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 Stromberg Carlson wooden Mantel radio. Model 5A39
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:42:27 PM on 24 June 2019.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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I just bought this little beauty from ebay. Wanting to identify it please.

Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio
Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio
Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio
Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio
Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:10:19 PM on 24 June 2019.
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As you have probably worked out I found the model number and I have sent photos to Brad. This is actually the one that appears in radio museum.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:19:48 PM on 24 June 2019.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:10:22 PM on 24 June 2019.
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Thankyou kind sir Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:11:58 PM on 25 June 2019.
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I was about to say it looks like a Philips / Mullard, but I can see Stromberg-Carlson stamped on the back.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:47:22 PM on 25 June 2019.
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It's my first Stromberg Carlson so I'm going to make it a show piece.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:09:41 AM on 27 June 2019.
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This set arrived yesterday in great order. I have sent more photos as a example of how well packed it was.

Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio
Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio
Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio
Stromberg Carlson Valve Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:18:42 AM on 27 June 2019.
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I've got a Stromberg Carlson mantle radio in storage waiting for me to get inspired.
Following your resto might just jolt me into action.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 11:04:11 PM on 30 June 2019.
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Photos uploaded to Post 7.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 11:13:50 PM on 30 June 2019.
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Thank you. I hope to get started on this one soon.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 4:22:47 PM on 1 July 2019.
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That's a pretty looking mantel.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 2:04:32 AM on 24 August 2019.
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Well I finally got started on this one. Recapping was reasonably simple but a tired wannabe tech ended up accidentally cutting a resistor pig tail and creating a intermittent dry joint. good thing I remembered the old chopstick trick on how to find faults lol. The cut pigtail was hidden under other components. The question I have is this. What do you guys do stop a speaker from polling?
What I plan to do is to take the centre cover off the speaker coil and give it a quick blast with the air compressor and then give it a bit of a soaking in singer sewing machine oil.

Radio
Radio
Radio
Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 2:13:52 AM on 24 August 2019.
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And yes the power cord has been replaced with a new 3core and cable gland as I reckon they are the bees knees.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 7:51:48 AM on 24 August 2019.
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Photos uploaded to Post 12.

Slide film between the voice coil and the magnet is something I once used to align a voice coil but it has to be high enough to ensure the coil isn't misaligned but short enough to be able to extract it when the cone is attached.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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