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 Post subject: Pride of ownership.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:28 am 
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Victor V
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This couple were evidently so proud of their gramophone that they put on their Sunday best to be photographed with it.

My guess is that the machine is a Columbia, but others will be able to positively identify it.


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 Post subject: Re: Pride of ownership.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:17 am 
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Very nice photo. It is a proud couple. Yes, it's some sort of Columbia. With the huge nickel horn it is top of the line. Perhaps it's a European version of the Col BD or BY.

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Pride of ownership.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:04 am 
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What a great photo, thanks for sharing this! I zoomed in to 200% and it sure looks like a BD to me, you can make out the rounded corners, see the trim ring and the tonearm is definitely Columbia.

I'd love to have a high quality scan of this to frame and display with my BD, they're rather imposing machines.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: Pride of ownership.
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Looks like one of those Indian gizmos off ebay to me ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Pride of ownership.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:58 am 
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mick_vt wrote:
Looks like one of those Indian gizmos off ebay to me ;)


No, no Indian gizmo. I think it's a BJ or BD, circa 1905, 1906 vintage. Would love to have one.


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 Post subject: Re: Pride of ownership.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:10 pm 
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Great picture. Thanks for sharing.


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