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 Post subject: Thin Man radio identification
PostPosted: Dec Fri 07, 2018 10:35 pm 
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The Thin Man Goes Home from December 1944. Famous retired detective Nick Charles (William Powell) takes his wife, Nora (Myrna Loy), and their dog, Asta, to visit Nick's parents in their small, quiet town Sycamore Springs. While there, Peter Burton is shot while about to confide some secret information to Nick, who immediately goes to Tom's Auto Court "Reasonable Rates". He walks into the court's office where the manager is repairing a radio with his wife. Who can identify the radio he is working on from these pictures?


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 Post subject: Re: Thin Man radio identification
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 12:24 am 
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I don't think that chassis matches up to that cabinet. The dial is round while the dial opening on the cabinet is rectangular. The speaker and dial, on the chassis, are much closer to each other then on the cabinet. The controls on the chassis are more symmetrically spread out then what I would expect to see on that cabinet.

"Fake Radio!" as Trump would declare.

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 Post subject: Re: Thin Man radio identification
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 12:28 am 
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so sad, so sad. DT. Lol

The cabinet looks like an Emerson and I agree with Michael, the chassis is from a different radio.

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 Post subject: Re: Thin Man radio identification
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 2:14 am 
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Here's a better picture of the dial on the chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: Thin Man radio identification
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 2:18 am 
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Ooops! Here is the better picture!


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 Post subject: Re: Thin Man radio identification
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 2:28 am 
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The lady is looking angrily at that man and wondering why he's scratching up her beautiful radio cabinet, putting that chassis on top of it like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Thin Man radio identification
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 2:38 am 
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If that's a soldering iron in his right hand, and his left is in it's path, and since he's not looking at what he's doing...

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 Post subject: Re: Thin Man radio identification
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He appears to me trying to solder one of the tubes. The director probably knew nothing about radio repair. So he just told the actor to randomly stick a soldering iron in the radio.

Amateurs.


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 Post subject: Re: Thin Man radio identification
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 7:38 am 
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I think it's a 300 ma AC/DC. The nearest tube looks like it could be a 25Z5 and the bigger tube next to it could be a 43. Also, it's got three knobs, so it could have shortwave.


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