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 Post subject: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:00 pm 
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I just don't know what to say... :shock: :o :( :cry: :x



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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:03 pm 
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Who doesn't like an early green-oak finished machine?


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
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I could cry... :(
Who would do such a horrible thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:15 pm 
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I remember that color was very popular during the 1970s when I worked at a place that sold home decorations. It was generally referred to as "antique avocado," which I dubbed "puke green." There was a trend during that time for bored housewives (and some bored househusbands) to ruin Victrolas as well as sideboards, chests, dressers, fireplace mantles, babies cribs--anything they could slap a coat of paint over. (Damn "Ladies Home Journal" !)


Probably would be a good project fixer-upper. At lease they didn't paint over the decal. Possibly, most of the paint will come off with a Scotch Scrubber Sponge soaked in Simple Green. I'd re-do the sound box gaskets, too. That gap between the ends of the front gasket would probably let in a lot of air.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:17 pm 
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Ortho_Fan wrote:
Probably would be a good project fixer-upper.


It would be. But the price is a little steep for a fixer-upper in my book. Half the price, and I'd consider it.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:39 pm 
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Ohhhh, I'm "green" with envy. It's groovy man. It would go great with my beanbag chair, lava lamp and Hendrix poster..

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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
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Zeppy wrote:
Ortho_Fan wrote:
Probably would be a good project fixer-upper.


It would be. But the price is a little steep for a fixer-upper in my book. Half the price, and I'd consider it.


Agree, the price seems steep for a project machine. I'm wondering what these go for now? The only one I've seen for sale recently is this one:


http://www.collectorsworldwest.com/lookup.php?id=224


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:38 pm 
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Ortho_Fan wrote:
Zeppy wrote:
Ortho_Fan wrote:
Probably would be a good project fixer-upper.


It would be. But the price is a little steep for a fixer-upper in my book. Half the price, and I'd consider it.


Agree, the price seems steep for a project machine. I'm wondering what these go for now? The only one I've seen for sale recently is this one:


http://www.collectorsworldwest.com/lookup.php?id=224


I think Ive seen them run around $500 in decent shape. Just shy of $900 seems pretty steep, even for a nice looking machine. $400 for a machine in baby poop green....just wrong on every front.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
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Well, it's repetitive, but I can only say I agree with all the above comments. The price for this machine is pretty far out of line. It'll be interesting to see if it sells, or gets re-listed at a lower price.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh the Humanity!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Auxetophile wrote:
Who doesn't like an early green-oak finished machine?


Previously owned by Kermit the Frog's Great Grandfather :lol:


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