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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:01:58 PM on 2 February 2015.
Beampowertetrode's Gravatar
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Hi guys, I recently bought one of these radios, however the small "Map of Australia" is missing from the centre of the dial glass. I have examined the glass closely and unless the map was originally painted on the outside and worn off, there is no evidence of the map ever having been silk screened with the rest of the detail. I have seen many dial glasses with the map featured on many other examples pictured on the web. Does anyone know whether ALL Tasma Baby 1001 dial glasses carried this map or were there minor variations? Just curious. Thanks etc.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:59:27 PM on 2 February 2015.
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I'm not an expert on the 1001, but I have never seen a Tasma baby, in the flesh or elsewhere, that did not have the map of Oz on the dial.

However, I have seen many Tasma Baby sets with cracked tops because people tend to lift and carry them by placing hand under the top from the rear.

I have also seen many that are speckled with paint, so I guess they must have been popular with tradies.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:28:29 PM on 2 February 2015.
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I have the earlier mains 710 & battery 775 Tasma models that use the same cabinet as the 1001. Neither have the Oz map in the centre of the dial.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:46:17 PM on 2 February 2015.
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It may be that the chassis is from a badge-engineered version of the radio and it has slipped into a Tamsa branded cabinet. Genalex was one alternative branding, KGH another and also Reliance.

Also, I am fairly sure it hasn't, but it's worth a mention so everyone knows they are available - make sure it hasn't got a chassis from one of these.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:49:44 PM on 3 February 2015.
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The "Sky Raider" variant of the Tasma cabinet does not have the map. The detail of the dial differs from model to model and also with the variants, Tasma, Genalex, Sky Raider etc.
Any chance of a photo of yours, please?
Harold


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:03:52 AM on 4 February 2015.
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The earlier Tasma Babys of this style didn't have the Oz map in the centre of the dial. A bit of research suggest the Oz map on the dial were on the post war Baby models.

The one pictured below is the battery powered broadcast only 775 from around 1940.

Tasma 775 Baby


Valve line up: 1N5GT, 1A7GT, 1N5GT & 1D8GT.

Tasma 775 and 777 Baby Circuit Diagram.

This one is a chassis (unfortunately no cabinet) of a dual wave 710 also from around 1940.
Tasma 710 Baby


Valve line up: 6J8G, 6U7G, 6G8G, 6V6G & 5Y3G.

Tasma 710 Baby Circuit Diagram.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:38:01 PM on 4 February 2015.
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Hi fellas, thanks for your replies.
I have sent photos to the admin guy, not sure how they will be married to this post, however..

Photos show the clear "model 1001" ink stamp on the left rear of chassis, but there are no other manufacturer markings, only the "Tasma" logo on the front of the cabinet.

The "Thom and Smith, Mascot" name was certainly applied to transmitters and communications receivers (Old DCA tech!) but I don't know if they stuck it on their broadcast receiver chassis.

The station markings closely match other versions I have seen, except for the map.
The dial glass may not be THE original, as it was actually installed upside down when I bought it! It had also had new speaker fabric fitted, but as yet I haven't performed any cct or component checks.

I think I'll keep looking for another one with a map, oh, and also a "white Urea" one with Flash Harry knobs like that 710!!

Regards, Michael

Tasma 1001 Baby
Tasma 1001 Baby
Tasma 1001 Baby
Tasma 1001 Baby
Tasma 1001 Baby


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:01:28 PM on 4 February 2015.
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I have sent photos to the admin guy, not sure how they will be married to this post, however...

Magic. Wink


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 12:27:37 PM on 5 February 2015.
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Your dial is identical to that on 2 Model 801 I have, except mine both have a map in the middle. The dials on both a Genalex and Sky Raider are significantly different.
My 801's use different valves (on the valve layout sticker) and about 3500 different serial numbers. According to AORSM, both 801 and 1001 are 1946 vintage. I'm not sure if this helps or not!
Harold.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 5:27:47 PM on 6 February 2015.
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A Tasma 1001 followed me home yesterday, with another dial variant.
It is similar to Monochromes model 775 in post # 6, except the background is black and it does have a map. I'm sure it is the original dial glass.
Harold


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 2:42:39 PM on 9 February 2015.
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I have a Tasma 1001 here in New Jersey. I think it is the most common variant. With map.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 3:59:46 PM on 9 February 2015.
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The 1001 was very popular. There was also a 1005, a five valve variant but in the same cabinet and same dial glass.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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