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 Post subject: SOLD: BK Graphophone (Altered for performance) $350 OBO
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:42 am 
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Victor III
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Hello ladies and germs--

I hate to do it, but my room is starting to look like a barn sale. I'm selling my BK Graphophone, 2 minute only with a double-spring motor, probably a 1906 or 1907 model based on my research and guesswork.

This is your chance to hear this wonderfully upgraded, compact, and powerful graphophone--if it doesn't sell here, I will be putting it on eBay at a slightly higher price!

THE UPGRADES:
Cline decals
Amberola 30 diaphragm center on Lyric micas, shortened stylus linkage, LOUD and CLEAR reproduction.
14" brass horn
Topcoated with shellac on cabinet finish to preserve dealer decals & seal Cline decals
Motor gear train cleaned, oiled, & adjusted
New Wyatt Markus belt.
New rubber feet.

The PROBLEMS:
No crank escutcheon
Two dents in lid
I haven't cleaned the lid much
Hate to sell it.


Anyway, there you go. I have pictures but I also have a JOB, and uploading more than a few will be tough before I can get to work. I have it at $400 but if you want to go cheapskate on me I might just accomodate you.
Cheers!


Charles F.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: BK Graphophone (Altered for performance) $400
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:44 pm 
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Victor III
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Bump.

Still for sale, still sounds awesome, I'm starting to think about being more flexible with price!


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: BK Graphophone (Altered for performance) $400
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:27 pm 
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Victor III
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:39 am
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Location: South Carolina
And one more BUMP again! I'm going to post this machine on eBay soon so if any collectors want this, feel free to offer.

Go ahead and ask, I am now able to get some good pictures.

If you don't put the lid with the machine, it's ready to go on the table & use. If you need to have the lid with it...well, there's a little woodworking to do, but other than that it should be fine.

It's a nice 2-minute cylinder player that, with a big horn on it, sounds more like a 1910s Victrola. What else could you want--(Other than an Edison decal on the case, of course. Everyone loves an Edison machine.)


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 Post subject: SOLD: BK Graphophone (Altered for performance) $350 OBO
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:09 pm 
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Victor III
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:39 am
Posts: 903
Location: South Carolina
Update. The BK sold to a collector up in its native New York State, who absolutely adores it. Happy endings!


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