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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:45:32 PM on 6 July 2016.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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This week's mystery comes in a wrecked upright cabinet. The speaker (field coil type) is missing, as are the knobs, and one of the valves.

Valve lineup: 58, 57, 58, 2A6, 2A5(missing), 80.

The chassis is sprayed green, however the top side has faded to a mottled yellow and picked up some rust.

The dial mechanism is a clapped-out friction type with a round dial, like those really ancient 1930 types. The word "success" is printed on the dial.

To replace the field coil, a spare choke has been tacked onto the back. I borrowed a 2A5 from another mystery radio (coming soon), and the thing worked.

Any ideas?

Unknown Radio Chassis
Unknown Radio Chassis
Unknown Radio Chassis
Unknown Radio Chassis
Unknown Radio Chassis
Unknown Radio Chassis


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:33:37 PM on 6 July 2016.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Chassis candidate Aristocrat 600 (1935), though dial appears to differ:

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/aristocrat_600.html


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:03:31 PM on 6 July 2016.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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That is an excellent candidate. The back photo is exactly the same in every way except for the dial mechanism. The cabinet is totally different.

So, we have a manufacturer and a year.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:54:20 PM on 6 July 2016.
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Thanks for photos Brad. Smile


 
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