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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:46:57 PM on 25 June 2023.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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Yep a 1934 Italian set I picked up for $15 .
today.
Valve line up 6A7, 78,75, 41 and 80.
A big job hey mama mia lol.

Radiomarreli valve radio
Radiomarreli valve radio
Radiomarreli valve radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:25:35 PM on 25 June 2023.
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You canna use a da spaget on a the bad a wire.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:42:56 AM on 27 June 2023.
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Gee Marcc I just looked at the dial string arrangement in this one omg. The neighbours will know about this one LOL.
And looking at the dial lights it looks like it's got three bands . The lights move with the tuning indicator and one side has two bulbs and the other has one.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:07:07 AM on 27 June 2023.
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I have seen some crazy arrangement like that not sure as to what it was but I ended up putting a fuse on its feed as there was no real way short of a pantograph, or trolley pole to power it without the wire failing off from fatigue. One light could be part of a tuning indicator & some used meter movements, window meters, globes, and eye tubes.

I have a HMV/Marconi here & the dial and other parts of it are a mechanical abomination, like the turntable of a HMV R53B

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:28:27 AM on 28 June 2023.
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I had a better look at the chassis last night and the tuning indicators on either side do move quite freely in this. The speaker is massive like at least 10 inches like the Astor table radios.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:18:35 PM on 8 July 2023.
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I have found a company in Italy that reproduced this dial. I used google translate to email them in Italian. Here is how it went.
Ciao signore. Sto cercando I quadranti di riproduzione per il Radiomarelli Tamiri. Invierò anche delle foto. Vivo in Australia e parlo solo inglese.
Sto usando google translate. Sono felice di pagare per I quadranti più le spese di spedizione o se è più facile puoi inviarmi via email l'opera d'arte. dipende da te. Spero che tu stia bene.
Mi piace restaurare tutti I tipi di radio d'epoca.
Saluti Carl Tallar.
Il mio indirizzo è 6 xxxxxxxx xxxxx xxxxx. Australia
Mobile no +xxxxxxxx

I xed out the phone and address as per site instructions.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:05:21 PM on 8 July 2023.
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Magneti Marelli reminds me of the ceiling fan in one of my sheds. It is is plated Ercole Marelli. I bought it some where aroun1982. Its roller bearings were last cleaned & repacked in 2012. Ercole died in 1922.

This is a tri-blade version with open type continuous rated cast iron motor, of the style you see in movies like Casablanca. Its designed to be controlled by a carbon pile. Its got an electronic type on it now, torque is amazing and has rubber straps on it to control its enthusiasm.

As you can imagine from its weight, bringing it down for service from around 15 feet, is not for the faint hearted. It runs 24/7.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:38:42 PM on 10 July 2023.
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Photos have been sent.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 10:10:41 AM on 16 July 2023.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:21:47 AM on 24 July 2023.
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Well I checked under the chassis of this one and boy what a dog's breakfast. Capacitors that have literally fallen apart and just about every wire needs replacing due to the rubber insulation drying up. A good tech has offered to look at it for me.
Will send some photos shortly.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 11:19:18 PM on 27 January 2024.
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Well this pigs ear is now being turned into a silk purse with Help from Sky and David Bartlet . It's actually been powered up and really looks the part. A gentleman from Italy has sent me clear images of reproduction dials for it. They even went to the trouble of stuffing the original cap can and have added a Bluetooth module.
This is a 1934 radio. I will send a photo to Brad for this.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 10:20:49 PM on 28 January 2024.
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I have a 563 MA Y It had those lovely black tar like caps in it. All cracked all for the bin. Its melted wire was from a dial light socket shorted.

That looks like it may have wooden pulleys? Often they are rubbishy wood & break. My answer to stopping that annoying little habit it to coat them with slow curing Epoxy Resin which makes them into a hard wood like Mahogany.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 11:39:28 AM on 31 January 2024.
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Photos sent

I am looking forward to finishing this one now as they really have it performing well and added Bluetooth capabilities. If only I could show the videos of this .
Even the dials have been reproduced.

Valve radio
Valve radio
Valve radio
Valve radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 5:47:58 AM on 2 February 2024.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 6:59:05 PM on 2 February 2024.
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Looks nice, Carl, but that chassis could have been SO much better.

All the valve sockets and underchassis stuff could have been removed without disconnecting more than a few wires.
That would have allowed the bare chassis to be refinished properly. The sockets could have been refitted using pop rivets.

As it is, it's pretty obvious that it's a mask-off respray.


 
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