Hylight 2x15 Model- SE 2150 S, this is a taller 4x12 sized 2x15, with diagonally set speakers, sadly original Fanes long gone, fitted with Eminence drivers from a Peavey 2x15, runs at 4 ohm, originally was rated at 100w, and 16 ohm, beige speaker cloth. The codes on the speakers are DM30, DM30, FM12 and CM21.
Acquired from original owner, who purchased new from American Music in Seattle. Salt and pepper grill cloth nicely yellowed and intact. Hylight 4x12 Salt and Pepper grille cloth, cut-out handles, rear port, rear loaded with four Celestion G12-65 T2974. Original basketweave tolex and S&P grille cloth, stamped frame 122142 Fanes, 06/76 date, excellent condition for its age. A bit mangled and missing front logo plate getting a replacement soon!
Celestion Radio Company and Celestion Limited were formed in 1927, and two years later the company moved across the Thames to Kingston.
The company grew rapidly, but was hit by the depression.
The Marshall 1960 Speaker Cabinet puts out beautiful tone at any volume.
The addition of an impedance (4 or 16 ohm) mono/stereo switching mechanism has transformed the "industry standard" 1960 into the ultimate speaker cab.
Hylight 4x12 Hylight AP 150w 16ohm 4x12, 4x 38/73 122142 cast frame Fanes with purple Hiwatt labels, 50w 17000 flux density, with original wiring harness, untouched black interior with OF or DF initials chalked inside, original black/blue piping vinyl cover OEM wheels, as new cond, also has original factory custom order grill cloth similar to S n P but a bit more silvery. Two original Hiwatt Fane speakers purple with silver lettering. Tolex totally removed in the operation, but the cab still has its S/N plate. It still has the two remaining 122142 50W 16ohms speakers, date 06/76 sounding perfectly right.
Cab is in amazing condition with little to no wear or nicks in the tolex, and has 3 original Fane 122142s one of which I was told has low output and is on the way out but i haven't yet installed it back into the cab to test it. Hylight 4x12 100w/16 1 thick rear panel made of chipboard appears original. fitted by previous owner, Steve Lee, who lived in the SF area in the 70s, brought this with him when he moved to UK. Now loaded w/ (2) Fane 122231 (1 cast, 1 stamped) and (2) Fane 122142 cast frame. Two speakers burnt out, so the previous owner decided to not replace the faulty speakers, and cut it to make it lighter.
The work of what would become Celestion started in Hampton Wick (suburban London) in 1924.
122142 Flux density 17000 Power handling 50 watts Impedance 15 Ohms Serial No.
Hylight 4x12 Totally original, 122231 Fanes black plastic cover all dating to 1974. The letters are obviously swapped as mentioned by bygonetones.com, since the G12-65 did not come into production until 1978/79, therefore M indicates the year 1979.
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.
(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.