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 Post subject: An interesting one... RCA metal lamp radio homebrew?
PostPosted: Sep Sat 07, 2019 11:38 pm 
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I like it in a way but I dont think it can be real.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RCA-brass-tube ... Swso9ddA4G

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 Post subject: Re: An interesting one... RCA metal lamp radio homebrew?
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I think RCA would have had knob shafts the correct length and a proper way to mount a dial cover. I also don't think they'd design it with screws through the top of the case. I'd guess this is a one-off fabrication done by someone other than RCA. I would expect a real RCA prototype to be closer to a final project than this.

Is the Capodimonte couple real?

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 Post subject: Re: An interesting one... RCA metal lamp radio homebrew?
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Looks awfully custom made to me. I've never heard of RCA making such a novelty item. I'm guessing this was a low volume item which was made by a very small outfit. They just happened to use the RCA chassis. If you think about it, brass is a fairly easy metal to work with and for someone with some basic knowledge in working with it and a minimal amount of tools, something like this radio lamp should be easy to make, either as a one off or in a small numbers.

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The Hummel, or whatever, seems out of place, wonder if it originally had something else there, an Ash Tray maybe given the era?
Where the cord goes in there's a metal grommet, that's not something that would be expected on a home brew, but the lamp pole seems slapped on, it hangs off the back edge a bit, and the radio seems to be mounted off kilter.

If there's one thing the Internet has taught me, it's that there was a whole lot of low volume stuff made that I've never seen or heard of before, this may be one of them


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It's screaming "arts and crafts project" to me. It's a tacky mess.


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decojoe67 wrote:
It's screaming "arts and crafts project" to me. It's a tacky mess.



:lol: :lol:

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decojoe67 wrote:
It's screaming "arts and crafts project" to me. It's a tacky mess.

I must refer you to another tacky mess: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=364668

If that one is a production model, is it so hard to believe that this one is also?

Frankly, this one looks "better" (in the sense of production quality) than the one in the other thread, and no-one has questioned whether the other one is a production model.

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