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!

Posted on August 27, 2009, in Nostalgiariffic, Radio. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I was hoping you would have pictures of it on here! Neato!

    It’s good size and looks like it’s still in pretty good shape. How old is it? When did FM radio start getting put on standard? I can’t remember ever having a radio without it.

  2. I looked it up and it was made in 1964. From what I’ve seen they started putting FM on most radios in the 50’s, so by the 60’s it was probably pretty standard.

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