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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:38:06 PM on 6 March 2017.
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 Location: Kempsey, NSW
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Hi Everyone,

While looking through clearance sales of agri machinery in NSW on the internet, I came across an estate clearance sale which had tools and machines on offer. Out if interest I had a look through the list of items, and a Century radio was included.

Now I am not sure if there are rules on this website which covers matters related to items for auction and I will leave it to Brad to say if it will be ok to provide more details of the clearance sale. After all this forum mainly relates to restoration of vintage electrical equipment.

The reason I bring this up is that I live at one end of the state and the auction is situated at the other end. I would like to have acquired it but it is simply too far just for that.

I would also hate it for the radio to potentially end up as trash if the radio does not sell to people who appreciate the radios and will spend time restoring it. From the rather poor photo, it looks to be in good nick other than the cloth on the front.

Last point to add is that I have no affiliation with the agents nor any connection to the vendor.

If it is ok to provide the info, I will be happy to do so. I think those members who live nearest to the location, would like to visit the sale.

Bushman


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:04:20 PM on 6 March 2017.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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...and I will leave it to Brad to say if it will be ok to provide more details of the clearance sale...

Fire away. Quite within the rules. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 12:28:46 PM on 7 March 2017.
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 Location: Kempsey, NSW
 Member since 6 December 2016
 Member #: 2019
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HI Brad,

Thanks for letting me know.

The radio is a Century console radio and I am not sure how common they are. The radio is listed as The Century Radio Mfg Co. which if correct was made sometime 1931 or 1932 based from info from the Radiomuseum website. Unfortunately photos of the radio concerned on the internet are hard to find to confirm.

The sale is on this Saturday 11th March at 12.30pm.

Location is Goolgowi. The town is approx. 50km north west of Griffith, so those members who are close to this may wish to have a drive that day to see the radio. The address is listed on the website of the agent.

To view the photo of the radio, enter Rawlinson and Brown, Griffith who are agents for the sale and look up the website and click on Clearance sales. Do not attempt this with smartphones as site does not make it easy to access the Clearance Sale button. Use Tablet/Pad or computer to do this.

You will next find Clearance sale parameters which you should click "Sundries" under Items Included. That is all you need to do and Click Search. Next click the auction desired and then scroll down page to click on "77 images".

When page starts to show pictures, go down to the 26th photo by scrolling the photos and click on photo. Once found click on "stop" near top of page to stop the photos from automatically scrolling through.

I have looked at the photo again and it seems they have improved the photo a lot compared to when I last saw it recently.

Hope this all helps and good luck to anyone who acquires it. If a member does acquire it, would they take additional photos of it, front and back for others to view on this forum site?

Regards

Bushman


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 2:41:59 PM on 7 March 2017.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Here's the link to the photos, which are quite small. The one of the radio is quite dark. (I'll send a brightened image to Brad.)

http://www.alpa.net.au/ViewPhotos/?ClearingSaleID=1193&address=3%20NAPIER%20STREET%20GOOLGOWI,%20NSW

Century Console Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:18:37 PM on 8 March 2017.
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Photo uploaded to Post 4.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 12:29:06 PM on 15 March 2017.
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 Location: Kempsey, NSW
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Thanks GTC,

That is a much better photo and I hope someone was interested enough to acquire it.

Bushman


 
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