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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:22:08 PM on 21 May 2017.
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I'm new to this hobby so I really have no idea about any of it really. Can someone please give me some idea on what the radio is in the background of this shot.

Walshie

Tasma Mantel Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:54:46 PM on 21 May 2017.
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It is most likely a Tasma model 1001 or 1005. If the dial glass has a map of Australia on it then its a Tasma. If it doesn't then it could be a KGH or a Reliance Sky Raider, which Tasma made cabinets form. Tasma stood for Thom And Smith Manufacturing and was a leading manufacturer for many years.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:02:29 PM on 21 May 2017.
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Wonderful old Photograph of a real smile on a happy kid
And look at what he is wearing , he looks ready and wanting to help.
I think the modern world has lost a lot .
Great photo!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 3:12:44 PM on 21 May 2017.
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Wonderful old Photograph of a real smile on a happy kid

Agree and the boy puts me in mind of Gerry Harvey.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:20:01 AM on 22 May 2017.
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Thanks for comments, that kid ended up going through lots in his life, not always happy I can assure you.

So is it a Tasma, ? any other opinions ?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:32:12 AM on 22 May 2017.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:36:07 AM on 22 May 2017.
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There doesn't look to be a badge on that radio. It could be badge engineered . If the badge is just missing then its likely to be a Tasma. Do you actually have the radio?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 4:58:46 PM on 22 May 2017.
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No I don't have the radio but I'm looking for one the same


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:55:22 PM on 22 May 2017.
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This is a Tasma for sale it might help you in identifying the one you have


Please view this ad:

TASMA RADIO,

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/elizabeth/other-antiques-art-collectables/tasma-radio/1144955378...

Price: $175

Download the application from the Google Play Store.

http://goo.gl/7NzhP


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 8:29:46 PM on 22 May 2017.
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No I don't have the radio but I'm looking for one the same

It's difficult to tell from that photo but I guess the colour was white or cream? If so, and you want a colour match, then a set that isn't basic brown is rare and usually priced accordingly.

A side note: These sets are prone to having cracked tops because people tend to carry them by placing a hand through the back and under the top, instead of picking them up under the base.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 10:31:50 PM on 22 May 2017.
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Apart from no badge, the dial looks smaller than a Tasma.


 
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