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 Post subject: Featured phonograph #82(?) Columbia AP
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:18 pm 
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My "crude" little Columbia AP

Type: 2 minute cylinder only.
Date: not really sure.
Reproducer: floating type - fixed.
Cost: $3.00 (or given away as a premium with the purchase of a certain number of records or other promotions by Columbia retailers)
Serial no. none found on this machine.
Last patent date: none found on this machine.
Motor: keywind, enclosed.
Unusual features: It has a small 10 inch black japanned horn which pivots on a vertical rod mounted to the heavy gold pin-stripped trivet-style base. (like the Puck) The rod passes through an oblong hole in the horn and rests in a nipple at the top inside of the horn. The reproducer is rigidly attached to the horn with a tiny pin. The AP was designed without a feed screw, so the groove of the record actually propels the reproducer along the record. It has to be perfectly "dead level" to work correctly, so there is an adjuster screw on one corner to balance the little machine for proper playing. It uses the same fancy key as the Columbia AQ.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured phonograph #82(?) Columbia AP
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Very primitive and simple. I like the keep level inscription. Cool little machine, thanks for posting!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured phonograph #82(?) Columbia AP
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:30 pm 
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Thanks for sharing. I have a spare horn for one of these and it's in good shape. Anyone have anything to trade? Jerry


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 Post subject: Re: Featured phonograph #82(?) Columbia AP
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Jerry, does your spare horn still have the reproducer attached? They are very hard to remove from what I have read anyway....


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 Post subject: Re: Featured phonograph #82(?) Columbia AP
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Thanks for sharing the pictures of your AP. It has sure stayed in good condition over the years. What a great simple little talking machine!! I would love to have one. You can always find a spot in the Phono Room for a small machine. Does anyone know what they sell for at the Phono Shows??
Pete


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 Post subject: Re: Featured phonograph #82(?) Columbia AP
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:13 pm 
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Great little machine in very nice shape. The simpler they are the more it amazes me what they can do. I need to get myself one of these ultra simple ones at some point.
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Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: Featured phonograph #82(?) Columbia AP
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:33 pm 
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I bought an AP at CAPS a couple of years ago. If my memory is correct, I paid around $300 for it. Sorry but my extra horn does not have the reproducer. Jerry


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 Post subject: Re: Featured phonograph #82(?) Columbia AP
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:54 pm 
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I really like the compactness ans simplicity of these little machines.
Harvey Kravitz


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