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Old 8th Nov 2017, 12:12 pm   #1
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Default A forlorn hope - FOC Ferguson 3867

A bit of a long shot but a home is required for a Ferguson radiogram. This one is transistors (no valves) but it sounds nice and is in good condition. Radio section is vhf, mw, and long wave - all working. The record deck is BSR and working but might benefit from a check over. It was serviced about 10years ago but hasn't really been used since. I guess this unit dates from the 60s and the cabinet is in very good condition. It belonged to my late father in law and if there are no takers, I'm afraid it will be consigned to the local tip and that would be a real shame. Photos attached (hopefully).
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Edit: Unit is located in BH21 area.
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 1:35 pm   #2
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It would be a crime to send it to the tip.
Someone please save it.
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 3:45 pm   #3
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If you're unlucky here, try ebay and include the words 'mid-century' in your listing. I think you'd find a new home for it - it's a bit Scandinavian an in great condition.
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 3:55 pm   #4
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Looks in lovely condition sure it will get snapped up.
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 5:23 pm   #5
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Default Re: A forlorn hope - FOC Ferguson 3867

Agreed, the words;

Mid-Century, Retro, Teak, G-Plan and Up-Cycle should have the masses interested as these seem to be eBay buzz words at the moment.

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Old 8th Nov 2017, 8:59 pm   #6
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Default Re: A forlorn hope - FOC Ferguson 3867

It could be made more versatile with a Bluetooth mod as shown here on a very similar model....

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=122743
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 12:29 am   #7
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I'd say that this would have been one of the last stereograms manufactured - almost certainly early to mid 70's rather than 60's.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 10:43 am   #8
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I would agree with that dating as the radio part is stylistically similar to the Studio 6 music centre.

hope it finds a good home, it's in beautiful condition
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 12:12 pm   #9
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Mid-Century, Retro, Teak, G-Plan and Up-Cycle should have the masses interested as these seem to be eBay buzz words at the moment.
You're dead right. Better to have this saved if only for the cabinet, where the retro-trendy would often strip it out and have a Bluetooth Gizmo added.
It's worth something, even for the autochanger!
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 11:47 pm   #10
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Changing trends and lack of space in modern homes have rendered such instruments obsolete these days, which is a shame because the reproduction would make the currently fashionable box record players sound dreadful in comparison.
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 12:02 pm   #11
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Perhaps give as a donation to a Charity Shop - British Heart Foundation do take Radiograms.
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 9:49 pm   #12
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I have one already. Covered with a blanket behind our sofa.
ps Please don't dump it.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 11:24 pm   #13
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I used to have an identical radiogram, saved from a skip. Inside it was date stamped 1972. Given the speakers and cartridge used, it sounded better than it had any right to!

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Old 13th Nov 2017, 11:17 am   #14
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I agree with the sentiments here, and I think it is worth saving but I just don't have the space. It doesn't look like a caring home is going to be forthcoming either.
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 9:17 pm   #15
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What a beautiful piece of kit, my mum had one when i was younger, pity you aren't nearer to me, I'd have it in a heartbeat.
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I would love it, but need it transported to Leeds.
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Can I suggest you try advertising it on Gumtree using most if not all the keywords above. There's a g-plan renaissance from a generation bought up on flat-pack dross, so you never know.
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