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 WANTED parts for a a STC ( model 532 ) Cabinet in very poor condition
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:38:39 PM on 21 January 2019.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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STC cabinet in poor condition but doable. Will be wanting parts such as knobs and escutcheon and suitable speaker. A very long term project.Im told its a model 532, have sent photos. It's a vibrator set.

STC 532 Valve Radio
STC 532 Valve Radio
STC 532 Valve Radio
STC 532 Valve Radio
STC 532 Valve Radio
STC 532 Valve Radio
STC 532 Valve Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:29:33 AM on 29 January 2019.
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Its actually not a vibrator set but a straight battery set. I hoping to give it a good clean and then rewire , recapp and get it going that way.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:20:42 PM on 3 February 2019.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:34:08 PM on 3 February 2019.
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Looks like it may be quicker to strip that chassis on account of the amount of rust & pitting. That pitting may get worse from the rust treatment, but if you do not get rid of the rust & corrosion in the pits, it will continue & wreck the project again.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:37:38 PM on 3 February 2019.
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The good news is that it isn't as bad underneath. The light globe is in an odd location. Was that to light up the tuning dial or included as a current limiter?


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:40:10 PM on 3 February 2019.
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That's a challenge and a half. I trust you obtained it free of charge.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:37:34 PM on 3 February 2019.
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Sort of fairly cheap. Yes that bulb is a current limiter. I am t9ld the cabinet is a challenge but entirely doable.

Thanks Brad sorry about all the stuffing with the photos.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 5:31:13 AM on 4 February 2019.
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From the chassis looks like the battery equivalent of a 633 - not in a position to look that up at the moment, but I should have the circuit. Will be a heroic effort to fully restore. I couldn't find the zebra pattern veneer a couple of years ago. But will be a good performer given it has an RF stage. Good luck!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 12:43:15 PM on 4 February 2019.
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Steve Savell's STC book describes the 532R as a 5 valve mantel set with tri-wave and vibrator power supply.

He has a photo of your radio but unfortunately does not give the model number in the caption.

The circuit is not in AORSM 1939 or 1940/41 however there are other vibrator and battery 5 valve models, so if you can make out the valve lineup on the paper code label will provide the closest of these if you like.

http://www.hws.org.au/RadioHistory/manufacturers/STC.htm and http://www.hws.org.au/RadioHistory/manufacturers/STC.htm do not give the lineup though the radio is listed. Radiomuseum does not even list it. So you might have to go to the trade sources like Mingay's.

The dial escutcheon came up on ebay last year so there is some hope for that.


 
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