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Author:  wds50 [ Dec Fri 07, 2018 10:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Thin Man radio identification

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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Author:  Indiana Radios [ Dec Sat 08, 2018 12:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thin Man radio identification

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.

Author:  egg [ Dec Sat 08, 2018 12:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thin Man radio identification

so sad, so sad. DT. Lol

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

Greg.

Author:  wds50 [ Dec Sat 08, 2018 2:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thin Man radio identification

Here's a better picture of the dial on the chassis.

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Author:  wds50 [ Dec Sat 08, 2018 2:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thin Man radio identification

Ooops! Here is the better picture!

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Author:  bobwilson1977 [ Dec Sat 08, 2018 2:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thin Man radio identification

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.

Author:  fifties [ Dec Sat 08, 2018 2:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thin Man radio identification

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...

Author:  bobwilson1977 [ Dec Sat 08, 2018 3:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thin Man radio identification

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.

Author:  Steven in Oregon [ Dec Sat 08, 2018 7:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Thin Man radio identification

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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