Introduced in 1898 at a price of $5, thereby underselling everything else on the market, the little Columbia Q was the machine that really made the phonograph affordable and available to every home.
The openworks machine with exposed spring barrel and governor was only around 7 inches wide and 5 inches tall.The conical horn was only 10 inches long.
This example hasn't been restored, but is working and produces sound.The winding key and horn are reproductions.
If you are going to play a lot of cylinders then you might be better off with a full size Edison or Columbia machine, but if you would like a working example of late 19th century technology that sits comfortably on a shelf then this Columbia Q might be for you.
Includes 3 cylinders.
We buy, sell, and repair antique phonographs and music boxes.
Pick-up and delivery possible in many parts of the midwest,south, and northeast.