A Compendium of Fisher Consoles

Discussion in 'Fisher Forum Stickies' started by Fisherdude, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Fisherdude

    Fisherdude Regular Dude - Super Mod Super Mod Subscriber

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    Attached are links to a wonderful selection of Fisher consoles that have been owned by AK members. This list was put together by AK member "TheRed1", aka Carter. Carter has done an enormous amount of work on this effort, and this might just be one of the best collections of Fisher console info on the internet. I am putting this together as a link to the posts that Carter has done, so that if he makes any updates to his posts in the future, when you click on the following links you will always see the most current, up to date info.

    Enjoy browsing through these links!

    Consoles 1945-1958: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showpost.php?p=4489655&postcount=52

    Consoles 1959-1963: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showpost.php?p=4490618&postcount=432

    Consoles 1964 and beyond:http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showpost.php?p=4539076&postcount=433
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  2. TheRed1

    TheRed1 Console Conservationist

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    Here are some of the results of many hours spent in AK's dusty archives attempting to compile a complete listing of all the Fisher consoles that have passed through these hallowed fora in the last decade. There were quite a few pre-sticky Fishers - many of which have not yet been moved to the Fisher forum. Plus there is the natural tendency to start a new thread with any major new find such as a these Fishers tend to be. All my earlier attempts at one big list resulted in a high percentage of entries mysteriously vanishing when I hit the preview button. So I split up the list so as not to overwhelm AK's html processing abilities.

    In endeavoring to keep this compendium of Fisher consoles updated I keep running up against AK's 10,000 character per post limit. Here again is another attempt to put everything in one place. I have had to copy the old lists omitting any extraneous characters and repost the updated versions here. I am posting this preamble separately as a placeholder for future expansion. Currently the list is divided into three sections 1945-1958, 1959-1963 and 1964-1972.

    If you have a Fisher console that is not listed please PM me with a link to your post - I will be happy to add it.


    UPDATED: 9/19/2013
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  3. TheRed1

    TheRed1 Console Conservationist

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    1945-1958

    1947 Anniversary Series 24(A?) (Georgian cabinet) - vaguy1
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=6461569#post6461569

    1947-8 Anniversary Series 24B (Georgian cabinet) - Fisherdude
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=495928

    1950 Coronet R-1 (Georgian cabinet) - Jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=462214

    1950 Coronet R-2 (Allegro cabinet) - cooljjay
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=291326

    1950 Coronet R-3 (Georgian cabinet) - buglegirl
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=5172289#post5172289

    1951 Coronet R-3 (Warwick cabinet) - larryderouin
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=398119

    1951 Coronet R-3 (Hampshire cabinet) - victor3d
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=5362569#post5362569

    1951 Coronet R-3 (Allegro cabinet) - wrigley
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4306508#post4306508

    1952 Custom Sixty (Hampshire cabinet) - joel27
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=354241

    1954 Series 101 Consolette - Audiomagnate
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=6349146#post6349146

    1955 Custom Sixty (Hampshire cabinet) - Ttryon
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=409636

    1955 Custom Electra (Normandy cabinet) - radioterry
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=471818

    1955 Custom Electra (Normandy cabinet) - Duffinator
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1167416#post1167416
    http://www.videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=47032

    1955-56 Custom Electra (Gotham cabinet) - electracoupe
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4953331

    1955 Series 202 Consolette - zephedone
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=6267724#post6267724

    1955 Series 202 Consolette - Jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=443513

    1955 Series 101 Consolette - madwing
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=167663

    1956 Fisher President (No cabinet) - enewcomb
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4183104#post4183104

    1956 Custom Futura (Covington cabinet) - relaximus via sobr1
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=285615

    1956 Custom Futura (Brittany cabinet) - jaynemo
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1208169#post1208169

    1956 Series 60 Consolette - Westy56
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3972777#post3972777

    1956 Series 60 Consolette - elduce
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1221210

    1956 Series 50 Consolette - cooljjay
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=307819

    1957 Custom Electra (Gotham? cabinet) - Rybeam
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=70417

    1957 Medalist II (Provence cabinet) - derekva
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=468974

    1957 Medalist II? - R-20 - vendo81
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1218354

    1957 Medalist II (Unknown cabinet) - mkaras
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=180773

    1957 Conteomporary - Craterranch
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=472975

    1957 Series 61 Consolette - Thespeakerdude8
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4903931#post4903931

    1957 Series 61 Consolette - jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3238442#post3238442

    1957 Series 61 Consolette - tomcza11
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=301605

    1958 Custom Electra II (Normandy cabinet) - jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3151319#post3151319

    1958 Custom Electra II (Normandy cabinet) - jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2370315#post2370315

    1958 Medalist II(Provence cabinet) - Jered
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=323249

    1958 Contemporary - frankolombo
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=494699

    1958 Contemporary - Sam Cogley
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=305958

    1958 Contemporary - kUngdrew
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=127266

    1958 Contemporary - jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=355797

    1958 Contemporary - relaximus
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=443343
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=486573
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  4. TheRed1

    TheRed1 Console Conservationist

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    1959-1963

    1959 Futura II - Marlin Mackley
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=27251

    1959 Provence II P-410 + 560 'Stereo Companion' - jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=489402

    1959 Provence II (aka: Medalist II) - w4rtc
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=367695

    1959 Contemporary II - longle
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=510018

    1959 Contemporary II + 560 ‘Stereo Companion’ - TheRed1
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=351050

    1959 Contemporary II - Contemporary
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=387161

    1959 Series 610 + 560 'Stereo Companion' - Omegaman
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=7066653

    1959/60 Series 610 - Sung
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=488430

    1959 Series 610 + 560 ‘Stereo Companion’ - visman
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=254422

    1959 Series 610 + 560 ‘Stereo Companion’ - seanrr>buglegirl>larryderouin
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4123669#post4123669

    1959 Series 610 + 560 ‘Stereo Companion’ - analog addict
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=210003

    1959 Series 510 + 560 ‘Stereo Companion’ - Jcricket
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=198147

    1959 Series 510 + 560 ‘Stereo Companion’ - Oldsf85
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=648620#post648620

    1959 Series 510 - TheRed1 > larryderouin
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2246764#post2246764

    1960 Statesman 1010 - artclone
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1628147#post1628147

    1960 Premiere - buglegirl
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=406901

    1960 Premiere - TheRed1
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=112001

    1960 Premiere - julianburke
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3687601#post3687601

    1960 Premiere - davis419b
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3801116#post3801116

    1960 Coronet - Nekguda
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=476367

    1960 Coronet - Charivari
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=50076

    1960 Custom Electra III - rwj0j0
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=376486

    1960 Custom Electra III - kn8243
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=363832

    1960 Custom Electra III - ziphius
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3539111

    1960 Custom Electra III - tlgibbs
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2758101

    1960 Custom Electra III - deadbeat son
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3025240#post3025240

    1960 Custom Electra III - TheRed1 to Janet
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=133705

    1960 Custom Electra III - Franksta
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=31256

    1960 Custom Electra III - hammr7
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=334479

    1961 Executive V - cc43fan > walyfd
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=466304
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=496090

    1961 Executive V - scstocks
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4620891#post4620891

    1961 Executive VI - Jimmy64>Joe11611>perchdog
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2267058#post2267058
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3218388#post3218388

    1961 Statesman II - melvin87144>Westy56
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=359147
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4551096#post4551096

    1961 Statesman II - mcsteam22
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=176951

    1961 Coronet II - derekva
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=473456

    1961 Coronet II - larryderouin via fourwheels0
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=331543

    1961 Custom Electra IV - N3DRX
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=483139

    1961 Custom Electra IV - kangatoy
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=409777

    1961 Custom Electra IV - WarrGo
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3171176

    1961 Custom Electra IV - p.dow
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2372988#post2372988

    1961 Custom Electra IV - VinylHanger
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7723

    1961 Custom Electra IV - jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=377868

    1961 Custom Electra IV - jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3843914#post3843914

    1962 President VII - fini
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=362506

    1962 Executive VII - ksks
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4084286#post4084286

    1962 Ambassador IV - Omegaman
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=7124051&posted=1#post7124051

    1962 Ambassador IV - pich
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1658058#post1658058

    1962 Ambassador IV - Di32
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=316924

    1962 Ambassador IV - chard306
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=444705

    1962 Futura III - WarrGo
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=381575

    1962 Futura III - jean lafite
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2296815#post2296815

    1962 Futura III - 2weelchpprpilot
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=68652

    1962 Futura III - Chip - HP
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1173601

    1962 Futura III - WilsonCreek
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=314486

    1962 Custom Electra V - pdbjc
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=431797

    1962 Custom Electra V - Omegaman
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=361584

    1962 Custom Electra V - skykng
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=183310

    1962 Custom Electra V - kms692000
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=179656

    1962 Custom Electra V - Ears
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=311627

    1962 Custom Electra V - hammr7
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=334479

    1962 Custom Electra V - Omegaman
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=361584

    1962 Chadwick C-33 - jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3843927#post3843927

    1962 Chadwick C-33 - hammr7
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=334479

    1962 Philharmonic II - k7cid@me.com
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2877945

    1963 President VIII - Jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=428582

    1963 President VIII - Qman
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=313562

    1963 Executive VIII - buglegirl > larryderouin
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=387136

    1963 Regent - schwarcw’s friend
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=185023

    1963 Statesman III - Diegoenusa
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=301482

    1963 Ambassador V - grinder029
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2873337

    1963 Ambassador V - Bucky Badger
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3963162#post3963162

    1963 Ambassador V - ddeland
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3834599#post3834599

    1963 Ambassador V - gpsmithii
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4124309#post4124309

    1963 Ambassador V - scupbucket
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=438099

    1963 Futura IV - Travis G.
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=517940

    1963 Custom Electra VI - polecat16
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=513579

    1963 Custom Electra VI - railcruzr
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=397698

    1963 Custom Electra VI - that70sguy
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=285067

    1963 Custom Electra VI - relaximus
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=180894

    1963 Custom Electra VI - NW Lover
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=222545

    1963 Diplomat - rshadley
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3953342#post3953342

    1963 Diplomat - cruisaire
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=32680

    1963 Philharmonic IV - audiodon
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=262141
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013
  5. TheRed1

    TheRed1 Console Conservationist

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    1964-1972

    1964 Regent II - Jonboy55
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=411617

    1964 Executive IX - scootchu
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2272756#post2272756

    1964 Executive IX -perchdog
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3642791#post3642791

    1964 Executive IX - Naptown Rob via Smirskahoven
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3701244#post3701244

    1964 Statesman IV - jjprager
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=472180

    1964 Ambassador VI - skibjr
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1632908#post1632908

    1964 Ambassador VI - ethlax
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=141336

    1964 Futura V - achilles_bog
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=290376

    1964 Custom Electra VII - Naptown Rob>larryderouin
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=383041

    1964 Custom Electra VII - buglegirl
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4816975#post4816975

    1964 Custom Electra VII - solidjackson>rwj0j0
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=304320

    1964 Custom Electra VII - RuSsMaN
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3585630#post3585630

    1964 Custom Electra VII - auxtech66
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2251165

    1964 Custom Electra VII - moonstation2
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4267528#post4267528

    1964 Diplomat II - cbrann
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2276157

    1964 Diplomat II - wilke87
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=123490

    1964 Philharmonic IV - hatrack71
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3176755#post3176755

    1964 Philharmonic IV - Saint Johnny via stonemillhq
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=248872

    1964 Allegro - rcflybob
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=267070

    1964 Allegro/1965 Allegro II - analog addict
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2192974#post2192974

    1965 Executive X - chefg1
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=319841

    1965 Ambassador VII - retrokid 52
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4806441

    1965 Ambassador VII - DonQuixote99
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=331900

    1965 Futura VI - larryderouin
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=249012

    1965 Futura VI - QJ-ATX
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=331922

    1965 Custom Electra VIII - tomcza11
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=385052

    1965 Custom Electra VIII - larryderouin
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2943520

    1965 Warwick (Futura V?) - mgzny
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2799477

    1965 Diplomat III - roivett
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=492590#post492590

    1964 Allegro/1965 Allegro II - barrynsue
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2193080#post2193080

    1966 Executive 971 - digiovmt
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4292012#post4292012

    1966 Futura F-591 - Grumpy
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=3297

    1966 Futura F-591 - chillywilly
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4147111

    1966 Custom Electra E-491 - apple scruff
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=542455

    1966 Custom Electra E-491 - the fish
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2915360#post2915360

    1966 Custom Electra E-491 - TheRed1 to Sandi
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=132848

    1966 Diplomat D-391 - Tuquala
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=350980

    1966 Philharmonic P-291 - Anti_Skate
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=520498

    1966 Philharmonic P-291 - vinyldavid
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3610352

    1966 Philharmonic P-291 - nerdorama
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2957586#post2957586

    1966 Allegro A-190 - mpholland
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=197024

    1967 Metropolitan M-4592 - CARNICK
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=491940

    1967 Metropolitan M-4592 - growl
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=381917

    1967 Custom Electra E-492 - Summit9669
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=510857

    1967 Custom Electra E-492 - Hink
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4058638#post4058638

    1967 Custom Electra E-492 - fir.na.tine
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=73588

    1967 Custom Electra E-492 - waynemarc
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=538863#post538863

    1967 Philharmonic P-292 - hannyy
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=6912838#post6912838

    1967 Philharmonic P-292 - chillywilly
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=366218

    1967 Philharmonic P-292 - chillywilly
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=438260

    1967 Philharmonic P-292 - Brian McGowa
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=334268

    1968 Philharmonic P-293 - ToneDeafPaul
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=439897

    1968 Diplomat D-393 - little-al
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=492321

    1968 Diplomat D-393 - schmikka
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=258606

    1968 Statesman S-692 - yaleforks
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4004435#post4004435

    1969 Metropolitan D-399 - elduce
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3008504#post3008504

    1969 Royal Electra R-494 - hammondcrazy
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?p=6200874#post6200874

    1969 Royal Electra R-494 - Richard D
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=55841

    1969 Royal Electra R-494 - jgorhan
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=301564

    1969 Royal Electra R-494✝ - larryderouin
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=229507

    1970/71 Regent R-495 - ronrico
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=418821

    1970/71 Statesman S-594 -1984tigers
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=429531
     
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  6. analog addict

    analog addict Glory or Death!

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    Carter - once again you have outdone yourself. I can't even begin to guess how much time you've sunk into this effort....
    BTW how far are you from Chantilly? Next time I go to visit my brother I will have to see if I can tour your collection.
     
  7. jrbaudio

    jrbaudio New Member

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    Another Fisher Console

    I did not see my console listed-Futura Model F-5593, owners manual is dated 1966, unit has a Dual 1015 turntable, receiver appears to be the Fisher 220-T
     

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  8. TheRed1

    TheRed1 Console Conservationist

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    Let me begin by welcoming you to Audiokarma. That's a very odd Fisher console you have. I had to do a lot of digging through my records to try to piece together its story.

    The reason you don't see any like it listed in the Compendium is that it is the first example of its kind to surface. You won't find it at the fisherconsoles.com website either. I'm not exactly sure what model year it would fall under but I'm pretty sure it's not a '66 - more likely '67-'68. The cabinet appears in the '69 catalog but that year's Futura had a Tune-O-Matic receiver. (24-R/250-T/250-TX)? Below are the applicable pages of the '69 Fisher console catalog. Yours is 'C': Country English in Mahogany - as noted on the build sheet attached to the back of your cabinet, i.e. CEM.

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    Your receiver does indeed appear to be a 220-T. Have you ever looked at the back/bottom of the receiver to see if there is a model number there? Sometimes when Fisher used a receiver in a console they used a special model number as in the above 24-R/250-T/250-TX example. The 220-T dates from around 1967 so your console is possibly from that model year. The 1966 copyright date supports that since Fisher's literature was usually prepared in advance - as you would expect.

    However, the cabinet being used in '69 makes me suspect it was from the '68 model year. The F-5593 model number also supports 1968 since the few new models from that year - like the Diplomat D-393 - all ended with the digits '93'. '67s were '92' and '69s were '94'. Have you ever checked the IEA codes on the speakers? That's a good way to get a ballpark estimate of the date a console was manufactured. Those speakers are probably United Speaker Systems, Inc. products. I forget their IEA code but if you could post any numbers from the back of the console's speakers I'm sure we could figure it out.

    What I suspect your console is is the late 60s equivalent of an early 60s Chadwick or Warwick. Fisher used those model names to sell odd mixtures of cabinet and hardware - often from divergent model years. It has been conjectured that this was Fisher's method of cleaning out its warehouse - building consoles with whatever components they had overproduced and housing them in a cabinet from the current model year. Your Futura is unusual in that the cabinet seems to have been offered BEFORE it debuted as part of 1969's factory lineup.

    The use of the Futura name itself is also strange. No Futuras appeared in either the '67 catalog or the '68 product brochures, (there was no '68 console catalog.) It almost seems as if Fisher intended to abandon that model name which would make sense since Chadwick and Warwick were old Fisher models from WAY back recycled as sort of clearance model names. What is really cool is the Futura name on your 220-T: that makes it a very unusual find and verifies this receiver as original equipment on this console.
     
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  9. jrbaudio

    jrbaudio New Member

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    Thank you for the information on my Fisher Futura. Checking the back side of the receiver it is labeled as model 220-T, S/N 29208A; both of the woofers have a number designation of 10B15AS below this number is 137 745. Also there is a caution label on the back of the cabinet located at the Wide-Surround speaker jack stating "Do not use the WS-1 speakers use only WS-2 speakers". I can only assume there must be a different ohm rating for this receiver. Reading the cabinet description for the Country English style there was no mention of the casters that are on the unit. Now for the best part of this Fisher find, when I purchased the stereo it came complete with all Fisher documents-owners manual with the warranty card still attached, the Dual 1015 turntable owners manual, the turntable caution tag for initial set up, the Fisher FM station log, a flyer with audio accessories available, a pamphlet titled They Shall Have Music a brief on Avery Fisher, the paper envelope to store these documents and the Fisher clear plastic bag for storage of all the printed material. In August of 2009 I was in the local Salvation Army store when I noticed this set in the furniture section, realizing that it was a Fisher stereo off to cashier with the sale tag I went and made the purchase-$39.99. Getting the set home it was just a plug n play all functions worked perfectly.
     
  10. TheRed1

    TheRed1 Console Conservationist

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    I believe that first jumble of numbers and letters is the part number. The six digit number is the EIA code. '137' is the manufacturer, in this case: CTS. That is a little surprising since I would have thought Fisher would have still been using USS drivers at that time. The last three digits are (1st): the last digit of the year of manufacture (1967) and (2nd & 3rd): the week of production (45 = late Oct./early Nov.). That is solidly within the range I would expect for the 1968 model year which began earlier than usual this year, in August. Model years for consoles typically began in September, as in the auto industry.

    The reference to the WS-2 speakers also points to 1968. 1967 was the last year for the WS-1. I think it is safe to conclude your Futura F-5593 was a 1968 model. The casters were probably added by a previous owner.

    It is uncanny how many Fisher consoles still have all or most of their original documentation with still them. For a Fisher historian like me, they can be as interesting as the console itself. I would love to get a scan of your owner's manual, (if you would be willing to do that,) in order to be able to add it to the fisherconsoles.com website if/when Jon and I get around to adding the later years. I'll PM you my email address optimistically.
     

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