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Featured Phonograph № 50

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Make: Columbia Royal
Model: ?
Serial # ?
Year(s) Made: 1906-1911 ???
Original Cost: Arm and Legg
Case/Cabinet Size: Oak
Turntable/Mandrel: 10 in,
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Would like to know myself.
Motor: Single spring
Horn Dimensions: Stamped metal, imported from Germany.
Reproduction Parts: none
Current Value: ?
Interesting Facts: Likely a Sears or Montgomery Ward machine sold for a lesser cost than the Columbia name brands.

Favorite Characteristics: Its a light machine, good to take outside in the summer and play a record per winding. The horn is also unique for American phonographs
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Re: Featured Phonograph № 50

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It has no markings / maker / logo / etc on it?

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Nope, but I do suspect it was refinished. Maybe it had a weak that came all the way off in the process?

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Here's my Royal phonograph, showing the decal. The speed control is integrated with the on-off lever.
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Wow, yours is very nice too. Funny that these machines designed to be lower end held up so well. Is that a decal or is it a metal tag?

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It's a metal tag, fastened with four small round-head nails. It has the serial number on it-23079. Funny, I hadn't looked at it closely when I took the picture!
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