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 Post subject: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 2:31 pm 
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Not a bad price if your close. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 5d0afe166c


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 2:58 pm 
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Sold already. Why doesn't that surprise me?

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Thu 16, 2021 5:22 pm 
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Yeah that radio got snapped up quickly. I always like the old station tags that are on the dial. WQXR, WNEW, WOR, WHN etc. This is definitely a New York area radio judging by the call signs. Some are gone, some are still around. I think the two saddest for me were WNEW-AM and WQXR-AM. I grew up with both of them and they switched from music to talk and the old stations went off the air. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Fri 17, 2021 12:22 pm 
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Hey, I’m the one that got it. Original finish but a water mark and one deep scratch on top. Guts look very original so I’ll take my time and restuff the caps to keep the original look. Apparently someone had stuffed 6v6’s in it instead of 6l6’s but i had a pair of Philco 6l6’s that tested good lying around. I’ve always wanted this model but could never find one that I could afford. It definitely won’t be flipped this weekend

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Fri 17, 2021 4:02 pm 
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maynardb wrote:
Hey, I’m the one that got it. Original finish but a water mark and one deep scratch on top. Guts look very original so I’ll take my time and restuff the caps to keep the original look. Apparently someone had stuffed 6v6’s in it instead of 6l6’s but i had a pair of Philco 6l6’s that tested good lying around. I’ve always wanted this model but could never find one that I could afford. It definitely won’t be flipped this weekend


Good for you! It's a pretty set to me. Some good care and time will bring it back good as new. 7 speakers should do the job! That really was some of Philco's best work. Manufactured just a few miles down river from us! RCA just across the river.

BTW, I put my canoe in the Delaware at Matamoras so I know from Milford, PA. Nice place to be from. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Sun 19, 2021 3:21 pm 
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Anyone know where to buy a repro back panel?
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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
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maynardb wrote:
Anyone know where to buy a repro back panel?
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Did that set have a back panel?

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Sun 19, 2021 8:32 pm 
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The clips are there so I sssume it did
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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
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I don't think anybody makes a repro back for that model. You'll probably have to reproduce one.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Sun 19, 2021 11:09 pm 
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Nice pick, Bruce. Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Mon 20, 2021 1:11 pm 
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maynardb wrote:
Anyone know where to buy a repro back panel?
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Probably have to make one, time consuming for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
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Yes, it had a back. Some info in this thread. https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewto ... 7&t=223594


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Wed 22, 2021 12:05 am 
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You are going to enjoy this restoration... It took me a LONG time, lol...

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 38-690 in New Jersey
PostPosted: Sep Thu 30, 2021 11:20 pm 
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I restored a 38-116 last year and this should be a similar deal. It took me months because I restuffed each paper cap as well as the electrolytics. I know, a little ocd but I wanted it to look like nothing was done. I plan to do this one the same way. It should be fun and I’ll be holding on to this one!

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