Jump to content

Columbia BO cylinder phonograph


Recommended Posts

Neilvanstem

For many years and a few decades I had no Columbia cylinder machines. But those days are over and this is one I really love the sound of. It was restored but looks great to me as I have enough that were never restored so why not some of the others that were? A Columbia BO. I just can's say enough about my newly acquired Columbia cylinder machines. I like the sound coming out of them, the looks of them and the durability too.  Do you have Columbia cylinder machines? Can you show us them? So without further adieu here it is! 

columbia BO (17).JPG

columbia BO (12).JPG

columbia BO (13).JPG

columbia BO (14).JPG

columbia BO (15).JPG

columbia BO (16).JPG

columbia BO (8).JPG

columbia BO (7).JPG

columbia BO (6).JPG

columbia BO (3).JPG

BO photos 9.jpg

BO photos 1.jpg

Edited by Neilvanstem
Link to post
Share on other sites
Tinfoilphono

Very nice! I see you have the rare 2/4 minute factory adapter as well.

 

I have a similar BO with 2/4 minute lever, but with a nickel-plated horn. I bought this in 1963 at a local auction, along with a Herzog half-barrel record cabinet full of Indestructible and Blue Amberol records. At $40, that was by far the most expensive purchase I had made up until then (I had about 20 machines at that point).

IMG_2681.JPG

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Neilvanstem
2 hours ago, Tinfoilphono said:

Very nice! I see you have the rare 2/4 minute factory adapter as well.

 

I have a similar BO with 2/4 minute lever, but with a nickel-plated horn. I bought this in 1963 at a local auction, along with a Herzog half-barrel record cabinet full of Indestructible and Blue Amberol records. At $40, that was by far the most expensive purchase I had made up until then (I had about 20 machines at that point).

IMG_2681.JPG

   Nice nickel horn and hearing what you bought back in 1963 makes me want to go back in time. You made a great purchase for sure!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...