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 Post subject: Remler Esquire (correction, its a model 63) project
PostPosted: Dec Thu 27, 2018 10:27 pm 
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My mother gave me this for Christmas since she knows I like antique radios, and I do really like the 1930s styling on this one (and its small). I have other projects on the bench right now so it will have to wait but it will be my first "basket case" radio. Upon quick glance, the speaker cone is gone (and the voice coil is torn up as well), there are previous repairs of questionable quality, and one small coil under the chassis looks to have been nibbled on. The cabinet also needs some help, joints loose and damaged laminate on the front. This will be my first attempt at restoring a cabinet including re laminating.

I also noticed this chassis differs from the pictures shown on radiomuseum, both in the layout and number of tubes. Radiomuseum indicates seven tubes but there are only six on this radio. Any ideas there?

Good news is the power transformer ohms out ok, so that's a start! I cant find much info on these radios so I thought I would check in with you all for additional information on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Remler Esquire project
PostPosted: Dec Thu 27, 2018 10:42 pm 
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Hey Valley, I would say the cabinet's different from the Esquire, as well. Different cabinet & different chassis == it's not actually the model 43.

I'd say look on RadioMuseum for similar models like the 42 SW, which have 6 tubes. Not all of them have pictures. Maybe you'll find a schematic that matches.

Also, tell us the tubes it uses, and maybe someone will be able to find it for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Remler Esquire project
PostPosted: Dec Thu 27, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Well that would make the most sense wouldn't it! The tag with the model number is damaged unfortunately, I was going by pictures.

The tube lineup on my example is: 6F6, 6H6, 6K7, 6A8, 6F5, 5Z4

These tube numbers are ink stamped next to each socket, and in some cases differ from what is actually installed in the radio. For example, there is a 6F6G in place of 6F6, 5V4G in place of 5Z4. The tubes in place of 6H6 and 6F5 are not legible.


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 Post subject: Re: Remler Esquire project
PostPosted: Dec Thu 27, 2018 11:15 pm 
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http://www.grillecloth.com/sylvania/tub ... ubmit&db=5

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http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0384.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Remler Esquire project
PostPosted: Dec Thu 27, 2018 11:16 pm 
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I found it, its a model 63.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/remler_co_63.html


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 Post subject: Re: Remler Esquire (correction, its a model 63) project
PostPosted: Dec Thu 27, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Still a slightly different cabinet. Maybe there was a mid-year cabinet change.

Glad you found a schematic that matches!

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 Post subject: Re: Remler Esquire (correction, its a model 63) project
PostPosted: Dec Thu 27, 2018 11:46 pm 
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An informative page for Remler model 63 can be found in Hugo Gernsback's...
1936 Official Radio Service Manual. Volume six - page-952


Jerry W2JI aka TestEQJunkie has very kindly scanned the Gernsback Radio Manuals Volumes one to eight and made them available for download at ebaman.com
In total over 6,600 pages.

Volume Eight contains the master index.

Follow the link via this thread...
viewtopic.php?p=2420246#p2420246

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 Post subject: Re: Remler Esquire (correction, its a model 63) project
PostPosted: Dec Fri 28, 2018 4:07 am 
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Edit: Didn't notice the difference in the cabinet design between the OP's and mine. Ignore.


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 Post subject: Re: Remler Esquire (correction, its a model 63) project
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I'll bet those knobs will be hard to find. I've never noticed any like that before.

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