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 Post subject: August Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Aug Sat 01, 2020 3:03 pm 
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We start August off with Radiorama hosted by Cincinnati Antique Radio Society, a rare swap meet.

Shows us what's changed hands for you this month!

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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Picked this up for cheap at goodwill. A Panasonic RE-7700.
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it's not normally my bag Being transistorized and all. but it's got "auto tuning" it initially didn't work because it has a weird way of powering on. the push button on the front pushes a bowed metal strip inside that then engages a micro switch (like in a microwave interlock). That piece of metal had slipped off the switch probably because someone dropped it. I have wanted a Panasonic auto tuning radio of some kind for a while now but they are always over priced or broken.

It works perfectly so I will not do anything to it.

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Aug Sat 01, 2020 7:43 pm 
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Found a bunch of Sears Cattail pottery at a yard sale. I bought these 2 pieces.


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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Aug Sat 01, 2020 7:48 pm 
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Well, Radiorama for me was unusual.

I found a nice 12 tube Lafayette tombstone manufactured by Garod, and I was quite happy with the purchase, but a friend wanted it more than I did.
He made an offer I just couldn't refuse, and took it off my hands. So it was both a find and a loss! :lol:

I also bought a small Sparton 601-S table radio and a U. S. Apex 25 table radio.

Before I went to Radiorama, I stopped at an antique mall on the South side of Dayton near the Dayton Mall.
I found an empty Zenith cabinet which I was very surprised to see!
In my travels, this is the 3rd one I have ever seen! One is in my living room. The other I saw online somewhere, but I can't recall where.
Sadly it is in sorry condition, missing pieces as well as the rounded shape feet. The price wasn't hateful, but geeze, what would I do with it?

I also saw a sad sorry poor amputated and painted Scott Olympia cabinet. I almost hate to post it as it makes me sick to see.

-Steve


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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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An Olson mobile PA amp. A Silvertone model 3210 with box. A stereo and a quad synthesizer. A GE tube puller. An Olson auto shut off switch with instructions. An RS resistor color decoder. An Emerson model PT-95 3 way power portable 8 track player. A Cornell-Dubilier pamphlet.


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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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1MohrRadio wrote:
processhead wrote:
FrankB wrote:
Tomorrow I pick up a home made radio service panel in a carry box.
Contains a RCP 308 Tube Tester, Superior inst. 1230 Sig. Gen. and a very old home made battery pack and a home made analyzer panel.
2 Riders- inc a mint Vol 1 Radio. 2 boxes of tubes- inc 2 ea Globe 45's, Arcturus blue 27 , BH, 01A, 3- UX199's, etc.
Lots of hardware in 2 boxes. Sockets, clamps, etc. The "usual" stuff.

Also for the first time- A dental bridge. Complete with gold & sliver. $$ at today's gold market. Likely 18 ct. :shock: :shock:
Weird Huh? Now over the last 55+ years, I have found many odd items, but this is the topper for me.

Has anyone seen my dental bridge? .....I had it a minute ago. :wink:

Hahahahaha :D

You laugh, but it actually happened to me once. I walked into English class in 8th grade, and found a horseshoe-shaped piece of wire lying on the floor. Being a wire-interested kind of kid even then, I picked it up and started bending it around my fingers.

About that time, a girl from the previous-period class walked in and announced, "Has anyone seen my retainer?" Oops... :oops:

I got detention. She told me later it cost her parents $500 to get a new one made.

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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You laugh, but it actually happened to me once. I walked into English class in 8th grade, and found a horseshoe-shaped piece of wire lying on the floor. Being a wire-interested kind of kid even then, I picked it up and started bending it around my fingers.

About that time, a girl from the previous-period class walked in and announced, "Has anyone seen my retainer?" Oops... :oops:

I got detention. She told me later it cost her parents $500 to get a new one made.


Wait a minute? How were you supposed to know what it was?
Seems detention was a harsh punishment in my opinion, though yeah, it was an expensive oops...

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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Wait a minute? How were you supposed to know what it was?
Seems detention was a harsh punishment in my opinion, though yeah, it was an expensive oops...

I felt the same way, Steve. I'd never had any orthodontics performed, I had no idea what it was. To me it was just a 5-inch piece of brass wire that someone had bent into the shape of a capital-Ω. I figured I could create other shapes from it... I started off by reshaping it into a lower case-ω.

As I recall, the teacher didn't like me too well even before that.


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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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I picked up this little Realistic SCR-9 cheeeeep at a junk store. I've been looking for a cassette player that wasn't a full on mini system to convert old family cassettes to digital. A little cleaning and lube, and she's a great player! I just have to find out what type of telescoping antenna it had (telescoping only, or telescope/swivel) so I can hunt a replacement.


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AuroraOldRadios wrote:
Found a bunch of Sears Cattail pottery at a yard sale. I bought these 2 pieces.

Why :?: What band do they tune?

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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AuroraOldRadios wrote:
Found a bunch of Sears Cattail pottery at a yard sale. I bought these 2 pieces.

Why :?: What band do they tune?

Dale

They're 40's vintage and look nice on a radio.

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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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I've spent much of the last several months sequestered, so I haven't had much opportunity to look for interesting stuff to buy. However, I have attempted to attend local thrift stores and flea markets when safe, which hasn't been often, but I found a few trinkets this past weekend. First up, from a local thrift store, a JYDSK magneto phone from the early 1900s, which I found at a local consignment store for $67.50. The paint has some minor issues, but it's in great shape cosmetically, and seems to be complete and original for the most part:
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Not radio-related, but going to be put to a radio-related cause, is a Husky 2 gallon portable air compressor which I found at a flea market for $30. The hose is missing, but it seems to be in good shape overall with parts of the protective film still covering the gauges. Once I find and fit a replacement hose, I'm going to use it with my antenna launcher to put my windom dipole back up for the umpteenth time:
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Not pictured are a few record albums, along with a couple of old Nintendo games.
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 Post subject: Re: August Finds & Losses ****
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You can purchase the Quick Disconnects from any good auto supply store, Home Depot, Lowes, Harbor Freight. I picked up a similar one brand new( see last months Finds / Losses ) from Harbor Freight for $20.00. On there AS-IS Sale. Just need a short length of air hose for it.


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Some good ones already this month.

I had my local Radio meet on Sunday past. I brought a lot but it seemed like most people there were also trying to sell only. I sold a fair bit but gave away a lot too.

I purchased:

100 mini mics
Some Emerson and little wonder records
Sterling silver
The next piece is an odd one. I thought it was a biscuit warmer but it is too thin and has a wick. I am pretty sure it is a sterilization kit.
1000 or so 78's from the early 1920's - late 1940's
Edison Diamond disc book
Philco 50 speaker and tube shield
a crap load of pilot lamps
Many Cap can screw nuts
A box of knobs
Last are 3 meters

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Just got home with this Zenith 12 S 266. Couple of loose veneer spots otherwise looks pretty good. Grille cloth shrunk some, top of wood showing. Lost out on a Zenith 15 U 269 for $50. Lady said it was still available, I said I'd take it, she got back to me later and said it was sold. I smell a higher offer was made, but I kind of expected it. Hope someone here got it.

Oldrestorer- if you get out this way I can fill your vehicle up with 78's, 33's and some 45's.


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Picked this up on the bay for a song. I think I got to it first because I had a search for field strength meters. They had it listed as PotomIc Instruments instead of Potomac Instruments.
It calibrates according to the manual so I am happy. Potomac Instruments sent me a PDF of the manual so all is good.


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wyocodak wrote:
Just got home with this Zenith 12 S 266. Couple of loose veneer spots otherwise looks pretty good. Grille cloth shrunk some, top of wood showing. Lost out on a Zenith 15 U 269 for $50. Lady said it was still available, I said I'd take it, she got back to me later and said it was sold. I smell a higher offer was made, but I kind of expected it. Hope someone here got it.

Oldrestorer- if you get out this way I can fill your vehicle up with 78's, 33's and some 45's.



That's a good looking Zenith, nice find.

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Picked this up on the bay for a song.
If it's the one I think you bought, you certainly did luck out. Perhaps you already know this but it is normal for the pointer to rest to the left of the 20db mark when properly calibrated but with no station tuned in or with the power off.

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I did not know that for sure Dave but I knew enough not to try to adjust the meter as the Potomac Instruments calibration sticker covers the meter adjustment. I have gotten experienced enough to keep my golden screwdrivers in their holster until I know they are needed.
Thanks for the heads up.

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