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 Lekmek 533i console
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:43:17 PM on 6 March 2010.
Dial Cover Guy's Gravatar
 Location: Armidale, NSW
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Hi all,

I recently picked up a Lekmek 533i console 7 valve.

Nice unit this one. Needs alot of TLC but should be able to get it back to its glory days. Has a big 4 gang tuner and then on the inside of the chassis it has another small fine tuning gang.

I am having trouble finding info about this maker. I am also having trouble finding a circuit diagram for this model 533i. If anyone has any info on Lekmek and on this particular model I'd like to hear from you. Also if anyone has a circuit diagram my email is peter_ihotmail.com.

Cheers
Peter


 
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Brad's avatar
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All I know about Lekmek, a fairly low profile company, is located on this page.

The company folded in 1940 so you can bank on your console being made prior to that.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:32:49 PM on 23 May 2010.
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 Location: Maryborough, VIC
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Lekmek was made by Lekmek (Australasia) Ltd., 75 William St., Sydney NSW.
Also the name "Lekmek Radio laboratories" comes to mind perhaps in period advertisements ?
There is a reference in AORSM Vol.(2).(1938 circuits ) published approx. 1940.
There is also a reference in Mingay’s publication "I.F. Index edition 2" circa1942. It lists models from 1933 to 1939 inclusive.
The chassis 533 is listed as a 1937 5 valve Universal (AC/DC) Broadcast band with I.F. frequency 458kHz and used in models 533C & 533M Console & Mantel respectively.
This does not seem to match your description of a potentially very interesting set.
99% of all listed Lekmek model numbers have the first digit = number of valves in set.
The only seven (7) valve models listed are:-
1933 71EC AC b/cast console
1933 701 AC Triple-wave console
1934 705 Battery Dual-wave console
1935 710 AC Dual-wave console
All of the listed Lekmek's are superhets.
More details of your radio are needed to identify if it is AC battery or vibrator and the valve and coil lineup etc.


 
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