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 Post subject: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 23, 2022 3:09 am 
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I am trying to identify a radio that I picked up. It has a dial that looks like a climax angry face but it is in a mini-console and I cannot find any identification. The cabinet has metal plates like a reproduction radio.. One says "kingsley" The other one says "licensed by RCA" ... 6 tubes ... I am going to try and attach some pictures. first real post so hope this works. Thanks for any info/help and if you have any questions please let me know.

It may be a Frankin-radio ... The board where the chassis mounts, has holes for another, larger chassis. But if it is a a kludged radio the console adaptation is seamless or at least not perceivable by me.


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 23, 2022 3:41 am 
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The chassis is made by Climax,sold under lots of names.
It has the nick name of the "angry face" radio,the one I have does not have a metal nametag but probably did at one time.
The knobs are worth a small fortune and it took me YEARS to find the one I was missing.
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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 23, 2022 1:44 pm 
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Thank You for the information. I found a schematic at the radiomuseum for the climax 90 which is 7 tubes but other than the 6E5 eye tube, it is exactly the same tube setup. 6A7, 6D6, 76, 75, 42, 80 .... And on the schematic they use dotted lines for the connections to the 6E5... I am a newbie but I am guessing that because the 6E5 is drawn in with dotted lines it was optional so this schematic could be usable. I will check some other things to verify.

Again thanks. for the help. Will put this radio into the queue. I have collected radios, off and on, for 45+ years but only now am I starting to do some restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 23, 2022 2:07 pm 
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I hope all your dial strings[4] are good,mine were all broken and it's a nightmare replacing them.
With the current condition of my hands no way could I do it again.
Good find on the radio,they are pretty rare.
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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 23, 2022 9:48 pm 
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Thankfully all the dial strings appear to be in good condition. There was some work on this ( speaker was patched ) and filter caps replaced. The strings may have been replaced as they look a little strange how they knot to the shafts.

However the outer most dial glass is missing. Everything else with the dial looks flawless Not sure if the the outer dial glass was flat or convex. There is a cork gasket which is mostly intact to separate the inner glass and the outer glass (which is missing ). I hope it was flat !


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Fri 23, 2022 10:11 pm 
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Mine has a slight curve to it to clear the pointer.
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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Sat 24, 2022 5:51 am 
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Mine has a slight curve to it to clear the pointer.
Phil

Thank You Phil. I was afraid of that. Will have to work that one out. ( will be an challenging fabrication ).


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Sat 24, 2022 12:44 pm 
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You can buy a round convex dial glass from Mark Palmquist. If the original was plastic, Mark can make you one of those, too.

https://dialcover.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Sat 24, 2022 4:24 pm 
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palegreenthumb wrote:
You can buy a round convex dial glass from Mark Palmquist. If the original was plastic, Mark can make you one of those, too.
https://dialcover.com/

not sure if the original was glass or plastic but I would guess it was glass. Thanks for link.


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying a radio
PostPosted: Sep Sat 24, 2022 6:10 pm 
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It's glass.

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