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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:20:25 PM on 7 July 2014.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Like the look of this radio.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ANTIQUE-RADIO-WOODEN-CASE-WORKS....

Anyone know the maker or model ?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:03:46 PM on 7 July 2014.
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I think it might be an Australian General Electric version of a AWA Radiolette Model 27 from around 1934.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:36:12 PM on 7 July 2014.
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Yep, an R27 in disguise as an AGE Bandmaster. They aren't all that common nowadays, nor is the R27 for that matter. If I had the money this month I would swoop on that beast like a hungry magpie.

I hope the seller cuts that nightmare of a power cord off before passing it on though. That set up is downright dangerous.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:01:44 PM on 7 July 2014.
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Much like the AWA "Radiolette", AGE marketed their small mantels as the "Duette".


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:44:31 PM on 8 July 2014.
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I have the AWA version of this. Like all radiolette chassis it is a nightmare to service.
Not a very good performer either.
Still, nice radio for the collection and will most likely bring a few bob for the seller



Ben


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:12:44 PM on 8 July 2014.
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Gone for 375. Too many rich buyers!


 
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