Columbia Type N Bijou Cylinder Phonograph 1895-96
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Columbia Type N Bijou Cylinder Phonograph 1895-96 Picture(s) and Description:
This is a Columbia Type N Graphophone phonograph. Also known as the "Bijou" it was made between 1895-1896. Roughly 6,000 of these players were made for a cost of $40.00. This one is basically the way I found it. The cover is in poor condition. The section that wraps around the top is original along with just one trim piece still remaining. The end caps were added recently. The player is in working condition. It sounds much like an Eagle or Model Q. The bed plate is painted silver but I think it should be chrome or nickel plated. The original decal shows wear but is very readable. The back of the case has what looks like worm holes and one corner is a little damaged. The set comes with the instructions, an ear tube part and a wooden box for the reproducer and possibly a recorder. The horn is a modern reproduction typical of what this may have come with when new. Please view the photos closely. This player is now about 114 years old so please don't expect a pristine museum piece. It is not one that comes along everyday. My understanding is the motor could possibly be used in the coin-op version as well. Item will be carefully packaged for a safe delivery. If you don't want the repro horn let me know and I'll deduct $25.00 from the final sale price. Be sure to use the shipping calculator for a quote. NO RESERVE. Please e-mail any questions. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE RISING NUMBER OF PROBLEM BIDDERS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM I WILL NO LONGER SELL OR ACCEPT BIDS FROM THAT REGION. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO CHANGE THIS POLICY. Other International bidders welcome, and Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - government regulations prohibit such behavior.