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 Post subject: Hi Can any one I.D this radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2019 4:54 am 
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i need all the info.i can get on this radio serial #14362 Buckingham
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 Post subject: Re: Hi Can any one I.D this radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2019 2:07 pm 
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To my knowledge it is a 7 tube Buckingham radio chassis which was generally sold stand alone . The buyer would purchase a cabinet separately.
I have not been able to find a schematic for this model which Buckingham referred to as a 6 tube chassis . It was manufactured in 1927 and possibly thru 1929 when they went Bankrupt as did many during the depression.
The only Buckingham schematic generally published is for the model 80 which is a different tube layout.
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 Post subject: Re: Hi Can any one I.D this radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2019 2:12 pm 
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That set would most likely sell for around $5 to $10 at a donation auction at the end of a typical large antique radio swap meet.

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PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2019 2:32 pm 
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At the auctions I've attended, that set would not sell because no-one would bid $2 on it.

Maybe with a good auctioneer cajoling the hoarders in the crowd, he'd get one of the usual suspects to take it for $2. But it's not a given.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi Can any one I.D this radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2019 2:46 pm 
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Here is an ad for it from 1929. The company only referred to it as the “Buckingham chassis”.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi Can any one I.D this radio
PostPosted: Sep Mon 09, 2019 12:02 am 
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A later ad which I don't seem to be able to copy from the website describes it as a 6 tube set listing the tubes and with a rectifier.
Tubes and Power: 6 tube-using
four 226 type
tubes, one 227 type and one 171 type power
tube, power supply-using double wave rectification with 280 type rectifier tube, operates on -110 to 120 volts -50 to 60 cycle alternating current
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 Post subject: Re: Hi Can any one I.D this radio
PostPosted: Sep Mon 09, 2019 5:42 pm 
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Doing this from an iPhone, so quality is not great.
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It came out a little blurry, so I made the specs a little bigger:

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For whatever reason, while some makers of radios were adding to the tube count, they went the other route and didn’t count the rectifier tube as a tube. So your right, a 7 tube radio listed as 6.

They had another chassis before this one and named it the same (“The Buckingham Chassis”). It looks like they left it to cabinet makers to supply the various cabinets.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi Can any one I.D this radio
PostPosted: Sep Mon 09, 2019 5:51 pm 
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Antique dealers usually part the chassis from the ornate furniture that housed it. I have seen a large front door high boy in a dark finished carved oak cabinet. Yeppers, Buckingham label on the inside, converted to a liquor cabinet :roll:

All depends where your heart/budget is. Scrounge local antique shops for a suitable radio cabinet. Hopefully not painted or shelves nailed in. Be prepared, the cabinet would likely run 250 or more, depending how upscale the shop is.

Simply said, nobody cares about this radio, there are many more out there, not just Buckingham, will get the same fate...

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 Post subject: Re: Hi Can any one I.D this radio
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I would love to find a schematic for this radio and have posted in the past.
Henry


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