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I attended an auction that had a blonde cabinet Zenith high fidelity TV set.  It worked, they demonstrated it on a VCR.  It was in almost perfect condition.  I'm guessing somewhere in the 1958 era.  It was blonde, so that was the deal-killer for me.  They did not get a bid on it.  I'm sure its fate was not pleasant.  That has always bothered me.  I won't let that happen again.  There is a butt for every seat.

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Tube Consoles / Re: Magnavox 59-23-10 Preamp/Tuner Schematic
« on: February 22, 2019, 11:29:51 PM »
I have a schematic here for the 59 series tuner.  Do you need a copy of the schemtic or is there a question you have?

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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Concert Grand
« on: February 22, 2019, 11:15:35 PM »
I'm not sure if the F200 Conquest was on the 1958 stereo models or not.  The Conquest came out on the 1959 models and was current until the 1961 models, which introduced the "Micromatic" 600 Series Collaro changers.

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Chat / Re: The old GE radio
« on: February 22, 2019, 11:11:31 PM »
It's good you figured it out.  It is always a good feeling when a tough one is made right again.   :)

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Chat / Re: List your other weird "old stuff" hobbies here!
« on: February 22, 2019, 08:14:19 PM »
Besides cars and home electronics equipment, I collect old electric fans and Sunbeam Mixmasters.  My fan specialty is the chrome-bladed fans made by the Bersted Manufacturing Division of McGraw-Edison Electric.  I worked in the plant where they were built back in the late 1960's.  I seem to have collected several Hunter and Emerson fans along the way.

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Introductions / Re: Hello from WV
« on: February 22, 2019, 08:06:03 PM »
I'm one of those guys who collects Magnavox documentation.  I need pictures of Magnavox instruments for that effort.  I use it for reference when somebody gets something they can't identify.  Just a picture of the front, top and each end.  Pictures of the tuner(s) and controls.  And a picture with the back off.  Pictures of each component after that.  I appreciate your doing this.  No hurry on my end.

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Introductions / Re: Hello from WV
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:13:48 PM »
For reference, I have posted a link for the thread on my Stereo Theater.  Hopefully you'll read something that may help you rehab yours.


http://vintagehifi.net/index.php/topic,3223.0.html

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Music / Re: Zenith demonstration record
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:59:29 PM »
When I was in high school, the typing teacher was a maiden lady that had been there since Christ was a corporal.  There were only girls in typing class.  You could not get a guy within 20 feet of typing class.


In our senior year, the old typing teacher retired.  They hired a young, fresh out of college lady as typing teacher.  Mrs. Pearce.  She was fairly tall, built like a brick outhouse and was left-handed.  She drove a burgundy '66 Pontiac Bonneville convertible.  When the guys learned who the typing teacher was, absolutely every guy in grades 9-12 took typing.  Mrs. Pearce, a "looksome" lady in her own right, wore miniskirts and knee-high boots.  Did I mention she was left-handed?  When she wrote on the blackboard, it became apparent what the advantage of being left-handed was when you were wearing a miniskirt!   :) ;) :-[


I can still type pretty well to this day.   :) :) ;) ;)


Bring that record over anytime, Bill.  We'll tell the Symphony that it's another Concert Grand record..... ;)


There were three women who wore miniskirts on TV that I was familiar with.  Connie Smith, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.  And while none of them were slouches when it came to wearing a miniskirt, Connie Smith was the absolute queen of the miniskirt when country music artists were concerned.  I'd put Connie Smith up against Goldie Hawn, who was another famous miniskirt artist.

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Introductions / Re: Hello from WV
« on: February 21, 2019, 06:59:28 PM »
Model 1MV392.  1962.  Series 100 tuner.  Probably a 23" black and white CRT.  30" high, 10" deep and 56' long.  It cost $498.50 new.  Does not say it has an MPX standard, so you'd add $35 for that.  I'm going thru the TV chassis on a 27" model as we speak, please refer to my thread for more information.  The TV chassis is printed circuit.  Fairly simple to this point.  Yours is in nice shape.  Nice to see another one saved.


If you don't mind, I'd like more detailed pictures, including some with the back off to add to my files.  Thanks.

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Chat / Re: 1968 Magnavox Collaro Turntable - Won't spin
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:25:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum! 


You need to slow down a bit and take troubleshooting one step at a time.  Confirm whether the motor is running or not.  Most likely it is.  Motor failures on changers are fairly rare.  Put the changer back into the cabinet then turn the changer on.  You should be able to see the rotor in the motor turning.  If it does not turn, then you need to find out why.  Find out if there is power to the motor.  There may be service literature on the forum.  Go to the top of this page, click on Downloads, go to Magnificent Magnavox, then go to changers. 


If the motor is running, it is quite possible the drive tire has become slick.  Or there could be gunge on the rim of the platter not allowing the tire to pull the platter.  Or the motor mounts can be sagging so the motor shaft does not line up with the drive tire.  The fact that you now have two turntables with the same problem lends credence to the theory that they both need gone thru.  After you figure out if the motor is running, we can take you thru working on the changer mechanism.  This is a brief synopsis of changer repair, but figuring out whether the motor is actually running is a good first step.  Good luck.

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Introductions / Re: New From Houston
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:58:59 PM »
Welcome aboard, Steve!

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Sightings / Re: Beauty in Birmingham AL
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:04:15 PM »
Is the changer a VM?

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Music / Re: Zenith demonstration record
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:00:20 PM »
Bill, I know where you can borrow a Symphony to play your Zenith record.   ;)




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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Concert Grand
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:06:00 PM »
You did well.  Great score!  Enjoy!   :)

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Music / Re: Zenith demonstration record
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:52:00 PM »
Dwelling on the past might not be the best thing, but remembering the past tends to ground me and helps to restore focus.

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