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 Post subject: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 2:49 pm 
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Hi all,

I'm hoping to get some help ID'ing this radio.
It's for sale locally and while I'm interested, I'm trying to determine whether this is a farm set or not. Don't see a power transformer so it's either a battery set or ACDC. Does anyone recognize this, or can you point to any clues to the system? Sorry, these aren't my photos and obviously I haven't seen the set in person yet.
Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Pretty sure it's a Truetone or Wells Gardner or some kind or another.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 3:50 pm 
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Peter wrote:
Pretty sure it's a Truetone or Wells Gardner
or some kind or another.

+1 Agreed. If we could simply get a close-up of that dial (?)

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Here's a Wells-Gardner Truetone 7D series. Found it on etsy. No view of the back :cry: Looked up the schematic on NostalgiaAir though and I don't think it's the same chassis that I have. Chassis configuration is much different and schematic also shows a transformer; can't see where one could be on this set. Also the speaker "2080" shown in my photo is not on the parts list; speaker "2090" is. Wonder if they used this cabinet/dial with farm sets too?
My main motivation is trying to find out the power supply specs for this radio. If I can plug it in, I want it! Love that dial.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
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Although no transformer looks like two wet electrolytic caps, right front in the photo.

What tubes are in your radio? Might be able to determine a model here:

http://www.grillecloth.com/sylvania/tubelist.php

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 4:16 pm 
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Kinda looks like the shoulder of a transformer in front of the two caps, can't be sure though.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Norm Leal wrote:
Although no transformer looks like two wet electrolytic caps, right front in the photo.

What tubes are in your radio? Might be able to determine a model here:

http://www.grillecloth.com/sylvania/tubelist.php

That's just it; I don't have a tube lineup or any other info. All I have are the photos shown above. The radio's not mine yet, and I have not gone to look at it yet. Basically trying to determine if I should make the drive (battery set would be a killer).


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Are you sure it's 2080, it may be 2090

76-tube and transformer visible here.
7D large chassis image: https://img1.etsystatic.com/111/0/91153 ... 1_r4w8.jpg
https://etsy.com/listing/253926390/rare ... tone-radio

Wells - Gard. 5-9 http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0014.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 6:12 pm 
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egg wrote:
Are you sure it's 2080, it may be 2090

76-tube and transformer visible here.
7D large chassis image: https://img1.etsystatic.com/111/0/91153 ... 1_r4w8.jpg
https://etsy.com/listing/253926390/rare ... tone-radio

Wells - Gard. 5-9 http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0014.pdf

Greg.

Thanks for the help. I saw that one, but it's a different radio. The one I'm interested in has three tubes and two electrolytics at right rear. The one in your link has two tubes, one lytic and the transformer.
Given that there's five features at right rear of mine (three tubes and two lytics) I don't see how there's also room for a transformer back there. Contrast with the link you posted, with only three features (two tubes, one lytic) there is plenty of room over there for that transformer. So, I think it's a different chassis. Cabinet is different too. Thanks though! I guess I will find out sooner or later; hour's drive to get to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 6:32 pm 
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I see what you mean. Lol.
Did you ask the owner to examine the info pasted on the left-hand side of the cabinet. Maybe the transformer is mounted underneath the chassis!

Drive carefully... :) . Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone recognize this tombstone?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 6:35 pm 
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I did. He said there's no info that he can see, anywhere on the cabinet. I also asked for more pix but have not heard back yet. Flaky Craigslisters!


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