Dating celestion blue speakers
Even if it says 15W speaker it handles my 16W amp well, I used it for gigs and so far so good.
And It breaks up quite easily if that is your thing.
THE CELESTION SILVER - T1088 (15 Watts with light doping) - 8ohms Cone made by Pulsonic, the British manufacturer, code H1777 Entered in the Celestion log book, 27th May 1964: "As T530, sprayed Poly Grey".
T1088s were probably present in the large AC50 speaker cabs used by the Beatles at Stockholm in July 1964.
Other speakers predating 27th May also survive - at least one from (code 20EJ: - reported here.
Another (if it is another) immediately below: Code 17FJ = 17th June 1964 (ie.
There seem to be three basic types (1) small nuts on the cap, date code stamped on frame; (2) small nuts on cap, date code on gasket; (3) large screws on cap, date code on gasket.
Q: Where are the current Celestion speakers manufactured (England or China)? Q: What is the warranty policy for new Celestion speakers?
The lightweight version of this driver was the Celestion 44. Note that in common with the Rola G12 above, the 74 has nuts on the top cap instead of screws found on the CT3757 (further down this page). In the example above the code - "3757" - stamped on the gasket, along with the date code - "08JE" - 8th October 1960. If the gasket of the latter is original, this is a very late "alnico blue".
The cone code is stamped on the cone itself - " RIC 1 FW". Assembled by the Westrex company, on which see this page..
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