a late 50s model
On the Speakers & Amplifiers page I mentioned a La Gloria stereogram that we got in the mid 60s. This was a common brand in NZ and I have been trying to find a picture of the exact model but no luck so far. Here are some similar ones from around the same time. Our's had a BSR (Birmingham Sound Reproducers) Monarch UA14 autochange record deck on the left side. A valve tuner-amp just like this one was located in the middle and swung out of the front. In the right side was the tape recorder which was made up of a BSR TD2 reel to reel deck and a control panel which included a 'magic eye'. The BSR TD2 transport was used by many manufacturers, including B & O in their early 60s Beocord Belcanto portable tape recorder. The mechanical transport controls gave a solid clunk as they engaged. The programme from the radio or records could be recorded without a mic (which seemed like magic to me as a child) - we called it 'closed circuit' recording.
This cabinet is very similar to the one we had, except that the top was divided into three, with opening lids on each end. Note the groovy 60s legs.