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 Post subject: Iwaski Electric radio
PostPosted: Jul Tue 16, 2019 6:59 pm 
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Im new to this forum. Picked up this radio in an old building I acquired. I cant seem to find any data on it. Any input would be much appreciated. Its in great shape, metal case and all parts seem to be present.


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 Post subject: Re: Iwaski Electric radio
PostPosted: Jul Tue 16, 2019 8:39 pm 
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I suspect it might be a promotional radio for CKVL. A picture of the back (with the cover removed) may prove helpful. Here is your picture converted to a .jpg so it can be seen in this thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Iwaski Electric radio
PostPosted: Jul Tue 16, 2019 10:32 pm 
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Corporate History: https://www.eye.co.jp/corporate/about/history.html

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 Post subject: Re: Iwaski Electric radio
PostPosted: Jul Wed 17, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Iwasaki - you need to spell it right.

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 Post subject: Re: Iwaski Electric radio
PostPosted: Jul Wed 17, 2019 3:36 pm 
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Try this guy, he has a vast collection.

http://tuberadio.web.fc2.com/index2.htm

Also there is a Japanese radio Museum, but it seems a bit limited.

The Arvin 740 has a metal cabinet, similar knob configuration, may have provided the inspiration.

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 Post subject: Re: Iwaski Electric radio
PostPosted: Jul Thu 18, 2019 2:13 pm 
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Thanks for the input and help with the pic.


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 Post subject: Re: Iwaski Electric radio
PostPosted: Jul Thu 18, 2019 3:20 pm 
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Read about CKVL-AM radio here:

http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/list ... io/cinf-am

The style of the cabinet is mid-1950's, and I would guess 1958, when there was an expansion, new towers put up for broader coverage of the Montreal area.
At the point, cheap Japanese radio imports were starting to appear. They copied the simple 4 or 5 tube AM circuits that were used by the North American companies, but you could expect to see Japanese manufactured tubes and components.

It could be from 1955, the same year that the similar Arvin 740T went on the market, and the year that there was a frequency change to 850 Kc from 960. Makes sense they would put out radios with the new frequency on them at that time.

It's a cheap little radio but it has historical significance. Somebody that works at the radio station would like that in his/her office, I'm sure. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Iwaski Electric radio
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Interesting font for the frequencies on the dial.


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