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 Post subject: Anyone recognize the model of this Air Castle?
PostPosted: Sep Tue 07, 2021 5:43 am 
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I looked in radio attic, google images, and radiomuseum and could not find it, but perhaps I missed the obvious.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133869472323?h ... SwmTdhNhLh


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize the model of this Air Castle?
PostPosted: Sep Tue 07, 2021 1:54 pm 
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That's an Admiral aka Continental aka Radio Products Corp (RPC) chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize the model of this Air Castle?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 08, 2021 2:35 am 
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It's like an Admiral 351. It's in RadioMuseum a few times, and seems to show up in searches at unexpected times.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/admiral_351.html
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/admiral_am3.html
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/admiral_s ... m_351.html

I don't understand the relationship between Admiral, Spiegel, the 351 model number, and the AM3 chassis number. Did Admiral make them and Spiegel sold them? Or did Spiegel make them and Admiral sold them? Also, that model was sold under other brands. I have one branded Supertone:

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/supertonp ... 1_am3.html

Interestingly, the Air Castle on eBay is only a 3-band radio. It does not have the long wave "Weather" band that is on mine. It looks like a 6V vibrator radio, and the chassis is completely different from mine. I wonder what its tube lineup is?

The chassis layout seems to match this Spiegel model 178:
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/spiegel_178.html

Pictures from the listing for posterity...


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