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Webcor (Webster-Chicago) Fonografs

I am not collecting record players. Absolutely not.

But I do like Webcor, and I know they made a lot of Fonografs 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.

Please note on the model numbers: I've removed the various prefixes (BP, EP, etc.) and suffixes (-1) because I believe they're specific to model colors and trims. In cases where I have info on the sub-model numbers, I provide them in the Notes column.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  
103 103 1952
78
Tabletop   internal amp. and speaker

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106 106 1951
78
Changer   Same as Model 107 but bare changer  
107 107 1951
78
Changer  

Same as Model 106 but with a base

 
121 121 1952
33,45,78
Changer Forest green and gray (F-121), burgandy (B-121)

Model 121-270 has GE Triple-Play cartridge.

Repair docs are in Beitman's MON, Volume 13 (1953).

$51.75
122 Decorator 1952
33,45,78
Portable  

Similar to Model 55; needs external amp, speaker.

Repair docs are in Beitman's MON, Volume 13 (1953).

$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.

Repair docs are in Beitman's MON, Volume 13 (1953).

$63.50
124 Holiday 1952
33,45,78
Portable Forest green and gray (F-124), burgandy (B-124) Repair docs are in Beitman's MON, Volume 13 (1953).
$87.50
125 Diskchanger 1952
33,45,78
Portable Burgandy

Mate for Model 166 portable amplifier.

Repair docs are in Beitman's MON, Volume 13 (1953).

$68.50
Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
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
End table Khaya mahogany (129-1), antique fruitwood (129-2)

4 tubes. 70W

SAMS Photofact Set 215, Folder 13 (electronics); Photofact Set 208, Folder 13 or Webster Model 126 (changer)

129-1: $168.50
129-2: $178.50
130 Fonograf 1951
78
Portable   Manual only (no changer)
131 Fonograf 1952
78
Portable Two-tone portable  
133, 146, 160, 161, 164    
78
Changer   Models 133, 146, 160, 161 and 164 are basically the same.

 
134 Maestro 1953
33,45,78
Portable Two-tone gray or burgandy

Manual only (no changer)

3 tube, 25W

SAMS Photofact Set 205, Folder 12

$54.50
135 Lark 1952
33,45,78
Portable Forest green and gray (F-135), burgandy (B-135)

Manual only (no changer)

1 tube, 40W

SAMS Photofact Set 210, Folder 14

$39.95
Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
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).

1 tube. 40W

SAMS Photofact Set 207, Folder 12

$29.95
150    
33,45,78
Portable   Appears to have an integrated radio.  
151 151 1957
16,33,45,78
Changer   SAMS Photofact Set 375, Folder 17
 
152 152 1957
16,33,45,78
Changer  

Same as Model 151 but has Automatic Speed Change and tone-arm down position when intermixing 33-1/3 LPs and 45 singles on the changer

SAMS Photofact Set 375, Folder 17

 
246    
78
Portable Bare wood cabinet    
333 Musicale  
33,45,78
Portable      
362    
78
Tabletop      
551   1951
78 (33, 45, maybe)
Portable      
621 Fonograf 1951
78
Portable Single-tone cabinet    
Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
1012 Melody 1959
16, 33,45,78
Portable Available in blue and white, ebony and white Stereo model. Manual turntable. Specs from Billboard Magazine Sept 14, 1959, p. 16
$39.95
1013 Lark 1959
16, 33,45,78
Portable Red exterior, cream inside Afaialble in green and white, gold and white Stereo model. Stereo model. Manual turntable. Removable speakers. Specs from Billboard Magazine Sept 14, 1959, p. 16
$39.95
1024 Holiday  
33,45,78 (maybe)
Portable   Everything I know comes from the two photos  
1013 Lark 1959
16, 33,45,78
Portable Red exterior, cream inside Afaialble in green and white, gold and white Stereo model. Stereo model. Manual turntable. Removable speakers. Specs from Billboard Magazine Sept 14, 1959, p. 16
$39.95
1041 "Custom" Economy Hi-Fi Stereo Diskchanger 1959
16,33,45,78
Changer  

1041-1: Astatic ceramic stereo cartridge with dual stylii

1041-21: GE stereo magnetic cartridge. Dual-channel pre-amp required

1041-27: No cartridge included

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1042 "Custom" Economy Hi-Fi Stereo Diskchanger 1959
16,33,45,78
Changer  

Same as 1041-1 or 1041-21 except with attractive metal base pan.

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Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
1050 President 1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Portable Ebony.

Stereo. 18W output.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.22

$169.95
1053 Holiday 1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Portable Available in blue and white, gray and white.

Stereo. 5W output.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.17

$79.95
1054 Holiday Coronet 1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Portable Availble in black and silver or copper and silver

Stereo. 55W output (may be a typo). Automatic turntable.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.17

$99.95
1055 Musicale 1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Console Availble in blond or mahogany. Contemporary style cabinet.

Stereo. 8W output. Automatic turntable. Includes record storage area.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.18

$149.95
1059   1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Console Available in mahogany, walnut, blond, ebony. Modern style cabinet.

Stereo. 30W output; one 12-inch speaker, two 6-inch and two 4-inch speakers.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.32

$249.95
1060   1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Radio/phono combination Available in mahogany, walnut, and blond. Modern style cabinet.

Stereo. 60W output; one 15-inch speaker, two 6-inch and two 4-inch speakers.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.32

$369.95
1063 Holiday Imperial 1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Portable Model EP-1063: black and silver; TP-1063: copper and brown

Stereo. 14W output; one 6-inch speaker, two 5-inch speakers.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.18

$139.95
1068   1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Radio (optional)/phono combination Available in mahogany, walnut, limed oak; and blond. Modern style cabinet.

Stereo. 30W output; one 10-inch speaker, two 6-inch, and two 4-inch speakers.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.26

$299.95
1069   1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Console Available in mahogany, walnut, and blond. Modern style cabinet.

Stereo. 14W output; one 10-inch speaker, two 5-inch speakers.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.22

$179.95
Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
1071   1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Radio (optional)/phono combination Available in mahogany, walnut, ebony and blond. Modern style cabinet.

Stereo. 60W output; one 15-inch speaker, two 6-inch and two 4-inch speakers.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.26

$299.95
1096   1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Radio/phono combination Available in mahogany and ebony. Modern style cabinet.

Stereo. 60W output; one 15-inch speaker, two 6-inch and two 4-inch speakers. "Magic-mind" disc changer.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.32

$389.95
1097   1959
33,45,78 (maybe)
Radio/phono combination Available in walnut, maple, fruitwood. French-Provincial style cabinet.

Stereo. 60W output; one 15-inch speaker, two 6-inch and two 4-inch speakers. "Magic-mind" disc changer.

Specs in Billboard magazine, Sept 14 1959, p.32

$399.95
Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
1112 Melody 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable   Monoaural Hi-Fi.  
1113 Lark 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable  

Two speakers, one detachable; built-in 45-RPM adapter. Manual record player.

Similar to Model 1213 (also with manual record player), Models 1152 and 1252 (automatic changer).

2-tube. 25W.

SAMS Photofact 607, Folder 11 (electronics); Photofact 447, Foler 13 or Webcor 184 (changer)..

 
1124 Holiday  
16,33,45,78
Portable   Everything I know comes from the two photos  
1133 Musicale 1953
33, 78 (45 probably)
Portable Wood cabinet High fidelity; includes external source input, output  
1137 Allegro  
33,45,78
Portable   Everything I know comes from the photos here  
1150 President 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable   Four Hi-Fi speakers, 18W dual channel amp

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1151 Maestro 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable   Single speaker, separate volume and tone controls

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1152 Festival 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable  

Two speakers: one in cabinet, one detachable.

Similar to Models 1113 and 1213 (manual record player), Model 1252 (automatic changer).

2-tube. 25W.

SAMS Photofact 607, Folder 11 (electronics); Photofact 447, Foler 13 or Webcor 184 (changer).

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1153 Holiday 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable   Two detachable speakers

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1154 Coronet 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable   3-channel stereo.

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1163 Imperial 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable   3 Hi-Fi speakers for 3-channel stereo, two detachable; 14W amp.

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1172 Studio 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable   Four Hi-Fi speakers, dual channel 8W amp; separate bass and treble controls; two volume controls

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1213 Lark 1960
16,33,45,78
Portable  

Two speakers, one detachable; built-in 45-RPM adapter. Manual record player.

Similar to Model 1113 (also with manual record player), Models 1152 and 1252 (automatic changer).

2-tube. 25W.

SAMS Photofact 607, Folder 11 (electronics); Photofact 447, Foler 13 or Webcor 184 (changer)..

 
1251 Maestro  
16,33,45,78
Portable   Everything I know comes from the photos here  
1252 Festival  
16,33,45,78
Portable  

Two speakers: one in cabinet, one detachable.

Similar to Models 1113 and 1213 (manual record player), Model 1152 (automatic changer).

2-tube. 25W.

SAMS Photofact 607, Folder 11 (electronics); Photofact 447, Foler 13 or Webcor 184 (changer).

 
1253 Holiday (also as Miss Webcor) 1962
16,33,45,78
Portable  

Similar to Model 1270 (unknown differences)

Stereo model, with second detachable speaker. 2 tubes. 28W.

SAMS Photofact Set 606, Folder 13 (electronics); Photofact Set 447, Folder 13 or Record Changer Manual RC-12, or Webcor 1942 (changer).

 
1254 Coronet 1963
16,33,45,78
Portable  

Stereo model, with two detachable speakers. 3 tubes. 35W.

SAMS Photofact Set 618, Folder 14 (electronics); Photofact Set 447, Folder 13 or Webcor 184-33 (changer).

 
1270   1962
16,33,45,78
Portable  

Similar to Model 1253 (unknown differences)

Stereo model, with second detachable speaker. 2 tubes. 28W.

SAMS Photofact Set 606, Folder 13 (electronics); Photofact Set 447, Folder 13 or Record Changer Manual RC-12, or Webcor 1942 (changer).

 
Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
1312 Melody  
16,33,45,78
Portable   Small portable model  
1356 Music Man 1962
16,33,45,78
Portable   Stereo model; tie-in with The Music Man movie;  
1451 Maestro 1964
16,33,45,78
Portable  

SAMS Photofact Set 723, Folder 10 (electronics), Set 614, Folder 14 (changer)

Same Photofact for Model 1452 - I don't know what the difference is (probably the cabinet color or covering).

 
1612 Pixie  
33,45,78
Portable   Turntable only; no changer. Comes in red and green.  
1653 Holiday 1957
33,45,78
Portable   SAMS Photofact Set 356, Folder 17  
1655 Musicale Coronet 1956
33,45,78
Portable  

SAMS Photofact Set 311, Folder 15

I believe models 1655, 1656, 1659, 1660 and 1662 are all the same except for the cabinet style, probably speaker size.

 
1656   1956
33,45,78
   

SAMS Photofact Set 311, Folder 15

I believe models 1655, 1656, 1659, 1660 and 1662 are all the same except for the cabinet style, probably speaker size.

 
1658 Ravinia 1956
33,45,78
Console  

SAMS Photofact Set 336, Folder 15

 
1659 Musicale Coronet 1956
33,45,78
   

SAMS Photofact Set 311, Folder 15

I believe models 1655, 1656, 1659, 1660 and 1662 are all the same except for the cabinet style, probably speaker size.

 
1660 Ravinia 1956
16,33,45,78
Console  

SAMS Photofact Set 311, Folder 15

I believe models 1655, 1656, 1659, 1660 and 1662 are all the same except for the cabinet style, probably speaker size.

 
1662   1956
33,45,78
   

SAMS Photofact Set 311, Folder 15

I believe models 1655, 1656, 1659, 1660 and 1662 are all the same except for the cabinet style, probably speaker size.

 
1658   1956
33,45,78
Cabinet  

5 tubes, 60W

SAMS Photofact Set 356, Folder 15

 
1691 Holiday 1956
33,45,78
Portable  

SAMS Photofact Set 329, Folder 16

Includes radio tuner.

 
1753 Holiday  
16,33,45,78
Portable      
1754 Coronet  
16,33,45,78
Portable Black Solid state stereo model  
1755 Musicale  
 
Tabletop      
Model Name Year
Speeds
Type Colors Notes
Image
Price (new)
1852 Festival  
16,33,45,78
Portable      
1853 Holiday  
16,33,45,78
Portable      
1854 Holiday Coronet  
16,33,45,78
Portable      
1855 Musicale

1955

16,33,45,78
Tabletop      
1859, 1862, 1865, 1966  

1960

16,33,45,78
Console  

Models 1859, 1862, 1865, 1893, 1895 and 1966 have same cabinet, with small differences in aplifiers. 1893 and 1895 include 8 tube AM/FM tuner.

6 tubes, 67W

Amplifier: SAMS Photofact Set 473, Folder 18
Changer: SAMS Photofact 447, Folder 13 or Webcor 168

 
1893, 1895  

1960

16,33,45,78
Radio-phono combination  

Models 1859, 1862, 1865, 1893, 1895 and 1966 have same cabinet, with small differences in aplifiers. 1893 and 1895 include 8 tube AM/FM tuner.

6 tubes, 67W

Amplifier: SAMS Photofact Set 473, Folder 18
Changer: SAMS Photofact 447, Folder 13 or Webcor 168

 
1912 Melody 1959
16,33,45,78
Portable  

SAMS Photofact 462, Folder 18

Model 1912 and 1952 are electrically the same.

 
1952   1959
16,33,45,78
Portable  

SAMS Photofact 462, Folder 18

Model 1912 and 1952 are electrically the same.

 
1953 I believe this is a Holiday  
16,33,45,78
Portable   Hi-Fi model  
1956 Stereo Holiday  
16,33,45,78
Portable   Stereo model  
1969 Victorian Stereo-Fidelity Radio-Fonograph 1958
16,33,45,78
Console Available in Maple or Mahogany 3 speakers; 15W amp.; AM/FM radio optional ($319.95); optional 15W Stereo Mate I speaker ($80)

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$239.95
1996 18th Century Stereo-Fidelity Radio-Fonograph 1958
16,33,45,78
Radio-phono combination Available in Ebony or Mahogany 13 tubes; AM/FM radio;4 speakers; 30W amp; optional 30W ammplied Stereo Mate IV speaker ($125)

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$475
1998 Comtemporary Stereo-Fidelity Radio-Fonograph 1958
16,33,45,78
Radio-phono combination Available in Walnut, Mahogany, Blonde or Ebony Same as Model 1996 except for cabinet; optional 30W ammplied Stereo Mate III speaker ($130)

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$475
n/a Stereofonic  
16, 33, 45, 78
Changer   Stereo model  

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.