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  •  Now you made me miss my 1960's Sears console (7+ / 0-)

    I bought it at a resale shop and it looked like a fine piece of furniture. Not so minor problem, the volume adjustment was raspy. Touch the knob and akk-akk-akk. Went to a Sear store help desk and ordered a replacement part (volume rheostat) for their brand name equipment. Received it within a few working days, installed it myself and it is likely still working well somewhere in Northern Illinois or Southern WI.

    Fine piece, it had AM, FM and played records too. And we were happy with that, that's all we had.

    •  We had a Grundig from early Costco (1+ / 0-)
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      Dem Beans

      It was a buyer's club in New Jersey, and so we got a Grundig, which we'd never heard of. The darn thing had one switch for power and another for AFC lock.

      Dang, but that console was beautiful -- Bauhaus design and superior performance at 15 watts.

      "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

      by The Geogre on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 06:34:50 PM PST

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