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 Post subject: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
PostPosted: Apr Thu 07, 2011 5:09 pm 
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I have two radios that were restored by "H. Brams" of Palo Alto. CA in the 1980's (or perhaps early 1990's). Cooljjay has this thread about a Pepsi bottle radio, also restored by H. Brams:

http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=161673

I think it's amazing that I've acquired two radios (a Philco 38-690 and a Philco 16B) that passed through his hands. I may have asked the previous owner of the 38-690 about him, but if I was told anything I've since forgotten. Does anyone know anything about H. Brams? He did excellent work BTW.

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You might check with the CHRS radio club. They will probably know. He may have even advertised in their magazine?


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His info is listed here:

http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/repair.html

As well as in this directory as well:

http://www.mindspring.com/~tonyc/usefullinks.htm

His name also comes up at this site:

http://www.vrps.org/ in a repair person's list.

Looks like if you needed something fixed in his area, he's who they went to.


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Geez, I'm in CHRS and I didn't even think to look on it's list of radio repair people. :oops:

Looks like Herb Brams published some articles in the NVRS bulletin too. The guy knows what he's doing as far as radios. :D

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...didn't he also write a Lullabye?

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Jim Koehler wrote:
...didn't he also write a Lullabye?

LOL
:lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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just picked up a radio with his name, label and envelope with data about the set

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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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hello sofaslug,
yes sometimes whats right under our nose we are blind too.
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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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Greetings to the Forum:

I was going to make a comment, but I think Jim Koehler beat me to it.

Something like this: H. Bram I have never heard of; J Brahms I have. However, I can't stand his "Lullaby". Over use when I was a child, I guess. I much prefer his "Violin Concerto in D" (opus 77) and his "Academic Festival Overture". I also have a number of his "Hungarian Dances" on reel-to-reel tape; I am going to have to get that tape machine up and running....

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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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Sorry Jim....

(feel asleep reading your post!)

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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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I think this thread points out quite well the reason for leaving a tag inside a radio after you work on it. (regarding the thread of leaving a little brass 'plaque' on a radio)
If you do work that you aren't ashamed of, it isn't a bad idea to leave information in the radio.
I don't think on the cord is a good idea as that'll be torn off before it's even plugged in.
I believe it also adds historical content to the radio.

Mark D.


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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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Greetings to Jim K. and the Forum:

Gee.... non-narcotic and effective! Now all I have to do is figure out how to market it! :lol:

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Jim T.
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Edit: Way off topic... sorry about that, chief! With regards to mark's comments, +1. This would not only enhance the historical record, but would be invaluable to the next person who has to work on the radio... it would inform as to what was done so as not to duplicate effort.

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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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All of my AA5 repairs have an invoice with the work done. All my AC repairs are documented with schematics, notes on what and how things were done, items marked off that were installed, any mechanical work and so on. It's a service for the customer but the notes stay with the radio. I keep a copy of the notes and have compiled about 15 years worth. Everything before that time got washed out with Sandy.

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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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I arrived yesterday in San Francisco to visit my son for Christmas. Found a Philco model 118 in a store on Filmore street about a block from his place. Inside the back of the set was a tag and a schematic with none other than H. Brams written. Talk about a coincidence.

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 Post subject: Re: Whos is/was H. Brams, Bay Area radio restorer?
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hello brainfade,
wow he must have done allot repair in his day .
When my repair shop in Tacoma going full steam we would put stickers on tv's and radios even showing the date phone I still have a bunch of those stickers :D


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radiorich wrote:
hello brainfade,
wow he must have done allot repair in his day .
When my repair shop in Tacoma going full steam we would put stickers on tv's and radios even showing the date phone I still have a bunch of those stickers :D


When I lived in California, I had a Hi-Fi and Stereo repair shop in South San Francisco. I had metalicized plastic stickers made to put on my repairs. When I moved to Florida, I opened a similar shop here. After a few years, someone brought in an amplifier for repair that had a sticker from my California shop stuck on the rear.

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