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jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9203629

I'm wondering what this was used for, in the back there's a round hole at the top center with a very fine screen in it. I cant figure out what I've just acquired if anyone knows??? Thank you
Christine

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ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

July 13, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9203901

Wow !, great find, that might be a "breathing hole" in the back to allow air circulation for something electric, are there any telltale marks or screw holes on the inside that would suggest that something was removed? the screen will keep the spiders out.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

July 13, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9203948

Lovely find. Looks perfect there.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2012
1:42 PM

Post #9204085

Wow, I didnt see them before, maybe this will help.
Christine

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frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9204187

The "holes' on the sides/back, near the top are slots for the screws that hols the top on, so it's probably from the 50's or early 60's and my guess is it was either a turntable or tv console.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2012
4:53 AM

Post #9204686

Very interesting !!! Thank you all ..
Christine

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

July 14, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9204937

I agree with frogymon, the 6 holes near the top are screw holes to hold the top to the sides, not too sure about the holes in the bottom, they look different, do they all have screws in them,is there an open hole to let an electric cord go thru?

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jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9205001

The 3 in the back go straight through and I can fit my index finger in, the 2 on the sides also go through but a pencil barely fits through. There is no hole for the electric cord..
Christine
Mtnma
Ellenboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2012
7:22 PM

Post #9205425

For some reason I'm thinking this was a radio cabinet, either before tv or right as black andbwhite tvs were starting to become affordable. I seem to vaguely remember one at a relative's house when I was young.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2012
5:11 AM

Post #9205640

Since 2 of you think thats what it is you both must be right, so I'll call it a vintage radio cabinet. Thanks for all your input...
Christine
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9205683

Now, what treasure is it going to be Christine? lol

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9205715

Since I put it next to my bed, I'll put my books it in, I love it !!!!
Christine
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9205830

That will be neat and orderly as well as attractive. Good score! Kristi

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

July 15, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #9206214

An electrical cord will fit thru any of the 3 holes in the back if the cord is pushed thru from the bottom & hooked up to whatever. Turn it over & see if you can find any clues of something that may have attached to the underside. Otherwise it's a great cabinet for just about anything & I'm envious.
back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 30, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9223760

My wife recently found a Life Magazine from my birth month, Feb., 1949 and when I saw this add I wondered if the cabinet is similar to the one you bought.

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jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9224002

back40bean, its very similar, wow, looks like frogyman was right on. How cool it is that your wife found a Life magazine showing the tv cabinet, tell her thanks.
infantail, everyone that see the cabinet says the same thing, they too are envious.

I'm very lucky to have had this fall into my lap and it was free !!!!!
Thanks again everyone :>)
Christine

Samigal

Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

July 31, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9225119

Such a great stand! You can always put another shelf in it too for your books. I have a wooden TV stand that looks like a tea cart that held a B&W TV (but this was from 1960). No doors on it, but it belonged to my mom and after she used it for years minus the TV it was given to me and DH put a back on it and a shelf. I use it for books and other things. Sitting in my living room.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2012
3:58 PM

Post #9225235

I just love the older furniture, it has alot more character than the new stuff and it comes with a history. Today they dont make things like they use too.
romcfi
Bushnell, FL

August 1, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9226372

I think the age of that stand speaks of a time long before tv.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9226487

romcfi, so whats your take on what it was used for? I'm still open minded for any thoughts LOL... as the mystery continues.
Christine

Samigal

Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 2, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9227562

I can remember seeing my first TV. I baby sat for people who lived across the street from my parents and they had this tiny TV set sitting on a small table and I was so thrilled to watching a test pattern on it. But, that was around around 1950 or 51, don't know just when people could buy their own set, my parents didn't have one yet. I'm anxious to hear more interesting stories on what it was used for.

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9227903

That makes a few of us Samigal LOL !!!!

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