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 Was about to Hang up the soldering iron
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:18:55 PM on 5 October 2020.
Jimb's Gravatar
 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
 Member since 18 November 2016
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Was thinking of hanging up the soldering iron. However my brother and his wife are moving house and he has given me 3 radios surplus to his requirements . He still has a good few , so I have inherited a wooden case Columbus and two Krieslers . The Krieslers not sure of model number yet they are the common late 40's rounded ends and vertical slats . Cases have damage and later may seek some repair advice . The Columbus looks ok case wise, has curved ends and a black rectangular dial, have not made a start yet and have not opened it up to find the model number as yet. I will be tackling the Columbus first.
Regards Jim

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Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
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Yeah, have a go at the Columbus mate.
Be nice to see a photo of it, sounds like a set my parents had in the 1950's.
Be interesting if its the same model.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:20:53 PM on 5 October 2020.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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Hi Fred. It is a model 14A.
I am about to replace a power cord on an HMV little Nipper 66-55 first. It is probably a good radio have not turned it on yet . The power cord is rubber and totally perished . It would have to be one of the ugliest radios I have seen I Guess it reflects the time period 1968 - 1970 . I think they were made like that so people would not steal them from the motel rooms. I have no idea what I will do with it , my brother also gave me this one also someone gave it to him I am not surprised . I guess there are collectors out there that like these .
Regards Jim.

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