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1965 Electrohome ‘Circa 703’ cabinet by Deilcraft of Canada

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Mel and I were at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire this last weekend that is held the first Sunday of every month.

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There were some cool items out for sale, but we were blown away by this Electrohome unit for sale by our friend Ed. He saw our Hepcat Restorations and the recent post we did on our newly acquired “Ultra rare RCA record player, radio and cassette player“.  At the bottom of that post I showcased other units I wish I could find, and this was one of them! We were so excited to see Ed had this and he brought it thinking it was something we would dig, and he was right.

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They made an acompaning chair that allowed you to listen and control the music from the Circa 703, what a cool idea! I can’t imagine there are many of those chairs around now.

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The designing mind behind Electrohomes Circa 75 was Gordon Duer. He was the design director and was responsible for making sure that the designs were forward thinking. They made sure to use materials that would be ultra futuristic, like plastic in all it’s forms; glossy, metalic, silver and white. The belief was that plastics would be the medium that would be used to help shape the future. On this particular unit they used their fair share of plastics, but the outer case is teak. These units sold for around $600 back in the day, which was quite an investment for that time period.

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This unit is surprisingly clean for its age.

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The Circa 703 has speakers in the base of the console. These satilite speakers will help fill the room with sound.

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All knobs are present and accounted for!

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Everything seems to work, but the record player needs a needle. The radio turns on and pulls in stations really well.

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Source:

https://books.google.com/books?id=E2LOeH3ytEIC&pg=PP49&lpg=PP49&dq=gordon+duern&source=bl&ots=y3O2VCGe2A&sig=d0twnVNBC0ZKQwxu5TJz1wEy8XA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MDWbVcKvDcbFogT_3oaoBw&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=gordon%20duern&f=false

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