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 Post subject: FS RCA BP-10 Portable **SOLD**
PostPosted: Feb Thu 17, 2011 5:01 pm 
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I have a RCA BP10 portable Radio for sale.

It has a few issues:

Bottom plate missing leatherette insert. You might choose to recover the whole unit.

Leather case needs to be reassembled (stitched back together
and 1/2 the carry strap reconstructed.)
Corrosion on top of A battery clip. Glass beading should clean it up.

Fair + to Good - overall condition.
I have a scan I can email of the original instruction sheet.

$55.00 plus shipping from 06357. (NOW $40.00)
(Worse case USPS Medium Flat Rate)

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PostPosted: Feb Fri 25, 2011 11:44 am 
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PostPosted: Apr Thu 14, 2011 2:48 am 
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Might have more interest if you mention this was the first popular radio to use miniature tubes.


http://www.nostalgiaair.org/PagesByMode ... 015428.pdf

Also in Beitmans 1941.

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PostPosted: May Tue 03, 2011 6:37 pm 
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grid-leak wrote:
still available


The Antique Radio Classified had a good article on this radio in the February 2011 issue. :)


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Recapping the BP-10 is a snap, and it is delightful to play. You can string 9v batteries in series, and they'll fit in the case easily. This radio is earlier than most people think; mine has a date of 1939 stamped on the inside tag. Also, redoing the leatherette was a snap.

Could be a fun project for someone.


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PostPosted: May Wed 04, 2011 12:18 pm 
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Good video tour of one here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSJzdxDr96Y

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SmoothOscillator wrote:
Recapping the BP-10 is a snap, and it is delightful to play. You can string 9v batteries in series, and they'll fit in the case easily. This radio is earlier than most people think; mine has a date of 1939 stamped on the inside tag. Also, redoing the leatherette was a snap.

Could be a fun project for someone.


Could you post a photo of your BP-10 as well as the inside tag? RCA started selling the BP-10 to the public in June of 1940. But, a few were supposedly sold at the 1939 Worlds Fair. I've seen a lot on eBay with 1940 date stamps, but never 1939. Thanks.... :)


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Uh Oh. Now that you mention it, it may be 1941. I'll take a look when I get back Friday, and post the tag.


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I had problems trying to get one of my BP-10's to track properly. It didn't work at all until it was re-capped and all but two resistors were WAY out of tolerance. Tubes were OEM and were fine. Suffice to say I peaked it so it had good sensitivity overall despite not matching the dial markings. Yes, I tried the padder capacitor, up/down in value, even the IF coils, still no change in dial accuracy.

The antenna tabs are a SOB too. I used brass shim to repair them. Many BP-10's have a busted door. Broken door were such a problem the repair part number made it to Riders...

Chas.

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My Bad, stamp is 1940. I'm happy to email larger res scans to anyone...
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SmoothOscillator, PM sent. Scotty.


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SmoothOscillator wrote:
My Bad, stamp is 1940. I'm happy to email larger res scans to anyone...


I started a data base on the BP-10 about a year ago. So far I have about 80 entries. The earliest date stamp is August 28, 1940 with serial number 043085. If anyone has an earlier dated BP-10 I'd like to know. :)


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 Post subject: Re: FS RCA BP-10 Portable
PostPosted: Mar Mon 19, 2012 1:08 am 
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forgot I still have this.

Price now $40.00..

The case has to be worth half that much...........


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SmoothOscillator wrote:
Recapping the BP-10 is a snap, and it is delightful to play. You can string 9v batteries in series, and they'll fit in the case easily. This radio is earlier than most people think; mine has a date of 1939 stamped on the inside tag. Also, redoing the leatherette was a snap.

Could be a fun project for someone.


Can you scan in the tag? I've never seen a BP-10 with a date earlier than August 1940. :P


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 Post subject: Re: FS RCA BP-10 Portable
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Scanner not working at the moment.
Oct 1940 to answer you.


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