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Online LarryInMichigan

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2015, 11:42:39 AM »
Here is my Silvertone 4500 (c1937) that I just reassembled yesterday.

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2015, 10:34:02 AM »
Crosley E-15CE "Dashboard" 1952

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2015, 10:14:51 PM »
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.

For what it's worth, I recently found a 1953 ZTO H500 and doing web research for it, I read somewhere that the SS replacements work well but the voltages have to be right on. If not, the SS tubes may resemble a flash bulb, but only once. Forgot where I read that but I do remember the caution to make sure DC voltages were in spec.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2015, 01:26:29 PM »
Silvertone 2003 (c.1953-6), missing the "Silvertone" lettering from the front (but it was cheap, and it works well).


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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2015, 07:21:07 PM »
Picked this up for a steal ($50) at the Retro Tech show in Irving Texas from the same people I bought the 51AL from. This is a Zenith 5S127 with the big black dial. It works and the finish is excellent.

They had another big black dial Zenith tombstonethat the starting asking price ($95) was about the same. I should of, I could of and I would of if I wasn't an idiot, I didn't buy it.   

I've been kicking myself in the butt since but I am thankful for what I did steal, err got.

The first picture is my Zenith. The next two are to show the wood work detail.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2015, 08:36:40 PM »
Larry, I neglected to comment on your latest projects.  The chartreuse Crosley looks very nice.  I have that model in Tan (as you probably remember) but I haven't refurbished it yet.

Tom, the Zenith is beautiful!  What a great radio at an even better price.  Congratulations on that purchase!

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2015, 08:45:49 PM »
Dennis, We would love to see pictures of your Crosley E-15TN.  I know that I am partially to blame for that one as well (though it really was a great price).

Tom, That Zenith is beautiful.  I really want to get one of those very stylish mid to late 1930s "tombstone" radios, but the prices are always above my head.

This radio thing is rather addictive.

Larry

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2015, 08:57:39 AM »
Silvertone 2003 (c.1953-6), missing the "Silvertone" lettering from the front (but it was cheap, and it works well).


Cheap or not, this radio is nice to looking and it's cleaned.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2015, 12:13:36 PM »
Tom, your Zenith tombstone is in wonderful shape and that was quite a bargain. Some people may not know those are wooden knobs on those radios. I think this is a 1937 model and among the first of the big black dial Zeniths.
 
Those big Zenith tombstones remind me a lot of the one used on The Waltons, if rather incorrectly. Somehow they listened to Roosevelt's 1933 inaugural address on a 1938 radio. But the effect was nice.
 
I could look at old radios all day long. Keep on posting them!
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2015, 02:31:35 PM »
The Walton Zenith is a mega buck radio. It had the shutter big black Zenith dial. Many radio models seen on TV shows bring more then they should, An example is the Gilligan's Island radio.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2015, 12:15:43 PM »
Zenith H615ZP (c.1952)

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2015, 12:19:52 PM »
Zenith H615ZP (c.1952)

Thanks a nice one with the brass accent.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2015, 01:23:29 PM »
Love those deep red dials.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2015, 06:03:42 PM »
Zenith Royal "500" all transistor (c.1956)

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2015, 11:25:14 AM »
The "owl" transistor radio!  Like it a lot!!