Smart Antique C1922 Columbia Gramophone Grafonola Viva Tonal No 202
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Smart Antique C1922 Columbia Gramophone Grafonola Viva Tonal No 202:
A superb example of the highly regarded Columbia Viva-Tonal Grafonola, No 202.Condition is very good for its age, with a few small scuffs, leather cloth bubbles and knocks to the case totally commensurate with a good age. The 202 dates from the early 1920's, probably 1922, making it 91 years old at least.Chrome arm, chrome needle well and chrome fast slow regulator. This model also has the coveted automatic stop function.Original velvet clad turn table. High gloss mahogany veneered deck. This model retains its portfolio bracket in the lid, designed to secure a bunch of favourite 78's in place.The workings are exellent. The turn table rotates perfectly true without any warp and the speed is well regulated and, most importantly, it's perfectly constant. Surprisingly loud sound for such a modest case, with good clear, responsive sound in a nice rich range. A quality sound box. Columbia were well regarded for being one of the best British makes and the Viva-Tonal Grafonola range was perhaps the very best of their output. Hard to beat.Measures 16 inches by 12 inches by six and a half inches.All in all, a fantastic little portable gramophone, with looks and sound to impress. Perfect for adding a bit of panache to summer punting, picnics and parties.Happy to post abroad, though overseas buyers do please contact me for a shipping quote before offerding.
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