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Old 02-10-2011, 09:36 PM
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Harting 45 rpm phonograph & '47 Silvertone phonograph

I traded about 100 "unknown" 45 rpm records for these two record players.

The first one looks like the typical RP190 45 rpm changer; however, this one appears to be a model for the foreign market. The brand is "Harting" and the information on the bottom states:

Harting
12-Platten-Wechsler
110/220V 50Hz 45 UpM

Since this is a 50Hz motor, it will have to be modified to work on our 60Hz system. It has the typical mechanical problems, usual dirt, and there's what looks to be a cigarette burn mark on the tonearm.



The next one is a Silvertone model 7070 (chassis 101.817; which, I believe stands for Colonial Radio).from 1947. This is a 78 rpm phonograph/radio combination. I'm sure it will need the usual restoration (cartridge, idler wheel, lubrication, new caps, new power cord, etc.)

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That Harting looks so RCA!

I once had a turntable much like that Silvertone. It had a synchronous motor with no idler; the motor itself was the turntable. You had to start it by hand and the fun part was that you could run it backwards, put the stylus on the inside groove, and play the record backwards! Mine didn't have a radio and was a different brand so maybe it was different from yours.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:36 AM
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I found out from an ARF member that the Harting record player was actually built in Germany for RCA. I also had someone from ARF send me a PM with a generous offer (considering it's unrestored) for this record player. Every now and then, I sell some things; but, I generally buy this stuff because I like it and want to keep it. I'm not one to buy something like this for the purpose of flipping it for a profit.

The record player that you have to start by hand sounds like an RCA from the prewar period. I think I've seen an RCA and a Sonora phonograph in a similar shaped case, like what this Silvertone uses.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:23 PM
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What's ARF?
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:32 PM
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ARF is the antique radio forum. It is a message board site similar to VK. www.antiqueradios.com.
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There should be a label inside that Harting that reads (roughly): built by Harting for RCA.
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