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 Post subject: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 3:17 am 
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A recent purchase (top unit), the 'other' Wilco ST-88. I had thought that one might have come later than the other, but both contain identical chassis.
I know I have seen a couple of these for sale over the years, but I've had no luck finding a photo of another one in order to repro the missing badge.
Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 4:40 am 
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Nice looking radios.

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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 8:38 am 
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I'm with Colin. Those are just good-lookin' radios.


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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Thu 12, 2017 1:32 pm 
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Hey Joe,

Those are good looking radios---there was another here who posted on the top radio a couple years back but just can't remember who. Maybe someone else here might remember ? Don't remember, though, if it had it's badge...

Good luck !

John


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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Fri 13, 2017 3:41 am 
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Thanks Gents:

I have another ST-88 like the bottom one that has a lower serial number and a slightly different chassis. As such, unless I find out otherwise, I am going to assume that the top unit is the later model. I base this on how few there are and because it would appear that the bottom unit was produced late enough that it contained the same chassis as the 'new, improved' model.
My quest for a photo continues...
Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Fri 13, 2017 6:20 am 
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Hey Joe,

Those are good looking radios---there was another here who posted on the top radio a couple years back but just can't remember who. Maybe someone else here might remember ? Don't remember, though, if it had it's badge...

Good luck !

John

I would guess that would be either michaeljpro, or another member who lives in France, whose nic I can't remember. Both have exquisite collections of rare Transistor sets.

Here's a link to Michael's site, with pic's. Maybe the Wilco is in it;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/transistor_radios/

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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Fri 13, 2017 8:57 pm 
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I'm pretty sure that John is correct in saying that your top unbadged radio has been seen here on arf before.

These were also branded Aiwa?, Green Shield and a third brand which I cannot recall.
Michael would be the one to ask... haven't seen him around in a while.

Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Fri 13, 2017 10:16 pm 
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Could it be an "ELITE" ?

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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Sat 14, 2017 4:42 am 
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I would have expected a Google image search to find it , but I've checked through both Michael's and Christophe's Flickr pages and no luck. Being that Google didn't find the Elite pics in the thread Rocco53 pointed out, I can only count on that to a certain extent.
Rocco - I'd be inclined to think it might be the 'Elite', if the leather case didn't have the sailboat/tower looking Wilco logo on it.
I get the sense that Wilco radios were more widely distributed in Canada than the USA, based on the number I see that originate from this side of the border.
Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Sat 14, 2017 4:51 am 
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Hey Joe,

Rocco found the very thread I was thinking of---you think that model was perhaps sold under more than one "badge" ?

John


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 Post subject: Re: Wilco ST-88
PostPosted: Jan Sat 14, 2017 5:26 am 
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John:

It clearly was, as evidenced by the Elite badged one, and if Greg is correct, a couple others as well.

Joe


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