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 Post subject: "It's very rare. You can find them at garage sales."
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2013 3:41 am 
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Let's play "name everything wrong here."

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/atq/3543893050.html

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This 1938 Vintage Radio Phonograph Console receives both standard AM broadcasts and short wave stations for reception of oversea's broadcasts. The 78 rpm record changer includes a push/pull applifier and a 15-inch electrodynamic speaker.

Measurements: Approximately 33.5 inches across the top, 38.5 inches high and the width is 17 inches deep.

Condition: The wood has no chips or cracks and is in solid condition. The radio has no cracks, dials are in tack. The phonograph has the original needle. The radio and phonograph need an electrical cord. Without having the cord, we were unable to determine the working order of this treasure.

The phonograph as a turn table and plays 33 rpm and 78 rpm records. The old glass tube equipment is very rare. Collectors can still find the old equipment at garage sales, flea markets or ebay or ham radio festivals.

Please email with any questions or to set up an appointment to see it. Please respond quickly as this may go fast.


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 Post subject: Re: "It's very rare. You can find them at garage sales."
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2013 3:48 am 
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They left out the decimal point between the 29 and the 00


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 Post subject: Re: "It's very rare. You can find them at garage sales."
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2013 3:55 am 
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It's such a bitter pill for these non-radio people to swallow to learn that these big wood consoles have such low value. When you don't know, these sets look like they should be fortunes!


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 Post subject: Re: "It's very rare. You can find them at garage sales."
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2013 4:43 am 
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That one is in poor condition. I've had several and they are great performers. And no faux wood grain. Zenith must have made 10's of thousands of them before WW2 shut them down.


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 Post subject: Re: "It's very rare. You can find them at garage sales."
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2013 5:22 am 
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1938?? Don't think so. I'd guess 1942 or later. And the pot metal turntable was replaced with a more modern unit.

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 Post subject: Re: "It's very rare. You can find them at garage sales."
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2013 11:44 am 
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"The radio has no cracks, dials are in tack."

In "tack"? What does that mean? Brings these immediately to my mind:

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"The phonograph as a turn table and plays 33 rpm and 78 rpm records." What does "as a turn table" mean????? :?

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 Post subject: Re: "It's very rare. You can find them at garage sales."
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Please respond quickly as this may go fast.~~~~
Milk almost came out my nose....
$2900 is a bit high dont you think?
I was thinking something like $200 on a good day,
Then maybe the top line would come into play.
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 Post subject: Re: "It's very rare. You can find them at garage sales."
PostPosted: Jan Tue 15, 2013 12:27 am 
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Pete, yes... no way is it a 38 model. It came out in '42.

It's a 10S690. With a 14" speaker and 10 tubes, it's not too shabby a performer for 1942.

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