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Mel Layrisson

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The Century
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:30:16 PM »
When did my unit come out


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Re: The Century
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 08:39:43 PM »
What is it?

I see that it is probably a console stereo, and more probably a Magnavox.  We need more information to be more exact than that.  I'd guess it is an Astro-Sonic from 1963 to maybe 1967 or so.  Without pictures or more specifics, this is just a WAG.  Good luck.
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Re: The Century
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 09:51:12 PM »
The 1965 catalog has a 1-RP620 Century in it and the 1966 and 1967 catalogs have a 2-RP620 Century in them.  Check your model number and see if it matches with either one of them.  If it's a 1-RP620 it was probably made sometime in late 1965 or through most of the 1966 year.  If it is a 2-RP620 it was probably made late 1966 or through most of 1968 but with Magnavox it's hard to say anything for certain. 

If you take the back off you can get the EIA codes off of the speakers or maybe other parts and get pretty close the manufacturers date.  It would have to be sometime after those date codes but then again who knows how long they had those parts before the console was actually built.