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Old 07-15-2010, 04:11 AM
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Smile Show us your phonographs

Show us some of your favorite toys.
Your Edisons, your Victors, your Columbieas, your favorite children's phonograph, or, victrola.
Show us some of your favorite hi-fi sets from the 50's, your 45 rpm players.
Anything tube related.
No later changers, please. But, show us your projectrs being repaired, ask for help, or, just show off.....
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Here are a few of mine. Most still need to be restored.

Mid '60's battery operated Mercury (made by Philips) all transistor portable. Needs new belts and a new cartridge.


Late '40's Decca 78 RPM "one tube wonder". Needs a cartridge.


American Foundation for the Blind model AC-50 talking book reproducer. Plays 33 and 78 rpm. Works; but, has a hum (sounds ground related) that I need to clear up.


Circa '53 Columbia "360" consolette record player. Uses a PP-35L6 power amp and a VM changer. Needs caps and changer work.


Newcomb R124V tube classroom record player from the early '60's. Needs an idler wheel.


Newcomb AV10 tube record player from the '60's. This was one of the better models with seperate bass and treble controls with jacks for connecting other equipment. Uses a SE-6BQ5 based amp.


Circa 1960 Webcor "Holiday" portable stereo phonograph. This is a low end model with seperate volume controls and a single 50EH5 for each channel.


Mid '60's talking book reproducer. This is a tube unit that was built by Waters-Conley for the Gov't funded talking book program. Plays 8, 16, and 33 rpm. I like this machine much better than the newer plastic models.
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And, here's a symphonic manual player that I recently obtained. It has dual speakers and bass and treble controls, which is unusual for a manual player. While working on it, I lost a spring out of the drive mechanism and have not gotten back on it. I think it's from around '59.


Here's a Magnavox console from the late '50's that obviously has the wrong changer in it. I hope to do something about that soon.


Front view of the above Magnavox. This unit can be used for stereo, provided that the matching external speaker and amp is used (which I don't have).


Early '60's Truetone (Wells-Gardner built) stereo that I'm working on.


Just for reference, this is the last talking book record player that was issued before records were discontinued. This one is from the '90's and does not sound near as good as the older ones. there were some plastic models from the '70's that sounded a little better; but, not much. This one also plays 8, 16, and 33 and has a pitch control.


Circa '59 Phonola stereo portable with a transformer powered SE 6AQ5 amp. This looks very much like an RCA model from '58, only this one uses a VM changer. The amp actually is an RCA.


'57 Magnavox mono consolette.


Front of the '57 Magnavox


Late '50's Silvertone AM radio/hi-fi phonograph


L.M. Sandwick 78 rpm institutional phonograph from the '40's


VM tri-o-speed from the early '50's that someone removed the tonearm, knobs, and tubes from. One day, I hope to piece it back together if I can find the correct style tonearm.


Admiral radio/phono in rough shape


Early RCA Victor 45 rpm attachment to be plugged into the phono input of a radio or TV set.


Columbia "one tube wonder" 45 rpm phonograph.
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Here are a few more:

Late '60's Magnavox portable (excuse me, luggable) radio.phonograph. Basically a console stereo in portable form.


Beat up Zenith cobra-matic portable




Late '50's RCA. Can be used for stereo with an external speaker.


My first record player, a mickey mouse "close & play". Or, "close & destroy record".


Wind up American Foundation for the Blind talking book player from the mid '30's. Plays 24 and 33 rpm. Needs the correct tonearm.


Another AFB talking book player from the late '30's.


Newcomb transcription player from the late '50's


Audiotronics tube record player from '66.


Rheem-Califone tube record player from 1970.


RCA SHF-7. Uses a PP 6V6 amp.


'59-'60 RCA tube stereo console phonograph. Has 12" speakers and a PP 6BQ5 amp.


OK, you've seen most of my junk. Now, it's your turn.
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Thanks!
That looks like a great collection!
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I only have 3 units with phonos. A 41 Philco console with the BOL and record recorder. A 59 Magnavox tv/radio/phono combo, and a 49 Capehart radio/phono console. The Magnavox is working, but it'll probably be a while before I get to the others. Here's pictures of the Magnavox and the Philco (I have too much junk piled ontop of the Capehart to get a good picture)

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Old 07-16-2010, 11:13 PM
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I am always intriqued with the old Philco lighted tone arm. Especially the deluxe changer with the strobe.
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Late '50's RCA. Can be used for stereo with an external speaker.
Wow, that's one heck of a collection

The RCA reminds me of a Silvertone force311999 is restoring. His external speaker has a nasty hum problem. I hope he can figure it out.
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In no particular order of operation or importance:

A Glenburn 2110A changer from about 1974 - a BSR copy:


KLH Twenty integrated stereo from 1967:


1962 RCA Victor Mark VIII 3VF40:



1961-62 Capehart 12TR19-3 with a Glaser-Steers GS-77:



1981 Zenith IS-4031 integrated stereo:


1957 Webcor Prelude:



1967 Sylvania Exponent 4/30 - also have a similar 4/20:


1967 Packard Bell RPC-54:



A pair of early 70's Voice-Of-Music changers:


1975 GE Wildcat - amp made in Ireland:


Another Glaser-Steers GS-77!

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A Garrard changer in a V-M base - i.e. it don't work that way:


1982 Rock-Ola 488:


Just got this - my first stereo record player - a late-70's Vanity Fair:


Mid to late 60's General Electric 300:



1963 Magnavox I just parted out - the paper finish cabinet was too marred up:



1952 Magnavox American combo that needs lotsa love:


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My first record player, a mickey mouse "close & play". Or, "close & destroy record".
That was my first record player too. Ran on C or D batteries. Hard to remember since I haven't seen it since 1979.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:49 AM
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Guys, I appreciate very much your taking the time to show your different equipment, and, it's interesting, however, I make a request here.
There is already a section in AK fro modern component stereso, and, the such.
This section was thought to be more from the beginning of phonographs , including tinfoil machines, up to as late as the early 60's tube stereos.
I believe that includes some of what was shown here, and, they are very interesting to see.
But, we are hoping to see more 50's hi-fi, children's record players, portable record players, and, of course, console hi fi sets.
Thanks, though, for the very interesting pictures!
Show us more of your wares!

Oh, and, the VM missing the tone arm pieces, Gary at VM enthusiasts has those parts, and, they are brand new od stock, very reasonably priced. No, no relations.
I'm a very happy customer that keeps being a repeat customer. That's how I know....
Thanks, again, guys.....
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Thanks for the nice comments and you guys have some nice things, as well. Someday, I'd like to find one of those Philco BOL players as well as some older springwound models. Anyway, here's a few more that I dug out.

Late '40's Westinghouse AM radio/78 rpm record changer. This is an unusual unit, in that the radio section can be seperated from the phonograph and used without the bulky phonograph section. I have no idea who made the record changer.




Next, is a Howard AM radio/78 rpm record changer from around '47. The changer was made by Webster-Chicago and this one actually works.


Early '40's Philco AM radio/manual 78 rpm record player.


Mid '50's Califone tube type classroom record player


Early '60's Telefunken (German) stereo console with AM/FM/SW/4 speed changer.




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Some portable thing, late 60s to early 70s maybe?

http://i25.tinypic.com/122jb85.jpg

Anyone want it? Trying to clear out my shed..
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:37 PM
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On the Westinghouse combination. I have the console version of that beat up.
I think it's a Detrola changer.

On free 60's port. If you want to mail it, I'll take it.
can use it as a test machine.
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