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Early, scarce Columbia HG "Grand" cylinder player


A relatively scarce machine, the first-style Columbia HG is a fine machine. It was sold at $100 back in the 1890s, to give you a sense for its prestige!

 


Gorgeous banner. This is the most important feature of a Columbia Graphophone case.

 


Columbia's decoration was so much more colorful than Edison's... this example is in fine condition.

 


This guy has all original mechanics... all we did was wipe off some dust. Note the rare, "heavy Eagle" Grand reproducer. If you have ever tried to find one, you know how hard those are to get!!

 


Here is the left side of the HG. Note the floral decoration and huge aluminum pulley!

 


Complete with original shaver! Be careful not to shave your good Columbia records! For making home recordings, Grand is the way to go!

 


Front.

 


Rear.

 

This Columbia HG is the early model of this Grand style. Columbia - as Edison - produced large 5" diameter cylinders for increased volume and tonal qualities: 19th century hi-fi. This example has a lovely oak case with original, absolutely complete "The Graphophone" banner and is mechanically all-original. Bedplate is lovely with no deterioriation; upper chassis has excellent black enameling and about average, still very nice floral decorations. Comes with rare heavy-Eagle Grand reproducer, two good cylinders, (original and excellent new records available) and the best replica aluminum horn. Also available: auditorium horn for entertaining a crowd! Please email for full report on this machine.


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