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History Cool auction score 1939 Mopar sales

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Barn Hunter, May 8, 2018.

  1. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,341

    Barn Hunter

    I'm an antiques dealer and I hit the auctions sometimes a couple times a week. I saw this ratty looking record player and opened it up. There was a projector that wing-nuts onto the front. OK...never saw one of these before, so for grins I was high bid and brought it home. So after a little research, I find it was made in 1935 as an advertising piece. When you flip it open, there is a screen on the bottom inside opposite the projector. Then I noticed the little film! When you f 20180508_143126 (2).jpg 20180508_143237 (2).jpg 20180508_143415 (2).jpg 20180508_143449 (2).jpg 20180508_144125 (2).jpg lip the screen down, there are 33 1/3 records behind it that match the films. Check it out I've only peeked at the one film and it's 1939 Chrysler. Some of the others might be a little earlier. I'll soon find out. So you play the record and show the film...a portable sales piece. COOL!
  2. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,185

    from Idaho

    Very nice. Film may be too fragile to view, so hope for the best. Chevrolet had similar training aids by a company named Jam Handy.
  3. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Barn Hunter

    Fortunately these films are in great shape. I'll probably try one out as soon as I test the tubes under the turntable. There's one film/record that compares to Ford and another compares to Chevy.
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  4. xpletiv
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 938

    from chiburbs

  5. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,080

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Very cool find! There must be a straightforward way of digitally copying the filmstrips along with the sound.
    That would be something to upload to the Old Car Manual Project;
  6. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 2,015


    Pretty rare find and totally operational too!Was it expensive?
  7. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Barn Hunter

    302GMC and 31Dodger like this.
  8. 30dodge
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
    Posts: 433

    from Pahrump nv

    It would be fairly simple to rebuild the amp in this by changing the electrolytic caps. The only other problem may be the rubber on the pinch roller for the table.
  9. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,209


    :D If that is nitrate film,please be most careful,as it is VERY flameable.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.

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