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 Post subject: 2 radio ID's
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 8:28 pm 
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The first is an RCA battery only radio. I think it uses the usual 1R5, 1U5, 1U4, 3V4 tube lineup. I say I think because 1 is missing and 1 is unreadable. I see some similar radios with model numbers 54B1, 54B2 and 54B5.

The second is a battery\AC Sparton with the same tubes. This one has a rubber stamped 24 on the side of the chassis.

Thanks in advance, Mike.


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 Post subject: Re: 2 radio ID's
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 10:01 pm 
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The RCA is a model 8B46 circa 1949, the tube lineup is 1R5, 1U4, 1U5, 3S4.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rca_rc1069c_8b46.html

The Sparton is a "Tag-Along" model 305.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sparks_wit_305_ch4e3.html

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 Post subject: Re: 2 radio ID's
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 10:43 pm 
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Thanks from a fellow Michigander.

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 Post subject: Re: 2 radio ID's
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Nice portables! I finally got an RCA BP10 working with a string of batteries and the patience of a watchmaker.
Quite neat to have them working.

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 Post subject: Re: 2 radio ID's
PostPosted: Mar Sat 10, 2018 2:32 pm 
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Thanks, SmoothOscillator. I have a twin to your RCA, a Westinghouse WR-682A, which to this point I have not yet restored electronically.

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