The Columbia Type B gramophone was known as the Eagle because it cost $10. The $10 gold piece was known at the time as the Eagle, so the phonograph acquired the same name. This machine has a nickel plated horn, key wind with open motor and floating reproducer. The reproducer is the circular device into which one inserts the steel needle. A machine's sound is only as good as its reproducer. Vibrations from the record grooves are transferred from the stylus via a stylus bar or linkage to the center of a diaphragm which vibrates and generates the actual sound.
Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum
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Bates Organ Co./Columbia, "Columbia B" (1901). Instrument Collection. 6.
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