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 Post subject: RCA Victor 66E Demonstrator Phonograph
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Victor I
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I realize that this phonograph is a little more "modern" than what we discuss here, but I picked this up today.

This is an RCA Victor 66E Demonstrator phonograph. I know absolutely nothing about these, but I gather that these were not intended for sale, and were for in-store demonstration purposes. It looks to me like the turntable and motor were changed, and plywood cut to accommodate a smaller turntable, perhaps from a portable. I assume that the surrounding metal bed, tonearm, and the electronic stuff underneath are original. Please correct me if I am wrong - like I say, I know nothing.

The back door is missing, (assume that there was a back door). The grill cloth looks original with a relatively small area that is beginning to fray - not sure how to stabilize this.

Does anyone know if the turntable and motor were used on other models, or specific to the Demonstrator? I'd like to find a replacement. Oh boy, yet another project that I'll never get to!

The price I paid was worth it for the cabinet alone, and it's a neat machine.

Mike


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