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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Jul Wed 15, 2020 6:26 pm 
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Its an interesting question... why the wx12. its based on the wd12 which was in turn based on the wd11. The wd11 tube was actually a very bad tube and quickly replaced by rca with the 199 in all their products and they issued service notes on how to convert wd11 sets to use 199s. The 199 also has low (relatively) inter electrode incapacitate. So why not the 199 like in the remler?

Maybe Westinghouse improved on the design by the time the wx12 came out?


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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Jul Wed 15, 2020 11:03 pm 
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Remler Infradyne using four 99 tubes. One 99 for the oscillator and three 99s for the IF amplifiers.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Aug Fri 28, 2020 5:25 am 
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Old news for some but I wanted to make a post to keep this thread going. This is a Branston R-199 which I bought in July. There is a small chip on the bottom, but it is hard to see. I paid more than I wanted, maybe more than its worth, but it is a cool old superhet. So far I have done nothing with it beyond putting it on a shelf. Hope I can add one more super to the collection this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Aug Fri 28, 2020 4:06 pm 
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Hi David, that is a great 1920s superhet! Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Aug Fri 28, 2020 11:36 pm 
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Nice superhet. Interesting choice of BT tuning dials. The glass front panel almost demands that the entire set be totally and lovingly restored. After all, that set was designed and intended to be a show piece. Whoever built it must have been very proud of his creation.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Oct Sat 03, 2020 12:06 am 
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One of three additions to the collection. This one uses a Hammarlund coils, dials, tuning condensers, and shield boxes. I have not pulled the chassis out of the cabinet to identify the IF's. They are located under the rear tubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Oct Sat 03, 2020 3:31 am 
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Impressive superhet David! Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
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That Lyre reminds me of Music Master.
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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Oct Sun 18, 2020 11:02 pm 
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I picked this Norden Hauck last month. Shame that the cabinet was refinished, otherwise I am happy with it. So far I have done nothing beyond test the tubes and to purchase a complete set of B coils for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Oct Mon 19, 2020 1:38 pm 
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Great find David! Are you planning to keep the radio as is, or refinish it again? Thanks for keeping this thread going. You seem to be the only one finding superhets these days.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Oct Mon 19, 2020 2:10 pm 
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Congradulations on your find. That's one set that's always been near the top of my wish list.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Oct Mon 19, 2020 2:17 pm 
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Very nice find!

I thought about posting my Norden Hauck Admiralty Super 12, but it is just outside the 1920s.
I feel it has more of a connection to the 1920s, but alas, it is not.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
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Duane I have given zero thought as to the restoration of the C-10. I am collecting information on this model to help me to restore it, but nothing else. The project list continues to grow and my speed of completing restorations has slowed to a crawl.

Steve I agree that the Admiralty Super 12's roots are firmly planted in the 1920's'

It has been a good year for me when it came to adding 1920's superhet's to the collection. This one came to me by way of Kent King and Steve Hansman, who spotted it, helped me in closing the deal on it and another super, and provided transport to Maryland. The Consomello here appears to have been a manufactured radio loaded with Mazda Radio parts. Wiring is under the chassis board for a clean look from above. The IF's look like Victoreen's that are relabeled but they are not. The Consomello IF's are sized differently. As 20's superhets go this one is very well built and looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
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I had wanted a Magnaformer for a long time. This one came from the fall 2020 Kutztown show.


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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
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That was part of the Don Johnston collection which was auctioned off at the end of Sept. of 2019 in Indianapolis.

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I almost bought it but I was saving most of my wallet for the ultra original mint 1928 "Scott Worlds Record Super 10" that was being offered.

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It eventually went for $1200. I aggressively bid on it but didn't wind up getting it since I already had one.

Your Magnaformer should be a super performer with 5 IF stages. That would be a fun superhet to restore.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Oct Mon 26, 2020 1:22 am 
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Great superhets David! Congratulations on acquiring them!

I think someone got a great deal on the Scott World's Record Super 10!

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Oct Mon 26, 2020 3:28 am 
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Michael I agree with Duane that the World Record 10 went for a good price. I paid more for mine and it is no where near the condition of the one you shared with us. But, I do not have a beautiful World Record 10 like yours. I am starting to think that prices are on the decline. Thank you for sharing with me who had owned the Magnaformer before me.

Thank you for the congrats.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Nov Wed 18, 2020 6:43 pm 
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Recently I posted pictures of an unbranded superhet with Hammarlund box shields and tuning assembly. The backside of the IF's could be seen and I thought they were Remler units. I managed to slide the smartphone through a gap in the chassis and take a picture of the hidden labels on the IF's. Surprise surprise to find that they are not Remler. What I am sure of it is not a Remler, but what is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
PostPosted: Nov Wed 18, 2020 6:49 pm 
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Dave-
Well, it doesn't really look like any of the known Scott kit articles in the period magazines. If we draw out a schematic, that might help figure out if it matches one of the articles too. What I think is more likely: The builder found a plan he wanted to build, but instead of using the recommended transformers, he purchased Scott Selectone units. This makes the search a lot broader - <any> superhet plan could have been used. I hope someone recognizes the layout and says, "that looks like a..." and we get a lead on where to look.

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 Post subject: Re: Roaring 20s Superhets
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Wow David! Great catch on that superhet, especially now that you have found Scott IF transformers inside! I don't know if you can call that radio a Scott or not? The most important parts are Scott, but is it a Scott design? I hope you can find some connection to a Scott design.

There is a 9-tube superhet construction article in the February, 1929 Radio News (page 746). The front panel looks very similar to your set but the electronics is completely different. It does not specify the type of IF's, but they are not Scott. It may at least give you some idea of when your set was made.

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