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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:29 pm 
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Curt A wrote:
...Since he apparently made it home, only luck prevailed...


In fairness, that packing job may well have been more secure than it looked. Assuming the guy did not remove the motor, I'd be willing to guess the machine's center of gravity was within the confines of the trunk. Would I have done it that way? Not on a bet. But if faced with one of those "necessity is the mother of invention" situations, perhaps it could have been done worse. In fact, I know it could; one of our forum members who works on my machines locally has recounted how some guy retrieved his Victrola, set it unsecured and upright on the bed of his pickup truck, and drove away. Apparently he actually made it to the first stop sign down the street before the poor machine tipped over and fell from his truck.


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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:36 pm 
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No one has said what machine that is. Is it a Victrola Credenza?


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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:09 pm 
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marcapra wrote:
No one has said what machine that is. Is it a Victrola Credenza?


Yes
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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
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Here in the Northeast, we call it "yankee ingenuity", or the "can-do" spirit. I'm happy to hear he made it home, but would hope he finds a pickup truck or van the next time. :)

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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:24 pm 
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I sure hope that this was NOT that wonderful 9-54 or 5 Electrola that was in the back room. I wanted to buy that one so badly and I was trying to figure out a way to get it to Minneapolis. It got sold while I was trying to figure out transportation. It really was in nice shape but it needed a full rebuild and a speaker. I was worried about moving it in the back of a Toyota Tacoma.


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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:40 pm 
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Brandon, One terrific photograph! Does anyone know where he was heading and if he got it there?


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Brandon, One terrific photograph! Does anyone know where he was heading and if he got it there?


Iowa - apparently it did make it!
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 Post subject: Re: By Any Means Necessary!
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Better than being behind this guy :lol:

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