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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Mar Sat 09, 2019 7:47 pm 
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radioterry wrote:
Merrill:

Here is something I'll bet you've never seen before (of my many Pennsylvania Wireless pieces, this one is the only one that has Pennsylvania spelled out in full. All of the others, have PENNA. in it's place).

I cannot find this speaker, or any speaker, in any of my Pennsylvania Wireless documentation/catalogs. It may also be a Hamburg Bros out of Pittsburgh, PA speaker...the label is a little hard to read. This speaker and receiver were together when found years ago...and together they will remain!

Very Rare Pennsylvania Wireless (or Hamburg Bros.) Speaker (the cone was a collaboration with the late great Jane Chidester based on the music notes stamped into the front of speakers base):



BR,

Terry


Definitely a Hamburg Bros. Pennsylvania speaker.
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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Perhaps we can get this moving again...Stand by


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Fri 01, 2019 7:28 pm 
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Crosley 4-29 “portable.
Minerva by Sleeper.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Fri 01, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Great stuff Groundhog!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Fri 01, 2019 8:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Fri 01, 2019 11:26 pm 
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I've only seen one of these (this one I bought) so I'm thinking they are fairly rare, but honestly, I'm not sure. Crosley made these for Sears, the Sears Roebuck Type 2 (SR2). It came out in 1924 using a WD12 tube. Everything packed in tight, the smallest wood box radio I've ever seen.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Sat 02, 2019 1:02 am 
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
I've only seen one of these (this one I bought) so I'm thinking they are fairly rare, but honestly, I'm not sure. Crosley made these for Sears, the Sears Roebuck Type 2 (SR2). It came out in 1924 using a WD12 tube. Everything packed in tight, the smallest wood box radio I've ever seen.


Those seem to show up on eBay once or twice a year. I'm not sure what that indicates, as even Model 50s don't come up terribly often. They got the same radio squeezed together even more with
the Pup, but those aren't in a wood box, of course. Seems like Sears should have sold quite a few through their catalogues, but I haven't seen any sales figures. Alan Douglas' Vol. 1 shows a Sears
Type 6 that appears identical to the ACE 3-B.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Sat 02, 2019 3:42 am 
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Thanks for the info Dale.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Sat 02, 2019 3:49 pm 
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While not a "battery" set by itself without the detector this Doron Bros. Three Circuit tuner definitely qualifies as rare.
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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Very nice tuner Alan.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Sat 02, 2019 7:39 pm 
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A great piece Alan.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Mon 04, 2019 5:12 pm 
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radioalfa wrote:
Here are a couple of shots of my Ware 'Music Master" This is the only radio in my fleet that uses UV-199 tubes, with the exception of my Radiola III and IIIA, everything else uses 01A's.

Currently un-restored, all the wire have cracked insulation, and both transformers are open. No plans to restore at the moment.

Russ


Nice set Russ!
Here is mine fully restored. Plays great! Click on image to straighten it out---not sure why it is sideways.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Nov Tue 05, 2019 4:19 am 
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The Northern Electric R-1000 3-Tube Peanut Receiver was advertised as a combination of the R-1 Receiver and two R-5 One Stage Audio Amplifiers. The combination was sold complete with all necessary things needed to install the set, including tubes, batteries, phones and aerial equipment.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Very cool Al, I like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Wed 04, 2019 8:55 pm 
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I know of only three different models with a Faraway name. These are all identical to Cleartone models except for the panels identification logo of course - all made in Cincinnati. A Faraway brochure shows a separate factory which makes little sense because the sets used the same parts and the same cabinets as the Cleartone Sets (actually made in the Herschede Hall Clock Factory). The Models F and R had panels finished (platinum) similar to the Herschede clock face finishing technique. Consequently no attempt should me made to polish them down to the brass..
I have been working on an article for AWA stating everything I know about Faraway and it's associated companies, Cleartone and Silverset. Faraway Models F and R were advertised from about October 1924 to March 1925.
I think you will agree they are quite attractive radios.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Wed 04, 2019 10:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Thu 05, 2019 2:54 am 
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Merrill Bancroft wrote:
...I have been working on an article for AWA stating everything I know about Faraway and it's associated companies, Cleartone and Silverset. Faraway Models F and R were advertised from about October 1924 to March 1925...

Merrill:

When do you expect to publish the article?


Funny, same Preiss radio posted twice in this thread!


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Thu 05, 2019 4:16 am 
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The article is finished. I'm waiting for instructions from AWA.
Thanks for your interest.
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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Thu 05, 2019 6:11 am 
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Very nice Faraway sets Merrill. You have done a nice job collecting paperwork for the company. I look forward to your article.

I thought I would test out the new photo uploading rules with a few pictures of my Radio Craft Tuner/Detector.
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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Dec Sat 07, 2019 2:05 am 
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This is the pair of Jacobs radios I mentioned earlier. The only place I have seen these sets mentioned was in an issue of the Worcester (MA) Telegram newspaper of sometime in 1924. Lenny asked for pictures of these thinking they may have been related to Rhode Island manufactured sets, I think not but who knows.
Anyone heard of a a radio manufacturer called Jacobs? .


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