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 Post subject: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:08 pm 
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Victor IV
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/288360752094716/


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 Post subject: Re: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:00 pm 
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Keep'em well oiled
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It's a pity that those of us who don't have fb canot enter to see it...
Inigo


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 Post subject: Re: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:15 pm 
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I have good days...this might not be one of them
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Rough condition and missing the tone arm- and that will not be easy to find.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Thanks for the photos. Never seen one before, except in one Columbia record sleeve having the advertisement.
It's a hard task to rescue this marvel, for lion hearted men or women... provided with time, patience and the necessary knowledge and tooling.
Nice challenge!
Inigo


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 Post subject: Re: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:03 pm 
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I'm not on FB and I don't have a problem seeing the marketplace ads.

This is worth going after just for the $200 worth of tubes in the amp (if they are good). Even if they aren't the rest is well worth $81.

Chuck


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 Post subject: Re: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:50 pm 
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You can have a Facebook account without using any personally identifying information. I have an account strictly for marketplace, antique phonograph groups, antique radio groups, vintage car groups...I don't use my real name, I use my first and middle name (which could pass as a last name). I use only my real location (city/state). Nobody can look me up from the past - I can contact people if I choose, however. I even created a separate email account strictly for FB use. I held out as long as I could, but more and more people moved to selling there and away from Craigslist - Letgo and Offerup are pretty much jokes...


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 Post subject: Re: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:23 am 
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Victor I
to own an electrola is a blessing
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Inigo wrote:
Thanks for the photos. Never seen one before, except in one Columbia record sleeve having the advertisement.
It's a hard task to rescue this marvel, for lion hearted men or women... provided with time, patience and the necessary knowledge and tooling.
Nice challenge!

Beware the power transformer in this machine..the 81 filaments are wired in series so if the power transformer is bad you will need a rewind. A 15 volt filament replacement transformer is not easy to find


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 Post subject: Re: Someone please save this Columbia Kolster (Texas)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:09 pm 
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victor 15-1 wrote:
Beware the power transformer in this machine..the 81 filaments are wired in series so if the power transformer is bad you will need a rewind. A 15 volt filament replacement transformer is not easy to find


Having a new power transformer made isn't a big issue anymore, some bigger ones are in the $175-$200 range, smaller ones in the $100-$150 range.

Chuck


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