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 Post subject: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 10:01 am 
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I can't seem to find this one in my Google searches.


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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 10:48 am 
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RCA Model T10-1
With an eye-tube!

http://www.tuberadioland.com/rcaT10-1_main.html
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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 1:21 pm 
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The T10-1 was never meant to feature an eye tube. I can only assume that that eye tube is a post factory add on.

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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 1:29 pm 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
The T10-1 was never meant to feature an eye tube. I can only assume that that eye tube is a post factory add on.


It's nicely done from what I can see in the photo. And, it looks like it was done a long time ago.


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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 2:14 pm 
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Not the first one we've seen with an eye.

https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewto ... 18&start=0

Makes me wonder if some were added at the factory?

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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 2:57 pm 
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This photo that radiojwk posted in the older thread shows that finish, on the curved edges of the decorative arch, are of a different texture then the rest of the archway. It looks to me that the center of the arch was carefully extracted, edges curved and smoothed, and the refinished. The entire wood surface doesn't look like it has the same single coating of factory lacquer. At least, right now, the finishes look to have been clear coated or varnished over.

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As far as the hole in the chassis where the tuning eye cable threads through, every RCA T10-1 chassis features that hole. The RCA C-11, which uses the same chassis as the T10-1 but fitted with an arch dial, does use that extra hole for it's tuning eye.

I'm still not convinced that this was factory done.

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If this was an original factory job, a bare metal tube socket would have been used as was in this C-11 chassis. Does either RCA T10-1s use this very same bare metal tuning eye tube socket? I'd love to see if the tuning eye bracket, which holds the tuning eye in place, to see if it's the same type that RCA normally used in their 1935 line of radios. If BOTH T10-1s feature the exact same type of bare metal tube socket and mounting bracket that the C-11 and other 1935 RCA radios used, I'd be very open to the theory that these add ons were factory done.


A really detailed closeup photo of the RCA T10-1 (Lot 601) would be very beneficial to this discussion.

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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 3:11 pm 
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To find two of these with identical eye tube installations complete with the RCA style eye hood seems odd to be to be a post sale add on.

Maybe a distributor was adding them?

But, one in Florida and one in Minnesota?

Draw what conclusion you will :D

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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 3:14 pm 
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azenithnut wrote:
Maybe a distributor was adding them?


That's my first and only thought. Antique radios can get spread out far and wide after 85+ years mostly due to internet sales, antique dealers, and antique radio collectors.

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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
PostPosted: Apr Fri 09, 2021 3:21 pm 
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This one is up for auction from Stantons auctions.
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10 ... -tombstone


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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
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The added eye wouldn't keep me from bidding on this one if it were nearby. I wouldn't pay top dollar.


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 Post subject: Re: What model RCA is this?
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There were only so many add-on tuning eye kits available in the marketplace and not many obvious places to install it in this cabinet. I don't think I'd be shocked if two separate dealers did it the same way, or if one distributor did more than one cabinet.


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