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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 8:41 pm 
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OldRestorer wrote:
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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I can see your point of view and direction your taking. BOL


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 5:17 am 
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Picked up a couple of HP 335C attenuators, 1/2W 50R DC - 1000 MHz. I needed some of these to knock the level down on my SA's tracking gen while aligning a Scott FM tuner, the -11 dBm minimum on the TG output is too much for the input and everything overloads. Fun stuff. (I have a 3rd one of these, plus a pair of fixed 10 dBm and 20 dBm attenuators not pictured, which should get me to any level I need down to -77 dBm now.)

Fancy test equipment needs fancy accessories, I probably should have thought of that before moving to all lab-grade gear. My whole stack now is HP/Agilent synced to a GPSDO at this point.

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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 5:32 am 
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On my way home from the market I passed through town and saw the local shop was open. I found this real nice Military switchboard mic and 2 Brunswick reproducers.
Last is a $50.00 Craigslist Maggie with a fat amp and two 12" speakers.
I went to see it and test it tonight but decided to pass on it.
As I got up to leave she said I might as well take it no charge. I slipper her a tener for helping me load it, lol
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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 5:53 am 
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A couple losses. Sold to a friend.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 6:10 am 
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OldRestorer, Is that a 6-tube PPP amp???


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 6:39 am 
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OldRestorer, Is that a 6-tube PPP amp???


Yuppers!
The cartridge is almost dead and with the volume up it is still loud, lol...

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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 10:47 am 
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Check that power transformer Kirk. Maggies should have theirs mounted flat or at least the 20 or so I've owned have always had theirs flat.

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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 3:04 pm 
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Check that power transformer Kirk. Maggies should have theirs mounted flat or at least the 20 or so I've owned have always had theirs flat.


What do you mean? The unit works good and the Trans looks original with no replaced rivets or spacial differences.

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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 6:54 pm 
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It has been a busy month!

Losses:
Silvertone 1964
Emerson BF-204
Symphonic 1147
Ristaucrat Dial-O-Matic
Hallicrafters S-240
Radiola 33
AK M horn
Zenith racetrack
Kadett USA58
Emerson RQ-228
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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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I found an Empress 55 Swiss Chalet at a thrift for $10 yesterday.... in decent shape (the chassis and speaker are on the bench awaiting repair).
I have some questions about this radio - see my post on restoration and Repair...
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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 8:23 pm 
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jgj6331 wrote:
I found an Empress 55 Swiss Chalet at a thrift for $10 yesterday.... in decent shape (the chassis and speaker are on the bench awaiting repair).

That's different (at least to me). I'm always amazed at the variety of design in vintage radios.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 9:35 pm 
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I spent the day BOL'ing and boy does my back hurt. Thanks to a friend I purchased a collection of BOL items. In the pile are 3 consoles, 2 consoles are 41-608's, and the third is a 41-610. In addition to these consoles I also purchased a pile of BOL tonearms, 9 BOL turntables, Some misc parts, rebuilt rubber parts, bulbs, and a head shell. That will be my main issue. I have 12 turntables, 4 tonearms, and 1 head shell. The head shell is the most important part of a BOL or at least the nicest part.
The (2) 41-608 consoles are for sale as I own one already. The 41-610 is not for sale. Now to find room!....


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Picked up some interesting items at an estate sale today. A Monarch FM-100X stereo FM tuner. Two NIB curtain burner cords. A couple of "Little Giant" TV antennas and vintage transistors. A vintage box of bulbs and a Military high to low impedance headset adaptor, made by Rola. Some tube shields, coils in vintage boxes, and a fog lamp switch. A transistor recorder power supply and a Lafayette transistor radio battery eliminator/charger. A Germa 32 crystal radio. Some bottles of knobs, dial pointers, dial cords and springs, and earphone jacks. An eye tube TV tester. Can anyone enlighten me about Germa radios?


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Fri 08, 2017 1:47 am 
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Kirk, or anyone else; what does BOL mean?


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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BOL is (Beam of light) They were made by Philco for 2 years only and were way ahead of their time playing through vibrations of light and mirrors.
They are real neat or at least I think so...


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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That was my question too. BOL=Beam Of Light. Got it.

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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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eBay find. Working Vitaliphone ship speaker. I have a Tower pirate ship frame I bought a month or so ago. Having this one to compare with will help a lot in bringing the Tower back to working order.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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Picked up some interesting items at an estate sale today. A Monarch FM-100X stereo FM tuner. Two NIB curtain burner cords. A couple of "Little Giant" TV antennas and vintage transistors. A vintage box of bulbs and a Military high to low impedance headset adaptor, made by Rola. Some tube shields, coils in vintage boxes, and a fog lamp switch. A transistor recorder power supply and a Lafayette transistor radio battery eliminator/charger. A Germa 32 crystal radio. Some bottles of knobs, dial pointers, dial cords and springs, and earphone jacks. An eye tube TV tester. Can anyone enlighten me about Germa radios?

Had a dozen resistor line cord in their boxes. Rubber insulation is so brittle you can hear it cracking when straightening cord out. I soaked them in acetone, softened the rubber and made straight and useable. In a short period of time the rubber goes back to being brittle.


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 5:44 pm 
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OldRestorer wrote:
I spent the day BOL'ing and boy does my back hurt.

Kirk, from a couple of your posts recently, I understand these are often found with the head shell missing. A dozen phonographs and only one head shell!

Any idea what's the reason for that?


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 Post subject: Re: December Losses & Finds****
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OldRestorer wrote:
I spent the day BOL'ing and boy does my back hurt.

Kirk, from a couple of your posts recently, I understand these are often found with the head shell missing. A dozen phonographs and only one head shell!

Any idea what's the reason for that?


Warping.. Sadly they are like tenite and shrivel over time. I had a few back a year or so ago but sold them at Kutztown.. I knew I should have kept them. :roll:
Luckily I have enough for the 3 consoles but will have to find more.. They are out there! I just have to find them.

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