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It has been our habit as collectors to name each of our units after the town or area in which we found them. Since this Project G (TC4) was purchased in Winnipeg, Manitoba we call it the ‘Winnipeg G’. The Winnipeg G is the jewel in our collection. In pristine physical and working condition it is a marvel to behold as it looks like it just rolled off the assembly line

This was the Second Project G added to out collection and was purchased in 2005. We bought the unit from it second owner who bought it in 1965 from a Winnipeg chef who purchased it new in 1964. When it showed up at our home the Winnipeg G did need a good cleaning and once cleaned with new turntable cartridge and stylus the sound was fantastic! This is the Project G we listen to almost every day – at least we used to until recently as it is currently on display at the Design Exchange in Toronto for The Art of Clairtone show until October of 2008.

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How the 'Winnipeg G' looked when we first saw it in a family rec room. It was a good place to keep the unit as it was in a absement away from any direct sun preserving quite well the Project G's finish
The Interior of the 'Winnipeg G' shows the TC4 amplifier (which is the only amp that has 'Project G' inscribed on its faceplate. Note the vertical mounting of the compnents and Elac 10H turtbale
Details of the TC4 (the TC stands for 'transistorised chasis''. Interesting features of this design is that the volume, bass, balance, etc have no indicator numbers and to the left one can see the light diodes that shows the fm stereo indicator as well as a 'balance indicator'. When one turns the balnce to the left or right the light on the right or left will glow brighter accordingly . To create blance on with this stereo was both an audio and visual experience
Detail of the German made Elac 10H turntable shows the Clairtone-inscribed tonearm. This is a workhourse of a turntbale and works fantastically. The manual for the turnntable actually states that one should not oil or lubricate it as it was done at the factory - and 45 years later still works great!
As part of our cleaning process we go take out every single component. Here you can see the various housing openings for the turntable, amp, and record storage. You can also see the unit run number which in this case was 114.
Underneath the Elac 10H is the preamp with a simple 'Clairtone' sticker affixed to it. What you can also see in this photo is the difference between the reddish exterior rosewood and the more borwn-toned interior rosewood - later models would not use the red tint this model features.
Inside each Project G stereo you will find, in two different locattions, an issue number. These number, in as much as our research can tell, served two purposes - to make various parts during construction and to indicate what number of the less than 400 units this was.
Some very old school electronic inside the TC4 amplifier. It's a work of atr in its own right

Photo by Eric Belanger
Close up detail of the Sound Globe. The satin black exterior perforations over the inner silver (polished aluminium) perforated screen is placed in such a way as to create a shimmering '3D' effect - quite striking.
Promotional photo of the winnipeg G as it appears in the book, The Art of Clairtone.

Photo by George Whiteside

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