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 A Admiral 5AC Clock Radio fixed up
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:48:30 PM on 18 June 2016.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
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Will these adventures in radioland never end!
I bought a couple of these plastic radios and got them going last year but forgot to write a little article about them.
About the only thing I could find out about Admiral was that they had a factory in Bankstown and made lots of stuff like TV's and radios.
I may be googling the wrong name, were they known by another name?
I've written the article and will email that to Brad for attaching.

Admiral Model 5ACW Clock Radio

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:19:26 AM on 19 June 2016.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
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Nice work!

Those clocks were used in plastic AWA mantel radios too. The white part of the hands is supposed to glow in the dark, but would have died off by now. The brittle plastic reminds me of those STC radios that fall to bits if held too hard.

I've seen that type of circuit board in valve TV sets, but never in a valve radio. The black mark from overheating is quite obvious.

Admiral were well known for TV sets.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:25:26 AM on 20 June 2016.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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I often think we were backward in much of our manufacturing. I have a Heathkit oscilloscope of the fifties & it has a printed circuit & the Europeans were using printed circuits on what were the equivalent, in some cases, a hot chassis also in the fifties & I have seen quite a few (mainly Philips from a collector of them).

You can actually buy, from USA, tag board with valve sockets already mounted on them.

Part TB9-2-3


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