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 Post subject: FOR SALE: Large Cylinder Record Wall Display/Cabinet - $675
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Here is something that doesn't turn up too often, a custom-made cylinder cabinet, with room for 165 boxed cylinder records stored and displayed in individual slots behind sliding glass doors...

I advertised it here, months ago, and it sold to a great guy down south. The plan was to meet up at the August APS show and hand it off.

Sadly, and to just about everyone's disappointment (except perhaps YOURS) this sale had to be cancelled. I couldn't fit it into my vehicle to get it down to LA and hand it off to the buyer as planned, and there was no time to make an alternative arrangement.

As my daughter wryly said to me after half an hour of sweatily trying to wrestle it into place:

"Measure twice, load once, Dad."

So here we go again, and I'll recycle some of the prior words to tell you all about it and why you need it!

It came from the estate of a family which had run a California general store that had remained in operation from Gold Rush times until the late 20th century. This cabinet was a custom replacement of the store's original cylinder record sales display, probably done in the 60s or 70s. The family kept it in their home after the store closed as a means of storing their record collection in a quaint and familiar way.

Thus, it's something in an old format but is not that old itself. It's very well made, solid and tight, super convenient, and quite attractive. As you'll see in the photos below, it has 11 columns of 15 round slots sized to perfectly fit standard cylinder records in their boxes. It measures about 44" w x 78" h x 8" (rounded to the nearest inch) so it's something that takes up a pretty good piece of wall but does not poke out into the room very much at all. The two glass sliding doors ride in metal tracks top and bottom, and each has one of those little "handle" indentations cut into it for ease of opening.

The base comes off to help move it, or perhaps to facilitate mounting it directly to the wall.

It's solid wood (not veneered) and thus is pretty heavy, and so it needs to be picked up here in the San Francisco Bay Area, or I can borrow a pickup truck to drop it off locally. I can also drop it off at any shipper with a blanket-wrap arrangement the buyer can arrange.

Jerry Blais could certainly get it to Union (next June) or the APS show (next August), and since I'll be driving in a truck up to Jerry's within the next few weeks, I can get it to him for such future delivery. Come to think of it, I can also deliver it to points between San Francisco and Portland on that trip.

Have a look - it's really cool. As usual, the sideways photo syndrome seems to be happening here, so click the shot and it should right itself. Or PM me your cell number and I'll text you the pix directly.

And the price is negotiable!


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