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 Post subject: Wooden 10" Columbia Turntable??? Home made, or ???
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Victor II
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A friend got this warped, 10" diameter, wooden turntable on a Columbia front-mount machine years ago. The metal insert at the center is tapered to fit a Columbia tapered spindle, and the insert is cracking (like potmetal). In the pictures, the wooden turntable was placed on that of a Standard Talking Machine Company Model A for comparison/picture purposes only, and did not come on this machine.

He would like to know if this wooden turntable is original factory equipment or someone's ancient, homemade replacement.

Thanks,
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Wooden 10" Columbia Turntable??? Home made, or ???
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:03 pm 
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Unfortunately it's home made. Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Wooden 10" Columbia Turntable??? Home made, or ???
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:55 pm 
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Victor VI
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It is home made. Columbia always used cast iron for these early turntables. Except the ones for the earliest Top wind AJ and the AH used either a pot metal or an Aluminum turn table.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: Wooden 10" Columbia Turntable??? Home made, or ???
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:41 pm 
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FYI, not that it matters: I just spoke with the owner of the wooden turntable. He said it came on one of his Columbia AJs --- either his top-wind with top brake, or his top-wind with side brake (he has both of these along with four other varieties of AJ --- yes, a total of six different variations).

Thanks for the responses,
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Wooden 10" Columbia Turntable??? Home made, or ???
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:33 pm 
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It certainly aged well
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-bill


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