Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks.It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
I was bummed, and broke, but had an old 15 cabinet, until I saved for two new Celestions.
I boarded the bottom, and used it as a 2X12 cabinet.
(MPP, later a camera maker, was formed as a subsidiary during the war.) Production of radio, television and "hi fi" speakers continued in the postwar years.
Rola Celestion was bought by Truvox - a manufacturer of public address systems in 1949.
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“Blue”), basically a modified version of the CT3757 radio speaker.
These first speakers went through quite a few changes (also appearing in different colours like silver, chrome and red – also with different codes) during the early years, but they remained with a low (in today’s standards) 15w (20w in latter versions) power handling and with both 8ohms and 15ohms options. With the 100db sensitivity, it was a very “loud” speaker.
The guy who sold it to me on craigslist was nice enough to order replacement handles as part of the deal, and I was looking forward to installing them for the past few weeks.
Finally, today I went over to my father-in-law's shop and made it happen.
Wartime restrictions forced Celestion and the nearby British Rola Company to produce loudspeakers to the same specification; British Rola bought Celestion in 1947 and moved production to Thames Ditton a year later.