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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 2:25 am 
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Very nice Terry !

Reminds me of Pennsylvania Wireless


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 2:31 am 
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Merrill Bancroft wrote:
Terry:
Post those to my address!
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Merrill:

Should I include my many Pennsylvania Wireless, Raven, Air-Way, etc. sets in the same big box? :wink:

BR,

Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 2:41 am 
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That would be nice if you would Terry but I would be happy with the Picard Ames amp.


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 2:59 am 
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Merrill:

I have a Pennsylvania Wireless "Loud" speaker, in fact I have two. Do you have one or have you ever seen any? These are the only two I have ever seen...the Pennsylvania Wireless Radio Mfg. label/decal is on the back of one of them...which was the only way I could identify it. It is not in my original Pennsylvania Wireless catalog.

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Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 3:14 am 
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Terry could you post a picture of those in the "horn porn" thread ?


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 11:35 am 
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I have never seen a PW horn although I did have a PW telegraph key at one time.
Not much PW stuff up this way. Do you think they actually manufactured the horn
or relabeled another companies horn? I would like to see a photo.
Merrill


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 1:15 pm 
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Its not a horn speaker. Its construction is similar to, but smaller than (think about 1/4 the size), a Western Electric 540. I'll have to take a few pictures and post them.

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Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Terry,

The PW speaker, a cone speaker perhaps? I've seen one.
Buford Chidester may be interested in seeing photos of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 04, 2012 5:57 pm 
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radiopup wrote:
Terry,

The PW speaker, a cone speaker perhaps? I've seen one.
Buford Chidester may be interested in seeing photos of them.


Interestingly enough, Buford made the cone for one of mine!

BR,

Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Sun 05, 2012 11:57 pm 
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KUBOCH 4 tube non-regen:

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BR,

Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Mon 06, 2012 12:37 pm 
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Very neat radio Terry.

Looks like a vintage Bose Wave radio....


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Mon 06, 2012 1:02 pm 
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Joe:

The original blueprint (schematic) that came with it is dated 2-24! That would make it a really early Bose!

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Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: Feb Tue 07, 2012 11:33 pm 
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This isn't a set per se but a mystery pair. These have a name Cliff, Brookfield, MA. I got these years apart and I have never seen any documentation on them or Cliff. I guess the next step is to go down to Brookfield and check the company out. It's only about 35 miles away. Anyone heard of this "company"?

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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: May Tue 15, 2012 12:07 am 
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These two came my way last weekend. One is perhaps the first labeled Ozarka and maybe one of only two or three known. The second is a product of "The Radio Laboratory" of Rochester, NY. which may be the only one known.
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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
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Very nice Merrill. :D Is the Ozarka the Klitzen manufactured set? Looks like a Reinhartz circuit from the tap switch layout.

Alan


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: May Tue 15, 2012 11:09 am 
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This was also made by Klitzen - for Blairco (Mitchel Blair Co.) The switch arrangement is similer in some respects to the Ozarka.
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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: May Tue 15, 2012 3:30 pm 
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The Ozarka I just found and posted looks very much like one of the early Tresco Sectional Universal pieces although Klitzen gets the manufacturing credit. According to well known historian and collecter Don Patterson, the founder of Ozarka J. Matheson Bell, was Tresco sales manager; therefore the connection. I think there must be a possibility that Klitzen had a hand in those sets as well as the "new" Klitzen labeled Ozarka inaugral entry. There is more info in Alan Douglas books - under Ozarka and Klitzen/Michigan. There is also a Klitzen history on line done by Greg Hunolt for his club publication.


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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: May Tue 15, 2012 6:18 pm 
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I don't know Merrill, I don't see much similarity between the Ozarko and the TRESCO Sectional Tuner. The Ozarko has white tuning dials and the dials are on the bottom of the panel.

Tri-City Radio Electrical Supply Co. TRESCO Sectional Universal Tuner Detector
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The tap switch wipers are labeled KP KT and KS - (primary, secondary and tickler?)
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The Sectional Tuner also used the same BASCO engraved binding posts as were used on the Tri-City Monroe, Globe and Airline Special 1-tube receivers did.
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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: May Tue 15, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Alan:
Most of my speculation came from this photo and the fact that Bell worked at Tresco. The set in the photo clearly is a Tresco similar to yours with a hard to read Ozarka tag. Don Patterson's Ozarka is exactly like mine inside and outside and in my view is a least a first cousin if not a sibling to your Tresco..
Merrill
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 Post subject: Re: Obscure early battery sets
PostPosted: May Tue 15, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Merrill,

As soon as I saw your Ozarka I thought TRESCO Sectional Tuner. I was just being facetious about not seeing any similarities between the sets. They are clearly related to each other. What I really don't understand is the Klitzen connection and how they fit into the mix? The picture of the first Ozarka with the same panel layout as the Sectional Tuner most likely was an almost direct copy of that set and as the article suggests makes perfect sense with the close association Bell had with TRESCO. Do know of a surviving set that matches the set in the photo?

Alan


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