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 Post subject: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 1:41 pm 
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I am refinishing the Victor antique radio shown in the attached pictures. Even with the mini plaque indicating that this is a model RE 37 I am still unable to find additional information on this radio.

Any additional information or insight would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 1:47 pm 
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Canadian Victor set from 1932. Nostalgia Air has the schematic:

[url]http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/download.asp?FN=\M0030077.pdf[/url]


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 2:07 pm 
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tubesrule wrote:
Canadian Victor set from 1932. Nostalgia Air has the schematic:

[url]http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/download.asp?FN=\M0030077.pdf[/url]


Thank you for the very quick response. Now I know that this model is from 1932-33.

Unfortunately this radio has been gutted so refinishing the cabinet is my focus. Hopefully I will get some additional information and some photos.

I also cannot tell if this model is a recording model.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 2:15 pm 
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From the schematic it's not a recorder just a player.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 2:21 pm 
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GaryFera wrote:
Unfortunately this radio has been gutted so refinishing the cabinet is my focus.



How badly has it been gutted? From what I can see in the pictures, it still appears to have the chassis and record player. If it is only the speaker that is missing, you should be able to easily modify the radio to use a permanent magnet speaker, instead of the field coil one that it most likely originally used. Another thing: it looks like someone may have amputated the legs off of your cabinet in the past and made it a lowboy.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 2:53 pm 
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Chassis and phono is the same as RCA Victor RE-16
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/3aIAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NqgAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg

Cross reference: Canada→ U.S.
http://pacifictv.ca/pixs/rcagewestxref.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
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tubesrule wrote:
From the schematic it's not a recorder just a player.

Darryl


Thanks, Darryl. I just learned more about my antique.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 3:38 pm 
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5Y4GT wrote:
GaryFera wrote:
Unfortunately this radio has been gutted so refinishing the cabinet is my focus.



How badly has it been gutted? From what I can see in the pictures, it still appears to have the chassis and record player. If it is only the speaker that is missing, you should be able to easily modify the radio to use a permanent magnet speaker, instead of the field coil one that it most likely originally used. Another thing: it looks like someone may have amputated the legs off of your cabinet in the past and made it a lowboy.


Sorry but the gutting is not obvious from the photos that I submitted. There was nothing inside.

Your last "another thing" comment is very helpful. I had in fact found a photo of what looked like the radio that I have but that photo showed the radio as a highboy and that confused me. Confusion solved ... thanks.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 5:00 pm 
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From the knob layout and dial, I would say that your radio may be similar to the American RCA R8. Here's a speaker for one up for sale right now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RCA-R-8-Speake ... Sw82Ba1468

If you want to make the radio complete again, you might want to post an ad here in the classifieds asking for an RCA R7 or R8 chassis.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 5:25 pm 
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Thanks, Greg. The level of detail across the different manufacturers blows me away.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
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5Y4GT wrote:
From the knob layout and dial, I would say that your radio may be similar to the American RCA R8. Here's a speaker for one up for sale right now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RCA-R-8-Speake ... Sw82Ba1468

If you want to make the radio complete again, you might want to post an ad here in the classifieds asking for an RCA R7 or R8 chassis.


Thank you for the info. I will be more than satisfied if I can restore and refinish the radio cabinet as I expect it will be a beautiful piece of furniture.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
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tubesrule wrote:
Canadian Victor set from 1932. Nostalgia Air has the schematic:

[url]http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/download.asp?FN=\M0030077.pdf[/url]


I am still trying to find pictures of the original radio cabinet. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 8:34 pm 
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I just found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-RCA-R- ... SwLF1X12M6

I know that it is a bit expensive, but it might be the only solution currently. How much of your chassis is left? Is it just the knobs and escutcheon, or is the metal chassis frame still there, but with everything removed from it? Posting photos of the chassis might help.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
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5Y4GT wrote:
I just found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-RCA-R- ... SwLF1X12M6

I know that it is a bit expensive, but it might be the only solution currently. How much of your chassis is left? Is it just the knobs and escutcheon, or is the metal chassis frame still there, but with everything removed from it? Posting photos of the chassis might help.


Thank you for the idea but I will pass. I will be than content with a beautiful piece of furniture when the refinishing has been completed.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Fri 13, 2018 2:28 am 
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This should help you with refinishing: http://antiqueradios.com/features/lacquer.html

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 Post subject: Re: Victor Model RE 37
PostPosted: Jul Fri 13, 2018 2:36 am 
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5Y4GT wrote:
This should help you with refinishing: http://antiqueradios.com/features/lacquer.html


Some very helpful information. Thank you.

Gary


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