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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:59:48 PM on 26 June 2012.
Mickeyman's Gravatar
 Location: Gold Coast, QLD
 Member since 22 March 2012
 Member #: 1117
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Hi collectors,
I would like to share my latest find on my long long travels of seeking another radio to add to the collection.
Last week I came across this radio in an antique store near Byron Bay ...... I saw it sitting on a shelf as soon as I walked in ....... An unusual coloured case in green with white swirls ..... Wow !
It's a Stromberg Carlson D7 from 1937 ..... I found this out once I got home investigating on the web.
The radio works but needs some work and has only two original green knobs ..... So I am on the hunt for two more original green knobs if anyone has any !
Once I got home I began to slowly dismantle the three piece case to clean and polish.
So far I haven't done a lot to it apart from an initial clean of case and chassis ...... It's sitting on the shelf on display and already causing a lot of interest with friends.
I have included a link to a photo of the D7 ..... Hope it comes through.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r537/Kriesler1/Vintage%20Radios/9311acfa.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r537/Kriesler1/Vintage%20Radios/21e10a1e.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r537/Kriesler1/Vintage%20Radios/95a72a0f.jpg

I have been able to locate two original adverts from 1937 regarding this model and would welcome any more information that would add to my knowledge of the D7.

I hope that many of you find this as interesting as I do.

Regards
Paul
Mickeyman


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:11:33 AM on 27 June 2012.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Great find for such an old radio in good condition.

It would be nice to be able to clear-up the dial glass.

I have the schematic if you are interested.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:51:43 AM on 27 June 2012.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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I have a jade coloured AWA Radiolette 500M and have a similar problem to you - my dial pointer has three cracks in it and needs replacing though I've been told that because of the rarity there's almost no chance of being able to acquire a replacement. I won't give up the search though and neither should you though in the meantime it may be best, for the sake of appearance to obtain a couple of replica knobs or paint the white ones to match.

Your Stromberg is very rare in that colour and thus quite valuable too. Smile


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:25:31 AM on 27 June 2012.
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 Location: Gold Coast, QLD
 Member since 22 March 2012
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Thankyou for the quick reply fellow collectors.
If you can email through the schematic that would be great. I have carefully cleaned the dial lens and it does look clearer close up ..... Original is always best.
I plan to order two repro knobs from Michael Raanan and I'll keep hunting for two originals.
The hunt is the best part of collecting lol.
Regards
Paul
Mickeyman


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:51:10 PM on 27 June 2012.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Schematic sent.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:24:40 PM on 27 June 2012.
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 Location: Gold Coast, QLD
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Thanks GTC.
Schematic very helpfull.
Regards
Paul
Mickeyman


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 6:00:42 PM on 2 April 2014.
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 Location: Adelaide, SA
 Member since 27 February 2010
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Hi All

Just picked up what I think is a brown one of these. Do you have any photos of the chassis so I can make sure. My Chassis is rusted a bit but the case is not cracked at all and should polish up good.

Dan


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Valve radios, They just don't make them like they used to

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:18:23 PM on 27 April 2014.
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 Location: Como, NSW
 Member since 27 April 2014
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Hi Mickeyman. Wow what an incredible collection in your photobucket. I assume this represents your collection. I was freaked out when I saw the photo of the green empirestate with another radio sitting on top of it. I assume you know how much these are worth. There are very few of these left, perhaps half a dozen in Oz. They are very fragile so take care.


 
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