Lafayette S-9 Radio/Phonograph

My wife’s uncle gave me this many years ago. I passed it on unrestored some time ago at one of the NEARC Westford meets, but I thought I’d post a few photos anyway.

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It was missing a knob, the dial cover was badly yellowed, the finish was cracked, and the style didn’t appeal to me, so deciding to pass this one on was easy.

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Serial number 91923. Lafayette didn’t make 100,000 of these, did they? The serial numbers must have continued across models.

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The turntable should be reflocked. The needle cups are there, for what that’s worth.

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Unfortunately the reflections from the dial cover obscure the dial. It’s AM band only.

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The grill bars do give it a touch of style.

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The finish on the top was a mess. I wonder if the you fellow who bought it ever restored it?

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