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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:18:22 PM on 4 November 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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Guys this is a magnificent set. I bought it at the latest Canberra HRSA auction and I love it . It has a ARTS&P sticker on the back which you will see in the photos I sent. I haven't seen anything like this one and it has a RF stage. Photos sent.

Philco Mantel Radio
Philco Mantel Radio
Philco Mantel Radio
Philco Mantel Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:33:01 PM on 4 November 2017.
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Hope those photos appear before the one week shutdown for maintenance.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:56:37 PM on 4 November 2017.
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Hope those photos appear before the one week shutdown for maintenance.

Indeed they shall.

The text on the ARTS&P is the giveaway. Dominion of New Zealand instead of Commonwealth of Australia points to an NZ set. The Kiwis also spelt 'licence' incorrectly, which was also the case on the Australian labels for 1934 and 1935.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:40:12 PM on 4 November 2017.
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It's a superhet. Model 732 from 1947. Cosmetic condition looks excellent.

Schematic is here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philco_732.html


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:43:42 AM on 5 November 2017.
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Yes it's in excellent condition. I bought it from John McKilwaine at the HRSA meeting yesterday. I wonder why he said it was a TRF . It's got 3 shortwave bands . Can't wait to recap this baby.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:57:19 AM on 5 November 2017.
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Wow I just found out this set has 4 shortwave bands howzat. 15/12/2017


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:14:43 AM on 24 December 2017.
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Well what a Christmas present. I got impatient and decided to plug this in via the variac, isolation tranny and dimbulb tester. At first I got nothing . The dimbulb tester showed no faults either , I know it was drawing too much current as the variac couldnt get up to 240 volts so I turned it down to 150 and started twiddling knobs, Got the rustling sound you usually get when the switches are dirty ( the tone switch ) and then I started turning the band switch which produced some promise as well because when I turned it back to the broadcast position I got the welcome sound of hash you get when off station. I connected the earth wire ( no earth when running through a isolation tranny ) and got signal . I tuned it to 2CA and to my delight it came in clearly and was able to sit back and spend the next ten minutes relaxing listening to the beautiful tone of the celestion speaker. The only thing I noticed is the volume isnt what it should be but its loud enough to enjoy.

I decided I better turn it off and not switch on again till I do a recap and clean the switches.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 3:33:11 PM on 24 December 2017.
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I decided I better turn it off and not switch on again till I do a recap

Some of the resistors in the HT path may have gone high, too.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 4:01:09 PM on 24 December 2017.
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I think what was meant with TRF, was it has a front end Tuned RF stage.
JJ


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 1:21:46 PM on 25 January 2018.
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Yes your correct Johnny it is a tuned rf stage. should be a awesome set when its recapped . The tone is very mellow.


 
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