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Author:  andyjon100 [ Dec Mon 25, 2017 6:38 am ]
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Can anyone tell me the model of this cool looking Sylvania? Is it vt or ss?
Thanks!

*Edit* Sorry - forgot the pic! :?

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Author:  egg [ Dec Mon 25, 2017 12:08 pm ]
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Sylvania 8F16 Chassis-653-1 AM-FM
12DT8 12AU6 12AU6 12BE6 12BA6 12AL5 12AV6 35C5

Beitman's Most-Often-Needed 1961
Sams photofact Set-532 Folder-13 May 1961
Image
.. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... ld=1&rt=nc

Greg.

Author:  andyjon100 [ Dec Mon 25, 2017 11:42 pm ]
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WOW! That was fast!! Thank you, Greg!

Author:  Motoroddy [ Dec Fri 29, 2017 3:28 pm ]
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I have that same radio, but, it's an Arvin.

Author:  oldradioparts [ Dec Sat 30, 2017 8:10 am ]
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Been collecting for 45 of my 61 years and have never seen that one ! Cool looking.
Motoroddy says has one branded Arvin, if so, its right at the end of Arvin's production. Arvin probably made it for Sylvania.
Mark Oppat

Author:  andyjon100 [ Dec Sat 30, 2017 8:56 am ]
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The guy has this one and a Raytheon portable direction finder I think is different - he wants $40 each. I'm tapped from Christmas, but I'm hoping he'll have them next week - if so, I'm thinking of offering $50 for the pair...Neither works, but both look nice physically ( I think the missing knob on the Raytheon shouldn't be too hard to find - or is that the only correct one? :shock: ) - Thoughts?

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Author:  azenithnut [ Dec Sat 30, 2017 2:10 pm ]
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Interesting.

The spot on the tag which says "Manufacturing license W.G. 24"
That was typically found on radio made by Wells Gardner in Chicago.

At some point Sylvania bought out the Colonial plant in Buffalo to manufacture radios and televisions.
They had always been a tube manufacturer and never made their own products until this purchase.
However, it didn't mean they couldn't farm out production elsewhere.

Is there any connection between Wells Gardner and Arvin?

-Steve

Author:  andyjon100 [ Dec Sat 30, 2017 11:27 pm ]
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It would seem they relocated strategically midway between Buffalo and Rochester in Batavia....

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