Chris has also found a novel way to use his set -- as a dog deterrent. Editor Our beloved, late dog Scooter seemed to think our living room, which we seldom used, was his domain. He had a habit of stealthily "marking" various spots when no one was looking. As one step to help solve this problem I thought, perhaps if we used the room more, he'd view it less as his, and perhaps we'd use it more if there were a music system there.
It was complete except for the record changer. It is a monoaural amplifier, pre-dating the commercial debut of stereo by five years. Cosmetically, the unit was in excellent condition with just some slight crazing of the lacquer on the lid. At some point in the console's previous life, someone had disconnected the tuner and amp from the speaker network. The speakers were connected to an ugly fader switch mounted adjacent to the tuner dial and contols, and the console was apparently used as an extension speaker, perhaps for a guitar amp. In addition to the usual cleaning, lubrication, adjustments, restoration consisted of recapping the tuner and amplifier and replacing bad resistors.