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 Post subject: Unkown Meissner
PostPosted: Oct Fri 23, 2009 11:41 pm 
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Recently acquired beautiful Meissner. From the construction it must be a factory unit. Uses octal tubes yet is a TRF. Broadcast band only with provision on rear to drive PP audio. Headphone jack in front. Replaced filter caps and it works great. Has two 6K7 rf, 6H6 det and 6F8? audio plus the rectifier. 3 photos posted in gallery which show interior. Exterior case matches finish of chassis. Would appreciate input as to the model etc. Thanks. Bill


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PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2009 12:25 am 
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A couple of photos included with your request
would help a whole lot instead of us having to
dig trough the gallery to see them.


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PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2009 12:52 am 
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I agree that posting the pictures (or links to pictures) makes it much easier for members to get a clearer idea of the item you are describing. That way, you can avoid putting them through the drudgery of searching for themselves.

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PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2009 1:02 am 
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I think Meissner's were kits.
I have 2 copies of a soft bound book by Meissner
about building Meissner radios.
I thumbed through it and didn't see anything with
a slide rule dial like this one.
But most of the drawings just showed assembling
the chassis. There were almost no drawings of
the cabinet and front panel.


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PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2009 2:24 am 
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I sold one of those AM tuners a few years ago. It came in two versions with slightly different tubes and is listed in their prewar catalogs which I cant find at the moment.

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PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2009 3:18 am 
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That seems to be the Meissner "High-Fidelity Public Address Tuner", model 10-1152 (kit), 10-1172 (kit with cabinet), or 9-1034 (factory built). as shown in the 1941 and 1943 editions of "How To Build".

It is similar to the Meissner model 10-1118 "TRF Public Address Tuner" as shown in my 1938 edition of "How To Build"

Your picture of the side showing the 9828 coil gives it away as the 1941 and 1943 version. The 1938 version has one more 6k7 in that location.

I could xerox the schematic and instructions. Send me a PM if you want it.

Great Find!

John

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PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2009 3:39 pm 
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Is the "extra" tuning cap. gang now a passive pre-selector or just unused?


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PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2009 8:33 pm 
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Thanks John for the ID on this Meissner, PM sent. Ron and Dave, I put photos in the gallery thinking it would be easy to find since there were only 2 Meissners in the gallery. I also was having trouble attaching the photos to my subject. Still on a learning curve. It took a few trys to get them into the gallery as I had not done that in some time. Next time I get an unkown radio will include photos with my text. Thanks all for the input on my question. Bill


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PostPosted: Oct Sat 24, 2009 11:08 pm 
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Glad you were able to get them into the Gallery. I put your pictures in the thread only for the convenience of others. I'm a fan of Meissner and have an unusual pre-war FM tuner that I need to take pictures of and ask people to identify.

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PostPosted: Oct Sun 25, 2009 12:23 am 
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Inn my mind, anything that Meissner put out was excellent. As mentioned above, they published a book every year or so, with either kits, or factory built models. You need to have just about all of them to beable to spot the set that you may be looking for.

This one here was sold as a Hi-Fi tuner, and still would work nicely with a good sudio system, because many AM stations have wider bandwidth than before WW II.

I have one of their communications receivers, that they caled: "Traffic Master", about 1941, if memory serves. Their stuff was nicely laid out, and their components the best ones to be had.

They built a nice FM tuner before WW II, covering only the 44-50MC band, then sold an updated version of it after the war: the model 8C. I bought one new in 1950 (still have), and also have one of the prewar models.

Meissner made some exceptional AM-FM sets after WW II. One is a tuner that I have, and another is a complete AM-FM receiver that I wish I had. It had 6L6 push pull output.


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PostPosted: Oct Sun 25, 2009 2:18 am 
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jkaetzjr- yes, the tuner in this thread has a passive preselector.

John


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 Post subject: Re: Unkown Meissner
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 7:11 pm 
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I think I have a model 10-1118 Meissner.

It is similar to the tuners you've been discussing here but has an additional 6K7 and has an airplane dial instead of the slide rule. It is definitely factory built . I might not have picked it up in the past but since I'm not seeing pre-WWII radios at flea markets anymore, I picked it up.

It should clean up well so I think I'll give it the effort. A TRF circuit might have some advantages for DXing. I'll keep an eye out for a 1939 Meissner "How to Build".

Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Unkown Meissner
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 8:14 pm 
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Ron-

Also keep an eye out for a 1937 edition. There were a lot more airplane dials in 1937 vs 1939. The 1937 edition is partly combined with a catalog and does not say "How to Build" on the cover. Otherwise it looks similar, it is about the same size and has an orange/pink cover like the others.

I suspect if the 10-1118 had a different dial than the set being discussed in this thread I would have mentioned it in my post. I am not sure. My gut feeling is that you will find this one in the 1937 book.

I am moving shop this month, and my Meissner books are boxed up and buried deep. I am sorry, but I cannot look right now.

John


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