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 Post subject: Airline 64BR-7320-A
PostPosted: Apr Mon 06, 2020 5:19 am 
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A recent arrival and just cleaned this up a bit, re-painted the added "top" screen which was originally green to match case better
More than likely had a record player mounted on top years ago, which was probably taken out when installed in church or school by Milwaukee based Sound Service...
Will probably put in "new stuff" (i.e. caps, resistors) at some point and use it as a guitar amp...Right now it looks pretty nice original and I installed the correct tubes to late 40's era.
12SQ7 inputs, a 6V6 GTG driver and 6L6GA's for 25 watts of opt, lots of heavy iron in this one, fortunately in Sams audio amps Vol. II as well as Rider's PA book for referencing

Haven't decided whether to make a two prong mic to ¼" female adaptor for Mic one input, or take it out (shame!)
and put in a ¼" female jack for convenience, depends on whether there'll be gigs again to play someday I guess...

This was made by Belmont Radio (hooray! B.R.C.) for Montgomery Wards, rather than the pre-war manufacturers Hallicrafters
or E.R.P.I., which are my other "Airline specials"...I'm not even sure Wards made PA amplifiers after this 64BR and 74BR series were released,
as the "sound systems" dept. may have gone "kaput" in the early 50's in lieu of Supro, Valco and Kay instrument amps and crazes like Lap steel guitars, etc

The side air vents are "cool" in this design, would be good for all night gigs in the summer I bet!


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 Post subject: Re: Airline 64BR-7320-A
PostPosted: Apr Mon 06, 2020 8:14 pm 
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That is a classy looking amp. I bet those circular stampings for the side vents weren't cheap. Thanks for sharing.

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