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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:28 pm

Apparently, both eBay's, and, UPS's shipping systems don't work. It looked like the seller never shipped it, but, it arrived today. My rare 1946 RCA Victor Blonde table model store victrola to play new records on before purchasing new records. Model 66E.
It's a manual player, and, has bass, and, treble controls, a 12" speaker, and, a 6 tube amplifier comprising 6J5, 2- 6SQ7's, PP 6K6 output tubes, and, a 5Y3 rectifier...
According to my red RCA repair manual it is meant to put out 7 watts of undistorted sound.
Case is rough, though. Has the original grill cloth with a picture of Nipper sitting in front of the Grammophone with the words underneath "His master's voice".
It has a decal on top advising for the best quality to only use RCA Victor records.....
It's seen a lot of use....
I'm tickled pink to have this rare machine, and, intend on at least electrical restoration of it....

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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:59 pm

Pictures, pictures. Sounds like a dandy. Very Happy

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Post by willy3486 on Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:53 pm

IS this the one with Nipper printed on the speaker grill cover? I am with wildcat lets see it.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:41 am

I'll get pictures as soon as possible. Yes, it is the one with Nipper printed on the grill cloth.. I just did a complete outside of the case cleaning, and, waxing.
There is a lot of wear, especially on the top of the lid, along with two veneer chips on top. Front has wear, but, looks very good. All decals are perfect. The red power light on button was missing, so, I stole it from another incomplete machine of the same model. If I remember correctly, the decal on top, in front of the lid reads "The finest artists in the world are on RCA Victor records".
The side with the controls is mint. The other side is nearly mint. The worst of the damage appears to be on the lid. Some major flaking of the blond paint is apparent, but, you still see the blond finnish sticking through the oak veneer grain on the lid. Most of the gloss is still there. There was one major black spot on the lid, but, I was able to clean it off. It all looks pretty matched, except for a couple of very tiny areas where you see the remains of the final coat.. I may just leave it alone...
It doesn't look like new, but, in my opinion, it looks very acceptable...
I'd like your opinions when you see the pictures.. I think this is going to be a very nice machine....

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Post by Ragwire on Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:43 pm

Nice!!!!!
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:05 pm

I can't get it to upload the pictures. It keeps failing.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:07 pm

Try again. Last try.....

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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:11 pm

Mezlaw, can you help me?? I can't get it to work at all.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:43 pm

May I be of assistance, Bill?  Maybe we can get it to work.  Where/when are you having a problem?

Just as a review, got to the fourth box from the left at the top of the reply screen. The left-most font should be "host image." Click on that and you should see the "browse" box. Select the picture you want from your computer files, then click on "Host it." In a little time, a screen will pop up with three options on it. Click on the center one, it will change colors, then right click on it and choose "copy." Then go to your post and insert your picture where you want it by right clicking "paste." That should put you in business, I hope. It is not as easy for me to explain as one would think. Good luck. This system works really slick for picture hosting, IMHO.

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Post by willy3486 on Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:41 pm

Bill Cahill wrote:I'll get pictures as soon as possible. Yes, it is the one with Nipper printed on the grill cloth.. I just did a complete outside of the case cleaning, and, waxing.
There is a lot of wear, especially on the top of the lid, along with two veneer chips on top. Front has wear, but, looks very good. All decals are perfect.


I don't know how others feel but I like tube items like I like old cars at auto shows. I will pass by the perfect and no cost spared to see a car put together in a backyard shop by some guy who hasn't got a lot of money but a lot of passion. I like a worn original finish that shows the use over one of these perfect ,exact everything radio. So this one sounds great, even with its flaws. I worked in my workshop in the house most of the day yesterday while I played records all day on a late 50s Zenith mono record player.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:21 pm

I can't get it to work no matter what.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:32 pm

My computer is not allowing me to copy the files in any way. I'm screwed. I wish I hadn't gotten this pos.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:41 pm

75 talked me thru this the first time. I would like to be able to pay it forward. I may need help, 75! Very Happy

I may not be explaining this right. Would you like me to continue trying to talk you thru this, or would you prefer that I just shut up? I know how frustrating this can be.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:53 pm

It's not as easy as that. Even though I'm the administrator of this computer, computer says I must have administrator permission to copy files.

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:14 am

Bill Cahill wrote:Mezlaw, can you help me?? I can't get it to work at all.

Bill, can you send me a picture VIA email?

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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:20 pm

I don't have your e mail address. If you pm it to me, I'll put it in my outlook contacts book. Then, I'll forward the two e mails I sent myself so I could install the pictures in my documents folder. I just hope this computer keeps working. It just had a hard time locating my office outlook files. It's getting worse every day.
Yesterday it tried dumping Windows, and, wanted to know what program I had chosen to operate the computer... Oh, Oh....

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Post by 75X11 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:27 pm

Sorry for being late, I had a couple of problems on my computer. Bill, are you meaning that when you go to the "host an image" function and press "browse" your computer won't allow you to access your pictures files on your computer? If that isn't it, describe the place where the problem occurs.
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Post by mafiamen2 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:33 pm

better back up your files bill sounds like your computer is on the way out
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:20 pm

It will let me tell what the files are, but, when I hit host, it sits there, does nothing, then, the page jumps, and, goes back to blank space. I then, have to start it all over again, and, get the same results.
I tried going directly to the mail I sent myself with the pictures, and, it won't let me copy them. It even put them originally in the wrong folder when I did a save as. It put them in a folder it called pictures instead of putting them in my documents folder...
I had to copy them into my documents folder. But, then, when I try to copy it from there the computer puts up a sign that I must get the computer's Administrator's permission first.
I am the Administrator.

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Post by 75X11 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:25 pm

How long does it sit? It usually takes 2 or 3 minutes to resize the picture before the next window with the links appears. Your "pictures" files is a division of your "documents" files. That is where your computer should be sending them.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:31 pm

I'm aware of that. On this batch it didn't. Before now it was.
It sits about a min. Sometimes I can get it to show a bot where you highlight what you want copied. I've tried it on all three choices in case I was choosing the wong one. I then hit host it, and, it jumps, and, goes back to a blank space box to browse your files.

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Post by 75X11 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:40 pm

When you get the 3 choices,highlight the middle one, right click it and press "copy", then go to your message, right click on it and press "paste". It should then show up on your message block. Try preview to check.
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