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 Post subject: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Thu 02, 2021 3:06 am 
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According to our newspaper today, Sept. 1st is the first day of "meteorological autumn"--the day that meteorologists like to consider to be the first day of fall due to changes in weather patterns typically occurring right now--as opposed to Sept. 22nd, the "astronomical first day of autumn," i.e. the equinox.

Well, regardless of when autumn starts, show us your Finds & Losses for September!

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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Thu 02, 2021 5:31 am 
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September here we go!

2013 Crosley Solo CR3003. Not a rare radio, or a vintage radio, or a tube radio even, but it's playing great. This is my first FM radio I've bought for myself.

The radio was $10 at a shop, but there was no 12v. adaptor cord. (I don't think it contains a rectifier.) So what I did was go to another thrift store and get an old $6 alarm clock with an iPod dock & radio. This had a cord on it that worked great--as I did not need the clock, I re-donated it so that way they could find a good home for it too. So this has to be the only radio I've ever "fixed" before getting it home.

These aren't fancy radios but they are kinda pretty. The speaker is on the roof, like a Zenith "cube" radio or like my Sparton (currently in the shop!) and there is an acoustical passage going out the back of the case like a horn or something for bass. So if the radio is located "just right," it will sound fantastic! It is just like setting up the old crank victrola--location is as important as the music you play.

It has proved itself a fantastic radio to listen to, and I think I'm going to like it a great deal. Not sure if she's a DX machine on AM--probably not--but a wonderfully adequate little set to do an AA5's job.

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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Thu 02, 2021 6:17 pm 
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Found this set literally around the corner on FB marketplace for a song. Audiola 7-tube cathedral with a matching stand, much higher quality than I was expecting. Should clean up really well!


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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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Picked up this Airline 04WG-803B locally for $20. Knobs and push buttons all there. Bigger in size when I picked it up than I thought based on the pictures. Apologies for the one upside down pic.


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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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Very nice finds...!

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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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Just got this home, it's a Rogers Majestic 11/11
it's an export set, the tube lineup is different from the availible schematic's
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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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Those Rogers consoles are heavy. I know I have had a few.
Nice find,, I looked up the schematics and from what I see
there is a tuning light marked on the schematic as TL.
I don't know if you know it or not but if it has a tuning light it will be a 24 volt bulb.
It MUST BE 24 VOLTS AND .035 MA and the number of the bulb is 1448.
Good luck with wiring.
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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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jharrellh wrote:
Found this set literally around the corner on FB marketplace for a song. Audiola 7-tube cathedral with a matching stand, much higher quality than I was expecting. Should clean up really well!

I am definitely jealous-that is a great looking set!

And Tim, that Airline looks even better upside down! Kind of a smiley face dial now. :D

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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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jharrellh wrote:
Found this set literally around the corner on FB marketplace for a song. Audiola 7-tube cathedral with a matching stand, much higher quality than I was expecting. Should clean up really well!


Excellent find, looks great on the stand.

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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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One small find for me today. A small 5-tube GE A55 console. Picked it up pretty cheap-I only wanted it because of the dial-never had one with this dial before. The seller threw in a Philco 96A chassis, part of a horn, and an old grille.
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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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jharrellh wrote:
Audiola 7-tube cathedral with a matching stand, much higher quality than I was expecting.

Oooh! That's spectacular! Color me green! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Fri 03, 2021 9:25 am 
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jharrellh wrote:
Found this set literally around the corner on FB marketplace for a song. Audiola 7-tube cathedral with a matching stand, much higher quality than I was expecting. Should clean up really well!

Oh wow! I've never seen a cathedral set with a floor stand before! We're those common in the 1930s when you would buy a set? Or is that more of a "custom" deal, where someone would buy a set and go to a carpenter and have a stand made? I'm just curious because that's the first time I've ever seen a floor stand for a table set before.. it's pretty neat to see in such good condition too! Nice find :)


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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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Michiganamps wrote:
jharrellh wrote:
Found this set literally around the corner on FB marketplace for a song. Audiola 7-tube cathedral with a matching stand, much higher quality than I was expecting. Should clean up really well!

Oh wow! I've never seen a cathedral set with a floor stand before! We're those common in the 1930s when you would buy a set? Or is that more of a "custom" deal, where someone would buy a set and go to a carpenter and have a stand made? I'm just curious because that's the first time I've ever seen a floor stand for a table set before.. it's pretty neat to see in such good condition too! Nice find :)


They were intended to be like this from the factory. A handful of cathedral-consoles made in the early 30s where they either had built in non-removable legs, or sat on a legged-base. Majestic made a few of these (model#s 25, 42, 50, 52, and a few others). Those models did not come without the legs. I have owned a few Majestics but none of these but from what everyone has told me they were very heavy and maybe that contributed to the design ("hey, why not make these a console so the customer doesn't accidentally break their folding leaf table by putting this heavy chassis on it and then get mad at us?" lol).


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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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Nice Radiola 20. 4 good 199’s and a strong 120.
Seller packed very well.


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Havent done a thing with radios in a long long time. Still fighting a nasty divorce and am still out of my house and no access to my repair stuff. Dont have any money to buy or get parts anyways but my grandma passed a way a few weeks ago and the family is cleaning out her house that her and grandpa bought new 65 years ago. I have brought home a few small items and will have more once my life gets settled again.

Grandpa's old calculator
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Grandma's old bedroom clock...

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This small old tv from the dining room.......

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Do have a tall old mogul bulb lamp that I need to re-cord and a really nice old wood hall tree for coats and hats.......... will get photos of them sometime.


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Find: NIB Kloss HV/1LC headphones. Luckily Kloss still makes replacement ear cushions.


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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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Mike uk wrote:
Just got this home, it's a Rogers Majestic 11/11
it's an export set, the tube lineup is different from the availible schematic's
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If you need help with the service info, just send me a P.M and I will see what I can find. I'm guessing that at least part of that set may have been British made, like the cabinet, to get around import tariffs. Do you have any pictures of the chassis or the back?
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 Post subject: Re: September Finds & Losses ****
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An 11-tube schematic for Rogers Majestic model 11-1X export chassis 6113R1
can be found a short way down this page: http://www.pacifictv.ca/rogerschematics.htm

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Thanks Greg, yup that's the one I couldn't see it for looking
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Here's a miniature 1947 Trav-ler portable radio model 5019. It's amazing how small portables got by this time. These are good little sets too!
Thanks Kirk - It took the typical coaxing (and pricey quality batts!) to get this one to fire up again. The only touchy problem with these are the on/off switches. This one was no exception.


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