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 Post subject: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
PostPosted: Aug Thu 15, 2013 11:26 pm 
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I see this advertised locally, anyone know what it is?
They want $60
should I even bother getting it?
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 Post subject: Re: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
PostPosted: Aug Thu 15, 2013 11:52 pm 
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I have no idea what it is but I'd pay 60. Looks like a good project set. I like project sets :D

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PostPosted: Aug Fri 16, 2013 12:02 am 
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I can't tell what brand, but thats an interesting tube shield..


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 Post subject: Re: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
PostPosted: Aug Fri 16, 2013 12:11 am 
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Thanks guys, that does look like a fun tube shield, the ad says it was her grandfathers and he worked on old radios.
There's also a box of assorted tubes that goes with it, so....I think I'll go for it, I love projects too.

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I don't think I'd touch it with a ten foot pole but to each his own.


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transister wrote:
Thanks guys, that does look like a fun tube shield,.


I think that's going to be a homemade IF can.

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 Post subject: Re: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
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Bill M wrote:
transister wrote:
Thanks guys, that does look like a fun tube shield,.


I think that's going to be a homemade IF can.

I think you're right Bill, being it has a small hole on top for adjustment.
I'm hoping it's the original coil inside there, I can deal with that.
Going to look at it tomorrow.

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Yeah your right its an if can, I didn't see the hole in the top..


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I wonder if the spray-shielded tube is original to the set.

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 Post subject: Re: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
PostPosted: Aug Fri 16, 2013 10:31 am 
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Jim Cross wrote:
I wonder if the spray-shielded tube is original to the set.

I bet the 5Y3 with the dark orange base isn't.


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 Post subject: Re: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
PostPosted: Aug Fri 16, 2013 8:06 pm 
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ggregg wrote:
I don't think I'd touch it with a ten foot pole but to each his own.

I'm not ignoring your advise, but the fact is, there aren't many old radio's around here that comes up for sale.
I only ever seen maybe 3 or 4 radios of this era listed locally in the past 2 years.
When I talked to her on the phone last night she said she would rather sell it to someone that can restore it to it's original working condition and not butcher it with some modern electronics.
It's a Canadian made Rogers Majestic Type-2421, so far I can't find much info on this one.
I'm still looking

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All I see..no picture is this. At least ya know where else the chassis was used

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rogerstube ... _2421.html

Sorta adifferent grill treatment..like a sunrise style like a Jackson Bell job I saw


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 Post subject: Re: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
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Thanks for the link Jim, I looked at that but the tube lineup didn't make sense to me.
if you look at the pic above, from left to right this one has:
5Y3
6AD7
6B7S
and behind the if can on the right is a 6A8

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It looks like a nice Rogers set. I have not seen one of those before , it might have a couple of bias cells in it.
I know exactly what you mean when you say ''there are not many old radios around here that come up for sale''
I would go for it ,,they are not that hard to restore, and the cabinet will look good once it is done.


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 Post subject: Re: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
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Gotta love the hippo knob! It looks like a nice radio when it's done, I like it.

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Gotta love the hippo knob! It looks like a nice radio when it's done, I like it.

Actually, I got 3 knobs with it, it might be tough to find one more but it's a good start.
I think this restoration is going to take a lot longer than anything I done before, but what the heck, I want to do it right.
More pic's to come.

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 Post subject: Re: I Need Some Help I.D. 1940's Radio
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Found a schematic.

According to radiomuseum, this 2421 has the same chassis as 4421/4422, 1934-1935 production years.

As mentioned before, the 5Y3 is not original, it should be a type 80, I can confirm that the rivets were removed to replace the socket for the 5Y3.

the attached diagram is the actual layout of this radio


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