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 Post subject: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Tue 14, 2020 1:42 am 
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I messaged the seller of this art deco speaker and told him how to test it. He said he tried the 9 volt battery test I suggested and he heard nothing, but the battery is old and he's thinks the battery may be dead so he's leaving the auction as untested. I've suggested he buy another battery and try it. Not sure if he's telling the truth or just doesn't want to admit the speaker doesn't work. Seems to me if he really wanted to sell it and get anywhere near the high price he's dreaming of, he'd run right out and get another battery to try in case the speaker does work. Something doesn't seem right.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254479211950?ul_noapp=true

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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Tue 14, 2020 4:38 am 
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Sounds like it doesn't work and he knows it, but he overpaid for it and is determined to get his money back.

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PostPosted: Jan Tue 14, 2020 4:47 am 
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Agreed.

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Mine was $80 at a well attended auction with radio people there. i assume that I paid about half the going/flipping price. A keeper for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Tue 14, 2020 3:38 pm 
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Here's one that recently Sold on Ebay for $495.95. I don't know if it actually sold for that much or if a BO was accepted.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1925-Art-Deco- ... 7675.l2557

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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Tue 14, 2020 10:16 pm 
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Those kind of speakers apparently have the tinsel wire cloth cords so it is just as likely that the wires are open or pulled loose, as the driver being bad, I suppose. I would say that if he is not even willing to do such a rudimentary test correctly, he might be hiding something. I suspect he is hoping no one asks about that, I bet. Basically NOT WORKING.

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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Wed 15, 2020 1:37 am 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
Here's one that recently Sold on Ebay for $495.95. I don't know if it actually sold for that much or if a BO was accepted.

$445.00

https://www.flippertools.com/tools/ebay ... 3044859353


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Wed 15, 2020 2:03 am 
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
I messaged the seller of this art deco speaker and told him how to test it. He said he tried the 9 volt battery test I suggested and he heard nothing, but the battery is old and he's thinks the battery may be dead so he's leaving the auction as untested. I've suggested he buy another battery and try it. Not sure if he's telling the truth or just doesn't want to admit the speaker doesn't work. Seems to me if he really wanted to sell it and get anywhere near the high price he's dreaming of, he'd run right out and get another battery to try in case the speaker does work. Something doesn't seem right.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254479211950?ul_noapp=true


Well, I got a more definitive answer than you did. I ask him/her the following "Hi, could you touch the tips of the speaker wires to a nine volt battery (or even a regular "C" or "D" cell) and let me know if you get ANY noise from this great looking speaker? Cheers, Don"

And the answer I got is as follows: "I tried it and heard no sound. Thanks"

In short, it appears that it definitely does not work.

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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Wed 15, 2020 3:37 am 
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He should be honest about it and state its not working in his auction.

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PostPosted: Jan Wed 15, 2020 4:51 pm 
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
He should be honest about it and state its not working in his auction.

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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Wed 15, 2020 11:42 pm 
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I've seen several of these speakers through the years. You can tell the ones that have been opened up, since the girls seem to be dancing either uphill or downhill. Here is what a proper one looks like. Cheers, Russie


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Wed 15, 2020 11:54 pm 
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startgroove wrote:
You can tell the ones that have been opened up, since the girls seem to be dancing either uphill or downhill. Here is what a proper one looks like. Cheers, Russie


Not according to illustrations in original ads.

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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Thu 16, 2020 1:11 am 
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From Radiolaguy.


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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Thu 16, 2020 1:23 am 
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Dancing Ladies Reproducer may not reproduce...

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 Post subject: Re: Dancing Ladies Speaker May Not Work..
PostPosted: Jan Thu 16, 2020 6:54 pm 
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Hmm, looks like my example may have been re-assembled different.
On another observation, I note the grille details on the my example are different from the grille details on the one shown in the ancient advert.


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