Columbia portables..the endless enigma?

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Re: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?

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I leave it to you my friends to decide...I am blurry myself this evening after a long swim out on the nearby lake on a chilly evening. :?
I would have bought it, if I did not already have a black 9000. The angle of the photos taken can be confusing, I know from experience.
But I will abstain from saying if it is genuine or not, even if it to my eyes looks genuine.
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The one I posted has a more rectangular case with squared edges like a 101 as opposed to the rounded off corners of the 102 and 9000/A.

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I understand your concerns....hmm....who ever made it, did a good job !
Call for the cavalry, Steve :geek:

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My gut feeling is that it's perfectly genuine but am I right to think its an oddball variation or are there lots of 9000's out there identical to it?

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More pictures:
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A reallly rare and beautiful machine, to my eyes, with the genuine motor board screws too. Myself, I would never have let it go, but that is me of course...

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nostalgia wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:17 pm I understand your concerns....hmm....who ever made it, did a good job !
Call for the cavalry, Steve :geek:
Indeed but where is everybody? :?

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nostalgia wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:31 pm A reallly rare and beautiful machine, to my eyes, with the genuine motor board screws too. Myself, I would never have let it go, but that is me of course...
Who said I've let it go? ;)

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I knew you would not let it go of course... ;)
Here is my green one, photos taken now...I don't know if it is of any help.,,,but...
I can see the back side are different...the hinge.
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Re: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?

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Nice machine, identical to my 9000A. Do we know what the difference between a 9000 and a 9000A is, excluding the odd machine I've posted?

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