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 Post subject: Re: Early Operating Instructions For Phonographs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:07 pm 
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I feel your pain - I have 5 of them! :lol: But they're all different, even if my wife doesn't think so...

George P.


It's really easy to have 4 or 5 of the same model with noticeably different features, (over and above oak or mahogany). That's what makes using the "s" (sell) so painful for me...


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 Post subject: Re: Early Operating Instructions For Phonographs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:14 pm 
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I, too, have a Columbia A and thought it would be fun to have a cleaned up copy of the directions to use with it. I took Chuck's excellent photo and used it to make a new booklet in pdf format.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Operating Instructions For Phonographs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:54 pm 
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I guess it's time to get back to the meat of this thread, here's the paperwork that came with my Columbia AA.

The operating instruction sheet:


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And the inspection and governor tag:

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Chuck


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 Post subject: Re: Early Operating Instructions For Phonographs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Wow! Chuck - you're been hiding your lamp under a bushel! I don't recall ever seeing AA instructions before, much less the inspection tags...

Very nice! Thanks for posting these - -

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Early Operating Instructions For Phonographs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Thanks George.

The AA that came with these papers looks like it was unpacked, played once, then put away. Boxed reproducer and recorder also.

Chuck


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