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 Post subject: FS: Metal/Wood 1920s Ornate "Utah" Speaker (NoLongerForSale)
PostPosted: Sep Thu 15, 2011 1:03 am 

Joined: Aug Thu 06, 2009 12:20 am
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Location: Wheat Ridge, CO
I recently purchased this speaker at an estate sale and, before offering it on Ebay, I thought that I would give you guys a chance at it. This is really an interesting-looking early and ornate 1920s speaker which is made of a wood-grained metal and an ornately-carved wooden base (it may be repwood, but I don’t know for sure). I’ve only seen a few of these speakers and this is the best one that I’ve seen. Apparently, it is made by Utah and is a Model 16 (again, I’m not totally sure of this). Cosmetically, it is really in nice condition and check out all of the photos. The metal does have some dings, scratches, paint chips, etc. on it (including on the back where these is a sort of indented scratch in the metal), but none of these things really detract from the nice condition of this speaker in my view, and most of them were too small to be picked up by the camera. The front grille of the speaker is in really nice shape, too although some of scroll-work has some portions which are just slightly bent inward (fairly minor). The cloth in the speaker is in good shape, too although it does have some dirt, snags, imperfections, and spots here and there. The wood base is nice (some missing finish) but has a very attractive look. The speaker wobbles a little on its base but still stands up nicely. The felt on the bottom is fairly ragged and some is missing. Please click on the following links for some additional pictures (including pictures of the ornate wood base):

The speaker is approx. 15 in. tall. Electrically, I have not tested it and it is sold untested and the buyer will be receiving it just as I bought it at the estate sale. I did check the two plugs/terminals which lead into the speaker and there was resistance/continuity. When I did this, I also heard some static/noise through the speaker. I would assume that this means that the voice coil is good, but I don’t know anything about this sort of thing and will leave it up to you speaker experts to determine whether this is correct. There is a small paper tag on the back which says “Utah” but it is partly torn off and is quite fragile (I can’t guarantee that it will not come off during shipment). Again, for a 1920’s speaker, it looks really nice and I hope that someone can use it in their speaker collection! Price: 89.99 + shipping/insurance.

I did not repair or work on this speaker. It is therefore important and necessary that this speaker be examined thoroughly by an electronic/speaker expert inside and out before it is used. Any repairs or work on this speaker should only be attempted by an electronic/speaker expert. Since this speaker is used vintage/antique equipment, you should assume that it will need at least some electrical or other work, and, accordingly, it is being sold with no guarantees.

This speaker is being sold as is with no warranties express or implied. It is a piece of used vintage/antique electrical equipment which needs restoration, is being sold for non-operational display purposes only and, accordingly, should not be operated or used in any fashion until it is examined, tested, and cleared by an electronic/speaker expert. Seller is not responsible for any damages or injuries of any kind resulting from the use of this item, with any use of this item being at the buyer’s own risk. Thanks!

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Last edited by artdecoradios on Sep Sat 17, 2011 11:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 Post subject: Re: FS: Unusual Metal/Wood 1920s Ornate "Utah" Speaker
PostPosted: Sep Thu 15, 2011 3:02 am 

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
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Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
I was going to post about the speaker but I decided it would be prudent first to contact my lawyer to be certain of all the legal ramifications of my upcoming possible posting. I will contact a posting expert first :D (humour)--or an atempt anyway :D



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