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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Fri 13, 2019 4:30 am 
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6 tube New Clarodyne I just picked up. Came with a Clarodyne horn speaker. Must be kinda rare, can’t find hardly anything on the web. If you have a schematic, please contact me. The speaker is shown after clean up. Works with strong volume. The radio is as bought. The box on top is a homemade power supply wired into the radio by a previous owner. It works. All tubes checked good and strong including a Sonatron (71A) with external thumb nut and a tipped DeForest (01A).


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Fri 13, 2019 12:38 pm 
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I've never seen this particular model. It is in nice condition and the speaker is very nice. I assume you have searched on line for info?
Thanks for posting it.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Fri 13, 2019 1:12 pm 
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I’ve been all over the web. RadioMuseum has it, and there are a couple ads where one sold on the web and that’s about it. There is another similar cabinet with more extensive decorative pieces on the front edges, but no handles in the side. At first I thought the handles were added, But the RadioMuseum is showing it with handles.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Fri 13, 2019 8:32 pm 
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Just found out that this set was also sold as the Pfanstiehl (Fansteel) New Aladdin Treasure Chest. RadioMuseum has the schematic.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Jan Sun 05, 2020 5:59 pm 
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The Faraway Radio Co. located at 650-660 West Third Street in Cincinnati. Faraway advertised two early models F and R that were identical to early Cleartone models except for the front panels, Faraway panels were of a silver color with a different logo of course whereas Cleartone models had a platinum look.
Of the only two known Faraway Models, F was advertised at $59.50 from Nov 1924 to March 1926 and Model R was advertised at $29.50 from Oct 1924 to January 1928. These were copies of the Cleartone models in every way except the panels.
Notice: The radio on the brochure looks nothing like a radio that actually was produced. It does have an identical layout as a Cleartone 60.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Jan Sat 11, 2020 4:20 am 
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Merrill I know you know this radio. :) Giblin Model C with a built in Timmons Talker speaker.


Merrill, just found this ad for your set in the Pawtucket Times.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Feb Thu 06, 2020 5:05 am 
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Just picked up this one. I posted it in February's finds, but it also belongs here. 1922 Splendid by W.F. Radiophone Co. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Feb Thu 06, 2020 11:13 pm 
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Here is a sheet that came with my Splendid. I got some other paper but it is difficult to scan. Most of the paper is about trying to get people to represent their company and other propaganda.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Feb Fri 07, 2020 2:42 am 
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Thanks for the posting Merrill. Didn't find much on the company with a web search.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Feb Fri 07, 2020 2:58 am 
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This was an eBay find and seems to be the first of the non clock face finish Cleartone radios.
I got it after finishing my article written for the AWA publication, AWA Journal, about the three closely related Cincinnati companies Cleartone, Faraway, and Silverset which will be coming up soon.
A few differences can be seen between the two sets shown.
This seems to be typical with this company. No two radios seem to be alike.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 08, 2020 9:08 pm 
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It's snowing for the first time this year! (Zero chance it will stick.) While 'socked-in' I post this set just completed. In very poor shape to start with so did not come out like new, but good enough I think to at least display.

This Mills Radio Corp., Raleigh, NC must date from late 1923 into maybe 1924. I seems to be only the fifth known surviving, branded, 'made in NC' BCB radio of the 1920s. A search of Raleigh newspapers indicate that at that time, the papers must have been deliberately boycotting any news of the radio broadcast industry or taking any advertising mentioning radios for sale.... Regarding them as competition. The largest city paper into the 1920s was heavily associated with the forces of white supremacy so maybe they also had no desire to have broadcasting importing 'outside ideas'.

The only information I've found is a listing in a 1924 City Directory giving the location and three principal officers of the business. There is a City of Raleigh Museum but so far I have not received any responses to my queries about this business.... For now all I can say is that this set is a 'non-infringing' design. (no regeneration) A tuned antenna and parallel tuned circuit feeding two stages of broad band RF amplification using UV-199s followed by a UV-199 detector and two stages of transformer coupled audio amplification using UV-201A. There is a 50pf. variable obviously kluged into place on the panel. The severe lack of selectivity would have destroyed the market value of such a design by mid-1924 when the FRC started allocating more channels. Three of the tubes carry paper stickers dated late 1927 from a shop in Morganton, NC. If all you wanted to do was hear a local station in the daytime, I guess it would still have some utility.

The hard rubber panel is made by Radion and no doubt they were the ones that would engrave whatever you wanted. The cabinet seems to have been made at a local cabinet shop. Kind of odd in having the veneers on the top lid and the base of the cabinet oriented along the narrow dimension. Lots of delamination to deal with. The chassis is yellow pine... Common for North Carolina.
Robert


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 08, 2020 9:28 pm 
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Nice looking set!


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Feb Sat 08, 2020 9:36 pm 
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Wow. Beautiful. Looks a lot better than the last time I saw it -- that's for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Feb Sun 09, 2020 12:13 am 
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Great job Robert!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Apr Tue 28, 2020 10:00 pm 
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Merrill:

Here is one that I'll bet you've never seen before. In fact, it is the only one that I've EVER seen, outside of their headsets and crystal radios.

A HAMBURG BROS. "PENNSYLVANIA" receiver:

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FWIW, I am not a charter member of the shiny/make look new radio club. I prefer original patina!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: May Sun 03, 2020 3:57 pm 
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This is 1923 Boston Scale & Machine Co. BSM Long Distance Receiving Set. The "set" consisted of the Type 105 Receiving Tuner and the Type 100 Detector/Two-Stage Amplifier. These were high quality sets and probably not very profitable for the company because of the detail put into the design.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: May Sun 03, 2020 4:04 pm 
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Yes, indeed. I've always loved their radios. Build quality and design are reminiscent of Cutting & Washington.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: May Sun 03, 2020 5:09 pm 
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Great looking set Alan.

Here's 1924 DuoDyne 815. It was built by Globe Electric Co. in Milwaukee, WI. They manufactured radios for only three years, 1922-1925, a rare find, especially in this condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: May Sun 03, 2020 7:53 pm 
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Thanks for bringing this back to life. Long after I got my BS&M pieces I got a small pack of paper at a local auction and in it was the Instruction book. I had to clean it up with Microsoft Photo Editor which is my favorite program for picture fixing although it is obsolete(?).The rest I found in various sources. American radio Journal is a particularly hard magazine to find unfortunately. There has been a few of these sets show up in New England. The quality is excellent as Grant has said.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Oct Tue 20, 2020 12:56 pm 
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I would like to revive this thread.
This is a Henry Hyman Bestone 702 Tuner and amp from around 1922 or 1923
This is the only pair I have seen.
They came from different places as did the brochure.


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