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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Some of My Radios
« on: January 15, 2015, 01:17:25 PM »
I have been buying alot of radios lately, so I thought that I would post some pictures here in case anyone is interested.

1. Emerson model 652 Series B c. 1950
2. Automatic Radio Mfg. Co. model 614X c.1946
3. Delco model R-1154 (made by Belmont)  c.1938
4, 5. Crosley model 11-114U "Serenader" c.1951 and model 10-140 "Coloradio" c.1950
6. Crosley model 58-TK c.1948
7. Delco model R-1231A c.1946

More to come...


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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 01:33:43 PM »
1. Zenith model 7H822Z ("Triumph") c.1948
2. RCA model RCA29K2 console c.1941
3. Sonora model WEU-262 c.1948
4. Continental Radio Television Corp. model 516-5C (?) c.1938
5. Truetone model D-727 (made by Detrola) c.1938
6. Admiral model 7T10E-N c.1947
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 02:00:52 PM »
One more for now.

Setchell Carlson model 416A c.1946

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 02:48:02 PM »
Larry, you have an excellent radio collection. I really like the RCA console. RCA had some very unusual radio designs in 1941. I have a wholesale catalog with a page of those radios pictured and the consoles look very different from the norm.
 
The Zenith AM/FM is exactly like the one my great uncle Gray owned. I got it when I helped divide his estate in the 1980s. I also managed to find the box it came in, which was red and very unusual. I think yours may be missing a gold Zenith crest in the speaker grille, but I don't have mine handy to compare.
 
I've been collecting radios since I was a kid in junior high. They take quite a bit of skill to restore and parts can sometimes be very hard or impossible to find. I haven't restored many of them. Do you find that most of the problems when you open them up are just leaky capacitors or are there worse things going on?
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2015, 03:22:02 PM »
The Zenith 7H822Z  is missing the gold eagle badge from the front as are many.  They are just about impossible to replace.  The style of that radio was used for numerous Zenith models between about 1948 and 54.  Our esteemed forum master has two of them.  In fact, he sort of made me buy that radio.  A couple of days after he sent me pictures of the Zenith radio which he had bought at a flea market, I saw this very similar model in an antiques shop.  I asked the lady who owns the shop about it, and she told me that it didn't work and that she would take $20 for it, so I couldn't refuse.  After replacing the capacitors and cleaning the tube pins, the radio came back to life.  The paper and electrolytic capacitors in old radios always need to be replaced, even if the radio is working.  I think that most of my radios worked after replacing the capacitors and cleaning contacts, but some needed tubes, and a few have worse problems (some of which I have not been able to fix).  New capacitors are easy to buy, and most tubes can be bought for cheap, but special parts like dials, knobs, and badges can be very difficult to find.  There are some reproduction parts available for some things.

Larry

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2015, 03:32:21 PM »
Nice collection!
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2015, 05:21:14 PM »
Very nice collection, especially the RCA console.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2015, 05:55:32 PM »
Beautiful collection of radios, Larry!  I have seen Larry's radios in person.  They look every bit as nice, or nicer to the naked eye.  Nice job of refurbishing them!  Larry has been offering help to me as I slowly learn to change capacitors and do other things.  It is not difficult but things can go wrong easily.   I'm currently working on a Crosley D-25CE from 1953.  It's a lot of fun.  I blame Larry for what could be my next compulsion/addiction.

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015, 07:42:53 PM »
Larry....those are wonderful radios.  I keep looking at the pics over and over again. Really nice....Doug
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 09:15:15 PM »
Very very nice! Larry, are you aware of the Antique Radio Forum? Excellent forum.

http://antiqueradios.com/forums/index.php

Below is pictures of an 1938 Airline I just got off of eBay. I really like that "machine age" look.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2015, 09:24:46 PM »
Very very nice! Larry, are you aware of the Antique Radio Forum? Excellent forum.

http://antiqueradios.com/forums/index.php

Below is pictures of an 1938 Airline I just got off of eBay. I really like that "machine age" look.

That is a beautiful radio.  I expect that it was made by Belmont.  I have bout four Belmont made radios in the past few weeks including this: ebay link one which arrived today and this: ebay link which arrived last week.  I really like that style.

I am a member of the antiqueradios.com forum and have posted some questions there about electronic problems.

Larry
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2015, 11:21:18 PM »
I just finished reassembling an Arvin 422 c.1941.  I stripped and repainted the metal cabinet.  This is my smallest tube radio (about 6 1/2" x 5" x 4 1/2").

Larry

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2015, 08:59:51 PM »
Love the old radios. But I'm a pre-WWII buff with one exception, Zenith Trans-Oceanic sets. Both tube (hollow state) and solid state sets. I have a fairly good size restored collection of those. Some of the vid quality isn't the greatest. I need to re-do some of these with my current camera. Larry, that is a very nice collection!

Zenith G500 TO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kXKhBDvpWo

Zenith Royal 1000 TO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxoIAdwZPC4

Philco 650B fully restored
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbcQUkTRZgY

One of my alignment vids with the Philco 116B
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3jPTl7VvVc
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2015, 10:50:37 PM »
Love the old radios.

Very nice radios. I like those T/O also. I only have a H500. On my want list is a B500 and the last T/O the 7000.

Do you know about the solid state tubes for the T/O? I bought the solid state 1L6 and it improved the sensitivity and reception.

http://www.solidstatetubes.com/

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2015, 11:15:06 AM »
Hi Tom. Yep, I have one of those fancy little SS replacement tubes. darn if I know where I put it?? I haven't used it in some years but I seem to recall sensitivity about the same. Though a better performer in the higher frequencies. I have many 1L6 new replacement tubes so I haven't really had the need, yet. My thinking is I'm going to use them. I mean I see people say they're saving them.. Saving them for what? So their descendants can stare at them, and then throw them out not knowing or caring what they're used for? Hey, smoke'em if ya got'em :)

But, if you are in need, I say by all means buy one and basically never worry about it again ;)

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