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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:08:26 PM on 15 May 2014.
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Gents,

I have a 1935 wood cabinet radio with square dial marked 'RADION'.
I believe it was made by Harris in Adelaide.
Any info on this radio or maker?
I can't remember the valve line up at the moment but one of them is E454.

Radion Valve Radio
Radion Valve Radio


Baz


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Baz

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Full valve line-up could help.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:51:12 AM on 19 May 2014.
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Latest info I have found is that 90% of Radion were made in NZ by Collier and Beale.
The ARTS sticker indicates this one is Australian built, maybe by Harris under licence?

Got the valve line-up:

E77 (another number AK2)
RF3 (another number D64)
E454
E463
80 (rectifier.
Hope that helps

Baz


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Baz

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Most of those are Philips valves, so there might be a clue there.I can't find any valve type RF3 or D64. Even if I omit those types I still can't find a match for that particular line-up.

I'm wondering if those are the correct valves for that set?

Given its links with NZ, you might try:

http://www.nzvrs.pl.net/


 
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I think the RF3 is actually a AF3.

All the valves, except the 80, are all 4 volt Philips types. The AK2 & AF3(?) are side contact or P base types.

Here is a advertisement from the Border Watch (Mt. Gambier) 11/05/1935

Radion Radio Advertisement


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 3:59:26 PM on 19 May 2014.
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Yes, AF3 sounds more likely.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:46:36 AM on 20 May 2014.
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Thanks for that info and leaflet, every bit helps. My radio is definitely AC only. I found radios on the NZ site that are definitely similar in layout and circuit, but no relation in valves. The valves look original to the set, but after 70+ years who can say?

Baz

have to rethink that ac/dc stuff. This radio has a whopping mains transformer and also a whopping great dropper, with taps. Have to go back and read up on ac/dc sets. many years since my radio tech days.

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