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 Post subject: 1952 Hoffman Phonograph from Console
PostPosted: Jan Mon 16, 2006 10:11 am 
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Hi, I generally go to the test equipment room and radio as I as a hobby repair test equipment.In the early 1970's a Nusing home was closing down and had for sale a large Console Hoffman Radio, TV and Record player unit in a beautiful solid Cherry Wood Cabinet. I purcahsed it took it home if anything for the 4.5 feet wide by 52 inch High and 34 inch deep cherry wood with swinging doors and the phonograph was on top right side you lift a lid. Well I just started out with Electronics then dropped a wrench on the pic tube - bye bye pic tube then being a brave soul took on the radio besides the air caps look like fun - bye bye radio. The beauiful cabinet been in our master bedroom for storage all these years and today took out the record player does it work ? after 53 years well I sit it on two game boxes pluged it in and the turn table turned - WOW now lets hook up a speaker wait theres only one wire besides the AC cord stipped the end tin wire wrapped like in a thin braid around stings of cloth I think almost like hay in the middle - ok hmm I have some speakers but need 2 wires ? hmm well lets hook up one side to speaker and jump the other side of speaker to ground will that work ? found a 33 record put on I could hear it the music if you put your ear low to the record it has the original needle in it but not the speaker - duh it ran though the radio and Tv amplifier so duh. Question is seems to work is there any value to this ? the underside looks Mint not sure I can run this to an amplifier or even build one for this so any ideas on how to kick up the sound simple ? off one wire - I am sure some are laughing at this but its just the way it is - thanks, Bob <P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: 1952 Hoffman Phonograph from Console
PostPosted: Jan Tue 17, 2006 6:48 am 
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for your audio all you need its a doubler and a joiner and it will work thats what i use to test mine.<P> <IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b285/VOWR800/joiner.jpg"> <P>------------------<BR>Nothing Works Beter Then Antique Radio| |You Cant Top And Old Radio<BR> <P> <A HREF="http://www.Radio-Years.tk/" TARGET=_blank>Radio-Years</A>


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 Post subject: 1952 Hoffman Phonograph from Console
PostPosted: Jan Wed 18, 2006 1:18 am 
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thanks Matthew , never seen a doubler before I see 2 phono plugs going into one jack then the doubler not sure where I would hook up the single fragile lead from the bottom of the old phonograph <P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: 1952 Hoffman Phonograph from Console
PostPosted: Jan Fri 20, 2006 1:05 am 
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Hi, is there any value to this old 1952 Hoffman Phono ? anyone ? underside is in mint condition - thanks, Bob <P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: 1952 Hoffman Phonograph from Console
PostPosted: Jan Sat 28, 2006 7:37 am 
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ohh that on i have is the wrong one lol , take the male end and put it were the 2 female ends are and the femal were the male is , then add the joiner and plug the male from the phono into the joiner and there ya go<P>------------------<BR>Nothing Works Beter Then Antique Radio| |You Cant Top And Old Radio<BR> <P> <A HREF="http://www.Radio-Years.tk/" TARGET=_blank>Radio-Years</A>


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