It even has the original makers tag!
As normal, I was searching through Craigslist and came across this Telefunken 5094 WK for $50! I am a sucker for Telefunken, and this time it was no different. This unit is in pretty great shape for its age but needs a little reconditioning to put her back to normal.
I love Telefunken and with my stereo repair guy Luis keeps telling me, “if I have to buy a German console, only buy Telefunken”. I do like the styling of Grundig units, but as Luis advised me, they are the lower end of German stereo units.
Here she is in all her glory. All I have done to her at this point is oil her to darken the grain and rehydrate the wood. Those are furniture dollies under the legs of the Telefunken. It makes it easier to move around until I find a more permanent place for it.
This unit has a fold out stereo and a lift up top for the record player.
The cabinet is in remarkable shape for being 50+ years old.
This unit has SW1, SW2, AM, FM and Phono. It also has the cats eye, which glows green when the channel is fully in tune.
There is a compartment on the bottom that allows you to store records.
Telefunken record player model TW501/8TS
Here is the original paper instruction label for the record player.
This unit also has the dog ear speakers that pop out from the side to give a more complete sound.
It has the original manual for the record player and the radio and they are in great shape!
Way too cool! Original purchase paperwork. It looks like it was bought on December 5th 1961! Was this possibly a Christmas present?
Plenty of connectivity as you can see.
There is some wear on the top of this unit that I might do a quick restoration on to make it as good as new.