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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2020 4:16 pm 
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Also some other pics


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 Post subject: Re: 1953 COLUMBIA PROJECT
PostPosted: May Thu 21, 2020 5:03 pm 
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Good day!
Well,
I started on this several years ago, but no time to finish. With the Stay-At-Home-Orders, I had all the time in the world. Please check pages 11 and 12 of this section to see what I started with. Please disregard the poor quality of the video, I will post a much better one in the next few days.
Here is the video link:
https://youtu.be/Zt7ORlrJFck


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 Post subject: Re: 1953 COLUMBIA PROJECT
PostPosted: May Thu 21, 2020 5:07 pm 
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Some detailed pics from this crazy project!


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 Post subject: Re1953 Columbia Project
PostPosted: May Thu 21, 2020 5:09 pm 
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More pics


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 Post subject: Re:1953 Columbia Project
PostPosted: May Thu 21, 2020 5:10 pm 
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Basically, trying to package all the components


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 Post subject: Re: 1953 COLUMBIA PROJECT
PostPosted: May Thu 21, 2020 9:30 pm 
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Spent a lot time refinishing this cabinet which had seen better days! 3 coats of poly, hand sanded between each coat.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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Very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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I finally finished up the RCA 45-EY-3. Man once you polish it up it becomes almost impossible to get a good photo with all the flash reflection and there isn't enough ambient light to get a good one that'll show the turntable without the flash. She plays like a champ, although a bit more treble than I would like. This one has the 3 tube chassis.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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Beautiful! What did you use for the polish?

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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Novus #2.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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Thx

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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Hello everybody . Very interesting topic ... Here is my favorite Farnsworth GK-669 radio turntable. The sound is just fantastic. Unfortunately, the later Webster Chicago 355 turntable is already installed here. I would definitely buy the original Farnsworth turntable, but unfortunately I don't even know which model should have been installed here. Can anyone provide information?

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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I believe it should have a Farnsworth P56 record changer.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jun Sun 28, 2020 3:52 pm 
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Thanks, Ken Doyle. Can you tell me where you can buy it?


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jun Sun 28, 2020 6:32 pm 
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It's not a very common record changer. I've never seen one in person. You could try placing an ad in the classified section.

Here's a video of a Farnsworth record changer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgN5ppnxnqc&t=1m27s


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jun Sun 28, 2020 6:45 pm 
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Thank you very much , Ken Doyle.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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It is hard to say, among all our jukeboxes, radios and phonographs, which is our favorite. Yet this one is probably up in the top ten. It is an early Victor VI motor, horn and arm, the notorious spur gear version, housed in an aftermarket case by Douglas. Made probably around 1906. Enjoy, Russie


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Sun 09, 2020 2:55 pm 
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Motorola project is finished and planning a new project with a Packard Bell console cabinet, circa 1948.
Here's a few more pictures of that Motorola project. 6 tube amplifier and true 3 channel stereo sound. Just like a mini-stereo console!


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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More pics of the Motorola project!


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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One more pic showing the beautiful mahogany finish.
I've been playing this for almost 4 months straight on the bench, it sounds awesome, and the stereo separation is something that has to be heard!


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