1970 Electrohome Apollo 862 Record Player With Custom Fiberglass Base
Mel and I have had this player for some time. This is the table top model, but they also made ones that had a tulip base stand.
We purchased this base that was originally for a terrarium, but was missing the plastic ball terrarium topper. I wasn’t sure what to do with this base until we saw online an exhibit that San Francisco Museum of Modern Art did about the 70’s. In the exhibit, they used the same record player paired with a similar base. With that idea, I was excited to bring these two pieces together.
I could have painted the base a hundred different colors, but I felt that black looked best with the black accents on the record player. After the paint dried, I had to drill holes to route the cord through the center.
I also wanted to cut out three holes on the bottom to keep the cord and speaker wires separate from one another.
After all the drilling and painting was done, all I had to do was bring these two together. I love the results!
I think this unit looks really slick now!
This is way more space age looking.
Posted on March 27, 2017, in Our Collection, Restorations and tagged 1970's phonograph, 1970's record player, 1970's vinyl, 70's phonograph, 70's record player, 70's vinyl, audiophile, Electrohome phonograph, Electrohome record player, mid century phonograph, mid century record player, midcentury phonograph, midcentury record player, mod record player, panton phonograph, panton record player, phonograph restoration, record player restoration, retro phonograph, retro record player, space age record player. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.