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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 13:51 on 3 January 2005.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Happy new year everyone. I have shifted the 'I need' article from this page to a new one which can be accessed from the links at the left. I have also written some general safety advice and a disclaimer which, once again is linked from the left. This latter page is not meant to look as authoritarian as it may appear to be - it is just that in this unfortunate day and age where people get sued for the most stupid things, I feel that it is necessary to protect myself from this course of action. I am one that feels that people need to use some commonsense in their every day lives and take responsibility for their own actions instead of blaming other people, but we don't live in that environment at this time, hence the need for a disclaimer.

As you can see, if you have visited in the last two weeks or so, I am still adding new things to this site. On and off, this will continue for some months as I make Vintage Radio a more welcoming and productive site to use. On another note, I have a small collection, about ten or so, transistorised radios from the 1960's era which I no longer want. It is my intention to offer these for sale in the near future. There are alot of collectors out there that seem to specialise in either collecting or dealing in the early transistorised receivers so they will get more use out of these than me.

With any money I make from the sale of the above-mentioned sets I plan on investing in some more valve sets, mainly some more of the 1950's midget four valvers. I am building some more shelf space at home in the next week or so to make room for them. I already have about 30 receivers in my room and many others in the lounge room, including four consoles from the 1930's most of which were mothballed in my caravan four about six years, though this storage didn't seem to do them any harm as the caravan was waterproofed shortly before that storage commenced. As a precaution I also covered the consoles in a blanket and then a waterproof tarp.

This brings me to another issue. In the same caravan I had a very large Kriesler table radio called the Projectographic. It was made in 1938 but I cannot find any literature for it. It's a five valve set with a very elaborate tuning dial which consists of the normal oblong shaped dial glasses with sliding pointer to indicate the station tuned. But there is also another mechanism which includes a piece of sheet tin with the Sydney stations punched into them. As the tuning dial is moved up or down a lamp moves past the punched callsigns and projects light onto a sheet of frosted glass, so you can ben on the other side of the room and still see the station the set is tuned to.

I am assuming that this set is extremely rare. If anyone knows anything about this set or where to see an article about it can they please give me the URL or other contact details. A picture of the receiver is below.

The Kriesler Progectographic

This is the Kriesler Projectographic from 1938. I can't find any information about it on the Internet and there is no model number that I am aware of. Yet this set is a genuine Kriesler. I have owned this set since 1990 after paying a now-defunct antique shop in West Ryde, NSW about $60 for it and have decided to restore it this year but I'd like to know more about it beforehand.


A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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