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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Mon 02, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Hi, I have one of these. What a sweet radio it is! The dial lights up very well. It plays superbly and plays better than most of my radios.With the hi fi sound it is really nice. Nice find! ..........the first time I fired up mine I was blown away at the selectivity and sensitivity of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Mon 02, 2017 11:56 pm 
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Wells Gardner made some nice sets, that is for sure.

Even though they were primarily a "Private Label" manufacturer.

-Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Tue 03, 2017 1:30 pm 
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Radionut..that is a very nice example, for sure!! I was wondering if yours has been redone...?? It looks great!! The toning at the base of yours is different than mine, just a bit. I have a cabinet that has a lot of issues (some in crucial visible areas too) that scratch cover simply will not fix...so I am debating doing a full resto on it... It also appears that the dial background plastics came in options. Mine is red.. I have seen green...and others.


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Tue 03, 2017 2:07 pm 
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The cabinet on mine is all original,I just cleaned and polished it.It's a great radio.Very good sound that actually rivals my high tube count zeniths.


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Wed 04, 2017 4:08 am 
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I keep staring at the cabinet details. It looks like a cross between the Zenith 267 and McMurdo Oxford.


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Wed 04, 2017 4:24 am 
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tasar wrote:
I keep staring at the cabinet details. It looks like a cross between the Zenith 267 and McMurdo Oxford.


It just dawned on me and has been discussed before. Davega used this cabinet to slip in a few MP 6s. Now I see my.


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Wed 04, 2017 3:01 pm 
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I would agree with Tasar on that description... It has nice shoulders and great lines... I chose to redo the cabinet finish.. There was simply too many flaws for me to accept...I love the look of it...wrong knobs and all...lol. I have to find those wooden WG knobs I have somewhere!! The dark walnut toner is not nearly that dark in person. The contrast is quite eye catching!!


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Wed 04, 2017 11:02 pm 
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in low light, the dial is unreal...


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Sat 07, 2017 2:40 am 
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I have one of these, not sure if its the 11 tube version though. I have always liked the Wells-Gardner made Airline, Truetone , Lafayette and other brands by WG. The chassis are better than most Zenith, about same as Philco and little less well than RCA or GE.

Mark Oppat


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Oct Sun 08, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Here you go guys...........super radio

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-hudson- ... 2816220532


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 8:06 pm 
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This is a happy day for me. My first radio, 40 some years ago, was a junker chassis to a Wells Gardner 5k. I was a teen, and now matter how bad it looked, it was MINE...I repaired it and used it as a shortwave DX radio for a couple years. When I retired it, it was put in a box and forgotten. I knew it had 2 wooden knobs left on it. Fast forward to this OEL set, missing all 4 wooden Wells G knobs. I found one of the 5k knobs, and Mark Oppat sold me 2 more..then on a whim I went to the box the old chassis was in and lo and behold the second knob was in the box. wow. Us radio collectors see these little victories as noone else would..lol. I am ecstatic that my very first radio was able to help finish my newer found, and much nicer model set...over 40 years later. It means a lot to me.. lol


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 Post subject: Re: Wells Gardner OEL series 11 tube super cool dial set....
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 8:58 pm 
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SteveG wrote:
If that was here, the ad would've been long ago deleted, due to that radio being in my collection already.... :D


Nice to know there's another collector on the "99" corridor.

Greetings from Bakersfield!


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