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Old 03-11-2019, 01:11 PM
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I used to go the Baltimore high end rare and valuable antiques show held once a year. Craters & Freighters always had a booth there. I watched them build the crate for my 1933 Visionette mechanical television. I got it at an ETF Conference and didn't have an address for them to pick up so delivered to their warehouse. They did a really good job measuring and building the crate. The also provided the insurance based on my purchase price. It appeared they found a shipper listed on their internal intranet. The trucking company had a different name and home address but all they do is crate and ship. Since they were the insurance carrier I would believe they look at previous damage claims etc. They're expensive but given airfares, hotel rooms along the way and rental truck costs probably not that bad. Craters & Freighters will give you a free estimate. I think you should insure for replacement cost since it will be hard to find one for what you paid. I think Steve the owner of ETF could refer a source for a realistic replacement estimate.

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Old 03-11-2019, 07:21 PM
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I think THIS post might be the best one of all. Yeah, I'd DEFINATELY quiz the owner of ETF as well. I'd likely wanna have a chit-chat w/one of the big dawgs at Craters & Freighters, too. I'd insure it out the Wazoo-You can't just trundle in yer neighborhood hardware emporium &pick out ANOTHER one. Thease things are National Treasures, after all. Let's say you get it working-Imagine being the Daddy of a working pre-World War 2 TV in the year 2525.... My friends & family laugh at me wanting to get all my old Junquey-ass TVs & radidios working, but SOMEBODY in that far off year MIGHT be very glad indeed that I went the extra mile & had 'em restored... To ME, THAT'S the way you gotta look at our collective Madness over this stuff. Its not necessarily the VALUE of thease things-Its what they represent.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:01 PM
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Also, Keyboard Carriers (a firm which specializes in moving Pianos and Organs) might be worth considering if crated correctly for shipment.
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