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 Post subject: Magnavox Windsor
PostPosted: Sep Mon 22, 2014 12:55 am 
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A Magnavox Windsor followed me home yesterday. I knew Magnavox had some high quality consoles mid century, but I have never seen one before. I knew this had to be one of them when I saw the large base speaker and separate horn. The amplifier has 4 6L6's for output and two 5U4's in the power supply. It looks more or less complete, yet a bit rough. One push button is missing from the front panel and one pull is missing from the right speaker door. It's a beautiful, but heavy set. It has a Magnavox turntable with 45, 33, and 78 speed selections. I didn't know 45's and 33's were around in the late 1940's.

Will someone be able to point me to some documentation for this console, including anything relating to the electronics, and the build date? There doesn't seem to be much out there. Following is information I gathered from the different components. However, I could not find a model number on the amplifier.

15 inch base speaker: Rim info (1D3464, P-232 048) End-bell info (Magnavox 583464)
Tuner chassis: CR-231A, 50324
Bottom of turntable: MX850, 521850-1, F232148 (at least it looks like an "F", it's very faded)
Back of cabinet stencil: DFC753

Thank you much!

Paul

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Windsor
PostPosted: Sep Mon 22, 2014 1:00 am 
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Here are a few more images of the Magnavox Windsor I picked up yesterday. I have a question; In the last image attached is shown the narrow shelf directly below the tuner. In the image you can see four holes drilled through the shelf and on the left wall there are two more holes. Does anyone know what may have been installed there?

Paul

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Windsor
PostPosted: Sep Mon 22, 2014 1:15 am 
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Very nice catch! That is one I would make room for,

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Windsor
PostPosted: Sep Mon 22, 2014 2:12 am 
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Well, I found original service documentation on line for the Magnavox record changer model MX850 or 521850. The seller describes it as, "Original Vintage 1951 Service Manual for the MAGNAVOX 521850 model AUTOMATIC RECORD CHANGER. SECOND ISSUE JUNE 1951." Documentation sometimes lags production, so I assume it's probably a 1950 dated changer. I guess this Magnavox Windsor maybe a 1950 model then. I hope some of the other numbers will validate the production time frame.

Paul

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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Windsor
PostPosted: Sep Tue 23, 2014 2:14 am 
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Hi, thats a very nice Windsor. I'm going to make an educated guess that it is a later model, probably around 1950. The reason I say this is twofold, first the University horn and secondly the multi speed record changer. You can't always go by the changer because many were changed out when 33's and 45's came out. Anyone that could afford a Windsor could probably swing an updated changer.

I have an early Windsor in the Knotty Pine finish and with the Tru-Sonic horn. When I found mine it had a Garrard RC88 changer installed in it. That changer looked well used and I'm guessing it was installed when the Windsor was about 10 years old. Check out my new console forum at http://vintagehifi.net and post your console there. It has an avid group of Magnavox lovers that would be glad to help. Pat :D


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Windsor
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 6:34 pm 
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Hi Amglow - I know this is an old thread, but do you still have the service manual for your MX850 record charger in your Magnavox Windsor? I'm restoring the same changer in my 1950 Magnavox Wedgewood console. Let me know, I'd be willing to pay you for a copy. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Magnavox Windsor
PostPosted: Jul Mon 15, 2019 7:54 pm 
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amglow last logged in here in April 2017
try sending him an e-mail.

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