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 Post subject: What to do
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 12:05 am 
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A friend alerts me to a console in a thrift store. I find a boring, poorly refinished Silvertone. They are delusional at $80. But I notice that it has four 45 output tubes along with an 83v rectifier. They said that it pulled in a station. I just checked Sylvania 45 tubes on eBay. Some get crazy prices. It's this model:

http://radioatticarchives.com/radio.htm?radio=5922

Why four 45s for a dinky speaker?


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 Post subject: Re: What to do
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 1:34 am 
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Silvertones usually used under-sized speakers. Maybe to save costs. That one should have had a 12" and probably has a 10" at best.

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 Post subject: Re: What to do
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 9:51 am 
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Sounds like an $80 roll of the dice on those 45's...

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 Post subject: Re: What to do
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 7:38 pm 
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A friend alerts me to a console in a thrift store. I find a boring, poorly refinished Silvertone. They are delusional at $80. But I notice that it has four 45 output tubes along with an 83v rectifier. They said that it pulled in a station. I just checked Sylvania 45 tubes on eBay. Some get crazy prices. It's this model:

http://radioatticarchives.com/radio.htm?radio=5922

Why four 45s for a dinky speaker?


I would have said how about $40 ? The clerk would have said we can't do that how about 70? and in the end I would have walked out the door WITH the radio. Test the tubes and sell them.. sell the radio pickup only for whatever you get for it.
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 Post subject: Re: What to do
PostPosted: Mar Wed 14, 2018 9:45 pm 
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I would have said how about $40


So that's what I did....."Fifty is as low as I can go".....so I bought it......Turns out that only three are Sylvania and the other is a Silvertone 245, maybe original? But it's the strongest at 74/47 on my TV-7. The Sylvanias are 60/47, 56/47 and 62/47........So I guess it was worth $50


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 Post subject: Re: What to do
PostPosted: Mar Wed 14, 2018 9:52 pm 
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I once paid $25 for a Victor R-35 parts set just because it had a pair of 45 tubes in there. When I went to pick it up, I found the radio was in good working condition! The cabinet is trashed. I haven't parted it yet.


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 Post subject: Re: What to do
PostPosted: Mar Thu 15, 2018 4:16 am 
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I would have said how about $40


So that's what I did....."Fifty is as low as I can go".....so I bought it......Turns out that only three are Sylvania and the other is a Silvertone 245, maybe original? But it's the strongest at 74/47 on my TV-7. The Sylvanias are 60/47, 56/47 and 62/47........So I guess it was worth $50


Excellent. ANY good 45 is worth about what you paid for all of it. Globes considerably higher than ST shapes... about double the ST tubes.
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 Post subject: Re: What to do
PostPosted: Mar Sat 17, 2018 4:46 pm 
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My little radio buddy called me a couple of weeks back, & is trying to thin the tube herd.

I wasn't really interested to throw out any extra cash at this moment, but I asked him if he had any Philco branded Globes because I wanted to re-populate my 70 & 90 Cats, figuring he might have a couple of Philco globe 80s. "No Dice" on those 80s, but...

I got Two date matched Philco 45 globes, For $80, for my 90. :D

I did offer to buy a Slyvania #42 Globe for $40 (not needed at the moment) but the time to buy is when you see them, if he threw in two RCA #80 globes for $15 a piece, for a Nice round number of $150 :shock:

Just Great for someone not looking to go tube shopping. :lol:

I could use Now, a couple of Philco engraved #80 globes. :roll:

I'll have to tell Ya sometime about the ARFer who Gave a NOOB, a *NIB* Matched Pair, of the Extra Large Philco 6L6s "Coke Bottles" for my 38-690. Won't mention any names but his initals are John Goller.

Thank Goodness Jean likes me, :D :wink:
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