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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jun Sun 30, 2019 4:13 am 
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Picking this thread back up after 3+ years.... (!!! where does the time go?)
Hopefully I can post a little more consistently.
A few more I've obtained/finished since:

NEC 6M11 - picked this one up virtually new in box - despite the 70's baby-poo brown it's a handsome radio
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A Toshiba coffin - one that had been on my want list for some time
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This Wilco needed some work - had to reproduce both badges
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A Sobell longwave that I got from a friend - clearly inspired by the Sony TR-620
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A Wilco ST-7 that I got cheap because the reverse-painted dial was trashed, and I happened to have a decent one.
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That'll do for today - more to come soon!
Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jun Sun 30, 2019 4:30 am 
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Nice looking sets, congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jun Sun 30, 2019 11:10 pm 
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Joe - Great to see that you have posted some more transistor radios from your collection! Your Toshiba 6TP-304 is in very nice condition. I also have a 6TP-304, but it has had a hard life, but somehow still manages to work! I was surprised to find that a Sony 1R-81 worked so well for such a small radio, but as you can see, the "SONY" badge is missing. - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jul Sat 06, 2019 3:41 pm 
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It seems that the miniscule Sony badge is missing on many of those dinky radios.
Most likely due to aged glue and/or rough handling.
Does anybody make reproductions? I would love to pick up a few of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 4:29 am 
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I think Mark may have been subtly hinting with his post, as I had done some repro badges for a few of his others. :wink:
Mark, are the badges on the 1R-81 and the ICR100/120 the very same size? They look to be in your photo.
Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 5:50 pm 
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Hi Joe -The SONY badge on the ICR-120 is smaller than the one used on 1R-81. The ICR-120 doesn't work, but I was surprised how well the 1R-81 performs! - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 11:01 pm 
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Very nice collection, and most look in great shape. I recently sold a red Toshiba lace like one in your collection, on ebay, didn't know what to do with after I bought it, i am not into transistors. After what i got for it, thinking of changing my collections from tube wood, to transistors. Have tried to sell larger setss locally, haven't had a bite, except from clowns that answer every facebook market ad.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Dec Wed 04, 2019 3:12 am 
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Time for another update to this thread. Some old pieces that I've finally finished, and some more recent.

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Toshiba 7TP-30 I picked up at a low price was pretty rough. A battery spill at one time caused paint loss on the reverse-painted face as well as damage to the grille. Got as cleaned and straightened up as I could - was never quite able to match the paint color, partway between silver and gold.

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Heathkit GR-1008 was a rare local find. Just needed to secure the frequency dial and give it a good cleaning. Still works fine with all of its original caps.

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Panasonic T-50 - this one needed recapping and alignment but once that was done is an excellent performer. The 'Super Sensitive' is not just marketing.

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Toshiba 6TR-186 - as seen in another thread earlier. Paid plenty for it but these seem to be absurdly rare.

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Hoffman Solar - when this came up for sale I threw on a lowball bid and forgot about it. Much to my surprise I ended up winning it. It is in remarkable condition and even works, albeit weakly. The problem is it has no back cover. Maybe one day... until then it still displays nicely on the shelf.

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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Dec Wed 04, 2019 6:20 pm 
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Hey Joe,

I've got the Hoffman Solar---very good performer with original electrolytics, amazingly. If you want detailed pics and measurements of rear cover & label for a future project, let me know...

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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Dec Sat 07, 2019 12:27 am 
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Radiotech_7 wrote:
Picking this thread back up after 3+ years.... (!!! where does the time go?)
Hopefully I can post a little more consistently.
A few more I've obtained/finished since:

NEC 6M11 - picked this one up virtually new in box - despite the 70's baby-poo brown it's a handsome radio
Attachment:
NEC 6M11.JPG


A Toshiba coffin - one that had been on my want list for some time
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6TP-304.JPG


This Wilco needed some work - had to reproduce both badges
Attachment:
Wilco ST-630 .JPG


A Sobell longwave that I got from a friend - clearly inspired by the Sony TR-620
Attachment:
P1050212.JPG


A Wilco ST-7 that I got cheap because the reverse-painted dial was trashed, and I happened to have a decent one.
Attachment:
Red ST-7.JPG


That'll do for today - more to come soon!
Joe

Thanks for the great pics, and sone excellent insight into radio collecting!


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jan Tue 14, 2020 10:36 pm 
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Love the Philco twins, and the Raytheon T-150, beauts they are !!!
Very nice collection. That Red Philco is hard to obtain, as well as the louvered edition.
Superb.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jan Wed 15, 2020 2:28 am 
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Thanks - I really like the styling of those early Philcos. It did take quite some time to obtain the red one. I caught a very lucky break on the louvered one - there were no other bids on it somehow so I got a great deal on it.
I also have one of these - a Philco OEM - needs cleaning up and will eventually be featured here.
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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Jan Wed 15, 2020 6:19 am 
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Those early JCP sets often fly under the radar, many do not know they are Philcos in disguise, thinking they are overseas made units. A lot of those early Philco radios were quite good playing sets for such simple designs.
Thanks for posting the photos.

Bob S


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Sep Tue 22, 2020 2:32 am 
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A quick update before yet another year passes. My excuse is that I have been working all along through this current mess (and not from home) with no time off yet this year,
A couple of these are updates - additions to previous posts.

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Saw this lovely two-bander Sanyo and just had to have it. It was in great condition, just needed a cleaning.

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An update to the NEC NT-620's - finally got the white one cleaned up and presentable.

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One that had been on the bucket list, Got one with a hairline crack on the dial face as most of them have - otherwise might have had to wait much longer and pay much more for one.

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An update to the Motorola 6X31's - added the tan one, and got around to reproducing the front labels - came out looking good though they don't photo well.

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Another one I had been looking for - just love the styling of this one. Cleaned up well, and works with its original caps.
Shortwave is pretty tedious with the tiny tuning knob as expected.

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Last one for tonight is another addition to my Canadian Marconi lineup. Leaves me with just a couple more needed to have all the transistor sets.

Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Sep Tue 22, 2020 7:57 pm 
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Joe - Love your Toshiba 9TM40! You don't see many Sony TR-724 radios and I recently got a Sony TR-725. - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Sep Tue 22, 2020 8:51 pm 
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Joe, thanks for the update. Some beautiful sets there.


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Sep Tue 22, 2020 10:51 pm 
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Hey Joe,

Appears you have enough beautiful rare sets to have a display in a museum---thanks for the pics !

John


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 Post subject: Re: Here's some of my collection
PostPosted: Sep Wed 23, 2020 6:26 pm 
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They had style back in the day! I'd call this radio porn!


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