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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 2:21 am 
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Hi radio freaks:<BR>I have a Guild Teakettle. It is a transistor radio that plays well using a 9-volt battery. Now for my confusion. Heres a teakettle on ebay:<BR> <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38035&item=6518587783&rd=1e" TARGET=_blank>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38035&item=6518587783&rd=1e</A> <P>It shows a Guild teakettle with transformer and AC cord. The transformer is the "hot plate" in the ebay auction. I do not have a trivet hot plate with mine. Can someone shed some light on this confusion? Thanks, Ken<P>------------------<BR>Without my Radio Forum friends, all my radios would play with a LOUD hum !!!


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 2:34 am 
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Hi Ken,<P>I have seen several of them, and all had the hotplate base. Seems to me there was a way to power the radio through the base so it wouldn't run down the battery but it could be picked up off the base and moved around. <P>I want to say there was a coil in the base, and another inside the radio which acted as a transformer when the teakettle was sitting on the hotplate, transferring power with no actual electrical connection between the two, but I have never had one apart to verify this. <P>Have you had the bottom of your teakettle open to see if there is half of a transformer imbedded in it? If so, then you only have half the radio.<P>------------------<BR>Dennis


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 2:36 am 
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Not familiar with the kettles, but Guild's Country Belle radio (looks like a magneto wall phone) could have either a five-tube AM chassis or seven-tube AM/FM chassis, and you gotta look real <I>real</I> close to know which it has.<P>------------------<BR> <A HREF="http://tvontheporch.com" TARGET=_blank>http://tvontheporch.com</A>


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 3:18 am 
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Hello Ken <BR>I have been in the radio business close to 60 years and don't consider myself a freak . <BR>Yes I do have the original Tea Kettle with the heavy hot plate base . This is the source of 9 volts dc., just about the same idea as one of those little <BR>adapters that you see on various equipment . The kettle makes contact with that power source with two brass spring clips ( bottom right hand side of the kettle ) to two brass power posts sticking up out of two of the feet of that heavy base plate . You can see a black and red wire going from those two brass contacts into the inside of the radio. Those two brass post contacts are not easy to discern unless you are looking for them <BR> Gordon <P>------------------<BR> Gordon


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 3:20 am 
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Ken:<P>My Guild Teakettle has the hot plate power source. I also have the operating brochure for both the radio and power source. I will quote you from the power supply model no. 10 instructions:<P> "To use the Teakettle Radio with the Trivet power supply, plug in power cord of Trivet to any 117V AC power source. Place the Teakettle Radio on Trivet as indicated on illustration (there are two contact springs on the Teakettle that match up with two contact points on the Trivet). Be sure the two contact springs on bottom of Teakettle Radio touch the two high contact points of Trivet. The Teakettle Radio is now powered automatically by the power supply in the Trivet. As a result, and also due to "Trickle-Charging", the life of the battery is extended to many times normal service".<P>I hope this helps.<P>BR,<P>Terry<P>------------------<P>


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 3:24 am 
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Hi I had a Guild Teapot radio . It had the trivett that had the transformer in it . It had two brass rivets that made contack with two brass springs on the bottom of the radio. It had a rechargeable battery in the radio so you could take it with you around the house . I have a sales brochure some place for it will see if i can locate it for you. Kenny<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 3:25 am 
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OK, Thanks for the explanation fellows and sorry about the "freak" designation Dodge. I am not at home currently but I will look under my kettle when I get home.<P>It would seem then that this radio plays well with a 9-volt battery and that it also had an extension that allowed it to play without the battery. Correct?<P>Sure wish that I had the trivet. <IMG SRC="http://antiqueradios.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>------------------<BR>Without my Radio Forum friends, all my radios would play with a LOUD hum !!!


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 5:39 am 
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Not that it applies to yours, but I understand the tube version had no trivet.<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 8:21 am 
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I have repared and/or restored several of these. I keep one on my display for yucks. I really prefer tube models. The original battery was a large square 9 volt battery about the size of a couple ice cubes.<BR> <A HREF="http://antiqueradios.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=temp&id=112104_001" TARGET=_blank>http://antiqueradios.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=temp&id=112104_001</A> I took one of these apart and put three NIMH cell phone batteries inside the old cover to make a rechargable battery. It works great, takes a charge from the hotplate and will power the radio for several hours. I sold one like this at the recent SCARS auction... <P>Now Alan, if you or anyone else has any info on a TUBE version of this radio PLEASE pass it on. I have never heard or read of one, but if it exists I would like to know. Thanks in advance!!<BR>Bob...<P>------------------<BR>If it glows in the dark and heats up the house, it's MY kind of radio...


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 6:32 pm 
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this is getting interesting.<P>------------------<BR>Without my Radio Forum friends, all my radios would play with a LOUD hum !!!


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Mon 21, 2005 8:59 pm 
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I thought it was Merrill Bancroft who told me about the tube version, but he'll never admit to reading this thread so you'll have to ask him directly.<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Fri 25, 2005 5:00 am 
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These go all over the map. One thrashed one but working went for as low as $10 on ebay, then you have this one: <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=132&item=6517029063&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW" TARGET=_blank>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=132&item=6517029063&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW</A> <BR>The one I sold at auction which I would consider pristene caught about $175. I felt that was a fair price. <P>------------------<BR>If it glows in the dark and heats up the house, it's MY kind of radio...


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Fri 25, 2005 7:26 pm 
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Thanks to all responders. I think that radioterry has it right. I have looked under my teakettle and it does have the brass contacts. No tubes that I could see although I did not drop the chassis.<P>I too would like to know about a tube version. My guess is that there wasn't one but I could obviously be wrong. As Tom Cruise might have said, "Show me the tube."<BR> <IMG SRC="http://antiqueradios.com/forums/smile.gif"> Best, Ken<BR><P>------------------<BR>Without my Radio Forum friends, all my radios would play with a LOUD hum !!!


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 Post subject: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Mar Thu 31, 2005 5:50 am 
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Thanks to Ken Frankenberry, I have an answer. Turns out the trivet allows the radio to play on 110 house voltage. The trivet also served as a trickle charger for the original large 9-volt battery to provide extra life to it. Cool, heh?<BR>Thanks Ken for your great information and thoughtfulness. -Ken too!<P>------------------<BR>Without my Radio Forum friends, all my radios would play with a LOUD hum !!!


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 Post subject: Re: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Sep Sun 08, 2013 10:57 am 
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Hi, all.
I´m one transistor´s unit user.
Can some one have one schematic for me ?. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Aug Wed 20, 2014 10:39 am 
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I too have the Guild teapot without a power supply. Is there a place you can purchase the power supply?


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 Post subject: Re: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
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Just these days are one on Ebay


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 Post subject: Re: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: Aug Thu 21, 2014 12:53 am 
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This has to be one of the oldest threads resurrected! Almost 9.5 years!

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 Post subject: Re: I'm confused about Guild Teakettle- HELP!!
PostPosted: May Sat 11, 2019 8:48 pm 
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Well, let's see it this thread can come back to life again !!
I also have a Guild Teakettle Radio, which I had to work on today. Has anyone ever discovered a schematic for one of these? (solid state version).( Somewhere I came up with a model number of TK-157,,, -don't know if this is right.) Thanks !!


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