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miniman82 03-11-2017 03:19 PM

CTC-5 Arliss
 
Recently acquired from the home of the original owner, in near mint condition.

http://miniman82.4t.com/images/CTC-5...ss/Arliss1.JPG

http://miniman82.4t.com/images/CTC-5...ss/Arliss2.JPG

etype2 03-11-2017 03:28 PM

A very beautiful set! Congrats. :-)

(I can rotate the photos for you with your permission)

TUD1 03-11-2017 04:06 PM

Very beautiful! You did great! 21AXP22 still good?

jr_tech 03-11-2017 07:22 PM

WOW! "a thing of beauty is a joy forever"
Keats

jr

Electronic M 03-11-2017 09:22 PM

That must be Wingate's classier brother.

Nice score!

Hagstar 03-12-2017 10:43 AM

Amazing what good storage can accomplish!

benman94 03-12-2017 10:47 AM

Styling isn't my cup of tea (I'm a sucker for "ugly duckling" sets) but I'm glad to see it saved. Here's hoping the 21AXP22A is in phenomenonal shape! :thmbsp:

Steve D. 03-12-2017 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Electronic M (Post 3180431)
That must be Wingate's classier brother.

Nice score!

Actually, The Wingate was the top of the line CTC-5 model. This Arliss looks to have been refinished.

-Steve D.

jr_tech 03-12-2017 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve D. (Post 3180460)
This Arliss looks to have been refinished.

Or perhaps just faded? :scratch2:

jr

miniman82 03-12-2017 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve D. (Post 3180460)
Actually, The Wingate was the top of the line CTC-5 model. This Arliss looks to have been refinished.

Not refinished, completely original. There were several different veneers to choose from on the Arliss, the model number on this one ends in 5 which denotes mahogany. The one in your link may have been another ilk.

Steve D. 03-12-2017 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by miniman82 (Post 3180492)
Not refinished, completely original. There were several different veneers to choose from on the Arliss, the model number on this one ends in 5 which denotes mahogany. The one in your link may have been another ilk.

Nick, You are correct your Arliss had the Mahogany finish. That was the only finish available on this model. Perhaps your set, as Jr. Tech pointed out is severely faded from the sun. The veneers always varied with the individual wood selected. Matched veneers for the doors would be very difficult in large and rapid production runs.

-Steve D.

zenithfan1 03-13-2017 04:53 AM

It's beautiful! :banana: :banana:

miniman82 03-13-2017 09:55 AM

You mean how the right hand door looks really light compared to the rest of it? It's not faded at all, it just happens to be a lighter section of veneer as far as I can tell. This was also shot in direct sunlight, so the angle of the light may have hit it in that spot making it appear lighter than it really is. It is the lightest shade of any mahogany set I own however, the rest are darker by quite a bit. Could also be that it wasn't stained as much as the other parts when it was built, I've had different sections of identical pieces of wood absorb stain differently on me before, requiring multiple extra coats to match surrounding portions. Either way, it's in the best condition of any of my unrestored sets.


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