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 Post subject: March Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 11:58 am 
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Welcome to (hopefully) an early Spring.

Not radio related but 2 recent finds and additions to my American Flyer collection.

1947-50 #630 caboose, Reading version. Type VIII (painted red, not red plastic).
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The traditional 1949-56 crossing signal with track trip.
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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Mar Fri 02, 2018 2:45 pm 
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Nice fine Larry. I am not looking for radio's anymore as I have to many.


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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Mar Fri 02, 2018 7:00 pm 
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Lost/sold.

An Zenith T.O. 8G005 that I was given by a co-worker and restored the chassis.
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An an RCA 5T that was a dumpster recovery. Restored the chassis and cut my teeth on veneer work when I replaced the entire front.
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So long, old pals. :)

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PostPosted: Mar Fri 02, 2018 7:11 pm 
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Paul, that is a fantastic reveneer and refinish job.


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PostPosted: Mar Sat 03, 2018 6:12 am 
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I like that RCA Paul. Those RCA tombstones always look good.
You did a great job on the cabinet.
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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Mar Sat 03, 2018 2:43 pm 
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processhead wrote:
cut my teeth on veneer work when I replaced the entire front.


had you not mentioned it I would not have ever known it wasn't original.


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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Mar Sat 03, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Got this transoceanic L600. It looks to be in remarkable condition. I think it has bumped a few others down the queue. I need to stop buying now and start fixing!

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Found a couple today. Same sad story we hear all too often-the father passed away and the kids have to liquidate his decades-old tv repair shop. The dad didn't have much in the way of parts or test equipment-the bench looked like it's been unused for years. But I bought what I could to help them clean the shop out-I got a box of tubes, a Delco 1105 5-tube tombstone and a Geneva model 36 cathedral.

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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
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I really like that Geneva cathedral, Dan!

Very nice find!

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I really like that Geneva cathedral, Dan!

Very nice find!

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I completely forgot I already had 2 of them! Same model-don't think I've ever seen a different set with the Geneva name.

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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
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Swap meet!
I sold an Admiral tombstone and a few other pieces.

I was really good with self control today. I refrained from buying 3 radios for awesome prices.
I did purchase an EICO 666 tester and a real neat early German wall phone.


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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
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Picked up a Hallicrafters S-40B from user "Dave Mc" on this forum. Thanks, Dave for the great deal. It works well. Picked up a new 12SA7 tube and that fixed the top band. Finished the paper cap replacement and just needs adjustment.
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Both the S-40B and S-53 I have seem to pick up nothing but noise every 25kHz. Something in this hose is radiating bad. 25kHz to me says Chinese switching supply ;) Will try run coax out and long outside antenna.

Also picked up a Heathkit SG-8 RF generator off the bay. Replaced caps and it works but band A is 2x the freq (no adjustments.) Works well enough and I use my freq counter picked up last month to set accurate freq.
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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
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Picked up a Philco 46-420 Code 128 aka "Hippo" yesterday at a antique/junk shop. 27 bucks - no cracks - pretty good shape - it's all there - back and everything. :)


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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
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Brought home a HORSE of a radio! :D

A Zenith model 14-H-989RLP which is a 14 tube beast with the twin tone arm changer to play LP records. Nope, cannot play 45s.

This Zenith was their largest set after WWII. It started as model 14-H-789, but with the two-speed changer added it became model 14-H-989LP.
It uses Four 6V6s in the output stage in parallel-push-pull
Interesting to see a 1949 model with both FM bands!

I'm sure it will rattle the windows! :wink:

The seller wanted an arm and leg for it, but after discussing what he had and the condition, the price plummeted to a point I was comfortable with.
He even threw in a Philco 42-380 which I really didn't want, but hey, what the heck. Maybe I can pass it to someone else.

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I haven't found much worth posting in many months, but I picked up this nice Zenith 12S265 off of Facebook today. It's missing a couple of knobs, but otherwise it's a very restorable set. I wish my 12S267 was in this great of shape when I got it!

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An impulse buy at the local swap-meet - a 1958 TR-282-A "Super Six" transistor radio. A good looking set in bright red and working fine with a couple of minor issues.


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 Post subject: Re: March Finds & Losses ****
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azenithnut wrote:
Brought home a HORSE of a radio! :D

A Zenith model 14-H-989RLP which is a 14 tube beast with the twin tone arm changer to play LP records. Nope, cannot play 45s.

This Zenith was their largest set after WWII. It started as model 14-H-789, but with the two-speed changer added it became model 14-H-989LP.
It uses Four 6V6s in the output stage in parallel-push-pull
Interesting to see a 1949 model with both FM bands!

I'm sure it will rattle the windows! :wink:

The seller wanted an arm and leg for it, but after discussing what he had and the condition, the price plummeted to a point I was comfortable with.
He even threw in a Philco 42-380 which I really didn't want, but hey, what the heck. Maybe I can pass it to someone else.

-Steve

Nice catch Steve, now we know there are at least 2. :lol: I have mine on a platform with casters, it easier to move the 140 plus pound beastie.

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Oh you have one as well? :D

There was one in the Syracuse NY area that showed up here on ARF some years ago. It was for sale, but I don't know where it ended up.

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I went to see if I could negotiate a nice deal on a Radiola 18 and RCA 100A speaker that a lady had for sale on Letgo. Turns out she had a bunch of radios she wanted to letgo! They belonged to her ex and she just wanted them gone. I spotted a TO A600, a Philco 20 cathedral, a Crosley dashboard, an AK tombstone and lots of "cheapos" or throwaways. I offered $200 for the lot and she agreed providing I could move them all TODAY. Sure! I have a big truck. While we were loading the radios she sent her son out with a Superior Instruments tube tester- I offered $20 more but she said no- she was glad it was all leaving. I went to get 1 radio and came home with 29! BTW that's $6.89 per radio- not a bad price.
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