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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:38:24 PM on 14 September 2021.
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 Location: Bongaree, QLD
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Hi All, I have purchased an Essanay radio chasis. The numbers stamped on the back are 6U1 - 1997. The closest model I can find on Radio Museum is a 6ED , only because it has a magic eye tube. Just wondering if any one has any info on Essanay radios. Bowler.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:52:19 PM on 14 September 2021.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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It often helps to provide the valve line-up, if known.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:22:01 AM on 15 September 2021.
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 Location: Bongaree, QLD
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Hi GTC, the valve lineup as purchased is AK2, EF6, 6F6, 75, 6A8, 6G5. This suggests that some modifications have been made as socket changes are obvious. The transformer produces 385 volts each side of a CT. And three 4 volt outputs at 300mA. Whilst I believe info on Essanay radios is scarce I thought I would put it out there in the hope someone may have a circuit. Bowler


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:31:59 AM on 15 September 2021.
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 GTC
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Yes, I don't have much tech detail on their radios either, and I can find no easy match on that line-up.

QUOTE: Essanay was founded in 1928 by Walter Moss Sweeney (1887-1964) and Ernest Aubrey Austin (1880- 1965).


https://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_hersteller_detail.cfm?company_id=12524


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:58:12 PM on 15 September 2021.
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Having AK2 and 6A8 doesn't make sense. Where is the rectifier?


 
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