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It looks like a very nice machine. And Rigid Arm machines are certainly rare. I am not sure I believe the record hold down is original.

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Skihawx wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:27 pm It looks like a very nice machine. And Rigid Arm machines are certainly rare. I am not sure I believe the record hold down is original.
I don't want disparage the listing, but also, shouldn't the rear support bracket have pin striping? I don't see any, suggesting it may be refinished.

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The back-bracket on the rigid arm E did not have pinstriping, just a black enamel finish. This one on eBay looks correct. You may be thinking of the Rigid Arm R, whose back-bracket had an oxidized finish.

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Fonotone wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:10 am The back-bracket on the rigid arm E did not have pinstriping, just a black enamel finish. This one on eBay looks correct. You may be thinking of the Rigid Arm R, whose back-bracket had an oxidized finish.

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Fonotone wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:10 am The back-bracket on the rigid arm E did not have pinstriping, just a black enamel finish. This one on eBay looks correct. You may be thinking of the Rigid Arm R, whose back-bracket had an oxidized finish.

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The Rigid Tone Arm M had pen striping, similar to that on a rear mount M. Grant is absolutely correct (as always). The R had an oxidized back bracket, the E's was painted black (though I did see one once with some striping - I could not get a close enough look to see if it was original or "Improved"). the MS was nickel plated.

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Shawn wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:10 pm
Fonotone wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:10 am The back-bracket on the rigid arm E did not have pinstriping, just a black enamel finish. This one on eBay looks correct. You may be thinking of the Rigid Arm R, whose back-bracket had an oxidized finish.

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...the E's was painted black (though I did see one once with some striping - I could not get a close enough look to see if it was original or "Improved")...
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Thanks Shawn, that's why I was asking. I saw one being sold recently that had "scroll" pin striping on the base, and wondered if that is correct for the E rigid arm.

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Yep, the one I saw (not recent) I assume as a creative owners "upgrade"

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Sold for opening bid of $1700. Rigid Arm machines do not turn up that often.

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