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 Return to top of page · Post #: 16 · Written at 6:01:23 PM on 24 August 2020.
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Thanks for the photos Brad.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 17 · Written at 8:26:35 PM on 24 August 2020.
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That's a beautiful cabinet. Well worth getting the radio to work.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 18 · Written at 8:50:57 PM on 24 August 2020.
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Yes, agree totally. Very nice.

I have just one 59 valve in my collection - and I've never had the chance to find out if it works, because I've never come across another radio that uses it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 19 · Written at 6:59:55 AM on 26 August 2020.
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Thanks for the comments on the cabinet. It is made out of Queensland Maple with a fiddleback grain, solid planking and very high standard of joinery.

The planking is 1 cm thick and was built by a cabinet maker in Eastwood. The whole radio is very heavy and has really good tonal qualities.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 20 · Written at 9:27:58 AM on 2 September 2020.
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This looks like the Wireless World 1933 "Standard Superhet". This was very popular with many kits available and was sold ready made by numerous retailers. Notable for the first use, ever, of the split load phase changer; a circuit that had great importance subsequently.

Look at Wireless Weekly for 2/6/33 for a very detailed construction article.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 21 · Written at 1:24:30 PM on 6 September 2020.
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I have a similar one but a battery console - kit set.
Exactly the same chassis, same cutouts, same layout of IF, RF & Osc cans, same cans, exactly same dial.
It looks like it was assembled (very roughly!!) by a small dealer - it has star radio written on the dial & chassis with a green ARTS&P sticker (missing serial number) - So I'm assuming its from ~ 1935.
Similar (not the same) battery designs are in the "Battery Book No. 10"
I'll forward a few photos for upload.


 
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