Philco Model 48-1201 "Bing Crosby Special" Radio/Record

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 08,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
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Philco Model 48-1201 "Bing Crosby Special"

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Model 48-1201

The model 48-1201 "Bing Crosby Special" was the 1948 version of the extremely popular 1946-47 model 46-1201. 5 tubes, AM radio only. When a record is inserted into the slot on the front of the cabinet and the door is closed, the record automatically starts playing. The "record-in-slot" system was designed by Emil I. Harman, a German designer who joined Philco shortly after WWII. Most 1948 models have a round brass medallion in place of the Philco decal as shown at left; the medallion is embossed with the Philco trademark. Philco 48-1201.� This unit is in very good condition as you can tell by the pictures.� � Although this unit looks great, there are some issues that must be addressed.� First of all, when you turn the unit on, there is nothing but a loud hum.� The second thing is with the drive wheel underneath the turntable: the rubber is dry and may need to be replaced.� Other than that, all the mechanics seem to work just fine.� Also, there� appears to be� a needle in the tonearm as well.
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