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 Post subject: Webster Chicago table phonograph
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 2:11 am 
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Hi everyone!

I made this post because I need your help to identify what model and date is this phonograph/console. It has been with my family for al least 20 years and the only thing we knowabout is that it is Webster Chicago.

Any kind of help you could bring is appreciated. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Webster Chicago table phonograph
PostPosted: Feb Sun 25, 2018 3:23 am 
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A little hard to tell just what this is. The radio is a 1937 Philco, with a chassis similar to the 37-630. The panel for the radio looks homemade, so probably the radio is not original.

Webster Chicago made record changers mainly. So they are the manufacturer of that part of this system. The record changer seems to be mounted at 90 degrees from the way it was designed to be mounted. They wouldn't put their brand name on sideways like that.

Not sure where the cabinet came from. It looks commercially made, but I don't happen to recognize it. Almost looks like it could have been a cabinet for a mirror-in-lid early TV. Fortunately, I don't recognize it as being any known model of TV.

So bottom line is that this looks like a homemade unit, with both the radio and phonograph installed by a do-it-yourselfer.

Check inside the cabinet back to see if there are any labels left from whatever was originally in that cabinet.

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