Columbia put the other talking machine companies to shame when it came to style. They specialized in pretty decals and eye-catching horns. The Type "BH" Disc Graphophone was an "updated" version of an earlier model call the "AJ."  The horn has been meticulously rerstored to the precise appearance of the period -- with our resident artist adding plump, hand-painted cabbage roses to complete the stunning look.

The oak cabinet has a pretty carrying handle -- the metal finish known as "oxidized bronze" was very popular from the 1890s through the 'teens.

All components are in fine condition. We have performed a professional, thorough cleaning, polishing and calibration. Our instruments are spotlessly clean. We take no short cuts. 50 years of experience go into everything we sell. 

We have taken special care to skillfully rebuild and regulate the soundbox (needle head) to produce big, bold and brilliant music.  Where do our competitors fail?  One significant  factor is the soundbox.  We have seen every kind of jury-rigged nonesense that other dealers have perpetrated.  And we have fixed their mistakes.

The original banner decal.

The BH has a smooth-running spring motor, which we have literally spent hours professionally tweaking and adjusting.. 

Beneath the cabinet, this original patent label remains.


The Columbia Type BH Disc Graphophone -- a beautiful, authentic antique talking machine -- look how it shines! 

Price: $1550.00 plus s/h, (NY State residents must add tax if applicable).


Telephone: 585-244-5546


               PO Box 747

               Henrietta, NY 14467 USA

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