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 Post subject: Panasonic R 1492
PostPosted: Oct Fri 10, 2008 2:34 pm 
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Anyone have info on this and any worth? Red in color 9v.

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Is your's a red version of this radio?

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Hi Dave,

Same radio but in red. No chips cracks or breaks but has some scratching. Will edit w/ pic later. Dial up taking too long.

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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
PostPosted: Aug Thu 07, 2014 2:00 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone has the schematic for it ?


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
PostPosted: Aug Thu 14, 2014 9:08 pm 
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Here ya go.

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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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HI Larry, I went to the link that you gave me and the schematic was not there. The only file that I see are:
Echophone EC-1 Manual(1.1Mb)
Echophone EC-1B Manual(700Kb)
Echophone EC-2 Manual(1.5Mb)
Echophone EC-2 Dial Face Scan(785Kb)
Echophone EC-3 Manual(2.1Mb)
Ferret 721 Test Speaker Article With Schematic(370Kb)
Hallicrafters S-39 (WWII) Dial Face Scan (284Kb)
Harvey-Wells TBS-50 Front Panel Insert Card(304Kb)
R-100/URR Dial Face Scan (348Kb)
Zenith 5905 Chassis (9 tube shutter dial) Operating Manual (1.9Mb)
Zenith 10L20 Chassis Operating Manual (1.9Mb)
Zenith 1204 Chassis (12 tube shutter dial) Operating Manual (2.1Mb)
Zenith 6G501 Installation and Operating Manual (850Kb)
Zenith 7-S-363 Installation and Operating Manual (Courtesy of Art Hoch) (1.2Mb)
Zenith MJ1035 Operating Guide (780Kb)
Zenith Speaker Chart 1935-1942(19Kb)

Can you re-upload it.

I dont like to ask for too much but if you have the parts layout drawing it would be really appreciate .
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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
PostPosted: Aug Thu 14, 2014 11:16 pm 
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I was posting your photo. The link you clicked on is just my download page link in my Signature, not for the shematic you're looking for.

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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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startinagin wrote:
Anyone have info on this and any worth? Red in color 9v.

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Those scratches will really kill any value it may have had. I doubt that it's even worth listing on eBay.

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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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Hey People,

I know this thread is almost 10 years old but I thought I'd bring it back from the dead after I found one of these radios last week. The one I got works perfectly, just needed a good cleaning...and it cleaned up well.

Here's a news clipping I found online from 1974 in the Tribune Press of Gouverneur, NY. In the upper left is a listing for this radio also known, weirdly enough as 'The Elmhurst'.

http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/s ... /seq-4.pdf

It retailed for almost $17! According to an inflation calculator that I looked at that's almost $80 in 2017 money. Could that be right? The rest of the page is interesting as well, if you scroll down there's an ad for new LP and 8-track releases. A funny reminder of how one could find records and tapes in places other than record stores back then. In this case, Kinney Drugs!! I remember going to a local grocery store back in the mid-70s and I would flip through the records while my parents were wandering around shopping.

My first thought when I found this radio was that it was probably from the 80s, but I'm not surprised it's an early 70s model. I remember things that had similar designs. Back in '74 I was a mere lad of 7-8 years old. This radio looks like something an older kid on the block or a babysitter would have owned. Here's the one I found, sounds great!
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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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No luck on the schematic in the Sam's TSM series. However, I have the same version in orange.

Cool radio.
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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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Here's a news clipping I found online from 1974 in the Tribune Press of Gouverneur, NY. In the upper left is a listing for this radio also known, weirdly enough as 'The Elmhurst'.

http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/s ... /seq-4.pdf

It retailed for almost $17! According to an inflation calculator that I looked at that's almost $80 in 2017 money. Could that be right?
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Yes, the inflation calculator could be right, but here's the problem; no one in today's world would spend 80 bucks on an AM or AM/FM hand held radio. It's simply obsolete technology at that price.
Here's a modern equivalent from Rite Aid Drugs, @ 22 dollars;
https://www.riteaid.com/shop/portable-a ... nd-8012506

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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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fifties wrote:
nipperscousin wrote:

Here's a news clipping I found online from 1974 in the Tribune Press of Gouverneur, NY. In the upper left is a listing for this radio also known, weirdly enough as 'The Elmhurst'.

http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/s ... /seq-4.pdf

It retailed for almost $17! According to an inflation calculator that I looked at that's almost $80 in 2017 money. Could that be right?
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Yes, the inflation calculator could be right, but here's the problem; no one in today's world would spend 80 bucks on an AM or AM/FM hand held radio. It's simply obsolete technology at that price.


Agreed, but it's strange to think that at a time when something like this was still in demand that consumers would consider it (at $80...2017 equivalent) a not-so-crazy purchase. Not to mention that AM radio in 1974 was arguably on its way out, albeit the beginning of a slow decline. Sort of questions the accuracy or relative logic of the inflation calculator. Whether it was an item for $17 in 1974 or an item for $80 in 2017 there's a minor case of sticker shock that I'm having a hard time believing.


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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It's earlier than 1974 - try 1972....

I have the manual on microfiche. The R1492 paper manual source was printed in 1972. Microfiche created 3/73.
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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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nipperscousin wrote:
fifties wrote:
nipperscousin wrote:

Here's a news clipping I found online from 1974 in the Tribune Press of Gouverneur, NY. In the upper left is a listing for this radio also known, weirdly enough as 'The Elmhurst'.

http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/s ... /seq-4.pdf

It retailed for almost $17! According to an inflation calculator that I looked at that's almost $80 in 2017 money. Could that be right?
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Yes, the inflation calculator could be right, but here's the problem; no one in today's world would spend 80 bucks on an AM or AM/FM hand held radio. It's simply obsolete technology at that price.


Agreed, but it's strange to think that at a time when something like this was still in demand that consumers would consider it (at $80...2017 equivalent) a not-so-crazy purchase. Not to mention that AM radio in 1974 was arguably on its way out, albeit the beginning of a slow decline. Sort of questions the accuracy or relative logic of the inflation calculator. Whether it was an item for $17 in 1974 or an item for $80 in 2017 there's a minor case of sticker shock that I'm having a hard time believing.

I believe the problem is, you simply can't use the inflation calculator on products that advance with technology.

It should work just fine on a dozen eggs or a bar of soap, items that are just as they were back then, but consider that you can purchase a signal seeking FM radio with earbuds for a buck at a Dollar Store today.

Not only did that tech not exist in the '70's, at least in such a small package, but there's simply no equivalent to compare it to from back then. Same with an MP3 player; the closest match from the '70's would be a cassette player, and really no match at all AFA usefulness.

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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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fifties wrote:

It should work just fine on a dozen eggs or a bar of soap, items that are just as they were back then, but consider that you can purchase a signal seeking FM radio with earbuds for a buck at a Dollar Store today.

Not only did that tech not exist in the '70's, at least in such a small package, but there's simply no equivalent to compare it to from back then. Same with an MP3 player; the closest match from the '70's would be a cassette player, and really no match at all AFA usefulness.


Yeah, I think you're absolutely right. If anything it shows how rapidly technology has changed in the last 30-40 years. Prior to that people that were buying AM radios in the early 1970s were also buying then 30 years before that. Other than the tube set to solid state transition, not much had changed.


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic R 1492
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Findm-Keepm wrote:
It's earlier than 1974 - try 1972....

I have the manual on microfiche. The R1492 paper manual source was printed in 1972. Microfiche created 3/73.
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Interesting, it's older than I thought! I was just going by the 1974 ad that I posted. I guess Panasonic had that radio on the market for a few years.


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