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Danny
08-02-2008, 14:02
Remember these ?

size of a sideboard and they were just a radio and record player

anyone got a picture or link ?

Heather74
08-02-2008, 14:12
http://www.technology-props.co.uk/frames/images/cossor_522.jpg
Think this ones more 60's

Hows this for a Piece??
http://www.oldtechnology.net/images/invictatv.jpg

http://www.radiograms.co.uk/

Danny
08-02-2008, 14:57
Brilliant!
Now I look at the top one it's very familiar...think the parents must have got it second hand from a decade earlier

sixtyten
08-02-2008, 15:13
Every family I knew in the 70's had one of these:p

I can also recall playing around with soldiers in the back of next doors open backed huge TV set:eek::eek: Dangerous!

sarcymarky
08-02-2008, 15:15
Ah good old valve technology. We never had one one but I remember playing around with something like this.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z141/sarkymarky/rp.jpg

Let me tell you it could really take some punishment!!

jessi
08-02-2008, 16:42
This is the same as the one we had at home..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Jessikalu/e991_1.jpg

...and this is the same as the old dansette I had, I luurved that record player lol

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Jessikalu/e290_12.jpg

koukou
08-02-2008, 16:55
[quote=jessi;80200]This is the same as the one we had at home..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Jessikalu/e991_1.jpg
^^

My gran had one of these, many happy hours as a kid spent listening.

jessi
08-02-2008, 17:09
yes koukou, that one was from the late 60's early 70's it was my dads' pride and joy.

kass
08-02-2008, 18:34
Remember my aunty having one the size of a sideboard. My cousin used to tell me it was Dracula's coffin and make the lid creak. :eek:

joybee
08-02-2008, 18:42
The one that Jess and Koukou said was most like theirs must have been really popular at the time as ours was like that too !!:D

Come on though girls - it was a STEREOgramme - state of the art :p

jessi
08-02-2008, 19:08
lol no it wasn't hun, because it only played in mono...:D

kass
08-02-2008, 22:38
Aunty called hers a stereogram too Joybee.

sixtyten
08-02-2008, 22:48
Dansettes were Mono, the big cabinet ones were Stereo.
We had a little blue & white dansette..That was in the house before I was born and I used to up until about 1980:o:o

joybee
08-02-2008, 23:03
This one was mine - I bought it myself out of my savings when I was thirteen - much to my mum's disgust (Fancy wasting money on one of those things !!) Mine was a brown colour though.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb256/joybee47/IM_0766_zl.jpg

(and why not Daz ?? If it worked, and you loved it - rock on !!)

sixtyten
08-02-2008, 23:04
Pop music,eh?? it'll never last:D

sixtyten
08-02-2008, 23:14
No idea what happened to it in the end. I remember it was Xmas 1978.
I had just got a copy of Love Bites by the Buzzcocks of Christmas and went up to room to play it and discovered my Dad had bought a separates HIFI system for me:):)..
Never used the Dansette much again after that, think it got thrown, but no doubt worth a lot nowdays:rolleyes:

Mulletino
11-02-2008, 04:09
Here's a pic from the mid 70s with our old HMV (His Master's Voice - before it became a music shop) radiogram in it, you could put more than one record on the special arm so it played them one after the other by dropping them on top of the last record.

http://www.mattys.net/OAPS/fashion%20wizardSmall.jpg

My brother is sporting our dad's groovy dressing gown and me a home knit tank top because my mum couldn't do sleeves.

God knows how she got it to fit over that gigantic melon I called a head then! :confused:

Also found some at http://www.thecatalogshop.co.uk namely:

http://www.thecatalogshop.co.uk/catalogue-history/images/littlewoods-catalogue-page-1970p3.jpg

Also my parents replaced ours with a "Music Centre" a bit like this:

http://www.thecatalogshop.co.uk/images/music-centre-70s.jpg

Except ours was less plastic looking with a metal front and small buttons that you only had to touch to use, used to really confuse my mum when she was dusting.

kass
11-02-2008, 10:35
Aaah the home knitted tank top. My Mum couldn't do stripes never mind sleeves! Did anyone ever have one knitted in wool that was 'unpicked' from something equally hideous?

Morcar
18-02-2008, 13:58
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Jessikalu/e991_1.jpg

Very similar to the one we had. I remember it well and can even remember when it finally died.

My sister was playing records on it and the sound just cut out in the middle of a song. My dad blamed the music she was playing. I can't see why myself it was only The Carpenters. :)

Heather74
18-02-2008, 17:12
LOL Morcar i can just hear my Dad there,"Ever likely the rubbish you play on it":rolleyes::p

joybee
18-02-2008, 18:22
NOT if it were the Carpenters Hev - he loved them !! Still got his boxed set - CARPENTERS From the Top:D:p:D

now if you were playing Nik Kershaw........

sixtyten
18-02-2008, 19:05
Mulletino's brother is the original Harry Potter!
You didn't have a neighbour called Joanne did you??:D

pedro
21-02-2008, 16:20
I rescued one like in Huggies photo from my Gran late 60's early 70's. Took out the old bakelite arm and gubbings and replaced it with an ultra modern arm and turntable form our dansette. I painted the exterior white with two go-faster stripes. A mate had a spare speaker cone which i housed in a box made in school woodwork class and hay presto stereo(ish). The dogs danglies until I could afford a proper philips stereo player probably mid 70's. Great memories

yelever
14-04-2008, 22:30
We had a stereogram. lasted til I was about 13. Parents went out and bought a cheap philips midi system after that but kept the stereogram to put the midi system on. The speakers were rubbish on the philips so remember taking apart the stereogram and wiring the speakers to the midi system. Parents got a shock when they turned it on and had tons of bass.

suzannewozere2
21-12-2008, 19:53
I believe dad built our one.

ridski
03-03-2009, 01:05
This is closest to the one we had.

http://belfast.gumtree.com/posting_images/30/34200030__1233665957__1__1-e04cde2d0d782381eaa64091e96ce575.__big__.jpg

Got rid of it in about 1983 and replaced it with one of of those midi hi-fi's. A bit like this (http://www.rickmaybury.com/bootpages/other/tv4.jpg)(image too big to post) but it had two tape decks so you could record songs off the turntable, make compilation tapes, then copy them for your mates.

Danny
04-03-2009, 12:21
Ridski..

Just been rooting through your 'made in the 70's blog' -- good stuff!

ClaudineJones
05-03-2009, 18:12
Aaah the home knitted tank top. My Mum couldn't do stripes never mind sleeves! Did anyone ever have one knitted in wool that was 'unpicked' from something equally hideous?
Uh-ooooh...horrendous balaclava flashback :(

branny
06-03-2009, 15:07
We never had a radiogram. We just had a radio until 16th August 1977 when Elvis died and my dad went out and bought a GEC music centre (similar to the Hitachi one earlier in the thread) and proceeded to brainwash me and mum with every Elvis album he could get his hands on. We had it until he upgraded to a Phillips midi system in the late 80's when CDs came out. Once that packed up he never bothered again because he had sky and a dvd player to keep him happy.

chilligrape
27-08-2009, 14:45
Does anyone on here still have a stereo system?? I know we haven't for a good few years, we have 3 ipods with speakers in our house, and only ever listen to the radio in the car..

Richard1978
27-08-2009, 18:20
I've still got a stereo made up of seperate units.

The amplifier, record player & tuner were my Dad's, & when he got a new system it went into our spare room for a few years.

Later on I started to use it, & got a new tape deck to replace the original which had developed a fault.

Since then I've added a CD player, MD player (still in use) & connected it to my DVD player to get a high quality 2 channel output.

branny
27-08-2009, 23:00
I've still got a stereo made up of seperate units.

The amplifier, record player & tuner were my Dad's, & when he got a new system it went into our spare room for a few years.

Later on I started to use it, & got a new tape deck to replace the original which had developed a fault.

Since then I've added a CD player, MD player (still in use) & connected it to my DVD player to get a high quality 2 channel output.

My seperates are in the dining room. In the early 90's I came across some share certificates i'd forgotten about (profit sharing from a previous job) and found that they were worth a couple of thousand pounds so i sold them and bought Pioneer seperates. Speakers, Amp/Receiver, 6 disc cd, twin tape deck, turntable and graphic equaliser. Cost me about 1500 at the time. Later added a Sony MD player/recorder and Pioneer Cd recorder (which I used for transferring vinyl to CD). It will all probably end up in my daughters bedroom because it all works as well as when I bought it all.

My main system now runs through the amp and surround sound speakers linked to my tv. I have a Sony hard drive recorder that holds 999 albums with space for 400 tracks on each. Best thing I ever bought. saves loadsa space.

sixtyten
27-08-2009, 23:07
Not had a actual stereo for years, but do have a Pure DMX Micro system (radio/DAB/CD) but not even used that since I got my 32gb iPod touch and sony speaker system..its about a foot long, 6 inches high and sounds great..the ipod holds thousands of tracks and hundreds of albums :)

chilligrape
28-08-2009, 00:28
I must say I love my i pod. goes everywhere with me, and I hook it up n the car too.

Shirl
02-09-2009, 16:09
My husband had a radio gram once back in the 70,s it was very long, the knobs were all inside, the oak lid lifted up, when the lid was put down there was nothing just a plain long oak box, it looked just like an oak coffin, I had that out of the house real fast:)

shilton dipper
18-12-2011, 18:57
omg http://www.justchat.co.uk/boards/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif (javascript:emoticon(':shock:')) my parents had a radiogram..........I remember playing my first Black Sabbath album on it and my mother saying......."That's nice dear" when she probably meant 'Turn that dreadful noise down!'........I used it because it had a better sound than my little old mono player http://www.justchat.co.uk/boards/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif (javascript:emoticon(':lol:'))


It was similar to this

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Trickyvee
19-12-2011, 11:01
Our neighbour had a radiogram. Her whole house was decked out like a Spanish Villa and she liked to play Julio Inglesias albums on it. I used to go around and be a nuisance during the summer holidays, playing with her collection of rocks from foreign lands and spinning on her big faux leather winged chairs.

Richard1978
19-12-2011, 15:15
My gran had one of those radiograms with everything under lids.

I can't remember being allowed to use it, but I remember she replaced it with a high spec Amstrad Stereo where almost everything was remote controlled, even the record deck.

One thing that wasn't was the disc size switch so after I played some singles on it my Gran was wondering why it was playing her LP's from the middle.

goldenone
30-12-2011, 08:35
My Gran still has one as part of the furniture in her front room. Don't think it's been used in many years though.

Llamarama
30-01-2012, 13:25
One of my friends got a lovely 1970s PYE G63 that we always listen to when he has a party. Almost always plays vinyl on it, but if the girls complain about the "old fashioned music" (Philistines...) We wire up an iPod dock to the inputs via the highly scientific method of crocodile clips. Love those wonderful old machines. :)

80sChav
10-02-2012, 17:09
My gran had one of those radiograms with everything under lids.

I can't remember being allowed to use it, but I remember she replaced it with a high spec Amstrad Stereo where almost everything was remote controlled, even the record deck.

One thing that wasn't was the disc size switch so after I played some singles on it my Gran was wondering why it was playing her LP's from the middle.


My Gran and Grandasd had one as well Richard. I think a lot from the 40s and 50s generation ahd them. My Granma gave me her's when I got my own place, sadly it was well into decline by then (but it made a gorgous sideboard) and it was ace for hiding like say CD's you never wanted people to known you owned (in it). Sadly though then it was falling into total dis-repair, and I gave it away to my next door neighbour as it was congesting any room it was in (and he had a bigger house) to keep it in. I think even he had to get rid after a few year's though - due to the length of it etc etc.

darren
10-02-2012, 17:14
[QUOTE=joybee;80272]This one was mine - I bought it myself out of my savings when I was thirteen - much to my mum's disgust (Fancy wasting money on one of those things !!) Mine was a brown colour though.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb256/joybee47/IM_0766_zl.jpg

Ah yes i remember this machine.

my mum and dad had one of these as well.
i think we had ours till the mid eightuies if i remember right.

80sChav
11-02-2012, 00:40
I like your Radiogram , Darren. It is well cool, it look's really smart and trendy indeed.