I've got another blonde in my life, and she plays 45s and LPs, even 78s! Luckily, Auntie Atom likes her too.
I've been collecting old LPs for years, focusing on TV-related records and old comedy records, with some old political and sports related records thrown into the collection. Only problem was, I had nothing to play them with! Lately I've been watching the local craigslist for a vintage console stereo, and I've been watching ebay for a smaller tabletop or portable record player. So recently I landed on an auction for this beauty, and I bid aggressively and got it, and I'm glad I did.
It's a Sears Silvertone model 8247, blond walnut cabinet, with a 3-tube amp. Check out that great logo and the flecked fabric on the front. It's in great shape!!!
It's a beauty, and I could not be happier. I just need to buff out some light scuffs on the top and wax the finish. Right now I've got it beside the bar on one of our blonde end tables, because it's just a few inches too big to sit on my record storage rack.
I have some extra hairpin legs laying around, so I may try to build a table for it, or I may try to pick up some tapered spindle legs. Anyway, now we can listen to these records. Woo hoo!