is a rare shot from Bill Mountjoy’s collection, of the Gates Model
51CS ‘Studioette,’ from 1953.
saw John Schneider’s article in the June 5 edition of Radio World,
showing the Western Electric 25B
Console. I sent him a picture of my Western Electric Console,
which came from WEJL Radio in Scranton, Pa. I always thought that
Western Electric consoles had a cool art-deco look to them. I also
have the 23C tabletop consoles and a couple of the 22D remote mixers
as well. Great article.
I emailed Schneider a picture of a very rare Gates Model 51CS,
“Studioette,” console from 1953 (shown here). This rare bird was
the first in a series of “Studioette” consoles that were
manufactured by Parker Gates at the Quincy, Ill., plant. I understand
that this console is so rare that up until now there is not a picture
of it anywhere on the Internet.
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