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 Post subject: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Nov Tue 28, 2017 4:20 am 
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I just received this radio free from a friend. The chassis is marked Triangle Electric Co. Chicago Ill.
Model 736. There are no identifying marks anywhere on the dial or cabinet. Any information would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Nov Tue 28, 2017 7:27 am 
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Kewl! You should post it in the Finds & Losses thread!

What's the tube lineup? I found this, but it's not super helpful...

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/imperial2 ... model.html

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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Nov Tue 28, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Hey! That matches my table version. No brand or model on mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Nov Tue 28, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Neat!


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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Nov Tue 28, 2017 4:09 pm 
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Super cool!
I have been looking for a set for my Library.
If you decide to pass it along I would be interested..

I have seen those dials but they rarely have much recorded history.

Great looking set too... Take care of the bindings. They almost always have issues over time..

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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Nov Wed 29, 2017 1:13 am 
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Tube lineup matches set palegreenthumb posted. Anyone know where I could get a schematic for it?


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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Nov Wed 29, 2017 5:16 am 
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Here's one that appears to be a RCA version.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Book-T ... 1438.l2649

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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Nov Wed 29, 2017 6:02 am 
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Killing me Craig..
I'm watching that one, lol...

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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
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Very interesting. It is a known fact that during the war, (paper shortages and all), owning radios was forbidden in many countries.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Dec Fri 01, 2017 2:38 pm 
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VntgRads wrote:
Here's one that appears to be a RCA version.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Book-T ... 1438.l2649

Craig R

You'd think that the trap door would be hinged. Is the speaker audio blocked to some degree?? Emerson has one also, might look fine in a library.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Dec Sat 02, 2017 12:58 am 
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Could you post pictures of the chassis? I'm trying to get my table version listed in RM but they think it's a home brew cabinet. I think it's factory-made.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
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VntgRads wrote:
Here's one that appears to be a RCA version.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Book-T ... 1438.l2649

Craig R

$43.00 shipping is pushing the limits especially if your close by. Seller can keep it.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 4:04 pm 
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***Follow up on my previous post- RM has accepted my proposal to add a new model
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/imperial2 ... nsole.html

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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 3:57 am 
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Here’s a picture of the chassis. There are no identifying marks on the cabinet of any kind. If anyone knows of a source for a schematic I would appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio disguised as book set
PostPosted: Dec Wed 06, 2017 5:02 am 
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Check out this other thread, discussing the RCA.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=331665

And it sold for $229.50.

Is it ok to crank up the radio in the library? :lol:

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