Columbia Disc Graphophone Type AN



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An unusual cylinder Graphophone marrying elements of the Columbia A and the Columbia N. The A type upperworks was fitted to an N motor. Columbia refered to the machine as the Bijou, a name which it would redeploy in later years. The AN was discontinued around October, 1898.

Columbia Graphophone Type AN
The plain case doesn't give a clue to its somewhat obscure identity.
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Columbia AN motor
One would expect an A type motor with exposed mainspring, but this motor is absolutely correct. It's an early N motor with heavy duty spring barrel.
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Columbia Graphophone Type AN top view
Look down hard and the nameplate gives a clue to this machine's identity.
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