Welcome to Australia's only Vintage Radio and Television discussion forums. You are not logged in. Please log in below, apply for an account or retrieve your password.
Australian Vintage Radio Forums
  Home  ·  About Us  ·  Discussion Forums  ·  Glossary  ·  Outside Links  ·  Policies  ·  Services Directory  ·  Safety Warnings  ·  Tutorials

General Discussion

Forum home - Go back to General discussion

 Airzone cub midget info
« Back · 1 · Next »
 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:48:18 PM on 14 June 2010.
Dial Cover Guy's Gravatar
 Location: Armidale, NSW
 Member since 20 December 2009
 Member #: 589
 Postcount: 71

Hi all,

Wondering what would be too much to pay for one of these, have one that I'm looking at but he's asking $400 seems alot to me. Its in excatly the same condition as the one featured on this site as restored by Brad. Last question, is the speaker cloth on the above mentioned featured Airzone original?, if so where does one get it from?

Cheers
Peter


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:54:41 PM on 14 June 2010.
Brad's avatar
 Administrator
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 5571

G'day Peter,

Is it the timber Cub shown on the front page about three weeks ago? If so then $400 is a fair price if the radio is in good nick. This is a model from the early 1930s and is fairly rare, although the chassis was used in a few of Airzone's models including one of their gothic models.

I cannot confirm if the grille cloth is original or not. Chances are that it isn't though. It seems in too good a condition and is made from pretty thick thread which is more likely to be nylon than traditional rayon.


‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾
A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:48:14 PM on 14 June 2010.
Dial Cover Guy's Gravatar
 Location: Armidale, NSW
 Member since 20 December 2009
 Member #: 589
 Postcount: 71

Brad,

Thanks for getting back to me. Its the 1950's Cub Midget you did the deatailed restoration of.

Cheers
Peter


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:27:14 PM on 14 June 2010.
Brad's avatar
 Administrator
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 5571

Ahhhh yes. That receiver does have a new grille cloth though I don't think it is worth $400. I'd pay no more than $250 for something that age. It could be worth more with a mottled pink, blue or green bakelite cabinet in mint condition but not the wooden one.


‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾
A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:40:52 PM on 15 June 2010.
Dial Cover Guy's Gravatar
 Location: Armidale, NSW
 Member since 20 December 2009
 Member #: 589
 Postcount: 71

Brad,

Lucky I asked, I went back and he had given me the wrong price for it, $400 was for a completely different radio altogether. He was asking $150 for the 1950 Cub Midget so I snapped it up.

Thanks mate,
Cheers
Peter


 
« Back · 1 · Next »
 You need to be a member to post comments on this forum.

Sign In

Username:
Password:
 Keep me logged in.
Do not tick box on a computer with public access.