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johnhutchinson

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10-16-2014 05:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mid-century-modern stereo cabinet

Is it just me, or is there something that’s SO RIGHT about this picture? :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"


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#1 posted 10-16-2014 05:24 PM

Seduction is all over this one.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 10-16-2014 05:26 PM

This is how us Boomers got started :)

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 10-16-2014 05:56 PM

bootie call

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#4 posted 10-16-2014 05:59 PM

Definitely. That used to be me except my stereo cabinet was walnut and looked a lot better than the one in the picture. I wonder whatever happened to that guy?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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johnhutchinson

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#5 posted 10-16-2014 06:19 PM



This is how us Boomers got started :)

- madts


NICE !!!

The only thing missing is the pearl necklace. :)

But I was only commenting on the direction of the wood grain.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 10-16-2014 06:23 PM

What’s that thing the guy has cinched around his neck ?
..And why isn’t the woman’s dress plunged to the navel ?

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#7 posted 10-16-2014 06:26 PM

But the Boobies are pointed.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#8 posted 10-16-2014 07:01 PM

Looks very familiar!
In the 60’s I worked for a TV&Radio repair shop that had delivery contracts with several major department stores for setup and delivery of home entertainment systems and some of those were nearly eight feet long. A lot of veneer and fake wood in some of these. Television (CRT), AM/FM tuners, record changers, and tape players were common in most of these!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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johnhutchinson

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#9 posted 10-16-2014 07:55 PM

Sad that all of that can now be compressed into a !@#$%^&* iPhone.

No wonder the population rate is declining.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#10 posted 10-16-2014 08:14 PM

I love those old stereo cabinets. I’m too young to really remember them ever being in use, but I have always thought that they made a very classy piece of furniture, especially if they are built well.

Don’t worry John, they’ll be cool again once the the young hip kids in Portland start buying them from antique stores.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#11 posted 10-16-2014 08:16 PM

I think the grain is sideways because that is the way the company glued on the fake walnut paper.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#12 posted 10-16-2014 08:52 PM

It could be worse … or BETTER !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#13 posted 10-17-2014 06:17 PM

How about this one! It’s only a TV set but it was unique. According to the web TV history Philco stopped making TVs in 1976 and today there are no U.S. television manufacturers. RCA, Zenith, Hoffman, Setchell Carlson, Magavox, GE, Westinghouse, Admiral, Stromberg Carlson, Motorola, and many others I probably missed are all gone!

The price of the model shown was about $500.

It took two guys to pick these up, one for the “head” and one for the “feet”!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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johnhutchinson

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#14 posted 10-17-2014 07:33 PM

oldnovice: Thanks for posting the GREAT tv pic. I can’t get enough of that stuff.

I recently purchased a Philco Mystery Clock from my pal Dug North at the Automata Blog.

His story is that the clock wasn’t offered for sale directly. It was only available as a premium when you purchased a Philco television. I’ve posted a picture of the clock below. The face is clear glass and there’s no motor behind the hands. Can you tell how it works? No fair doing a Google search.

It’s a 1953 model, and it still keeps perfect time.

p.s. —You look a lot younger on that old tv. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#15 posted 10-17-2014 07:37 PM



But the Boobies are pointed.

- madts


Reminds me of a 57 Chevy front bumper

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