Daily Archives: August 27, 2009

Score of the day!

Well since I took my old radio to my office at work, people had been commenting on it.  So everybody pretty much figured out I “like that kind of stuff.”  Well today one of the gals up front said somebody was selling an old radio phonograph that supposedly worked and they were only asking $20.   That’s all I knew about it, but I figured I’d take a look.  I mean it’s not like I buy something old and cheap all the time, even if I don’t need it.  Oh wait.

Well here it is.  Not too bad for $20 I guess.  And the basement needed better tunes that the little boombox I had.

Fold down phonograph.

Fold down phonograph.

The tone arm is bent, but I think its fixable.

The tone arm is bent, but I think it's fixable.

FM, baby.  Welcome to the friggin future!

FM, baby. Welcome to the friggin' future!

All in all it works pretty well.  The turn table does spin, but the tone arm needs fixed.  The tuner works, but the volume and balance controls are a little scratchy.  But it works!