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 Post subject: Motorola Jet-Wing - any info?
PostPosted: Aug Wed 19, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Does anyone have any information on this model Motorola? When I google the model number, nothing comes up - except when I take off the suffix (I suppose the color code?), then I get a few results. This is the only transistor in my collection and it doesn't work. Can someone tell me when it was made? I included a pic of the radio, the case is a burnt orange or pumpkin-pie color.

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PostPosted: Aug Wed 19, 2009 2:33 pm 
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What is the model number? I may have some information.

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PostPosted: Aug Wed 19, 2009 2:40 pm 
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Arrgh! I wrote it down before I came to work and now I can't find it. :( (I was google-searching last night.) I'll have to post it tomorrow if I can't locate it...thanks for the quick reply. I feel like a blockhead now, though! :oops:


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No need to feel like a blockhead. I'm also at work and can't access any of my information now anyway.

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Model 7X24S I think....

Made around 1959.


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My dad was a Motorola dealer and I got one very much like yours for Christmas in 1958. I was 13 years old at the time. It was turqoise and had 6 transistors. I wish i still had it. I am not positive but i think it was USA. made. I think it is quite valuable. I saw one sell on ebay a few years ago for over $200.


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Now that I think about it it had 7 transistors.


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Found one. http://radioattic.com/item.htm?radio=0052238

{moderator's note: unfortunately, imbedded links to radioattic.com no longer work. The workaround is to copy and paste the link to the address bar of a new window because the "open in new window" function won't work either}


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It's model 7X24S
I have the SAMS PHOTOFACT 462-12
Do you need a photocopy of this Svc Manual
I can send on email


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Bob H wrote:
My dad was a Motorola dealer and I got one very much like yours for Christmas in 1958. I was 13 years old at the time. It was turqoise and had 6 transistors. I wish i still had it. I am not positive but i think it was USA. made. I think it is quite valuable. I saw one sell on ebay a few years ago for over $200.


Great memories, Bill! I certainly paid much less for mine, thankfully. So, if you received yours in Christmas of '58, does that make it a '59 model? Since your father was a Motorola dealer, was this a top-of-the-line transistor model?


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battery-maker wrote:
Model 7X24S I think....

Made around 1959.


You know, I still haven't looked to verify it, but I am pretty sure that you're right on the money...thanks!


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DJBILLY wrote:
It's model 7X24S
I have the SAMS PHOTOFACT 462-12
Do you need a photocopy of this Svc Manual
I can send on email


A photocopy of the service manual would be great! Thanks so much!! Mine needs to be recapped!

Does anyone know what the "S" suffix on the 7X24- model number stands for? Bob H posted a link for a 7X24W that was white, so I'll assume it's a color code. But this one is orange...?


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I believe the letter at the end is a collor code but what S stands for I do not know. I remember the retail price on the radio when it was new was $59.99. In those days that was a lot. Bob


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Bob H wrote:
I believe the letter at the end is a collor code but what S stands for I do not know. I remember the retail price on the radio when it was new was $59.99. In those days that was a lot. Bob


Thanks for the info, Bob...do you still have the radio you got for Christmas?


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I do not have it any more. I tossed it out by the time I was 20. At the time it hd developed squealing noises and was in need of new caps. Bob


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airgrabber,

That's a beautiful radio! Good find!

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airgrabber wrote:
Does anyone know what the "S" suffix on the 7X24- model number stands for? Bob H posted a link for a 7X24W that was white, so I'll assume it's a color code. But this one is orange...?


Update: The letter suffix is indeed the color code. The radiomuseum.org site lists the 7X24S = "Sun Tan" with a gold back. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Jet-Wing - any info?
PostPosted: May Fri 18, 2012 3:17 am 
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Hello Airgrabber,

Wow---almost 3 years have passed ! Did you get it re-capped ? If so, how's it working ? Have heard that these are good performers with the RF amp---and style is sure classic !

John


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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Jet-Wing - any info?
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xrhonda91 wrote:
Hello Airgrabber,

Wow---almost 3 years have passed ! Did you get it re-capped ? If so, how's it working ? Have heard that these are good performers with the RF amp---and style is sure classic !

John


Hi, John...no, I didn't re-cap it yet. It's still just little more than a display piece. Been busy working on the cabinet of my eternal Atwater-Kent 145 project when I do have "radio time". Maybe someone else can comment knowledgeably about its performance? I was fooling around on the radiomuseum site, and was surprised that they now note the factory color for this radio...and I remembered my thread on the subject.

It's jet-age style is what attracted me to it in the first place. Motorola designed some great mid-century style radios in the mid-to-late '50s. This one is still my only collectible transistor radio (not including a single hybrid peanut tube/transistor Crosley book-radio).


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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Jet-Wing - any info?
PostPosted: Oct Fri 10, 2014 5:07 pm 
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airgrabber - I have a Motorola 7X24S that I purchased on eBay a few years ago. There is a repair tag inside the radio from Stratton's Radio Service, WE 1-2156, 511 W. 39th, K.C. 11, Mo., dated 10 04 61, "loose con A200." Although the Motorola name has aged, the radio looks like it wasn't used much and work great!


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