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 AWA Duoforte C58?
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:23:59 PM on 30 May 2017.
Micktbarker's Gravatar
 Location: Bungendore, NSW
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Hi there, I am after some information on an item I have and I was pointed in this direction, there is a plaque inside the cabinet that reads A.W.A Radiola with instrument number -C58/3938, also has a plaque with Duoforte under the top lid. Basically want to know weather what I have is worth something or worthless as I may be looking to sell, it is in fairly good condition, I have not tested yet but I am told it is working order, it was passed down by my father in law.

If anyone can give me any info on how old roughly, common/uncommon, and roughly what sort of money it may be worth it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Mick.

AWA C58 Duoforte Radiogram
AWA C58 Duoforte Radiogram
AWA C58 Duoforte Radiogram
AWA C58 Duoforte Radiogram
AWA C58 Duoforte Radiogram


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:37:14 PM on 30 May 2017.
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 Location: Noosa, QLD
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Hi Mick this is a rare cabinet I have one as well but unfortunately like yours the chassis has been replaced with a more modern chassis. Ive been waiting for 6yrs to find the original but very hard to get. They cut out the front panel to mount the new chassis.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:01:53 PM on 30 May 2017.
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 Location: Bungendore, NSW
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Ah ok, when you say they cut out the front panel to fit the newer chassis do you mean the front panel that is behind the 2 doors?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:59:24 PM on 30 May 2017.
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The tuning dial. It is a 1940s one. The original tuning dial would have been a keystone one.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:39:30 AM on 31 May 2017.
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 Location: Bungendore, NSW
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Ok thanks guys, any idea on a rough value given it seems to have a later chassis, ultimately I am wanting to sell but not sure where to start


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:20:36 AM on 31 May 2017.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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This is still a very nice unit but because its so far away from original it wouldn't be worth very much at all. If any one had a chassis for a duoforte then it would be a godsend. Please do not junk this.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:56:50 AM on 31 May 2017.
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 Location: NSW
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Here is Radiomuseum picture of this radio.

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/amalgamate_duoforte_c58.html

If this is yours then it is greatly modified, and the value would be in the knob escutcheons, and the replacement chassis.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:43:39 AM on 31 May 2017.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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I would like to say that the whole Cabinet is worth keeping because looking at it I believe it can be returned back to original pretty well. It is in quite good condition. I suggest you get in contact with the Sydney Branch of the HRSA ( Historical radio society of Australia ) or the Canberra Branch . If you google the HRSA you will find the email addresses for the Guys in Charge but don't accept a pittance it is still worth something.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 11:16:58 AM on 31 May 2017.
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What have they done to it its been Philistine'd my god rare set with a cheesy 1940's innards ohh its time for a Panadol.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:23:00 AM on 25 June 2017.
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 Location: Bungendore, NSW
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Anyone want to buy it? I understand it has some non original equipment in it but is still seemingly a rare piece and worth something, I am open to reasonable offers as it is just taking up space, thanks


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 9:59:59 AM on 25 June 2017.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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Email me please.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 10:27:50 AM on 25 June 2017.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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Guys if Any of you wish to buy this cabinet. I live fairly close to him and may be able to go and get it and store it for you.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 11:26:04 AM on 25 June 2017.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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Email me and give me a price buddy please


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 1:42:19 PM on 25 June 2017.
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Email sent mate


 
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