Author Topic: Can you be Sure If It's Westinghouse?  (Read 120 times)

firedome

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Can you be Sure If It's Westinghouse?
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:06:13 PM »
May be looking at a Westinghouse console, allegedly a tube model with AM/FM + record player. No other info at this point.  I haven't seen many Westinghouse, or any in person for that matter, in quite a few years of looking at this stuff. They do seem to be well respected in the vintage appliance circles that I also hang out in...any comments or opinions in general?

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Re: Can you be Sure If It's Westinghouse?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 04:36:36 PM »
Well this was a real dead end... went to find an early '50s mono tank of a mahogany Westinghouse AM-FM phono console in only so-so condition. Being strictly a stereo guy it went un-bought, even though the guy would have taken basically anything for it, so if anyone wants such a thing for 15 bucks or so located in Binghamton NY PM me!  The search continues for a compact console for the "office" (a 3rd 9' x 10' BR)... a 900 sq ft house can be pretty restricting sometimes.

It wasn't a total waste though, I did bring home a mint '70 Akai tape deck, so now we can listen to the tape recorded on our wedding day almost 48 years ago, for the first time since 1971!

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Re: Can you be Sure If It's Westinghouse?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 12:33:37 PM »
The most interesting tube-model Westy I have "seen" is this one from a long-gone CL ad. They wanted more than $300 IIRC.

A 1961 model, when AM and FM were simulcasting to approximate a stereo broadcast. Just before multiplex adapters the next year, but with a selector provision for it.
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Re: Can you be Sure If It's Westinghouse?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 02:08:42 PM »
That's a nice one!
I'll only look at stereo units, I do appreciate the older monos but too little time/space/money to get them all any more, I've learned my lesson!