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 Post subject: Majestic RadioBar near me.
PostPosted: Jan Fri 10, 2020 7:48 pm 
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I saw this 5 days after it was listed with no sale. Mostly because it was listed as a bar and the first photo was bad.
It is up in Westchester where a friend lives. I was trying to get it for him but the lady said there was someone ahead of me. :(
For $800.00 someone got a STEAL...


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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
PostPosted: Jan Sat 11, 2020 4:33 pm 
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I wonder if that's a Majestic 1050 or a 1250?

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
PostPosted: Jan Sat 11, 2020 10:54 pm 
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Or a Majestic 1280? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
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I didn't know the Majestic Radio & Telev. Corp. ever made a 1280.

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
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Me neither. I just came across it a couple days ago in the RadioMuseum database.

Could be a typo from another source that got plowed into RMorg.

Could also be real. RMorg says 1050-10 tubes, 1250-11 tubes, 1280-12 tubes.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/majestic_1280.html

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
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Radiomuseum, oh well, that explains it. Radiomuseum's information is only as accurate as the information which is donated to it and much of that data is woefully inaccurate and unreliable. Majestic never made a 1280, 1250 was their top console model, in their 1937 **50 console model line, with 12 tubes.

Radiomuseum is a quick and easy way to do research on something but their technical information and data should be "taken with a grain of salt". I suggest that whatever information you find at Radiomuseum, you should take the extra step and verify it elsewhere just to be sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
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I looked it up in Stein's Pre-War Consoles book, and yup, it's confirmed! LOL, JK. :wink:

A couple times I've been in collector's houses and mentioned a radio they didn't know, and they reached for their Steins books to see if it was "real."

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
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Yup, your right, Stein identifies it as a 1280. Stein also shows a 10 tube Majestic model 1500. You have got to be kidding me, it's supposed to be model 1050.

I was seriously thinking of including Stein's console book in my previous rant but I didn't want to lay it on to thick but now I realize that maybe I should have. It's no more accurate and reliable then Radiomuseum but still a quick and easy way to look up and identify console radios. Radiomuseum and Stein's Pre-War Consoles book sure could have benefited with a little more fact checking and proof reading. I can somewhat forgive the Stein book since it came out in 2000 which, at that time, there wasn't much on the internet to help fact check but Radiomuseum is still an ongoing and continuously updated website. I don't know how receptive or responsive they would be to submitted corrections.

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
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Many of the problems with RM come from the problems with Mr. Stein's books. If anyone finds a problem, it is very easy to suggest a data change, and is a good thing to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic RadioBar near me.
PostPosted: Jan Mon 13, 2020 3:51 am 
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1937 Majestic 1250 Radio Dial

The dial of the 1250 seems to match the closest so that of the dial on the RadioBar. That's going to be one nice performing RadioBar when that 1250 is fully restored. Locating all 5 of the Majestic wooden knobs will be a challenge.

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