I'd like to know the real value of this Capehart, model 111M2FM, S/N 18660E radio/phonograph. It was built in 1940-41 by Farnsworth Radio and Television. It plays 10 or 12 (I forget) 78s and plays both sides of the records. I need to let it go as we are downsizing. It is heavy. It works and sounds great, just needs a little TLC and a loving home. If you look it up on the internet you will see all of its features. It is located in South Jersey near South Philadelphia.
On ebay there is one offered at $599.00 or best offer on a vintage record player with radio.
I think you should go to this website and see what they have to say about the stereo and the prices they are. myvintagetv.com/
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What does a Capehart 7001A go for? It is still in great condition.
Everything about a console will make a difference in value.
Serial number for identification
What is working - or not working
It is almost impossible to help you without pictures as just the model number is not sufficient information. The serial number is what provides information.
You can take several good pictures of the full cabinet, the insides and the back that shows all information and send these along with your question to some of these sites and see if anyone can help you. You will have to join but it is free and no problem.
Here is a link to Google where you may find your cabinet/console.
If found you can try and see what information is available.
Here is a site that has a lot of interesting information about Capehart.
You may find more information here also:
It's still a desirable piece, if it is a record player only, the value is between $50 and $75. If it is a console , it's asking prices are in the 100's - www.ebay.com/
I have a Capehart console phonograph radio console. Model has two different ones on different labels. On inside the metal model number is A1003M serial number 705262 60 cycle 105 watts. The unit turns on and plays the radio but I can't figure out how to turn on the phonograph.It's in fairly good condition, see photos.
Your Capehart console phonograph radio console is made by Farnsworth Television and Radio Corp in 1950/1951
So, you have a postwar console. Not many collectors have interest in postwar console radio/phonographs, unless they are something unique or unusual. Capehart's heyday was during the 30s and 40s. Their consoles of that period with record changer that will play a record, turn it over, play the other side then return it to the stack and select the next record have quite a bit of interest, but this changer was discontinued by Farnsworth in 1949. Subsequently they used conventional designs.
On pure collectors value its worth $50 to $100, but to some it may be worth $300 or more. Consoles from 50s are dime a dozen on Craigslist. The price depends on the demand in your area, as it is usually sold with pick up only.
This one was sold for $77
I have a Capehart model 400f. It has 8-track radio and record player. How much is it worth?
It's possible your Capehart 400F is a rare model and could be worth more money.
Of course, these are very heavy and usually sold as 'pick up only' so it may be difficult to actually sell it for a good price. Some areas are good for this type of player while other areas will pass them by for free.
This console is very close to the style/age of your console. Listed on eBay for $280. The seller has it listed as a '1970's but he is incorrect as the company was not even in business after the 50's.
I would suggest you do some research and join some forums to find out what you really have. I believe it was made in 1937/1938 and was very expensive when new.
"Capehart 400 Series: In general this 'turn-over record changer' family was called Capehart 400 series from the beginning in 1931 and running 18 years - up to 1949, after the WW2 with turning changer 41-E instead of 16-E. They were made in 14 or 15 cabinet styles with at least 44 models, regarding the different seasons and chassis. They have cost in their time $1000 to $1600."
I have some sites for you to check out and almost all of them have a link to join the group so you can ask questions and submit pictures. There are no pictures available for your model so please contact several of these groups and discuss your model and value. Someone may be willing to pay for shipping as well as a good price for you.
This site has a lot of information and a link to join.
They would LOVE to have a picture of this model for their gallery.
Reddit is a good site to ask questions:
This is a YouTube video but you can contact the maker for information about your console:
Please post back with any information you find.
Capehart Corp., Fort Wayne, Indiana, trade name Amperion, was founded by Homer Earl Capehart in 1927 - Capehart Automatic Phonograph Corporation. In March 1939 parts of the company were bought by Farnsworth Television & Radio Corp., keeping the name Capehart for some products www.radiomuseum.org/
Consoles with 8 tracks appeared in the early 1960s, so you probably have a 1970s console.
I see that in 2019 someone was already interested in the price of a console similar to yours www.thriftyfun.com/
You can try to sell it for $ 395 like this console www.pinterest.com/
I have a Capehart record player/8 track/Am/FM radio/microphone system. Can someone please tell me how much this can be worth? It doesn't have a date on it, but the model # is 42k5r/r.The record player works. The radio works. Speakers sound like they are in great condition. I just don't have any 8 tracks to test the 8 track player.
We think it's from the 1950s and we discovered it in my aunt's basement when we were cleaning it out.
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I saw a similar one on eBay with an asking price of $280.
These are neat old pieces and where I am they have not held their value like some of the old stereos.
I can't find any sold on eBay or listed at the moment--that would be the ideal location to find a SOLD one there. That would be today's ACTUAL MARKET value.
There was one sold in 2015 at another online auction site (see link below). If this is an exact match to yours, which I think it is but my memory fails me and I can't read the numbers in the picture..I am going by look, and they give you the sold value that auction, I am willing to be the value will be almost the same today, as my understanding is there has been little if any appreciation in values for the pieces over the past 10 years (I am speaking for where I am so that may be different where you are).
That all said, remember, buying and selling cool collectibles is all about supply and demand, so if the supply is low and the demand is high, you may fetch much better price than when the supply is high and the demand low.
Please post back if the place shares the sold value!! I am curious to see if the trends I see in my town match other places!
Thanks for sharing!!
Probably a nice system but without pictures and a better description it will be difficult for anyone to help you with any real information or current value.
Pghgirl does have knowledge of some of these but she may be the only one.
My step dad won't let us get rid of his mother's old record player because he swears it's valuable. (But he won't store it at his own house.) We don't have room to store things we have no use for.
Is it actually valuable?