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 Post subject: Help ID this Capehart
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 4:53 pm 
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I need help with identifying this Capehart. I can't find anything on this model. If you have any information I would greatly appreciate it.
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 Post subject: Re: Help ID this Capehart
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 7:22 pm 
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It's an entry level model which was sold by discount stores like K-Mart.

If you Google search "Capehart 7L36D5" you can find a couple of original ads from 1979, looks like it sold for just over $100 back in the day.

By that time, Capehart products had nothing to do with the old Capehart-Farnsworth which built quality products from the 30's through the 50's. The unit pictured was an imported solid state unit of dubious quality. Sets like this have no value today and are of no interest to collectors.

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 Post subject: Re: Help ID this Capehart
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 9:31 pm 
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Thank you for your help! I figured by the quality it wasn't worth much, but I'm glad I know for sure what I have. Thank you for your time and knowledge, it is greatly appreciated. Have a blessed day.


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 Post subject: Re: Help ID this Capehart
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 10:05 pm 
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That is a very entry looking console stereo with it's plywood looking inside and plastic looking front woodwork.

So, that's a 1979 model. That's getting pretty late for a console stereo system.

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 Post subject: Re: Help ID this Capehart
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 11:34 pm 
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Yes, 1979 is very late. I was expecting it to be several years older than that. But there are Highland Appliance ads for the 1979 holiday season featuring that model.

Wonder if they built a bunch of them and it took that long to find a store willing to buy them?

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