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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:48 pm 
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Victor II
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Make: Columbia
Model: HG (Home Grand) (2nd Style)
Serial #: 5175
Year(s) Made: 1900 - ?
Original Cost: $100
Case/Cabinet Size: 16.5" x 13.5"
Turntable/Mandrel: 5"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: #4 Grand
Motor: 6 spring nickel plated
Horn Dimensions: 14" Aluminum
Reproduction Parts: Trunnion Sleeve
Current Value: $$$$
Interesting Facts: The HG is one of the most beautiful cabinets produced by Columbia. It has carved corner columns, rope moulding around the motor board and recessed panels framed with twisted mouldings. This was the first model that used a hinged motor board to gain access to the motor. The 6 spring motor could play up to 14 cylinders when fully wound.

Typical of all later Columbia machines, the trunnion assembly was made of "pot metal" and was swollen & cracked making the carriage immovable, thanks to Paul Baker for producing a virtually perfect new assembly for this machine.


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Now I just need to find a model GG to complete my Columbia "Grand" machine collection.

Chuck


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:04 pm 
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Hi Chuck,
What a stunning machine!! I would love to own one of these. Chuck you should post some pictures of your other Columbia Concert machines. I would like to see the rest of your collection.
Pete


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:16 pm 
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What a beautiful machine Chuck. With these pictures you have posted you're starting to make me think I may want one. My collection seems to be lacking on fancy case Columbia cylinder machines.
I know these are hard to find, but in the condition yours is in really makes it special.

Best Regards, Larry


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:34 pm 
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Excellent show piece! Do you have a pic of the motor? Thank you for posting.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:13 pm 
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Chuck,

What a stunning machine
A real "Cadillac" of phonographs!

Gene


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:48 pm 
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What a lovely example of this exceedingly scarce machine!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:35 pm 
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That is indeed a beauty! :)

The motors in these are impressive: SIX mainsprings. :shock: (Okay, maybe they're small, but SIX?) :)

I've never owned one of these second style HGs, but I'd love to obtain one someday. I'm a sucker for a pretty cabinet, and no one did them like the Graphophone.

Congratulations, Chuck!

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
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Andersun wrote:
Excellent show piece! Do you have a pic of the motor? Thank you for posting.


Here's the motor:

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I haven't had time to clean it yet.

Chuck


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
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flashpanblue wrote:
Hi Chuck,
What a stunning machine!! I would love to own one of these. Chuck you should post some pictures of your other Columbia Concert machines. I would like to see the rest of your collection.
Pete



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1st style AG (same as 1st style HG), 2nd style AG, 2nd style HG


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AB, AD, AF



Chuck


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 110 - Columbia HG (Home Grand)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:26 pm 
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ChuckA wrote:
Here's the motor:
I haven't had time to clean it yet.
Chuck

What a beautiful machine. Now I know why you particularly wanted this one.

Are the 6 springs in a series-parallel arrangement?? I would have assumed they would be in series but in the photo it does not look like they are in series.


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