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Type AO, New Style Columbia

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This model was introduced in 1903 at a price of $30.


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Columbia BFT

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The BF was introduced in 1905 at a price of $40 with a 14" all brass horn. It had the extra long mandrel designed to play the new 20th century six inch cylinders designed to play for 3 minutes. The BFT was introduced in 1907, the same machine with a rear mount tone arm and a 9 panel nickel plated horn at a price of $55. In 1908 the round oak embossed horn shown here, could be subsittuted for an additional $5.


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Columbia BGT

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The BG was introduced in 1905 at a price of $50 with a 14" all brass horn. It had the extra long mandrel designed to play the new 20th century six inch cylinders designed to play for 3 minutes. The BGT was introduced in 1907, the same machine with a rear mount tone arm and a 9 panel nickel plated horn at a price of $65. In 1908 this one was offered with a mahogany "symphony horn" at an additional $5 or a spruce music master horn as featured here for an additional $10.


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Columbia AH

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This first style AH was introduced in 1901 at a price of $30. Normally outfitted with a 22" brass bell horn, this example sports an extended arm and extra large all aluminum horn which could also be used with Cylinder machines. Note the suspension ring on the top of the horn. There would have been an extra charge for the extra large horn configuration.


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Columbia BI

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Disc machine circa 1908, competitor to the Victor III. Introduced in 1905 at a price of $45, the sterling had a 9 panel nickeled horn. This machine has the turntable ring which came later dating it at about 1908. The same machine is shown with the embossed oak horn which would have been available at extra cost.


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Columbia BY

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Pictures courtesy of Musical Treasures of Miami. http://www.musicaltreasuresofmiami.com/