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Orchestrope Club Ch= 245

Orchestrope Club Ch= 245; Capehart Corp.; Fort (ID = 1331200) R-Player Orchestrope Club Ch= 245; Capehart Corp.; Fort (ID = 1331201) R-Player
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Orchestrope Club Ch= 245; Capehart Corp.; Fort (ID = 1331200) R-Player
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For model Orchestrope Club Ch= 245, Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN - see also Farnsworth:
From 'Radio Retailing', January 1929, page 125.
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN - see also Farnsworth
Year: 1928/1929 perfect model Category: Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
Main principle Audio-Amplification
Wave bands - without
Details Jukebox-Coin operated Phonograph
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 60 cycles (separate order for 25 or 50 cycles), 110 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
Power out
from Model: Orchestrope Club Ch= 245 - Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN
Material Wooden case
Shape Console with any shape - in general
Dimensions (WHD) 49 x 45 x 23.5 inch / 1245 x 1143 x 597 mm

Orchestrope Club
Walnut cabinet.The Orchestrope is the first product of then called "Capehart Automatic Phonograph Co.", which company lasted only one year and had then to be financed as Capehart Corporation (moved to Fort Wayne, IN). The model was made with a coin slot except at least "Aristocrat". Difference between 28-G and 28-F is for instance coin box on top for the 28-F model. 250 type amp is possible instead of amp. 245 - for two speakers, for instance the model 600 outdoor twin speakers.

The coin operated machine is capable of holding 28 records. There is no selection. It is a continuous play of the slack in place, all 56 sides. In those pioneering days, Capehart favored a changer that drags records across the mechanism, to get them to the turntable, and away from it. It has a springwound phonograph but it is wound by an electric motor. The same electric motor drives the changer mechanism. The springwound mechanism was made for the poor electricity supply at that time - to keep the speed straight.

There are several models of Orchestrope known like: Club, Commercial (wide), Commercial (high), Commercial 28 as 28-F, (perhaps 28-G) and 28-GB, Auditorium with a separate Orchestrope Speaker, Aristocrat without coin slot, Home and the "Park" with a separate speaker cabinet, Speaker 600.
In March 1930 came a less expensive Amperion line with a simple turning changer, followed by models with the drop-type only "10-12" mechanism in 1931. The main success was later the changer 16-E etc. - see more details and summaries here.

Mentioned in The Incomparable Capehart

Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.

All listed radios etc. from Capehart Corp.; Fort Wayne, IN - see also Farnsworth
Here you find 210 models, 145 with images and 71 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.