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 Post subject: ge clock radio is price in line for this item
PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2009 8:34 pm 
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thinking about bidding on this radio i would be able to go and pick it up seems like radio would be hard to work on any ideas would be appreciated thanks http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3DWatching


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PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2009 9:27 pm 
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I think the opening bid is high. The radio knobs are miss matched and there is no dial escutcheon. The clock looks very interesting. The guts of the radio looks similar to a Radiola 82- not a terrible hard restoration but by means easy. I don't see screw holes for the escutcheon though. The radio panel looks odd.


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PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2009 10:31 pm 
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Price isn't high by any means.

This set is easily worth the price even with the shipping cost.

I'll give you a hint, look at this picture:

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See all those extra controls? This isn't the H-91, this is the H-91-R.

Remote control version, uber rare, and pretty damn valuable. The Westinghouse WR-8R is worth 1200 unrestored if all the parts are there... this model is worth even more than that.

This could easily be a $2,000 radio as-is.


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PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2009 10:39 pm 
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I have a GE Grandfather clock in the same
cabinet, but it doesn't have those push buttons.
I don't know what that's all about.
I paid if I remember correctly about $275 for
mine about 20 years ago.

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PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2009 10:41 pm 
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Ron in Radio Heaven wrote:
I have a GE Grandfather clock in the same
cabinet, but it doesn't have those push buttons.
I don't know what that's all about.
I paid if I remember correctly about $275 for
mine about 20 years ago.


The pushbuttons are for configuring the remote control unit, if I remember correctly.

I've never even seen one of these in person but I have the instruction manual for the WR-8R somewhere.


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PostPosted: May Mon 18, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Very interesting. The components are all over the place. There is even a side tray for the rectifier and output tubes.
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/904/M0007904.htm
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/905/M0007905.htm


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This is what the front of mine looks like.
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PostPosted: May Tue 19, 2009 12:15 am 
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jim campbell wrote:
Very interesting. The components are all over the place. There is even a side tray for the rectifier and output tubes.
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/904/M0007904.htm
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/905/M0007905.htm


Correct, the WR-8 under the westinghouse brand was the same way.

IIRC the GE longfellow's used one more tube than the WR-8, otherwise they're fairly similar.


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PostPosted: May Tue 19, 2009 12:40 am 
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thank you very much for all responses when i purchased my first radio a ge h-116 console my first restoration i replaced electrolytics and other caps and still didnt work, i took radio to a radio shop for repair. after going back and forth several times to see progression of repair i noticed a low boy console sitting to the side i asked the owner of the shop what the deal was with that radio and he told me it was a ge ( i forgot model #) and it was unrepairable he ended up giving it to me, it had the same chassis and remote controls as that clock radio, no tubes , i sold chassis and speaker and even remote buttons and cabinet went to my sister, that is why i im a little apprehensive about repair . about this radio i wouldnt worry too much about knobs i can allways buy three of the same type thanks for all replies


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PostPosted: May Tue 19, 2009 12:43 am 
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yeah this is going to be way out of my league thanks any way


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PostPosted: May Fri 22, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Well it did not sell. A starting bid of $390.00, + shipping $490.00,(unless someone was willing to go get it) I wonder if it had a reserve on top of that.


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PostPosted: May Fri 22, 2009 8:40 pm 
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No reserve, just no one bid.

Probably didn't help any that it was listed under grandfather clocks & not radios.


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 Post subject: Re: ge clock radio is price in line for this item
PostPosted: Oct Sun 11, 2020 1:25 pm 
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Here's mine. It's been a mystery! My guess is that early on, the remote quit working, so they removed it, removed the wires to the push buttons, drilled a hole in the front, put a 4th knob where the H-91 would have the 4th and made that extra knob the on/off and volume control. They didn't have the rose knobs, so they found 3 matching ones. Yes, it's the H-91-R as that's the sticker inside. They removed the remote motor and transformer for it as well. I have a WR8R that's I'll be robbing the remote motor and transformer from (it's in rough condition), but no remote for that one either.

Anyone know where I can get a remote? Lol I need to get a top finial too.


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 Post subject: Re: ge clock radio is price in line for this item
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Should those be called radio clocks, maybe? I see that as more a grandfather clock with a radio in it.

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westcoastjohn wrote:
Should those be called radio clocks, maybe? I see that as more a grandfather clock with a radio in it.


I call them clock radios, because who doesn't like putting the wrong image in someone's mind while being 100% accurate?


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The term used for them in the hobby most commonly is "grandfather clock radios." You'll also see it abbreviated as GFCR.

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 Post subject: Re: ge clock radio is price in line for this item
PostPosted: Oct Thu 15, 2020 11:21 pm 
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breadtimesamillion wrote:
westcoastjohn wrote:
Should those be called radio clocks, maybe? I see that as more a grandfather clock with a radio in it.


I call them clock radios, because who doesn't like putting the wrong image in someone's mind while being 100% accurate?
Right, and Rodney as well, the original label does indeed say 'Grandfather Clock-Radio'. :lol:
But I almost skimmed past this thread, another crappy little clocker, NOT.

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