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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:39:26 PM on 30 September 2013.
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 Location: Bell, QLD
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Hi, I'm new to restoring radios. I have five radios and radio record players. Got here through an appreciation of tube powered guitar amplifiers.

My latest find is a Gulbrasen radio model 50. Speaker says it was made in Sydney, so assume was manufactured in Australia. Cabinet has an Art Deco design. Can someone tell me something about it?

I'll post some pics later in the week. Cabinet is in good condition - some scratches and fabric looks non-original. Powers up, but no sound. On off switch may need replacing as is constantly on.

I'll make a note of the tube configuration and post.

Regards
John


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:46:37 PM on 1 October 2013.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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I don't have any info on a model 50, only model 50P which is a battery-powered portable.

According to HRSA files, the Gulbransen brand was manufactured by E F Wilks & Co Ltd - Sydney (manufactured by Emmco) in the years 1932 - 1935
then by manufactured by Breville between 1938 - 1940.




 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:44:04 PM on 1 October 2013.
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Check airzone circuits.
I have a clearly marked 1941 Gulbransen console. The Airzone 1152A is the chassis its based on. It even has the Airzone valve layout sticker on the chassis, with 'Airzone' cut off.

And the radio constantly on is pretty much normal for earlier sets, they were never fitted from new, hence some radios having inline switches retro-fitted by owners.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:38:43 PM on 1 October 2013.
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I'll make a note of the tube configuration and post

That should help us identify its chassis.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:47:50 AM on 2 October 2013.
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 Location: Bell, QLD
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Thanks for the info. I'll need to remove the chassis to find the chassis model number.

Is it possible to upload pics on this site?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:38:28 AM on 2 October 2013.
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 GTC
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Is it possible to upload pics on this site?

As per the guidelines above the posting box:

"6. If you want photos published with your post then please e-mail these to the administrator along with the name of the forum and the exact title of the thread you want them posted in."


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:17:21 PM on 2 October 2013.
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 Location: Bell, QLD
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Thanks for your guidance.

Gulbransen Console Radio
Gulbransen Console Radio


 
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