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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:56:32 PM on 7 December 2014.
Brismichael's Gravatar
 Location: Brisbane, QLD
 Member since 7 December 2014
 Member #: 1663
 Postcount: 3

Hi all,

I am totally new to all of this.

I picked up my first old radio today. I have a VERY basic understanding of them and I bought this at a piece of furniture rather than a working radio. ... now I am interested in restoring it Smile

I picked it up form ebay for $50

The veneer is all there and not coming away and its is solid. probably 50% of the dial markings are gone (need a new one ) and she needs a new grille cloth. I will be getting my nephew (he is a sparky) to check it out for safety before firing it up but I was told the light comes on haha. (for $50 I don't care Smile )

Could anyone tell me what model it is please??

It looks very much like another I saw posted here (1939 STC 509T) BUT that had 3 knobs.. mine has 4

Attached are some pics

Thanks for any help in advance!!!


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:31:02 PM on 7 December 2014.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
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I'm not familiar with that set but there are some STC experts on here who may know it on sight.

However, usually the best aid to identifying a particular chassis is the valve line-up -- that is, the types of valves in the set (e.g. 6X5, etc).

Be careful to always remove valves by their bakelite bases, not by the glass envelopes. Also, be careful removing any top connections as they can be corroded to top caps and pull the whole lot off in the one go, destroying the valve.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:10:41 PM on 7 December 2014.
Redxm's avatar
 Location: Tamworth, NSW
 Member since 6 April 2012
 Member #: 1126
 Postcount: 448

Hi Mike

It's a 1939 model. Not sure of the exact model. Chassis should not be blue.
I restored one for a customer quite a few years ago.

STC Console Radio
STC Console Radio

From memory the pot metal tuning gear these use are usually cactus by now. I think someone in the HRSA sells replacement ones.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:40:02 PM on 7 December 2014.
Airzone's Gravatar
 Location: Maclean, NSW
 Member since 30 May 2008
 Member #: 291
 Postcount: 341

Looks like my STC 543, I have three nice STC consoles 543, 630 & 631.
Email me for circuits, my email address is always open, click on my avatar.
I also have two spare chassis.

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