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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Fri 15, 2019 11:16 pm 
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hello kirk,
you found some really cool stuff


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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 12:40 am 
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Thanks Roger,
I had to sell my piano so this is as close as I could get, lol...

Thanks Dan,
I really like it and if it passes the marriage test I will keep it, lol...
You never showed me a pic of your lamp with the flame bulbs... I'd love to see it. :)

Kirk


I've gotten some clear bulbs and will have to paint them. Waiting until next week when its supposed to warm up a little so I can spray paint them outside.

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 1:26 am 
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What?
I sent you a pair of originals 2 weeks ago. Did you not get them?

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 1:51 am 
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Yes, but seeing them up close I decided there was too much touch up paint on them and decided to make my own. I'll strip the ones I bought from you and repaint them if the other bulbs turn out okay and keep them as backups.

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 2:57 am 
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Thats not touch up. It is paint splatter from long ago. I was able to remove it without hurting the original paint underneath. It seems to not have glued to the bulb paint because the bulbs were dirty when the paint fell. A dirt barrier I guess, lol

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 3:14 am 
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How did you remove it? Maybe I can get the rest off.

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 3:09 pm 
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Found this Fender Speaker at a garage sale this morning. Looked high and low for the amplifier, but no luck. Got this 0 -300 Volt, 0 - 2.5 Amp supply from my R & D department. Fully programmable, IEEE, RS-232/485, and analog inputs. Will make a nice addition to the work bench.


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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
How did you remove it? Maybe I can get the rest off.


I just pressed a screwdriver against the paint splatter and it pops up. for little splats I used my fingernail lightly and they popped off too.

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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I just found this pristine Sylvania RM-90K AM/FM transistorized set at the swap shop in the town dump. The finish is unblemished. I was surprised at its weight, given that it's a solid-state radio. It's missing the appliance-style line cord, so I haven't tried to fire it up yet.

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This second item isn't a November item, but I haven't posted about it before. I acquired it at the same place: the town dump swap shop, back in August or September. It's a Panasonic RF-4900 AM/FM/SW receiver. It had a bit of corrosion on the chrome handles that cleaned up pretty nicely using Flitz polish, a dead bug in the SW frequency dial, and a dead FM band. Otherwise it works quite well. I'm currently using it as my shop receiver.

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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Pretty nice finds for "the dump," Steve.

I like the idea of a swap shop... How does that work?

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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Here's today take home. (thanks to the strong backs who lifted it) 1940 Silvertone 6493 radio in Early American style bookcase made by H. T. Cushman of Bennington, VT.


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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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palegreenthumb wrote:
Pretty nice finds for "the dump," Steve.

I like the idea of a swap shop... How does that work?

The Yankees up here need a way to get rid of the stuff that's "too good to throw away, but I don't want it anymore". They are loathe to just throw it away. Most towns have former landfills, now transfer stations, where most folks in town make a weekly pilgrimage with their garbage. Many have "swap shop" sheds where you can leave the stuff that's too good to put in the trash, and/or pick up some goodies.

The one for our town is a 20 foot shipping container with a pair of 2' x 8' shelves on each side. It's usually full of stuff. Periodically the town empties out anything that didn't walk out on its own. There's lots of junk, but occasionally there's a treasure. I've gotten some a good technical books there.

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 10:27 pm 
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This second item isn't a November item, but I haven't posted about it before. I acquired it at the same place: the town dump swap shop, back in August or September. It's a Panasonic RF-4900 AM/FM/SW receiver. It had a bit of corrosion on the chrome handles that cleaned up pretty nicely using Flitz polish, a dead bug in the SW frequency dial, and a dead FM band. Otherwise it works quite well. I'm currently using it as my shop receiver.

I've been trying to find a decent reasonable one for a couple of years and you find one at the dump!? For the luvva Pete! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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Hi Steve. Nantucket has the same thing. Take It and Leave It. I ride with my sister on her Sat dump runs the week I'm up there for family reunion. Five years now and zero. Not even a small smashed transistor radio. Debbie checks every week through the year for me and hasn't seen a thing. I envy all of you on the main land with what you can find or buy and take home in the car.

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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Acquired a 1939 FADA P40 battery only portable. This set is literarily brand new. I hooked up modern batteries to it and it plays excellent on all it's original caps. I could have some caps replaced, but I'm going to leave it as-is. It's a nice compact little cabinet with an great little dial. I can't get enough of these!


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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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Acquired a 1939 FADA P40 battery only portable. This set is literarily brand new. I hooked up modern batteries to it and it plays excellent on all it's original caps. I could have some caps replaced, but I'm going to leave it as-is. It's a nice compact little cabinet with an great little dial. I can't get enough of these!


Coooooooooool Joe...
I went to Joes today and he asked about you.
I said you didn't like him anymore.. :lol: :lol:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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decojoe67 wrote:
Acquired a 1939 FADA P40 battery only portable. This set is literarily brand new. I hooked up modern batteries to it and it plays excellent on all it's original caps. I could have some caps replaced, but I'm going to leave it as-is. It's a nice compact little cabinet with an great little dial. I can't get enough of these!


Coooooooooool Joe...
I went to Joes today and he asked about you.
I said you didn't like him anymore.. :lol: :lol:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:lol: Thanks Kirk. I've been thinking about Joe. I was going over there very often for the 78 records, but I ran out of any more room for them! I must give him a call just to say hello. He's a great guy. I've known him for about 30 years.


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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
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Acquired a 1939 FADA P40 battery only portable. This set is literarily brand new. I hooked up modern batteries to it and it plays excellent on all it's original caps. I could have some caps replaced, but I'm going to leave it as-is. It's a nice compact little cabinet with an great little dial. I can't get enough of these!


Super nice, Joe!! I'd take that one in a hot second!


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decojoe67 wrote:
Acquired a 1939 FADA P40 battery only portable. This set is literarily brand new. I hooked up modern batteries to it and it plays excellent on all it's original caps. I could have some caps replaced, but I'm going to leave it as-is. It's a nice compact little cabinet with an great little dial. I can't get enough of these!


Super nice, Joe!! I'd take that one in a hot second!

Thanks. These are VERY addicting! So often you find these early'39-'40 "luggage-style" models in really nice condition too. By the time the original set of batteries wore-out, and people saw the price of replacements, many people seemed to just store them away and get the latest models. These began to look dated within a few years. That's the only way I can explain finding nearly mint examples with no service work ever done to them.


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 Post subject: Re: **November Finds & Losses**
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 2:37 am 
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Well, Kirk ended up getting that Philco 37-690.
I went up to the Fort Wayne, Indiana hamfest then swung by Tiffin Ohio to get it for him.
I only bought a few small odds and ends at the hamfest, but when I picked up the Philco, the seller offered me a couple other radios.
I couldn't say no, and ended up with a GE M-125 twelve tuber and a Pilot T-1424 (Yes, I know the M-125 is missing its ferns)

I'm hopeless.....

Anyhow, since the Philco is Kirks, I figured I should do a pic like he does.... but I am SO much less photogenic... ugh... I look like Snively from Sonic the Hedgehog :oops:

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