Introduced in 1915, this imposing machine represents the last of the outside horn phonographs. The 60H (sixty referred to its original price in dollars) was the final version of the Columbia model BII. With its massive case and wide pillars the 60H projected an aura of solid affluence and respectability.
The triple spring motor on the 60H was fitted only to Columbia's premium offerings. The wooden horn, which would have been optional at extra expense on many Columbia models, came standard with the 60H.
This example has very, very nice beautiful original golden oak finish and is an exceptionally clean original machine with original decal. There are no splits or cracks in the wooden horn, which is in unusually spectacular original condition.
I did some work on the motor in order to get this to play properly, including cleaning and polishing the governor shaft and removing and cleaning some of the gearing. I also replaced the pot metal tone arm elbow, a known trouble point on late Columbia machines, with an original elbow in good condition. The machine plays smoothly and sounds quite nice, as you can hear in the mp3 recording.
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