Columbia Viva - Tonal Gramophones

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Columbia Viva - Tonal Gramophones

Post by Gmemg » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:56 pm

Many will have heard the Video of "the Squire's" Columbia Via - Tonal machine - it has a good, clear and loud sound which filled the Langdale Hall at Witney, it's sound was somewhere between an HMV 163 and 193/4 witha cabinet the same size as the 163.

Here are the Principals behind the Folded horn used .

The advert - 1928


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The Principles & theory

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The Tonearm


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and here's the machine - literally filling the Hall with "Cole Porter Medley " by Louis Levy & his Orchestra

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