The Talking Machine Forum — For All Antique Phonographs & Recordings

It is currently Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:19 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Capeharts Anyone? Capehart Model 405C-AW
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:37 am 
Victor Jr
User avatar
"Quality Seen & Heard"
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:49 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Lexington, KY
One of two series C machines known to currently exist, this one has special deluxe radio features. Capehart offered the series C 400 model starting in late 1934, production lasted through mid 1935. 16 radio tubes, 5 band all wave tuner, push pull parallel 2A5 output amplifier, 13.5 inch Jensen speaker, and special 16-E record changer; this machine was one the finest record player machines one could buy those two years.

The 16-E record changer is of most interest as it has the capability to play RCA Victrolac 33 ½ RPM records! The last year Capehart offered this feature on their 16-E changer, the user could play either 78 rpm or 33 ½ rpm(pre-war) records. While not as fancy as the other two machines I posted, this was the best Capehart had to offer in 1934-1935.

The implementation of the 5 band all wave tuner makes this the only known surviving example within collector hands. Standard and deluxe radio tuners were a customer option Capehart offered leading up to 1935. In 1936, Capehart did away with this feature offering a all wave tuner for all 400 models moving forward.

Very few units if any could compete with the 1935 series C machines. This unit has been dormant for decades and appears un-disturbed. We will tackle an restoration of the unit here on the forum for those interested!

Comments welcome,


#1.jpg [ 154.33 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]
#2.jpg [ 187.2 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]
#3.jpg [ 174.17 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]
#4.jpg [ 248.55 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]
#5.jpg [ 184.44 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]
#6.jpg [ 233.09 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]
#7.jpg [ 251.43 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]
#8.jpg [ 188.6 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]
#9.jpg [ 259.38 KiB | Viewed 166 times ]

"The finest in music plus radio entertainment"
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Pathe Logical and 4 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Americanized by Maël Soucaze.