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Author:  Menophanes [ Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:28 am ]
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1) What is your Q’s base type? Plain stamped.

2) What is your Q’s serial number? 647122

3) What type of governor support is used at its end (opposite the motor) Stanchion.

4) What is the last date stamped on the end stanchion? March 30, 1897.

5) If your Q has a mandrel tag, how many cities are listed on it? Not applicable (tag is not original).

6) Does your mandrel have a flange for the belt to ride inside? Yes.

7) Does your drive pulley have a flat end, or one with a channel? Flat.

8) IF CASED, which type banner decal is on the front of the lid? Type 6.

9) IF CASED, and your Q’s lid has a decal on the back, what is the last date on it? See note below.

10) IF CASED, and your Q’s lid has a paper label INSIDE, what is it marked? Not applicable (no trace of label).

11) Decal on back of lid reads THE/GRAPHOPHONE/AND/COLUMBIA RECORDS/WERE AWARDED/THE GRAND PRIZE/AT THE/PARIS EXPOSITION/OF 1900

Reproducer is early type with small diaphragm and with horn tube meeting diaphragm chamber at an angle; no number or lettering.

Oliver Mundy.

Author:  OrthoSean [ Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:08 am ]
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1) What is your Q’s base type? Plain stamped.

2) What is your Q’s serial number? 327840

3) What type of governor support is used at its end (opposite the motor)? Stanchion.

4) What is the last date stamped on the end stanchion? March 30, 1897

5) If your Q has a mandrel tag, how many cities are listed on it? (8 is typical)9 (including NY)

6) Does your mandrel have a flange for the belt to ride inside? Yes

7) Does your drive pulley have a flat end, or one with a channel? Flat

8) IF CASED, which type banner decal is on the front of the lid? Type 5

9) IF CASED, and your Q’s lid has a decal on the back, what is the last date on it? NA

10) IF CASED, and your Q’s lid has a paper label INSIDE, what is it marked? NA

Sean

Author:  fran604g [ Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:42 am ]
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Thank you, Menophanes and OrthoSean, for your contributions.

UPDATE 12-10-2018:
I've edited question #9 to reflect the addition of the Paris 1900 Award on the rear lid decal. And, for anyone who may have seen the earliest version of our post, we no longer believe that 8 cities was typical for the mandrel end-tag, so I dropped the "8 is typical" notation.

We're sorry for any confusion we may have caused, and kindly thank y'all for your participation!

Happiest of Holidays,
Fran

Author:  vansteem78 [ Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:57 pm ]
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1. painted
2. 847035 top part of the 8 is not there
3. bracket
4. Aug. 20 1901
5. NA
6. Hmm I think so yes
7. channel pulley
8. not cased
9. nope not cased
10.nope not cased.

Six is not all that clear to me the belt rests at the end of the mandrel in a sunken area so think yes

Author:  fran604g [ Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:17 pm ]
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That's great, Neil, thank you. What we meant was whether or not there's a lip on both sides of where the belt rides on the mandrel.

Here's a photo of the earlier mandrel with flange:
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And a photo of the later mandrel without the flange:
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Best regards,
Fran

Author:  Django [ Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:59 pm ]
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Are you including the Busy Bee Columbia Qs, or is this limited to Columbia branded machines? I have both, and I will provide the information on the Columbia branded Q this weekend. Cool project either way.

Author:  fran604g [ Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:58 pm ]
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Django wrote:
Are you including the Busy Bee Columbia Qs, or is this limited to Columbia branded machines? I have both, and I will provide the information on the Columbia branded Q this weekend. Cool project either way.

I think the Busy Bees should be included as well, please.

Best,
Fran

Author:  fran604g [ Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:35 am ]
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12-14-2018: Added NOTE on pg.1 specifically including "Language Phone", and "Busy Bee" types Q.

-Fran

Author:  MikeB [ Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:59 pm ]
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1) What is your Q’s base type? Painted cast.

2) What is your Q’s serial number? 1,065,227

3) What type of governor support is used at its end (opposite the motor)? Bracket.

4) What is the last date stamped on the end stanchion? Aug. 20, 1901.

5) If your Q has a mandrel tag, how many cities are listed on it? No tag.

6) Does your mandrel have a flange for the belt to ride inside? No.

7) Does your drive pulley have a flat end, or one with a channel? Channel.

8) IF CASED, which type banner decal is on the front of the lid? It is not cased, but is mounted on a beveled wooden base.


I'll note that the serial number of mine, 1,065,227, is beyond the SN# range Hezelcorn lists in his Phonograph Companion; (his high range ends at 1,065,180). Also mine is mounted on a wooden base that appears to be old, but has no holes for a lid.

Mike

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Author:  Gramtastic [ Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:29 pm ]
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Hi, a couple of these from across the pond.
1st 0ne:
Q1) Plain Base
Q2) serial no: 620087
Q3) Stanchion
Q4) Mar 30 1897
Q5) No Tag
Q6) Flange
Q7) Flat Pulley
Q8) Decal Type 6
Q9) No decal on Back
Q10) No label inside

2nd one:
Q1) Plain Base
Q2) serial no: 622378
Q3) Stanchion
Q4) Mar 30 1897
Q5) 8 Cities listed
Q6) Flange
Q7) Flat Pulley
Q8) Decal type 6
Q9) No decal on back
Q10) No label inside

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