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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jan Thu 05, 2017 3:33 am 
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Although it's not especially rare, the thing that makes this Columbia Graphophone Q unique is the box.
This is the earlier version of the model & would set you back a cool $5.00 in 1899.
For an extra $1.00 one could opt for a fragile cardboard box & base.

Miraculously a very few of these optional boxes have survived the ravages of usage & time.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jan Thu 05, 2017 6:22 pm 
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Wow! I've been collecting phonographs since 1974 and I've never seen one quite like that before, with the carry case. What a very special machine! Nice find!


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jan Thu 05, 2017 6:47 pm 
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Seems to me that Graphophone Q with the ultra rare case should be in a museum. It's very nice to see such a survivor. The interesting thing to me here is that the original owner was the kind of person who was really careful and took care of their possessions. What is even more amazing is what happened after the original owner gave up possession. Technology had moved along considerably and this Graphophone Q was hopelessly outdated, but still, other people in the chain of possession thought enough of it to continue to take care of it and hang on to it.

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