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This page displays the information available for the Compton-Baker unique electrostatic 1986 a/s (Sphere item # 19887).
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 Make Compton
 Model Baker unique electrostatic 1986 a/s
 Description **FIRST BID £17! Time for someone to own it who can get it 100% and give it the respect it deserves.** This amazing machine looks as though it was a one-off, after the main production of Compton electrostatic organs had finished years before. It is in semi-working condition but definitely needs a thorough service. Some keys produce motorboating rather than a proper tone, the rotary speaker was rotating but then stopped, and three or four keys on the bottom keyboard have been broken and re-glued - one of them very messily. Plus the electrostatic rotor motor needed a bit of help to get started. The amazing auto-glockenspiel, pedals and the drum machine worked. The good news is that unlike many one-offs, which are impossible to service, this has fantastically detailed service info - and also meticulous notes, notices and labels in the machine itself. It has some fantastic innovations and idiosyncracies, such as the pin-matrix drum machine programming and the LED display for pedal position. It comes with quite a few extra parts, including another rotor assembly - see pics - and has all its connecting cables. It is extremely heavy, but the main organ (the worst bit) can be manoeuvred with just a sack truck - we've seen it done. If we ship it it will need two pallets: 80GBP packing - plus at a guess 160-200GBP shipping in UK, 350- 450GBP in Europe. You would be very welcome to collect it from Devon, UK in a large-ish van with strong helpers - in which case we will keep the pallets and refund the packing charge.
 Age n/a
 Weight n/a
 Condition Good
 Location Uk (Item is at Vemia Uk)
 Vat Not from a VAT-registered business. But VAT / duty may be due if importing from outside your trade bloc.
 Quantity 1 item is available from the owner
 Options User manual : Yes
  Service manual : Yes
  First owner : No
  Original boxes : No
 Plug type United Kingdom standard plug
 Voltage type Internal 220-240V power supply
 Status Item has been sold or not sold in a previous auction
 Sale type The item is on the auction rooms
 Ending on 10/04/2021
 Category Organ 
 Serial number Unknown
 Sphere reference # 19887
 Statistics Created on : 24/03/2019 
Changed on : 19/03/2021 
  Published on : 19/03/2021
  Displayed : 2269 time(s) by members and guests  
Safety All electrical items sold in VEMIA are deemed to be trade sales. No warranty of electrical safety is given or implied. Many items are vintage and would not pass current electrical safety standards. It is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that items are safe to use in their future environment - if necessary by using the services of a professional.


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The following section gives you the prices as well as shipment and payment conditions associated with the item. Payment is always requested in GBP. Converted price is shown for information and converted with Sphere standard currency rate.

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 Start price 15 GBP
 Converted price (1) 15 GBP
 Shipment International or local shipment to pay
 Packing costs 80 GBP
 Payment Full pre payment needed
 Auction bid step 2 GBP
 Auction highest bid 17 GBP
 Converted highest bid 17 GBP
 Leader or winner sf100
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