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 Post subject: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 1:10 am 
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Hi all.
This set came up for sale for $50 and have not seen it yet, about an hour drive from me.
Seller says it turns on and makes "noise", not motorboarding?.
It's 8 tubes and 45 push-pull.
Could you share information on this set?
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/313/M0040313.htm
Thanks,

Carlos


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 1:41 am 
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In general a rather plain-Jane model worth about what he's asking. Beyond an electronic resto it looks it will need grill cloth and maybe even a refinish.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 1:53 am 
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Thanks, decojoe67.

The set has a 35 tube. Are these hard to find?
I went to a couple of sites and they were not even on their lists.

Carlos


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 3:00 am 
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CLC wrote:
Thanks, decojoe67.

The set has a 35 tube. Are these hard to find?
I went to a couple of sites and they were not even on their lists.

Carlos


Look for the listing of a 35/51 tube. findatube.com has them for $4.50

Andrew


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 3:02 am 
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What Andrew said.

Not an uncommon tube, used in many models of radios.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/tubes/tube_35.html

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 3:09 am 
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Notes on that chassis:

https://www.russoldradios.com/blog/1931 ... work-on-it

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 4:04 am 
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Thanks, Russ for the link on the R-8.
I'm somewhat of a newbie and those photos and pointers will surely help.
Thanks Andrew and Rodney for the 35/51 replacement.

What can you tell me about the radio? Is it a good performer, etc?

Carlos


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 6:03 am 
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I haven't tried it yet, but many people report that working in these deep chassis radios is more difficult than average.

I do now have 2 radios in my collection (a GE S22 and a Cdn Westinghouse 122) with this style chassis. So I guess I'll get my chance to find out!


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 1:23 pm 
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There is a pretty good youtube series on restoring an R-7.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E7_Z6u7tZ0


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 1:47 pm 
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Get it, maybe you'll find a wad of cash inside?

http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtop ... 2&t=333600

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
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Here is the thread on my GE S22 ( same chassis as the R7)
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=258092

It includes at least one link to another R7

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
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Looks like the same set used in an episode of Dennis the Menace,
http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=333600


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola Superette R-7
PostPosted: Jan Sun 14, 2018 6:25 pm 
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mgrant wrote:
Looks like the same set used in an episode of Dennis the Menace,
http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=333600

It's the same. I thought that too when I first saw it. I think they dated it on the show as a '27! :roll: They never get dates of old things right on movies and TV shows.


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