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PostSubject: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:51 am

I purchased this ge Radio at a church sale and well I think it was well worth the $ 40 for it
check it out Very Happy This is how I found it purchased it do not know what is it valued at todays market Question Rolling Eyes









I think its one of the better ones i owned a good winter project has to be restrung and I do not know the model number as of this day have not found it anywhere on this radio
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:03 am

I like the fact that it has all knobs! cool find Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:53 am

The knobs and the sticker on the tuner wheel look like RCA things,are you in or near Canada?
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:27 pm

Good looking set Buff.

Here are my additions for the month. The Zenith model 805 was as Oct find. However the RCA model 120 was found many months ago and I just recently located a coil I needed to finish the restoration. Both play very well and will be great additions to my collection. I may opt to sell at a later time. One cannot keep them all! Plus I am a twenties guy but I have to confess I have been restoring more thirties sets lately than anything else.





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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:39 pm

both are gorgeous. good stuff, Dave!
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:48 pm

Just received this little addition to my repair bench. It's a "Ferret" test speaker. I have not found any info on line so if anyone has a manual for it let me know. Don't really need one but it would be nice to have with it. It has selectable field coil resistance and speaker impedance. (top row) It's accurate. I tested it with my impedance bridge. Input settings are selected by chart at left according to radios output tube.
It also appears to be a capacitor substitution box. (bottom row)


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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:20 pm

Very neat substitution box Steve!! Something I wish I had room for on my bench. Great find!

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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:21 pm

New system here so still learning how to post. I reached a purchase agreement tonight on this MIDWEST CC-18 set with Kenny Richmond. He had purchased this a while back from a fellow in the Denver Co area. He has since done his cabinet magic to it as seen below.

A potential buyer just this week had backed out on buying it from Kenny so I got 1st chance to add it to my collection. I decided to go for it as MIDWEST radios in such nice condition are hard to find. (I will be making lay-a-way payments till it gets delivered)

Where to put it is a major space issue I have to figure out.

This is a CC-18 set circa 1937 or so. It has 4 PPP output tubes and was recapped by the prior owner. Kenny says it is a really hot player so I hope to add it to a prominent spot in my listen to it room here at the command center. The chassis is so cool and super clean too:




Check out how clean this is and those way-cool wing thingies on top of the covers:

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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:25 pm

Bruce, that's a beautiful radio!
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:53 am

Sure didn't look like that the last time I saw it Shocked another fine one, Mr. Richmond cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:49 am

What a great looking restoration and set!

It looks like the alter at which you worship the antique radio gods!



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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:22 am

Gorgeous Midwest! What happens when you ring the front and back doorbell buttons on the dial?
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:08 am

I just scored a killer deal on a Bird 43 Wattmeter with 3 slugs, 2 different connector adaptors, and leather case. cheers

I was helping my room mate work on her boat at the marina and we went intothe mechanics area, and it staring me in the face on the 'odds & ends for sale" shelf.

Excellent physical condition, but I have not had a chance to try it out yet.

I had been wanting one for years, but even used they are typically way too spendy. This one was one of those "Meant to be" items. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:02 pm

That is a BEAUTIFUL Midwest. Every example I've of Ken Richmond's work looks to be of amazingly high quality, especially that full reproduction he did of a Waltons cabinet.

I picked up a couple of extra reproducers for my Credenza, as well as a Technics SL-J2 turntable. No particular need for the latter; I just thought it was neat. (It's a late-model linear tracking turntable, with a "track skip" feature).

I am also in the process of obtaining a couple of parts for the Credenza: a new tonearm bracket with pivot pin, and a new pull (the one on the leftmost door is missing).

October losses should include the forum.
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PostSubject: Fridays Fleamarket Hunting in Central Indiana   Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:15 pm

All week long fleamarkets for the Covered Bridge Festival in West Central Indiana.

Some things I spotted today of interest.
1. A AK Model 40 with speaker. Speaker pretty rugged. Radio in very clean shape on inside. All tubes and components on inside were present. All caps turned very smoothly.
Fellow had 125 on it. May check again Sunday

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I did not have the extra cash on hand. Poop.

Next I saw this Philco 41-221. Top a little rough. Inside clean. Workability unknown. Price was 45 marked down from 50. May go see him Sunday also.

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Then came this old Victrola in a barn sale. I was not in the market but the gent said it worked and played well and he had records for it. Price asking was 200.00.

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Sorry about the lighting on this one.

Last, also in the barn was this Boonton Standard Signal Generator Model 80. Heavy BA. I have not researched on net about it yet. May be goodies inside or a collector might be interested. Working? Who knows. Nice knobs and meters though. Asking 10 bucks I will go back on this one. It was, honestly, under a shelf sitting in straw all by its lonesome. I bet I was the first to have moved it in years.

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Those were the Finds. Whether they are losses will be determined in a few days.

Losses? I ate to much fish at Long Johns. My belly aches. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:59 pm

Why does this thread always include "losses"? I understand posting pictures of finds, but don't know what losses have to do with it.

never ever seen a "loss" reported.
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:26 pm

If you have ever been beat out at the last second on ebay for a radio you had your heart set on, you would know what a loss is.
You are lucky not to have experienced it. Also when the guy in front of you at the swap meet offers $15 for a minty military
Panadaptor and the seller takes it, the definition of losing hits home.


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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:34 pm

That Midwest is beautiful!

I picked up a decent Heathkit TC-3 tube tester this week.



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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:39 pm

Scored some great transistor radios, a spica ST600 and an awesome Viscount VIP. I'm also going to get an Atwater Kent model 47 soon.
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:43 pm

moses_007 wrote:
Why does this thread always include "losses"? I understand posting pictures of finds, but don't know what losses have to do with it.

never ever seen a "loss" reported.

I've seen a few folks report on sales of items, but I would imagine any loss of a radio related item could be posted. Such as a theft, or fire/water damage.
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:06 am

dynadude wrote:
moses_007 wrote:
Why does this thread always include "losses"? I understand posting pictures of finds, but don't know what losses have to do with it.

never ever seen a "loss" reported.

I've seen a few folks report on sales of items, but I would imagine any loss of a radio related item could be posted. Such as a theft, or fire/water damage.

And unfortunately that has happened here on occasion.
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:33 am

I went to an estate sale and was one of the first ones in, so I picked up this Rogers Majestic chassis in a homemade cabinet???? Someone was into the radio before and butchered the insides by changing three tube sockets and quite a few other things. There also was no model number in the set
I have a Rogers that I was needing knobs for and they are hard to come by so I will use the knobs and the rest will be for parts. The knobs and tubes were worth the $24.00 I paid for the set Sorry,,I forgot to resize the photo

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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:15 pm

$7 for the Silvertone battery set. 50 cents for the GM car/truck radio. $2 for a big ugly Airline 5 ft long console with which came the external speaker. Salvaged out the console already for some 12AX7A's and 6BQ5's and a good set of 12" and 4" speakers. Neat looking dud tubes and tube sockets for $2.

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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:18 pm

ChrisH664- I know one vehicle your 50ยข GM Delco radio was used in- a 1971 Chevy pickup, "Custom 10" I think. My parents had one of these trucks for years while I was growing up, and I'll never forget the AM only radio in it-same knobs as yours also.
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PostSubject: Re: My October Finds No Losses as of yet   Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:13 am

Last weekend was good for vintage electronics at an outdoor flea market.

Minerva Tropic Master $15.00
Arvin 664A $10.00
90 NOS radio tubes $20.00
GE TC-3 Tube tester $15.00
Heathkit signal generator $15.00

The tropic master was working but I recapped it anyway.
Arvin not working until I discovered a 50L6 was where a 35L6 should have been. It works great now.
Tubes, lot's of goodies for 30's and 40's radios.
TC-3 tube tester- Not knowing much about this model I'm having difficulty finding info on it. A schematic would be nice.
Signal generator - replaced the 6C4 oscillator, it's all good.

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