Columbia Graphophone Type BF



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In 1906 Columbia introduced a series of machines with extra long mandrels capable of playing Columbia's new 6 inch records. Very few of the 6 inch records were sold, but many of these B series machines were quite successful. This fancy, serpentine oak machine was the Columbia BF. Another slightly smaller and less expensive model, the BE was housed in a similar case.


Columbia Graphophone Type BF
The great boxy case is unlike anything Edison ever did. The clamp-on craning is typical of the type that had to be fitted to Columbia cases.
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Columbia BF with lid
Almost no cylinder machine would be complete without a matching lid.
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Columbia BF upperworks and reproducer
The nickel plated upperworks. The B series of machines at last dropped the floating reproducer is favor of a spring contact design.
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BF Graphophone rear view
Rear view of the BF.
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