid.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:21 pm 
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Andreas Gramophones wrote:
Este foi meu primeiro fonógrafo de tocar cilindros, um Columbia modelo AT com última patente de 1897. Nunca foi restaurado, está todo original com exceção da corneta e do reprodutor, tinha vendido à uma amiga e tentado comprar de volta inúmeras vezes. Não é que neste sábado ela me ligou para me oferecer de volta? Bem vindo ao lar...


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This was my first cylinder phonograph, a Columbia model AT, last patent 1897. It has never been restored, it is all original except the horn and reproducer. I had sold it to a friend and tried to buy it back numerous times. Last Saturday she called to offer it back to me. Welcome home...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: My first phonograph
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Victor I
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Phonofreak wrote:
This is an original, early AT. The earliest ones used a model A case and lid.
Harvey Kravitz

Thanks Harvey Kravitz for clarifying, I had read something about it but I did not remember, that's exactly it.
Thank you also to all the generous comments.


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 Post subject: Early-case Columbia AT
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:01 pm 
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I also have such a machine, an early AT in a A-style case. The serial on mine is 208166. It has the Sears Roebuck overlay on the bottom right corner of the banner, which George Paul has dated to a very specific and rather narrow band of time that I have now forgotten and didn't write down.

If we can get him to tell us again, here, we will all know - plus I'll be able to copy it down and put it inside the machine.

I think the A and early AT therefore only differ in the configurations of their motors, where the A has no spring barrel and the AT does. The A has a different serial number sequence, with an example having sold on ebay recently with s/n 79467.

I wonder whether the serial numbers for the early AT started at 200,000? I just can't see them making more than 206,000 to get to the one shown in this thread, considering how rarely the early style shows up today.


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