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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:11:21 PM on 3 October 2012.
Jennifer Shaw's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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This was my father's radio/record player, no markings on it to indicate brand, model era that I can find. If any one has any ideas please reply. Thanks if you can help me out.

Jennifer Shaw.

Unknown Tablegram
Unknown Tablegram
Unknown Tablegram


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:52:10 PM on 4 October 2012.
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I have seen these Tablegrams before but I cant recall which brand.
The record player is not the original one. The original would of been for 78's only. This one is a 1960's BSR.
There is a similar looking tablegram here:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/printArticlePdf/23036542/3?print=n.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 2:15:53 PM on 4 October 2012.
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 GTC
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If you can gently remove the valves, let us know what types they are. Be careful to pull them by their bases, not the glass envelopes and be gentle with the top caps, too. Also, don't wipe the glass as the type numbers may vanish in the effort.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:34:41 PM on 4 October 2012.
Jennifer Shaw's avatar
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Thank you Monochrome625, great picture attachment, most helpful. Jennifer s


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:39:39 PM on 4 October 2012.
Jennifer Shaw's avatar
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Thank you GTC, re valve advice! Jshaw


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:32:41 PM on 7 October 2012.
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 GTC
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Jennifer, perhaps I should have made clear my reason for asking about the valve type in your set. The valve "line-up" of a set is often a good guide to identifying it, so if you can let us know what's in yours we may be able to zoom in on the actual model, and if not the actual model we can usually list some other possibilities for further research.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 12:18:55 AM on 8 October 2012.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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That looks like a forties reflex. I would expect valves 6A8 (if shortwave 6J8) Both those have grid caps 6B8 or 6G8G both have grid caps. 6V6 next to the power transformer (LH side of photo) and 5Y3G behind the transformer.

The last patent date on the speaker may also be a clue & sometimes the speaker transformers had a date stamp.

Marc


 
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