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Webcor (Webster-Chicago) Fonographs

I am not collecting record players. Absolutely not.

But I do like Webcor, and I know they made a lot of fonographs over the years. As I've started noticing advertising for them, I thought I would compile a list. At least it would give people a general idea of how old their machine is.

 

Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
55 55 1947
78
Portable   needs external amp
$35.00
60 60 1947
78
Portable   internal amp, and speaker
$55.00
100 100  
33 (78?)
Portable Burgandy internal amp. and speaker  
121 121 1952
33,45,78
Changer Forest green and gray (F-121), burgandy (B-121) Model 121-170 has GE Triple-Play cartridge
$51.75
122 Decorator 1952
33,45,78
Portable   Similar to Model 55; needs external amp, speaker
$53.75
123 Jubilee 1952
33,45,78
Portable Forest green and gray (F-123), burgandy (B-123) Similar to Model 60; internal amp, speaker
$63.50
124 Holiday 1952
33,45,78
Portable Forest green and gray (F-124), burgandy (B-124)  
$87.50
125 Diskchanger 1952
33,45,78
Portable Burgandy Mate for Model 166 portable amplifier
$68.50
126 HF Diskchanger 1952
33,45,78
Changer Russet and cream (R-126 HF), burgandy (B-126 HF) HF = high fidelity; Model 126-27 HF equipped for plug-in magnetic cartridge
$50.50
127 HF Catalina 1952
33,45,78
Portable Russet and cream (R-127 HF), burgandy (B-127 HF) HF = high fidelity; Model 127-27 HF equipped for plug-in magnetic cartridge; 127-270 HF equipped for GE Triple-Play cartridge
HF: $61.50
127-27: $56.75
127-270: $62.50
129 Authentic 1952
33,45,78
Floor Khaya mahogany (129-1), antique fruitwood (129-2)  
129-1: $168.50
129-2: $178.50
134 Maestro 1953 33,45,78 Portable Two-tone gray or burgandy  
$54.50
135 Lark 1952
33,45,78
Portable Forest green and gray (F-135), burgandy (B-135) Manual only (no changer)
$39.95
136 Midge 1952
33,45,78
Portable Forest green and gray (F-136), burgandy (B-136), tan and cream (T-136 Manual only (no changer); unsure if it needs external amplifier
$29.95
EP1356-1 Music Man 1962 16,33,45,78 Portable   Stereo model; tie-in with The Music Man movie;  
  Musicale 1953   Portable   High fidelity; wood cabinet  

Types

Changer: no cabinet, no amplifier; meant to be part of a radio/phono combination.
Floor: floor model, complete with amplifier and speakers. Usually styled to look like an end table or cabinet.
Portable: table-top model, usually modelled after luggage; with handle.

All machines are changers (can handle a stack of records and play automatically) unless otherwise noted.