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 Fred Lever's 1932 4 valve Reinartz Radio for 2017
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
 Member #: 1828
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Hi All. I have finally finished this project, the Reinartz set that I started months ago and posted a bunch of experimental articles while I was finding my way with old time valves and "reaction" coils and stuff.

The set has finished up with two type 57, 1 type 47 and 1 type "80" valves. The 80 is in quotes because I have cheated with some diodes there! There are also some cheats with new parts hidden under the chassis out of sight. The speaker is a hoot with a kitchen utensil married to a monitor stand.
The set also features some fruit tins as valve shields, PC cabinets for chassis but as many old time Bakelite and Ceramic parts as I could find to match up with the genuine elderly parts on view. At least the tuning gangs and the dial are the real deal!

It works like an absolute cracker as I detail in the text.. I have added a slightly tongue in cheek "1932" operating instructions at the end that detail EXACTLY how to use it.

Not knowing much about early radios I am wondering how much the set "looks the part" and perhaps I may horrify the "historical radio" types?
Its all good fun!

Cheers Fred Lever.

Reinartz Radio Build 2017

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