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Need 1940 Garrard record player for BFM Phantom Deluxe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bret Menassa Apr 9. 3 Replies

Hi, everyone. I picked up a great candidate for restoration, a 1940 BFM Phantom Deluxe an a Wellington cabinet. However, someone replaced the original turntable/record player with a Capehart…Continue

AW 15 "bottom covers"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bret Menassa Jan 11. 5 Replies

Hi, everyone. I picked up an AW 15 last year that appears to be complete.  However, I saw this eBay item for cylindrical, chrome-plated "bottom covers" and I wonder where on the chassis they went" I…Continue

Identify a Scott Super XII cabinet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kent King May 5, 2021. 4 Replies

Hi, all. I have been collecting radios for about 20 years, but only in the last month have I had the courage to dip a toe into the Cadillac of radios.  I had a change to get about 4 Scott consoles…Continue

 

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Alex R. Whitaker commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"I think I'd save the front panel too, not to mention the speaker baffle board/grill cloth."
Aug 25
mike hadley commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"I get the hint, I have a mold let's see if I can do anything."
Aug 25
Scott Seickel commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"Yeah, we just need Mike H to perfect electroforming of the dial glass escutcheon :-)"
Aug 24
Kent King commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"Good...Even the knob escutcheons and eyes are worth salvaging, glad they were saved. - Kent"
Aug 24
Scott Seickel commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"Thanks for posting this Bret."
Aug 24
Scott Seickel commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"I spoke to the shop owner.  He is removing the escutcheons and sending them to me.   They picked it up at the curb and just want to get rid of it.  It was on it's way back out to the trash.   At least the…"
Aug 24
Scott Seickel commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"I am working on that Kent"
Aug 24
Kent King commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"I'd still save it for the other escutcheons and possible grill cloth."
Aug 24
Scott Seickel commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"Unfortunately, missing the dial escutcheon. "
Aug 23
David C. Poland commented on Bret Menassa's blog post Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock
"Yep. Chippendale Grande radio/phono credenza, panel cut for the later BOL dial Philharmonic of 1939-41."
Aug 23
Bret Menassa posted a blog post

Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock

Hey, all. I happened to be on Facebook messenger and saw what looks to me to be a Philharmonic cabinet for sale at a used furniture store in Little Rock, AK. It's too far away from me in Denton, TX to go get, but someone might be interested. Looks like a good buy @ $50:…See More
Aug 23
Bret Menassa replied to Bret Menassa's discussion Need 1940 Garrard record player for BFM Phantom Deluxe
"Thanks, Brad. Thanks, Thomas. I'll see if I can get that Garrard 202A motor working. It's not a complete record playing system, though, just the turntable. But on another note, I dug through my junk and found a 1941 Midwest 181 chassis…"
Apr 9
Thomas Day replied to Bret Menassa's discussion Need 1940 Garrard record player for BFM Phantom Deluxe
"Brad: it looks like you have a Garrard changer.  This one would be from the late 50’s or early 60’s. If it works,, I would clean it up and use it. Thom. "
Apr 8
Brad Winder replied to Bret Menassa's discussion Need 1940 Garrard record player for BFM Phantom Deluxe
"Bret, Garrard changers of that era are hard to find, mainly because they were rendered obsolete soon after the war ended and were usually replaced with newer ones. When the 45 and 33 rpm record formats came about, the production of 78 rpm records…"
Apr 5
Bret Menassa posted a discussion

Need 1940 Garrard record player for BFM Phantom Deluxe

Hi, everyone. I picked up a great candidate for restoration, a 1940 BFM Phantom Deluxe an a Wellington cabinet. However, someone replaced the original turntable/record player with a Capehart turntable (looks like ca. 1960?)I'm looing for one of the turntables that would have originally come with this set. Per the 2nd Ed Scott Collectors Guide (great resource!) it would have had either a Garrard Precision RC-30, a  Garrard RM-10, or an Imperial Automatic record changer.I'd love to find a Garrard…See More
Apr 3
Bret Menassa replied to Bret Menassa's discussion AW 15 "bottom covers"?
"Great advice. That's exactly what I wanted to know. I would have been surprised if these were commonly missing, too. I'll check this forum for any parts I might need going forward!"
Jan 11

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Philharmonic cabinet near Little Rock

Posted on August 23, 2022 at 3:37pm 10 Comments

Hey, all. I happened to be on Facebook messenger and saw what looks to me to be a Philharmonic cabinet for sale at a used furniture store in Little Rock, AK. It's too far away from me in Denton, TX to go get, but someone might be interested. Looks like a good buy @ $50:…

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