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How many of you remember these? A few weeks ago when I was helping my mom, this beauty came home with me. My dad bought this mid century stereo console before he and my mom were married in 1968 from Montgomery Ward. I would guess it was purchased sometimes between 1962 and 1966 because my mom remembers it in his bachelor apartment when she met him. For years it was upstairs in our living room and later my mom moved it to the basement family room. I remember playing both my dad’s albums on it and my 45’s. Eventually my mom stored this piece in her laundry room where it remained until the end of 2013.
I moved my trash-to-treasure dresser to another room and replaced it with daddy’s console stereo. I wish he were around to know that his bachelor piece is now being enjoyed again.
Believe it or not, both the radio and turn table still work. I’ve been listening to the radio but haven’t been in our attic to retrieve some of Mr. SP’s old albums to enjoy.
I spent hours cleaning this piece. The wood is in great condition but had small paint spatters on the top that I was able to remove with some fine steel wool. I even took the back off and cleaned the inside.
The user’s manual was inside of the console. How lucky am I that my parents saved it?
My dad never bothered to take this tag off the turn table either.
Do you remember using these? If you are in your 20’s or 30’s you may not even know their purpose! These were in the console where albums used to be stored.
I like my new piece and am so glad that my mom let me have it. If I ever get tired of using it for listening to the radio or for listening to albums, it would make a perfect tv stand.
Mid century furniture seems to be the rage right now and I’m thrilled to add a bit of it to my home, especially since this is a family piece.