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 Post subject: Need Help Identifying This Radio
PostPosted: Apr Thu 30, 2020 5:35 am 
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Any ideas as to what this is? Crazy thick bakelite chassis, and look at the supports for the tube sockets. The tuning condenser has a very interesting and shaped bakelite support. I first thought a home brew from the 20's that was butchered in more modern times, but who would have made a chassis like this for a three tube home brew? The tuning condenser looks to be Bremer-Tully, the B-T Low Loss Tuner, and one of the audio transformers is Bremer-Tully. I saw in Alan Douglas's book the mention of the Nameless Radio Kit sold by Bremer Tully, which this 3 tube radio shares some parts. Alan also mentions that Bremer-Tully sold a 3 circuit tuner, maybe in the 1921 0r 1922 time frame? Anyway, could this be the remains of their 3 circuit tuner, and if not, what could this be?

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David Willenborg


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying This Radio
PostPosted: Apr Thu 30, 2020 8:02 am 
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It just screams 3 tube regenerative home brew to me. Seems a bit of a wast and overkill to use such thick Bakelite.

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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying This Radio
PostPosted: Apr Thu 30, 2020 2:33 pm 
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Michael,

Did you notice that the two tube sub chassis is also crazy thick, and the underside is routered out? The condenser mount is flaired at its base? The sub chassis supports, and the other complex shaped parts had to have been made in a machine shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying This Radio
PostPosted: May Sun 03, 2020 11:24 am 
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I think it would be safe to just call it "history." From a time when people built their own radios.

May not have much cash value, but would be good to listen to.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Help Identifying This Radio
PostPosted: May Sun 03, 2020 1:10 pm 
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David Willenborg wrote:
Michael, Did you notice that the two tube sub chassis is also crazy thick, and the underside is routered out?

Yes I did and thought it was almost comical. I'll bet whoever made this set was very proud of their creation.

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