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 Post subject: ID this large GE console
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 3:34 am 
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Not M125. Different cabinet sans legs, with short doors. Resembles 1935 10/12 tube chassis in '36 cabinet.
https://cosprings.craigslist.org/atq/d/ ... 82563.html


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 Post subject: Re: ID this large GE console
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 4:55 am 
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Same as a RCA 262...that cabinet is a big question mark. Craig


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 Post subject: Re: ID this large GE console
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 5:19 am 
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I have a GE model M106, but the cabinet is different.
This is the only radio I have had that has a separate bass and treble controls.
It has a very commanding presence in a room
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: ID this large GE console
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 3:31 pm 
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The RCA Book says the GE M-107 is the GE version of the RCA 263.

I'm not finding any photos of the M-107, maybe this is it?

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Any possibilities that's a Canadian GE?

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 Post subject: Re: ID this large GE console
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Here is an ad with it in the December 1934 issue of Radio Retailing.

Just called "The Bandmaster" I bet it is model M-107 as listed in the RCA manual.

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 Post subject: Re: ID this large GE console
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The seller confirmed- M-107. Too bad the cabinet is in poor shape.

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Agreed, that would be a nice model to find! :D

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The cabinet is a transition to 1936. At $174.50 that's getting close to a Scott AW15!

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Yes, it really is a set transitioning to the "footed" styling of GE's 1936 lineup. Judging by the number of those that show up, like the A-125 and many of the Colorama consoles, 1936 was a popular and good-selling catalog of radios for GE. So I'm surprised that this model M-107 hasn't shown up more often.

We certainly see the M-125 showing up often enough... Maybe the M-107 was an expensive cabinet to build, or GE didn't quite find the right price point for it. It's certainly an attractive radio.

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From what I gather in looking for it in Radio Retailing, it was a latecomer to the line.

The 1935 models listed in the September issue did not list model M-107 or "The Bandmaster".
It showed up first in that ad I posted which was in the December issue. It probably didn't sell much because it was late and missed much of the Christmas selling season.

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Those do use RCA chassis. I have the M-51, which has the 118 chassis, and the M-81, which has the 143 chassis. Thanks for putting up the ad!

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