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 Post subject: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Tue 27, 2021 11:42 pm 
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Has anyone heard of this radio or mfg. of it i would say it is 1929-32 7 tube 34" X 18"X 14" I need a schematic


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 1:01 am 
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I know very little about them, but about 1/3 way down the page I linked, there is a bit of information. I was asked to restore the chassis of the pictured radio, but for a number of reasons, I had to turn it down.
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Lar ... f2mZwCAN5A


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 2:21 am 
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Hi I live in the buffalo area.A friend asked if it was a larkin He came by today and the echonsion reads larrophonic.I have never seen this before and nor has my buddy he has been into radios for 40 yrs. I will try to post picks maybe that will help people. I really want to get this back to it's glory days.Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 2:39 am 
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Oddly, for what seems to be a rarely seen brand, Radio Daze offers a dial scale for them.....
https://www.radiodaze.com/dials-plastic-or-phenolic-89/

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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 11:59 am 
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Here's some tidbits I found on Larkin Radios.

Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York, Thursday, January 12, 1928, P.5
The Larcophonic Radio, operated from a light socket, will delight you with its tone and sells on easy terms at a surprisingly low price. Visit this new store with a background of 50 years successful merchandising and manufacturing experience. Owned and operated by Larkin Co., Inc., Paint Division, Buffalo, N. Y.

Antique Radio Classified, October 1993, Vol.10 No.10
WANTED: Larkin - Larcoflex, Larcophone, Larcophonic - radios, speakers, tubes, catalogs, parts, etc. Please help locate items from this manufacturer. Joe Pawell, 6 Augustine Ave., Ardsley, NY

Radio Broadcast, September 1927
LARCOFLEX 73
Seven tubes; 4 t.r.f. (01 -A), detector (01 -A). 2 transformer audio (01 -A and 71). T.r.f. circuit. One dial.
Volume control: resistance in r.f. plate. Console size
30 x 42 x 20 inches. Completely shielded. Built -in A. B and C supply. Price $215.

Radiomuseum indormation: https://www.radiomuseum.org/m/larkin_usa_en_1.html

A Larcoflex at the 2010 AWA conference: http://n4trb.com/AmateurRadio/AWA/AWA2010.htm

A possible Larkin on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/304066110508?h ... 7675.l2557

A Larkin catalog on Pinterist.
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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 1:09 pm 
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Good Morning!! I just went out and looked at eschion name and to my surprise it does say larcophonic.Now i have something to go on. Thankx for all reply's keep them coming maybe i will hit the jackpot.


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 1:55 pm 
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I think it is a model 88 I ask are 24A tube the same as 35/51?


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 2:16 pm 
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Escutcheon - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escutcheon

Tough word to spell. Click on the little speaker icon beside the textual pronunciation, and Merriam-Webster also gives audio pronunciation.

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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 3:04 pm 
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Why would i cut it with a chainsaw?


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 4:07 pm 
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He is just kidding! Nice find on the radio; the 35/51 is very similar to the 24, but it has a remote cutoff characteristic, for use in AVC controlled radio circuits.

Larkin probably just put his name on tubes made by one of the tube manufacturers.

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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Thu 29, 2021 4:40 am 
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Radeokid wrote:
Why would i cut it with a chainsaw?

It's a saying I learned from a couple electronics techs who worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard back in the '80s. It was a tongue in cheek commentary on what they (as technicians) viewed as a futile attempt at precision by the designers of military ships.

I always liked it because it seems apropos to the way I do home projects as an engineer. I'm always trying to split the 1/32nds-inch marks on my measuring tapes to get 1/64ths, but then I make my marks with a pencil (the line width is usually more than 1/64th-inch), and I cut the boards with a hand-held circular saw (the kerf of which is more like 1/8th inch). My tools are never up to the precision I for some reason think I need, yet I do it anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Thu 29, 2021 11:55 pm 
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I really have no clue as to your message


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Fri 30, 2021 12:01 am 
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This is not an 88 the schematic for the 84 is close but that only has 5 tube where this has 7 I have to remove variable cap. to get to 3 electrolytics plus a few other caps so i would say a major overhaul,I have been teaching myself by trial and error wish me luck


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Fri 30, 2021 1:14 am 
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Don't hesitate to ask for help; many of us have decades of experience with the old sets.

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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Fri 30, 2021 2:40 pm 
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Thankx tim.This A.M i got the variable out and attempting to stuff old caps.8 mfd's (3) of them


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Fri 30, 2021 7:47 pm 
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Hi I was able to stuff 3 electrolytics. There are two small wax covered boxes i can read 15 MFD on one one wire goes to the 27 and two green go to variable cap. The other same size but the reads 50 MFD is one a .15 the other a .5o I have no schematics,anyone got a guess? I can't understand how to put pics. on here


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Jul Fri 30, 2021 7:57 pm 
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Hi, try this,https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=365653.

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 Post subject: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Sep Tue 21, 2021 10:06 pm 
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Hi I have made great headway The magnavox speaker was arcing had another one to use.I now have it working except the volume it cuts out when lowering.I tried many other pots with same result. It goes to I.F can then to a 35 tube I don't understand the theory behind this there are resistors involved and no schematics.Not sure of model either


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 Post subject: Re: LARROPHONIC RADIO
PostPosted: Sep Tue 21, 2021 10:15 pm 
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Take pictures of the radio and post them..

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