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Re: Curtis Mathes Stereo

Posted By: Peter Dale <PeterCDale@wmconnect.com> (cache-rc05.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 12/17/2 12:47

In Response To: Curtis Mathes Stereo (Justin Miller)

Justin, You didn't describe the stereo. Heres a little backround. Curtis mathes tried to unite audio systems with furniture style. These sets were sold at a premium above the cost of average stereos. This was more predominent in the time frame when tubes were used. With the advent of transistors, manufacturers went to smaller enclosures and ultimately to individual boxes as we have today. A leader in TV and stereo furniture was "Natilie Kalmus" both a designer name and a brand for a while .Its posible that Curtis was influenced by those designs or even usecd some. Either way the rage in the 1960s up to about 1975 was to strip the electronics out of the old stereos and tvs to make them into useful furiture such as bars etc. This was a DYI project. I don't know of any value or collectability,but heavens knows almost any thing is collectable thats older these days. Your best bet,beside the date coding on a label hidden (stapled or glued somewhere in the guts of the set, is to go to a books a million or Barnes and Noble bookstore to see if this has been documented in a book yet. Good Luck.

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