A Columbia Standard travelling arm horn gramophone,
Lot 38
A Columbia Standard travelling arm horn gramophone,
Sold for £275 (US$ 460) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Collectors Sale Oxford
12 Feb 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 20677
Lot Details
A Columbia Standard travelling arm horn gramophone,
No. 390195, with maker's soundbox (re rubbered), openwork motor, 7-inch turntable, on gilt line decorated black casr iron base with bracket, cast metal travelling arm and black painted nickel horn (travelling arm with break, horn with fold damage); with 5 Standard records, each in covers.

Footnotes

  • There is nothing 'standard' about the centre hole size of the records here - just a ploy at the time to get more people buying into this system instead of the alternative brands. Much the same as Betamax vs. VHS in the 1980s.
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