> In a message dated 5/13/2009 1:35:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> When my parents went shopping for our first TV in the early Fifties,
> no one was looking at the picture or listening to the sound; it was all
> about furniture.
Shortly after World War II when "fidelity" came to be applied to the
high-end reproduction of sound, the Manhattan-based Fisher company
specialized in radio-phonographs that not only sounded better than most
others but also were housed in handsome pieces of furniture. The
cabinet of the Fisher that I bought some 55 years ago stands today in my
living room. The origiinal turntable, amplifier, and speaker were
removed many years ago, of course, but the cabinet with its folding
doors still houses some of my electronics and still looks great.
-- Jack Raymond