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 Astor 3 in 1 radiogram TV record player?
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:12:21 PM on 17 October 2013.
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 JB
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
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Hi Everyone

My grandma has moved into a home and we are having a garage sale and have found an old TV/radio with a record player draw (underneath the TV). I have no idea what model it is but dad says it was black and white and he believes 1950's. It looks like a mahogany wood but I'm not sure.

I have no idea what it might be worth. TV is not working but radio and record player are I believe.

Comments welcome or feel free to email me jessb61.hotmail.com


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:36:57 PM on 17 October 2013.
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 Location: East Maitland, NSW
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Hi mate, I'm a NSW kid who wants 1950s B&W TV to restore and keep working for years and years, I want this TV for $2 maybe but you'd have to deliver it yourselves as I am in NSW, I'm in a little town called East Maitland, and I am also looking for a guitar amp by Marshall to trade for my Vox amp


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:57:48 PM on 17 October 2013.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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From the description it sounds like an Astor Model D51GL/6.

If the drawer under the TV screen has both a radio and record player then it is the model I think it might be.

The other possible model that it might is the D31GC which does not have a radio.

Both models date from 1965.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:40:42 PM on 17 October 2013.
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 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Nathan, it appears that the seller is in Queensland. Unless he's feeling extremely generous, I highly doubt you would get the set delivered to your door for $2. Heck, I highly doubt you could even purchase the set for $2, delivery excluded.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:54:33 PM on 17 October 2013.
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 Location: East Maitland, NSW
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I have $5 saved up lol


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:45:12 AM on 18 October 2013.
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 JB
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
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Thanks TV collector - I've sent some pics through to be put up so stay tuned. The radio nobs etc are actually along the top of the set (at the back). I haven't been able to find an equivalent online anywhere. It's actually relatively 'compact' compared to some I have seen and to look at, just looks a TV from the front.

I think I will have to see if I can find the model number on it and do a bit more research - but no unfortunately Nathan, $2 delivered is not going to happen...


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:33:28 PM on 21 October 2013.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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To help you a bit with your research.

The sets is known as the "Astor Devon". There were several models that shared this name that have a common styling theme.

The model number was stamped on the back cover originally but after many years this is often faded away.
The model number is also stamped in dark ink on the rear facing edge of the TV chassis. Usually, the numbers are visible through the gap below the lower edge of the back cover.


 
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