Columbia Graphophone Type AQ



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These inexpensive trivet machines, undoubtedly inspired by the European Puck models, were introduced around 1903. The AP, almost identical to the machine depicted here, was devoid of a feed screw, the reproducer being advanced solely via the grooves of the cylinder. The AQ was equipped with a primitive feed mechanism.


Columbia Graphophone Type AQ
The keywound AQ was equipped with a simple but functional feed mechanism.
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AQ, Sears version
This version with a brass bell horn was sold by Sears.
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Columbia AQ side view
It was especially important to keep the machine level, as the instructions on the gear cover noted.
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AQ reproducer
The reproducer is larger than might be expected.
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