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 Post subject: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Feb Fri 26, 2021 2:22 pm 
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Some years ago, AWA member Robert Lozier found an interesting set at a radio meet that had some nice components including some interesting coils and tubes. After letting it age for a few decades under his workbench, he identified it as Gearhart-Schleuter Radio Corporation Quadraformer Receiver. In this video, Robert shows how he turned this radio meet orphan into an award winning showpiece.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/s-wNym4rShI

Enjoy,
Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Feb Fri 26, 2021 3:07 pm 
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Nice job, the closest I came to a glass cased radio was a 1920's homebrew with a glass top.


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 Post subject: Re: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Feb Fri 26, 2021 5:11 pm 
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I came close to an A. O. Smith Super, slate base and glass case. New England Wireless Museum auction in the Chapel. I only had small money and I could not beat a "left bid" for that set. A sophisticated receiver complete with a a clock in the glass panel... Work of art, it did have oxidation on the metal work, probably stored in an unheated area :(

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 Post subject: Re: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Feb Sat 27, 2021 6:26 am 
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If you haven't already seen it you might be interested to see
my glass cased set;
http://radioheaven.homestead.com/GlassSet.html

I bought it at Rochester back in the early 90s.

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 Post subject: Re: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Feb Sat 27, 2021 6:00 pm 
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Ron in Radio Heaven wrote:
If you haven't already seen it you might be interested to see
my glass cased set;
http://radioheaven.homestead.com/GlassSet.html

I bought it at Rochester back in the early 90s.


Very nice, the gold tubes make it. Although the 01A BBTT ones would look great also.


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 Post subject: Re: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Feb Sat 27, 2021 7:38 pm 
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Here is one I found few years back, Atwater Kent model 20.


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 Post subject: Re: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Feb Sun 28, 2021 4:02 am 
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Brass base tubes would be way to early for this 1925 radio.
I looked for several years, did a lot of wheeling and dealing
to get these 5 gold Airline tubes. After I got them I decided
blue tubes would look better...

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 Post subject: Re: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Feb Sun 28, 2021 4:27 am 
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AE2EA wrote:
Some years ago, AWA member Robert Lozier found an interesting set at a radio meet that had some nice components including some interesting coils and tubes. After letting it age for a few decades under his workbench, he identified it as Gearhart-Schleuter Radio Corporation Quadraformer Receiver. In this video, Robert shows how he turned this radio meet orphan into an award winning showpiece.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/s-wNym4rShI

Enjoy,
Mark
Wow, he put a great deal of work into that beautiful radio!

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 Post subject: Re: Making a glass cased radio
PostPosted: Mar Wed 03, 2021 3:34 am 
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Fifty years ago the "shop teacher" at my elementary school would take AC/DC radios, remove the cases, spray them with fluorescent paint, and put them into plexiglasscases he made.

I guess he thought of it as art.

Remember, this was 1971, not much collecting, but lots of radios nobody wanted because they had tubes.


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