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MagnavoxBob

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Free Columbia Model-C1455
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:49:34 PM »
I live near Appleton, Wisconsin, just south of Green Bay. A friend gave this to me a few weeks ago. Nothing happens when power is connected. If you are willing to pick it up, it's yours!

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Re: Free Columbia Model-C1455
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 11:57:13 PM »
Here are some photos.

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Re: Free Columbia Model-C1455
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 12:50:18 PM »
Hey, some of those Columbias were interesting and substantial devices.  That's a Glaser-Steers changer (did I spell that right?).  Maybe it's worth a little poking around to see why it's not coming to life.  You might be surprised at what you hear.

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Re: Free Columbia Model-C1455
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 02:49:22 PM »
The Glaser-Steers record changer is a fine instrument.

Columbia C1455 found in 1960 Sams 503-7

Amp is string series stereo with 12AX7 and two 50C5's.
Speakers 6" woofer 4" tweeters each side.
Silicon rectifier.

Should be a very easy recap and repair.

It won't blow down the walls, but these units were
match engineered to produce some nice sound.

If I was close, I'd get it today !
HFF

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Re: Free Columbia Model-C1455
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 09:28:53 AM »
My little Coronado had the same sized tubes and speakers and was/is very nice sounding after the cap job.
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Re: Free Columbia Model-C1455
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 07:52:13 AM »
Everyone finds Coronado but me!   Growing up in the small town of Hart Michigan I worked for the local Gamble Store.  Coronado was Gambles trade name, like Silvertone was Sears, and Arline was Montgomery Wards.  I loved that job, and have to say in my working career, it was in the top two for favorites. 

Bill


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Re: Free Columbia Model-C1455
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 08:46:42 PM »
My favorite job was when I was in grad school.  I was a lowly university library part-timer.  It taught me valuable lessons--like how to get along with people who stand behind a counter and how not to.  I learned how obnoxious jerks don't ever get the rules bent but polite people can.  And it was a job that I looked forward to every day because it was a form of recreation-- a time to NOT BE STUDYING!!

Chris Campbell