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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:27:07 PM on 19 November 2015.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
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Hi Guys, I bought this radio as a rusted wreck from the Yakandandah country area and for a first restoration attempt put it back into working condition. That involved rewinding the power tranny, tuning coils and replacing rotted parts with time correct bits and pieces. The chassis looked like it had been lying out in the open with rusted holes in it and things like valve sockets rotted. All of that was pretty straightforward and I used 58/58/57/6V6/5Y3 valves as being the easiest to get from ebay. Its a TRF design and works as well as you would expect. I'm making a wooden cabinet for it with a 78RPM record player as well in it just for fun. I figure it was made in about 1935 to 1940.

Question is has anybody got a clue as to who made it?

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The chassis is not a one off, being well punched with only the holes needed for the bits but professional looking. I have never seen a chassis like it as anything else I have seen is a bathtub. This looks almost like it could be used as is as a metal case receiver.

I will post a couple of photos of the restored unit when I figure out how to do that. I'm still working out how to use the site.


Cheers, Fred Lever.


 
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Welcome.

Best to start a new thread in tech talk with subject such as "Mystery Radio c1930s"

I will post a couple of photos of the restored unit when I figure out how to do that.

See Note #6 above the message posting box.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:33:40 PM on 19 November 2015.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Welcome to the forums Fred. Good work with the radio.

I am not sure of the manufacturer but looks like it came into being around 1931/2.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:25:09 AM on 16 January 2016.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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I've done a lot of work on this project and will post a 16 page article on where it stands now in the special projects section of the site. This tome covers the resto of the chassis and then building a plywood cabinet complete with a 78 rpm record changer. As usual you will see bad choices , errors, and plain dumb stuff done in the process.


 
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