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 Post subject: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Mon 02, 2012 5:05 pm 
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Hi everyone, first time poster here!

I have a Stewart Warner Model 5 horn radio and I am looking for some information. I'll try to upload a picture in the next few days. Pretty rare old beast and hard to find much about it at all ...

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Mon 02, 2012 10:48 pm 
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I wasn't aware that Stewart Warner had any single digit model numbers during the 1920s. All the Stewart Warner model numbers, that I'm aware of, were all triple digit starting with the model 300 in 1925 and going up to the model 900 in 1929.

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Mon 02, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Are you refering to a horn speaker ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item2c63f06bc5&item=190655261637&nma=true&pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&rt=nc&si=nGBfkMuhVUBw6xlolRTVgJG4qcA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Tue 03, 2012 12:27 am 
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It is a 1920s-style tube radio with a horn speaker. Apparently this "Stewart-Warner Model 5" never even existed - but I'm looking at it! Haven't found a single reference to it anywhere on the web.


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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
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http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/stewart_wa_303.html

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
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Bingo!

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Tue 03, 2012 1:33 am 
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! I have the same (in appearance) model..... but it's labeled a "305" like this one in the photo gallery....

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Looks like something screwy going on with the model numbers..... Fairly decent player - but of the two I've owned.... the transformers seem to go bad and are often non-SW replacements... That SW horn would be welcome in my collection Grid...

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Tue 03, 2012 1:49 am 
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I could be that the chassis was referred to as the model 5 and whatever style of cabinet it was housed in, and I'm sure there were a few different models, it was referred to with a three digit model number such as the 305. It's the three digit model number that collectors identify 1920s Stewart Warner radios with. Even Radiomuseum doesn't list a model 5.

Here's a 305 listed at ARF.

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And the same one that's at radiomusium but identified at ARF as 305.

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Here's a model 315.

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Radiomuseum listing of Stewart Warner models.

http://www.radiomuseum.org/m/stewart-wa ... model.html

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Tue 03, 2012 2:12 am 
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mehta - A friend of mine has a Model 5, also. I have not seen the radio in person, but the photos he sent me look exactly like yours, including the identical Operating Instructions and Tuning Chart that are clearly labeled "Model 5".


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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
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Here's clearly a model "5" that Alan Douglas has listed as a model 305 in his book Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s, Vol. 3. So which model number should this radio be officially referred to as, the 5 or the 305?

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Tue 03, 2012 3:19 am 
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This is a picture of my 305 (forgot I had it on Photobucket)
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Of the 2 in the Gallery - you can see one has 2 front panel phone jacks (for 1st and 2nd amp stages) like mine - while the other has no front panel phone jacks. One of the 305's I had (and sold) had a slightly different marking arrangement on the middle dial.

and here's my 315.....
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This was discussed in an earlier - mine (like the other pictured) has no cabinet... apparently it was part of a console. Someone was going to send me photos of vintage ads for the 315 - but I never received them.

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Tue 03, 2012 3:44 am 
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I just posted what I found , I didn't say it was a 303 . It's the only pic I could find that looked like the op's Radio ... it's seems the ads id it as a 305, ( not sure of this) , but the set was marked just Model 5 ...... :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
PostPosted: Apr Tue 03, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Interesting. Thanks everyone! I am pretty new - any estimates on value? I'd say that it is in "very good" condition (not mint or near mint) - all original, no restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
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I think I paid $65 for my better one (with tubes) many years ago. Another I paid $20 for.... rough though - bought it mainly for the metal cover that fits over the wire entrance holes on the back. I think the 315 (without cabinet) was about $20... I'd say up to $100 if excellent - with tubes, good original transformers, metal back cover and instruction card under lid. Discount for anything less.....

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
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Found this picture lurking around on my HD...... looks to be a Stewart Warner similar to the ones mentioned above......

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 Post subject: Re: Stewar Warner Model 5 horn radio
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Gentlemen.
I too have what I thought was a 305 but now I am convinced its a 5 chassis only no cabinet.
Would there be any chance of the clear photographed details of the cabinet information and if possible
Schematic of the unit. I would love to get it working.
Regards, Steve


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