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 Post subject: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
PostPosted: May Tue 21, 2019 4:46 am 
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Wasn't able to find the model, but looks to be a 1934/35 model.... It looks like it would clean up really nicely.
(Not mine, unfortunately)

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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
PostPosted: May Tue 21, 2019 6:22 am 
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Assuming it's an AC-radio, then it's a 62-137.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/montgomery_62_137.html

If it's a battery radio, it could be a 62-129 or a 62-145. They both used the same cabinet as the 137.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/montgomery_62_129.html
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/montgomer ... b_145.html

Pretty radio! Haven't seen one before.

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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
PostPosted: May Tue 21, 2019 6:44 am 
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Pretty radio! Haven't seen one before.

I know! If I had it in me to make a 5 hour drive anymore.....

I would have to assume it is the 62-137. The battery sets have full round dials. I don't know how I missed it on RM ( :shock: This is how I look when I try to see things lately! :lol: )

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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
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I love it, but it is a bit of a drive. So nope...

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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
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Half hour for me but I'm not really ga-ga about it.


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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
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I like it, but the damaged dial kills it for me.


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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
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Radio Daze reproduces the dial.

I know as I got one by mistake when I ordered an RCA dial a couple years ago. :D

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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 11:14 pm 
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azenithnut wrote:
Radio Daze reproduces the dial.

I know as I got one by mistake when I ordered an RCA dial a couple years ago. :D

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That's great! In that case that radio can be easily made into a gem.


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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 12:38 am 
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So upon further research, this is not a 62-137. It is a variant of 62-101, 103, 105.......at least in terms of the dial. Only the glass is cracked; the plastic dial behind it could be fine.


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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 1:39 am 
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DKinYORKpa wrote:
…...Only the glass is cracked; the plastic dial behind it could be fine.

Are you sure about that? It's my experience that those arc dials (and "keyhole" dials) from this era do not have glass in front of them. I looked at it close and it looks like the celluliod dial itself is damaged. Notice the shadow on the left side and the light peeking through on the right side at the top of the crack.


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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
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Here is a photo of a 62 89 that I had and the faceplate is a little different.
I don't think mine had glass in it, but I am not sure.
The grill cloth has been changed since the photo was taken.
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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 2:18 am 
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I'm looking at the console Saturday morning......My conclusion about the dial is based on what Radio Daze sells, I could be wrong!.....but the 137 at RM.org is not that dial


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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 2:48 am 
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DKinYORKpa wrote:
…...Only the glass is cracked; the plastic dial behind it could be fine.

Are you sure about that? It's my experience that those arc dials (and "keyhole" dials) from this era do not have glass in front of them. I looked at it close and it looks like the celluliod dial itself is damaged. Notice the shadow on the left side and the light peeking through on the right side at the top of the crack.


The dial is definitely cracked.

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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
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OK, I was wrong....no glass in front. And the dial was toast. So along with the bad grille cloth and a couple little veneer issues, I passed on it. Just didn't feel like flipping the 2 Sylvania ST 45s and the speaker to make a couple of bucks. (It apparently worked.) I was glad I didn't get it because I went from there to an auction in Harrisburg and filled my pick up and needed tie-downs. Not radios stuff, although I did get a Leak amplifier and a nice Fisher solid state tuner.


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 Post subject: Re: A really stylish Airline in Mechanicsburg PA
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DKinYORKpa wrote:
OK, I was wrong....no glass in front. And the dial was toast. So along with the bad grille cloth and a couple little veneer issues, I passed on it. Just didn't feel like flipping the 2 Sylvania ST 45s and the speaker to make a couple of bucks. (It apparently worked.) I was glad I didn't get it because I went from there to an auction in Harrisburg and filled my pick up and needed tie-downs. Not radios stuff, although I did get a Leak amplifier and a nice Fisher solid state tuner.

A damaged dial, unless there is replacements available or you can recreate a new one, is a major issue with me for old radios. I was never able to repair one with any success. It's the focal point of the set.


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