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PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Hello Medium wave,

Nice that you have the leather case with your radio. And like you say, it is heavy! It is much heavier than the RF-800 I also had posted that is more than twice its size.
You have some other very nice radios, keep the photos coming.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Medium Wave, that is a nice radio. I just sold a very similar one, that was FM and AM only. I still have a Columbia Triumph III, which was made by Nordmende and has MW, FM and SW. It plays well.

I think you mean this radio Nordmende Condor 2 band MW.FM this is for me too.


Colin is correct, here is mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Back to this topic with Motorola solid state TC24ES


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Here is a couple Bulova's I have. I can't find a model number for either one. The 8
transistor I've had for years. Just pulled it out today and it still plays. The 10 transistor
I just bought last week. Funny it is the same color as the one I had. The 10 does not
work. As you can see in the photo batteries had leaked an the terminals are missing
from one end. They were riveted to the PC board.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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The little monster: Grundig world 100 PE!!
I surprised with its high sensetivity Thanks Grundig for this innovation.


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The Telefunken Partner II 6 transistor radio is a well-built unit, with the best radio cover in my collection! The Partner II still works with all original components. - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Here's a recent swap meet find, a Hitachi HW-817. I haven't done anything to it, and it sounds good. It could probably use an alignment, though.

Edit: I should have been looking at the tick marks rather than trying to read between the frequencies. The alignment is dead on according to the CD marks, which are just under the BCB scale. Duh...

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Medium wave,

I have a 100PE, and always thought it was a good little radio. The antenna came apart on mine, but it still works. I wouldn't mind getting another sometime.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Here's a recent swap meet find, a Hitachi HW-817. I haven't done anything to it, and it sounds good. It could probably use an alignment, though.

Edit: I should have been looking at the tick marks rather than trying to read between the frequencies. The alignment is dead on according to the CD marks, which are just under the BCB scale. Duh...

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Medium wave,

I have a 100PE, and always thought it was a good little radio. The antenna came apart on mine, but it still works. I wouldn't mind getting another sometime.

Nice to see your unique Hitachi and 100PE my friend always in my camera bag.


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 Post subject: GE don't get no Love
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Here's my collection of GE's mostly unloved P-755A/P-80x lunch box radios. Wife tossed this shelf, repurposed(turned on side)gave me fresh meat for display.

GE introduced revised models through at least J series(each more cheaply built)at approx nine month intervals. All these have five transistors and use class A audio. Large 9v battery required as current draw is around 20 ma, though GE did offer a rarely seen adapter to fit six AA in place of 9v.

Top row P-755A & P-805A

Second row P-806A & P-807A

Third row  P-808E & P-809C

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In sleuthing the net I'm yet to find a P-755A that wasn't built in 1958, one pictured is from 36th week or 1st week Sept '58. No doubt these were advertised as 1959 models. P-805A & P-806A were built in early & late versions, so were around for 1959 & 1960. Mine are late, built Nov & Dec '59 but have seen P-805A as early as March '59. (EDIT scrub that, found a P-806A built 51st week 1958). Early chassis is somewhat different than late production(shares traits of 755 & late 805/806). Apparently these replaced the P-755A.

P-807A & P-808A replaced P-805A & P-806A, are no doubt 1960 models, most I've seen were built between Feb to May 1960. All A series use conventional dynamic speaker and are only versions to do so. P807 & 808A versions replaced with B in mid 1960.

No D or F series

C-series is mid/late 1961 while E-series are 1962 models. Both use reed type speakers & a imitation gold grille(incl B) that's prone to wear and/or turn green. The G & H versions used mini modules soldered to main board... J returned to conventional chassis. PCB traces on J are so cheap they all but jump from board at sight of soldering iron. My collection is limited to one of each basic model, skipped the versions after '62. All except the P-809 were available as A models.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: May Mon 28, 2018 3:20 pm 
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Nice display Tom.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Here's an RCA 1-RJ-19 that came in the gift box below. I've bought new in 1981 or 82. I packed it and the rest of my collection when I went to college a couple years later. It had no battery when I got it. It takes a 4 volt mercury battery. Do they even make them anymore?

Some of the silver on the case front was gone when I got it. When I found out these were made in 1961 or 61, I wasn't surprised it'd gotten a little shopworn before I bought it.

I've included a closeup of the front and the circuit board inside. The black thing on bottom of the circuit board photo is the lens cap I used to raise the radio off the table top.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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It is nice to see a radio in a gift pack, with the hang tags and documentation. Thanks for posting.


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It takes a 4 volt mercury battery. Do they even make them anymore?

Some of the silver on the case front was gone when I got it. When I found out these were made in 1961 or 61, I wasn't surprised it'd gotten a little shopworn before I bought it.

Kewl!!

Those 4v batteries are as extinct as Dodo Birds, nowadays there are 3.7v lithium batt that may fit(I honestly don't know). BUT don't count on it playing, 99% electrolytic capacitors have long ago dried out. I have a RCA with similar chassis, won't produce a peep.

Most all US built components will have a code date, tuning cap in yours is stamped 110(Star mfg)6145. The second set of digits represent 1961, week 45. Radio likely built for 1961 holiday season sale.

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I have three similar of them (1-TP-1JE), bought probably 15 years ago off eBay. Same chassis, just different cosmetics. Yeah, had to recap, and for a power source, I used three watch button cells taped together for 4.5 volts, and a screw and nut arrangement to retain them in place. Sets work just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Colin Ames wrote:
It is nice to see a radio in a gift pack, with the hang tags and documentation. Thanks for posting.
You're welcome. I couldn't believe when I took the bin out of storage recently and saw this inside. I'd forgotten I'd bought it and a few others new in box so many years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Here's an Electra AM500 Automatic Tuning radio. I have two. One is new in box. The other I've used. Most of the pictures are of the latter. It has some smoke stuck to the exterior. What should be a shiny auto-tune bar on the top appears discolored because of the smoke. I tried wiping it down with a Clorox Wipe. It didn't seem to do much. Since it's already banged up from me using it 30 years ago, a little smoke isn't going to bother me. The unit in the box didn't get any visible smoke damage.

For the age? While searching I found a newspaper ad featuring this radio and its clock radio companion in the Christmas 1967 season. I bought it, along with the RCA posted previously, in 1981 or 1982.

I noticed it looked a lot like the Panasonic Radar Matic that others have posted to this board. The Electra tunes the same way: tap the bar, the tuning wheel spins in one direction and stops at a station. One big difference is the color. Panasonic chose black, Electra chose orange. Very orange.

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I have just joined this group - I was born in 1950 and grew up with the radio -Transistor was a novelty !

Yesterday I found that my husband had discovered in the family home an old Bulova transistor given to his father , former Genral SPP THORAT by the Chief of general Staff US Army . This must have been at the time of the Korean War when my father in law was the Head of the UN Custodian Forces.

On browsing through this site I think it is a 270 series Bulova and has the same alligator skin like casing ... I was most fascinated and thought you would be interested.

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Welcome to the board, Usha!

Below the editing window where it says "upload attachment" and under that where it says "choose file", click on that and a popup will appear for you to select the folder and image. Click "open" and then click "add the file". Be sure to downsize your images to 800 pixels per side.

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35Z5 wrote:
Here's my collection of GE's mostly unloved P-755A/P-80x lunch box radios. Wife tossed this shelf, repurposed(turned on side)gave me fresh meat for display.

GE introduced revised models through at least J series(each more cheaply built)at approx nine month intervals. All these have five transistors and use class A audio. Large 9v battery required as current draw is around 20 ma, though GE did offer a rarely seen adapter to fit six AA in place of 9v.

Top row P-755A & P-805A

Second row P-806A & P-807A

Third row  P-808E & P-809C

Image

In sleuthing the net I'm yet to find a P-755A that wasn't built in 1958, one pictured is from 36th week or 1st week Sept '58. No doubt these were advertised as 1959 models. P-805A & P-806A were built in early & late versions, so were around for 1959 & 1960. Mine are late, built Nov & Dec '59 but have seen P-805A as early as March '59. Early chassis is somewhat different than late production(shares traits of 755 & late 805/806). Apparently these replaced the P-755A.

P-807A & P-808A replaced P-805A & P-806A, are no doubt 1960 models, most I've seen were built between Feb to May 1960. All A series use conventional dynamic speaker and are only versions to do so. P807 & 808A versions replaced with B in mid 1960.

No D or F series

C-series is mid/late 1961 while E-series are 1962 models. Both use reed type speakers & a imitation gold grille(incl B) that's prone to wear and/or turn green. The G & H versions used mini modules soldered to main board... J returned to conventional chassis. PCB traces on J are so cheap they all but jump from board at sight of soldering iron. My collection is limited to one of each basic model, skipped the versions after '62. All except the P-809 were available as A models.

Love to see this disply.


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