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 Post subject: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Fri 01, 2017 2:22 pm 
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The month for happiness and friends for the holidays.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Fri 01, 2017 11:17 pm 
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hoffies2 wrote:
The month for happiness and friends for the holidays.


Wait....
Call the press... You said something positive! :wink:

I got this from a friends fathers basement.
Broken and dented but some heat and ingenuity made it look much better. I still have to paint everything but I love it!
I even bought new bells for the ropes and harnesses. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Sat 02, 2017 1:04 am 
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That was stolen from the Griswold's house!!


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Sat 02, 2017 1:25 am 
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That was stolen from the Griswold's house!!

Good sleuthing! I too also saw the little reindeer were missing its antlers which reminded me of that scene where he beats them up with the antlers he broke off


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Sat 02, 2017 2:21 am 
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A friend called and said he was cleaning out an old shed in back and had 6 radios that he was going to throw away. Who can say no to free and to just see what he has. Not that I need any more projects this winter. Only 1 will be worth keeping. Belmont 6D121. Paint chips and a crack along the baseline, but all the knobs and buttons.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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There are no holes for antlers so I don't think these had them.?
I had that Belmont as an Admiral. Neat and easy to restore.

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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Yup, nice find on the Belmont. I haven't seen that one myself, but I like it!

What were the unmentionable radios?


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Sat 02, 2017 5:52 pm 
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Two GE clock radios from the 60's, two AM/FM radios from the 60's, and a Zenith 7H918. All have damaged bakelite/plastic cases.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Actually a last month's find off Craigslist, I picked up about five days ago.

Heathkit TA-16 guitar amplifier built in 1972 with excellent cosmetics. Came with original assembly manual and foot switch. Needs an electronic restoration, (new electrolytic caps all around).

Seller was motivated so it went for quite a bit less than expected.

Oh yeah, those are two BIG honking speakers, TWELVE incbes in diameter. Larger than most oversized suitcases and weighs close to 60 lbs.
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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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A couple of more estate sale finds. Found this variac today. Someone took out the outlet, and wired in a lamp cord for power, but at 6 bucks, I couldn't pass it up. A couple of days ago I picked up this IMHO very cool vintage flashlight.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 5:15 pm 
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Bought this clock at Big Valley Antique Center in central PA. Probably paid too much; but, it was one of those "time to buy an antique is when you see it" moments.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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LarryFS wrote:
Bought this clock at Big Valley Antique Center in central PA. Probably paid too much; but, it was one of those "time to buy an antique is when you see it" moments.

Very nice find!


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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LarryFS wrote:
Bought this clock at Big Valley Antique Center in central PA. Probably paid too much; but, it was one of those "time to buy an antique is when you see it" moments.

Wow, that's in great condition! I doubt you paid too much... You couldn't find a nicer one!


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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I grabbed this little streamline-moderne 1939 Silvertone model 6409 at the local radio-meet. It's a set that you can only really appreciate when you see it in person. Very small, but hefty bakelite radio that plays surprisingly well! The upside-down 6-tube chassis is rather unique too.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Great clock!
That is a BEAUTIFUL flashlight.. I thought it was a tonearm off a record player!

Joe, I think you may have to sleep with a console soon :lol:


I have a Supreme tube tester and a Zenith 411 with everything but the cabinet from our local swap meet.
Sad story... I posted about the Zenith last month when the whole radio was at the swap meet.
He gutted it and tossed the cabinet... :evil:

I traded an Apex for it. Really I just wanted the knobs. :mrgreen:

I even traded for the tube tester! I traded a hassock fan for it. The tester is really big but the lid is missing. :roll:
HEre they are!


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Joe, I think you may have to sleep with a console soon :lol:

Ha-ha! I have moments where I think of getting a bunk-bed to make more room in my little apartment......then I regain my sanity again and forget I even thought that! :( :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Man you guys just keep haulin' in the goods! I don't understand how ya'll do it? :wink: The Belmont and the Philco clock are especially worthy. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Agree with Kirk, Very Nice Vintage flashlight.

Joe,

I've seen those Silvertones, I always have like them. A Beautiful piece of Bakelite. :)

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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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OldRestorer wrote:
Great clock!
That is a BEAUTIFUL flashlight.. I thought it was a tonearm off a record player!

Joe, I think you may have to sleep with a console soon :lol:


I have a Supreme tube tester and a Zenith 411 with everything but the cabinet from our local swap meet.
Sad story... I posted about the Zenith last month when the whole radio was at the swap meet.
He gutted it and tossed the cabinet... :evil:

I traded an Apex for it. Really I just wanted the knobs. :mrgreen:

I even traded for the tube tester! I traded a hassock fan for it. The tester is really big but the lid is missing. :roll:
HEre they are!

Great finds Kirk, I don't know how you find time for the hunt, restorations and work. Lucky guy.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Hoff,
I am mostly retired and work from home otherwise. I have not really worked on a radio in months.
It is clear out time so all my efforts are on eBay selling. Plus taking care of the wife is taking a lot of time.

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