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Post by Cjt130 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:22 am

My names Chris. I'm 18 and live in Colorado, I haul scrap to help pay the mortgage and today I came across what I thought was just a big dresser. I always check things like this for metal fittings (brass mostly) and when I opened the top I realized this wasn't a dresser, but some sort of AM/FM radio with a Record Player built in. My grandad used to have something like this in his den, so out of interest I brought it home. I didn't expect much, but I plugged it in and low and behold. It worked. It sounded really good too. It came with a the original instruction pamphlet and one 45 (some odd beach boys fairy tale?).

Anyway, I need some help. I don't know what exactly I found confused or what it's worth (I don't intend to sell it, I like it a lot actually)

The thing sounds really good and looks great too, the only imperfection I can spot is small tear in the front fabric.

If this isn't actually a tube radio I'm really sorry for wasting your time, blame it all on my ignorance for the subject.

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Post by 75X11 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:12 am

It looks like your picture link isn't working. Try again, if it isn't a tube set, we should have a section to cover it. Also, welcome to the forum!
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:20 am

Welcome to TRF. Your links aren't working at all.

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Post by Cjt130 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:57 pm

Alright let's try this!

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did it work?

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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:27 pm

Yep, o it worked great.. Looks like a late '65 model, towards the end of the tube era, but, still tubes. It has one of the deluxe VM record changers with the 12" platter.
Looks like it may very well be worth restoring....
Very nice set..

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:01 pm

welcome to TRF.

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Post by jerryhawthorne on Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:59 pm

Welcome and nice set. Even though it is working now it really needs some very immediate attention prior to using it more. It's kind of like a car that has not had it's oil changed in the last 30K miles. Something bad is going to break and cost a lot of money to fix. You really need to change out the electrolytic caps, probably only 3 or 4 and they are cheap (a few bucks) insurance. You can get help here.
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Post by Cjt130 on Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:24 pm

Sorry I'm really new to this, what is an electrolytic caps? And what section should I go to to learn how to replace them and where to buy them.

I learned a bit more about the set. It was sold under the Montgomery Ward brand, and it's got 6 internal speakers.

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