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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2012 11:50 am 
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Cool score on the planes :D

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PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Off to the Flea as usual,
Found these books for $1 each,
Was quite surprised to just see them sitting out on a table,
Now I finally have them to read!
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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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What I brought home this weekend...

1952 RCA 2-XF-931 "The Townley", brown plastic with gold & red trim, 8 tubes & selenium rectifier, AM/FM bands, $35. Even has the plastic dial covers, although now I understand why they're always missing; they're shrunken and they won't stay in place.

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1937/8 Gilfillan 13C8 console, natural oak, 13 tubes, AM & 2 SW bands, $80. I think this is a very similar chassis to the 13C8E listed in RadioMuseum and Rider, except without the Electric tuning feature. Tube layout on the chassis is not identical but very close.

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Off to the Flea as usual,
Found these books for $1 each,
Was quite surprised to just see them sitting out on a table,
Now I finally have them to read!
Peter


Nice score! That looks to be a first edition of Marcus & Levy - definitely more valuable than later editions, and very well suited to the tube radio arts.

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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pred wrote:
Off to the Flea as usual,
Found these books for $1 each,
Was quite surprised to just see them sitting out on a table,
Now I finally have them to read!
Peter
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Nice score!

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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Today's finds, an RCA T-62, missing a pushbutton for $20, and Sonora RQU-222, with the back in pieces, but loop still intact, $8. Both sellers didn't have an idea about these sets, so they were priced to move. Couldn't pass them up, especially the RCA. I love that cabinet style on those RCA's.
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PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Nortonics wrote:

Bruce - I'm sure you noticed your Philco is missing that tube shield piece that David's pic shows - gonna' need/want one of those, otherwise I understand you'll be in for some hum problems. You can see that yours had one, as you can see the line on the chassis where it once was - perhaps you removed it for the pic? Hopefully won't be too tough to find one as these shields are used on a few different models, including consoles. Beautiful score, none-the-less! :D


Yes, it's missing, Tom. I'll probably advertise here to find one, since I need another Philco that hums like I need a hole in the head. :lol: I haven't tried powering it up until I do some initial checks and repair the disconnected tuning shaft. I'm anxious to see if the prior speaker cone repair is acceptable ( see the white patch material on the left ). If I'm not mistaken, the replaced grill cloth is in backwards, as was on a Philco 630 I bought earlier this year.

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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pred wrote:
Off to the Flea as usual,
Found these books for $1 each,
Was quite surprised to just see them sitting out on a table,
Now I finally have them to read!
Peter
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Nice score!

And what you don't see is the box or magazines under neath of the Elements of radio,
They are 1970-71-72 Playboy mags tossed in for free from another vendor....
I have no idea what to do with them, I guess I should see if any are collectable before leaving them in the mens room at work.
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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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Picked up this well taken care of Philco 40-190 off of Craigslist for 100 dollars up in Holden, Mass. Pulls in all the local AM stations nice, cant wait to try the shortwave tonite. Gonna give it a once over with some GoJo then some nice wax and add it to my collection.


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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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Picked up this well taken care of Philco 40-190 off of Craigslist for 100 dollars up in Holden, Mass. Pulls in all the local AM stations nice, cant wait to try the shortwave tonite. Gonna give it a once over with some GoJo then some nice wax and add it to my collection.

Wow, nice find!! It looks beautiful, congrats!!!

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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bigblue72 wrote:
Picked up this well taken care of Philco 40-190 off of Craigslist for 100 dollars up in Holden, Mass. Pulls in all the local AM stations nice, cant wait to try the shortwave tonite. Gonna give it a once over with some GoJo then some nice wax and add it to my collection.


Yes, very nice indeed! Picked up that identical radio a while back in close to mint condition for $150 here in Mpls. So perfectly deco - it's a keeper! Enjoy...

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An FRG7000 that works great but has some broken plastic. The main issue this radio had was just that the brass coupling sleeve behind the preselector switch had come loose. Easy enough to fix. I love the tuning knob on these!
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Bigblue72, Down right gorgeous Philco!! Looks almost brand new, congrats!!! :wink:

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That Philco 40-190 is beautiful! It looks like someone spent decades taking care of it. I'm glad you got it. Let us know how the short wave reception is.

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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picked up this 1966 LaCrosse model 64-8-B for 50 bucks.
works great, ICE cold at about 4 on the 1 - 8 adjustment dial
cosmetically its in really nice condition and mechanically its perfect. Works great and has intact coin op stuff. I bypassed the coin changer so that it doesn't need coins to vent. There is a switch inside, click....easy as that.

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picked up this 1966 LaCrosse model 64-8-B for 50 bucks.
works great, ICE cold at about 4 on the 1 - 8 adjustment dial
cosmetically its in really nice condition and mechanically its perfect. Works great and has intact coin op stuff. I bypassed the coin changer so that it doesn't need coins to vent. There is a switch inside, click....easy as that.

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How many amps do they draw and whats the weight??


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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses***
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Aww, I would keep the coin-op feature intact so you can save up dimes :D

Whats more fun that stuffing coins in a vending machine to get the goodies? Especially if you can get the money later? :wink:

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5.5 amps
I estimate the weight at between 275 and 300 lbs.
I loaded it and moved it by myself ( with an appliance dolly ) so it isn't that bad to move.
It's a relatively small unit. 60 inches tall, 24 inches wide and 22 inches deep

I like this one because it can be adjusted to fit multiple sized bottles. Perfect for my outdoor lounge area.

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good point Steve.

I may just do that.
I have a Ford gumball (glass globe) machine from the late '40s that I restored a few years ago. The grand kids bug the hell out of the adults for pennies when the come over.
I don't put gumballs in it though......M&M's are my vice.
7 M&M's for a penny. I lose money every time....oh well

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I love the Pepsi machine. Very cool! Is it hard to find soda in bottles? Tom

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