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 Post subject: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
PostPosted: Nov Wed 29, 2017 6:11 am 
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Does anybody know where I can get any info for this radio???

Airline Series 14BD9-815-1


Thanks Kenny


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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
PostPosted: Nov Wed 29, 2017 7:59 am 
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Kenny, is it anything like this radio?

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/montgomer ... 8_715.html

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
PostPosted: Nov Wed 29, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Kenny,
I think this is the one you're looking for:
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/montgomery_84wg1060a.html

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
PostPosted: Nov Wed 29, 2017 10:54 pm 
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Yes Carl...that is exactly the way it looks...thanks...


Does anyone know when this radio was made...approximately...??

Kenny


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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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Kennynva wrote:
Yes Carl...that is exactly the way it looks...thanks...


Does anyone know when this radio was made...approximately...??

Kenny

Reverse the 84 in the model number and it tells you that it's the 1948 model year.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 5:05 am 
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Here is in the back of the radio...seems like a 8-44 year


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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 5:30 am 
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There were no consumer products being manufactured from late-1942 through 1945, due to WWII.

The model code in use by Montgomery Ward at the time reversed the last two digits of the year, as cwtravis stated. So the 14 prefix of your radio's model number strongly implies 1941 model year... That would have been approximately Aug. 1940 to July 1941.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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Thank you very much...cool a radio, that no doubt was listened to during WW2.....
I will run it on AC only..so the selenium rectifier needs to be watched closely...


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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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The Airline model no. was probably on another paper tag somewhere.
Series 14BD9-815-1 is the Wells Gardner chassis number.
84WG1060 is mostly likely the model number for the 1948 model year.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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There was a sticker on the far left of the back side of the chassis...that I believe HAD the model number....so is a 41 or a 48 model?


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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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The airline model number is 62-1060. From the label.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 10:41 pm 
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Kenny, pop along here and do a tube search with your line-up.
You will find hundreds... :shock: of similar radios listed, many with schematics.
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.. https://www.radiomuseum.org/
In the results page, click on the tube symbol at the top of the column to list four-tube radios first.

Pay attention to the lead-dress in your radio (take lots of photos if you get in too deep).

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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cwtravis wrote:
The Airline model no. was probably on another paper tag somewhere.
Series 14BD9-815-1 is the Wells Gardner chassis number.
84WG1060 is mostly likely the model number for the 1948 model year.

I'm not sure about that. Airline used the same type of numbers to ID radios from Belmont and other companies. Seems unlikely all those companies would have used the same chassis numbering system. I think it's Montgomery Ward's own internal numbering system.

They also had catalog order numbers, which were like 62-1060.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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Sorry, folks, but it's a 1948.

1U4 and 1U5 tubes became available to the public after Aug 1945. It's all there at RMorg.
Wells Gardner made very good radios.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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You it westcoastjohn, that makes the best sense I have heard...thank.s.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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Hello all....I need to replace the large electrolyte cap, the one with 3 or 4 different caps...and dont know how to read the capacitance of each of the I think 4 caps inside the black large cap..I can see the bottom and cannot see each of the triangle, circle, square that should be on the bottom...there is a plate, similar to a tube socket but with a large circle opening where the wires stick out of the bottom...and that is blocking me from seeing the markings that say which is which...
So do I just drill out the large black cap from above,,,,or WHAT..

Kenny


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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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The flange that the tabs come through SHOULD have the shapes around the exit area, though they

are sometimes hard to see.Get a picture for us and we can help you figure it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyt info on a Airline Tube Radio, Series 14BD9-815-1
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I did it the hard way..by the schematic. There was nothing at all to see around the flange..It must be on the bottom of the capacitor, which is connected to the flange, and without removing the cap(which would be difficult, because the 4 pins that go thru the flange are all soldered to components as a, I guess floating ground), After I got these installed( the 4 filter caps) it still was very distorted, when I touched the antenna terminal on the tuning cap...So I tried the antenna which is built into the front door that raises up to revel the front controls, and it seems fine..I guess the antenna has a certain resistance, and has to be connected, and not just some random wire antenna. The antenna goes thru the door(in a loop) and out the other end, which is connected to a ground on the chassis of the radio..

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