The Official Vintage Curtis Mathes site by Glenn Waters
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Here we have two missing prototypes Terry Anderson?s Missing Prototype #1712C and Paul Cortese newly purchased CM Stereo Console. Paul's model is the 2512C as the model, this is one your will not find online. Paul sent us some nice pics to share. It has a Collaro Conquest turntable a very early 60s model. This stereo is one of the Holy Grail for a Curtis Mathes Collector, looks like one of the famous missing prototypes that survived the great Austin Texas factory fire that destroyed most of the 1960 line of production. You will not find this online, only a hand full every made it out of the factory. A few of these models got to the Showroom floors before the Austin fire ... And Terry's model is .... Missing Prototype ‪#‎1712C‬ ? Burke Mathes said this design is what they call a pocket battleship console stereo, because of its smaller size, but huge and amazing sound. Tragically only a very few made it out of the Austin Texas Research and Development Plant to the MATHES Showrooms before the strange and tragic fire that destroyed years of research and work. These are almost priceless today, with hand wired chassis, and hand made in Texas speakers. It has the beautiful Danish Modern design and in in hand rubbed Walnut.
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