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#1 =ml=

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 05:57 PM

Can anyone ID this box that Gil Scott-Heron is carrying around in this video?



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Panasonic? Sanyo? ???





#2 redbenjoe


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:24 PM

it seems to have that panny look

#3 oldskool69

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:24 PM

it seems to have that panny look

I would tend to agree except for the black control knobs...not National/Panasonic style for this type of boomer. :-)

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:25 PM

The Revolution will NOT be televised!!!


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 01:32 AM

Looks like a low end Sanyo...

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 02:05 PM

I teach Gill Scott-Heron to my students. There's plenty of his stuff on the net, starting from Youtube. So they have no problems with sources, and I encourage them to customize their search. One of their favorites, We Beg Your Pardon, is a lesser-known poem than The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, yet no less relevant:



When I saw this post I thought I had a moral commitment in identifying the box of the late poet. Tre was right, it's a lesser-known, yet no less relevant Sanyo:


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Sanyo M 9915

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:21 AM

Boom, great investigative work!

#8 Fatdog

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:24 AM

Nice!!!  Great job, Sal!  :bow: :rock:

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:58 PM

Took a good 3 years to identify, but awesome work! Nice to get closure to some of these threads that disappear into the internet bliss with no outcome.

#10 samovar

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 07:13 PM

Thanks guys, it's always a pleasure to find out what's what. But precision is never an option, and I shouldn't have been carried away by enthusiasm. The Sanyo M 9915 K of my previous post -- which am proud to have found in excellent conditions -- has a different color scheme than the unit portrayed in the Scott-Heron video.
Of course I had already noticed it. But mine is the European, i.e. continental version. Hence, I reasoned, I only needed to find out the right American model to solve the problem. Yet the more I surfed the net, the less I was able to find the phantom Sanyo M 9915 "X" I was after.
Then it occurred to me that in the US Sanyos were often rebranded Sears. The moment I realized where the problem was, I nailed it: the box is one of the 2100 series with "a pretty long model number" :lol: as the author of the following video has it:

To be precise -- if sight assists me -- Gil Scott-Heron's boombox was a Sears SR 2100 Model n° 564.21940150
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What do you think? Meanwhile, here is another Youtube video with the same unit:

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:02 AM

That's dedication right there.   I enjoy good investigative work.  :cool:
By the way, the actual model number of the Sears 2100 series boomboxes is the portion that is underlined in that long number.  In this instance, it would be 2194. :yes:

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