Columbia Grafonola Mignon



This article is part of the ANTIQUE PHONOGRAPH, GRAMOPHONE AND TALKING MACHINE IDENTIFICATION GUIDES.
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The Mignon, introduced in 1910, wasn't the first internal horn Grafonola -- that distinction belongs to the Symphony Grand of 1908. It is, however, an unusual and rarely seen machine that employs stylistic elements that did not descend into any later Grafonolas.


Columbia Grafonola Mignon
Note the double doors (rather than louvers) and the beaded metal trim around the horn opening.
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Columbia Mignon lid
Identification is clearly marked on the underside of the lid.
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Columbia Mignon tone arm
The tone arm sits high up upon a flange.
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Columbia Mignon case
Trim molding makes the Mignon look like a two piece assembly.
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Columbia Mignon reproducer
This reproducer is not seen on many other models.
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Columbia Mignon cabinet
A small amount of record storage was built into the bottom of the cabinet.
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Columbia Mignon flat lid
The absolutely flat rather than domed lid is atypical of Victrola type design during these years
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