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 Post subject: RCA 1940's?
PostPosted: Sep Fri 13, 2019 1:31 pm 
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Hey all! Happy Friday the 13th and a fullmoon. Luckily it's not Halloween else I'd just stay home.

I cant find documentation on this radio. I've found similar table tops close to this guy but cant find the exact one. Dont believe it's worth the 79 dollars they are asking being that it's missing the back and the antennas broke but does have all the original tubes. Maybe somebody has this model and can shed some light.

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 Post subject: Re: RCA 1940's?
PostPosted: Sep Fri 13, 2019 2:05 pm 
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RCA 46X-24

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920& ... CAY&uact=5

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PostPosted: Sep Fri 13, 2019 2:07 pm 
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Looks like a 46X24: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rca_rc461_46x24.html
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 Post subject: Re: RCA 1940's?
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Thank you, that does look like the one. Gonna have to bring this one home and make it look nice and sound good. Guess the buttons are preset stations. Thanks again!

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The side panels of the cabinet have had their finish stripped completely off to bare wood and then just stained with no finish applied. I doubt you'd want to pay $79 for that. I sure as heck wouldn't, even at half that price.

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Five preset stations...
http://oldtech.net/RCA/1940_6/page2.gif
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from here: http://oldtech.net/RCA.html
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As Michael says, too much money. lol


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 1940's?
PostPosted: Sep Sat 14, 2019 3:16 am 
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I'm not sure but the face of the cabinet looks like photo-finish or faux finish, which is nice on this one, but can't be sanded.
If you buy a radio with that material, fairly common in those years, all you can do is touch up scratches with a tiny paint brush.
Also the side in pic one looks like it is warped inwards slightly, looks like particle board?

It is a basic model for that year, a transformerless AA5. The presets are handy if you have several AM stations worth hearing in your area. They are adjustable capacitors that take over tuning from the tuning capacitor.

It will be fun to work on, so don't let these guys talk you out of it. But one more tube, an RF amp in the front end, would make that radio more sensitive.
The rectifier and power tube are so close together they're almost touching. Usually you want to see some separation there but more critical for the first two tubes. Anyway that looks like a design flaw to me. There's only one way to find out if it is indeed a flaw. :lol:

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