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 Post subject: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 3:44 am 
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https://albany.craigslist.org/atq/d/han ... 93633.html

I don't think it stylish but it's not a hackjob either.


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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 6:15 am 
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I like it.

If I lived closer I’d need to take a closer look.

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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 6:19 am 
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Wow, what a shame. The GFCR was good looking! It must be a rare one.

Was the radio actually a Hammond, or just the clock movement?

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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 12:49 pm 
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A dashboard with a clock

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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 1:29 pm 
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fauthe wrote:
I don't think it stylish but it's not a hackjob either.


Oh, it's a hack job alright. The clock is from around 1933 and the radio is way past post war. I can't see how such a permanent marriage between two completely different items from two completely different decades would not constitute as a hack job.

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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 1:38 pm 
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I posted the exact same thing.. Even the same clock!
Mine was the whole radio though. You could even pull the cabinet out of the clock cabinet...
It was surrounded with gold rope trim hot glued on..

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Ack!

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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 3:03 pm 
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A popular project in the 30s and 40s. Somewhere I have a stack of Science and Mechanics magazines with the plans for adding a radio to a "hall clock", very similar to the one pictured.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/radios-n ... e-control/

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/a-talkin ... ers-clock/

There are others, but the site doesn't have those issues...

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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 4:08 pm 
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Yabutt... We don't see too many clocks with radios modded in. We mostly see clock radios, with the radios swapped out for decades-newer radios.

Seems like the only people who did the project, were people with old clock radios sitting around.

I think I found the radio. It's this Colonial 36-C. Push-pull 45s. Interesting.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/colonial_36c.html


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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Tue 12, 2017 5:53 pm 
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A precipitous price drop prompted me to purchase this frankenradio. Here are some additional photos.



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Re: Old Restorer's photos I find it odd that a similar mod was applied to an identical cabinet style. Could have been a Popular Mechanics or similar article.


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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Wed 13, 2017 5:36 am 
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Just curious.. does the Hammond clock still work?


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 Post subject: Re: Franken grandfather clock radio
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 2:26 pm 
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The clock mechanism feels real sticky so no it doesn't work now. But I'm optimistic!!


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