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PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 4:19 am 
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Glad you got it... it has found a great home. Looks great, and was really nice seeing you again and catching up on things.


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PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 6:09 am 
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I got a very interesting radio. It's a Bendix 0646A radio. The dial lamp is burned out, but here is a photo from Radio Museum.
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PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 7:45 pm 
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Bought a Sprague TO-4 capacitor analyzer at an estate sale for $7.50. Power cord was cracked and bare, but that kept someone from pluging it in. Replaced the cord and power caps. Needed a pilot lamp. Hooked up some caps and the eye tube worked.


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PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 7:53 pm 
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Nice find, Rick!

I’ll double your money. :D

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 Post subject: Re: June 2021 Finds and Losses *******
PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 9:23 pm 
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Hello,
It's been awhile since I've been on here, due to my new job and other projects.
This week I found a RCA 118 on FBMP for $10! I had my nephew pick it up and I'll take possession of it in a few weeks.
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Yesterday I had my sister and her BF bid on some more radios for me.
#1 is a Philco 144B with an odd modification. It has a little lifting along the back edge of the arch and the normal tear and wear, but looks complete. Once again $10! I'll post more info in a separate post.
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https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=398262

The next radio is a Philco 46-131 that is in really nice shape, it's a 90V & 1.5V battery unit!
It also had a tag on one of the wires in the back that had "$39.95 less Battery" on it! It was also a "Ford" tag. I paid $10 on this also!
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The next item is a power converter. I'm assuming this was used in a house that had a 32VDC powerplant, like a Delco. Remember, I live in western Ks and they still had some rural farms "off" the grid clear up into the 40's Once again $10!
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It says:
Electronic Converter
Model 102
input voltage 32 VDC
output voltage 115VAC
Max voltage 100
Vibrator type number 32171
Patented
Electronic Laboratories, INC.
Indianapolis Indiana USA
It came in a Kester Solder box from "Radio Supply Company, Wichita Ks." with Railway Express tags on it.

I also got a bunch of metal oil/grease cans to use as gas cans. A large single cylinder Wisconsin engine and a twin cylinder Wisconsin engine. In the box with the power converter was some Sunbeam safety razor parts in little wooden containers.

Good week so far!
Thanks!
Richard


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PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 12:36 am 
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Got a nice bundle deal at an estate sale. Many of the transistors are germanium. The meter is aHeathkit V-4 VTVOM. A Bell Products 2 transistor earphone only radio. Two Calrad NIB tweeters. 10 bucks.


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Picked up this 1924 lamp/speaker, the "Radialamp", made by the Radio Lamp Co. in New York. Actually works pretty good as a speaker horn stand in.

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Visited the local flea market yet again, and came away with a decent number of finds. Probably the most relevant to the group is a pair of portable TVs from the '80s, which I got for a total of $20. The Casio TV-2000 is a reflective color LCD set from the early '80s, while the Sony FD-285 was one of the last flat B&W CRT "Watchman" TVs to hit the market. Both have their original boxes, which is nice. Neither set is tested; the Sony looks like batteries were left in it at one point, and the rubber coating is discolored near the screen, but hopefully it'll clean up OK. The Casio looks pristine, though it doesn't have the backlight with it. Here are some photos:
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Next, a Pioneer GEX-INNO2 portable XM satellite radio, which I got for $20. I have yet to pick up an XM subscription, though I did get to experience it in my car during their recent free preview, and heard some good music on the "50s on 5" and "60s on 6" channels, at least when the satellite signal wasn't randomly dropping out. Included in a bag along with the unit is the 'home kit' and 'car kit', though the carrying case is missing. Here is a photo:
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Next up, a neon wall clock which I got for $25. No idea who made it; apparently, this once adorned the wall of an ice cream shop. The neon tubing periodically changes colors between blue and pink, which I can't say I've seen before in a neon clock. The faux chrome has seen better days, and some parts of the tube glow redder than the rest, but overall it looks pretty nice. I have yet to test the quartz movement, but hopefully it works. Here are some photos:
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Next, a Globe Electric incandescent bulb, which I got for a buck. Of modern production, it has a squirrel cage filament which looks to be intact. It should glow nicely in that 'retro Edison lamp' I picked up last month. Here is a photo:
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Next, a pair of boxed Radio Shack 'Project Kits', which I got for $7 apiece. I had the 200-in-1 version as a kid, but could only drool over the 300-in-1 kit when looking in their catalogs. Both are in great shape, with the manuals, various wires and (in the case of the 300) a good assortment of components. Here is a photo:
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Next up, a Tascam US-122mk2 USB audio interface, which I got for $5. As a musician of sorts, this should come in handy for recording my keyboard instruments to my computer. It seems fairly well-featured overall, with several mic and line inputs. Here is a photo:
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Last but (probably) not least, a clone of an IBM AT computer, which was a freebie. The tag on the front of the case says "NECE"; no idea off-hand who that could've been. Both the monitor and keyboard are also clones of IBM parts. The hard drive is missing, but hopefully it can be brought back to life. Also included was a Juki 5510 dot-matrix printer and a Mouse Systems M3, which was an early example of an optical mouse Here is a photo of the computer, monitor and keyboard:
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(the printer can be seen here, while the mouse can be seen here)

Not pictured due to lack of attachment space is a Mac Mini G4 which I got for $20, a PowerMac G4 tower which was another freebie, and a pair of Tiger handheld games which were thrown in with the Tascam interface)

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 Post subject: Re: June 2021 Finds and Losses *******
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 12:14 pm 
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I picked up a Hallicrafters SX-28, which is rather rough. I guess its worth $50

Also 3 approximately 12' square boxes of ten inch 78 rpm records. They seem to be mostly Country and Western, but I sure hope I can find some Big Band selections in there somewhere. :D

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Adam Vaughn wrote:
Next, a Pioneer GEX-INNO2 portable XM satellite radio, which I got for $20. I have yet to pick up an XM subscription, though I did get to experience it in my car during their recent free preview, and heard some good music on the "50s on 5" and "60s on 6" channels, at least when the satellite signal wasn't randomly dropping out. Included in a bag along with the unit is the 'home kit' and 'car kit', though the carrying case is missing. Here is a photo:
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I still have my old one, purchased new in 2006 or so. If you're interested, I may have a spare case kicking around.


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I'm new to collecting and restoring antique radios early this year. I found these two Silvertones, a 4585 8 tube gold dial and a 4587 11 tube mirror dial with "flash tuning" from one guy each in pretty good condition but needing some veneer reglued and one set of gouges along one side of the 4585 that I will need to figure out a repair since the rest of the cabinet is in excellent condition.
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No sooner had I agreed to take those I found this:
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a 1937 4787 12 tube over the top deco style Silvertone with a wide tubular dial and a teledial type feature. Also in fairly good shape minus a dial cover I have ordered, altough the cabinet may ultimately need refinishing. Everyone loves the first two models, the 4787 is more of an acquired taste for some. I already had a 4465 gold dial tabletop, but I really love consoles, particularly from the 1936-1938 period where I think the deco and machine age styling (overall) reached its peak.


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PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 6:19 pm 
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An Older Newbie wrote:
Silvertones
a 4585 8 tube gold dial
a 4587 11 tube mirror dial with "flash tuning"
a 4787 12 tube over the top deco style

Always nice when a new console collector joins the forum! Welcome and nice finds!

I like consoles too! Haven't found my illuminated-dial Silvertone yet, though. :-(

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Picked up this 1924 lamp/speaker, the "Radialamp", made by the Radio Lamp Co. in New York. Actually works pretty good as a speaker horn stand in.

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A very nice find indeed!! I too have one in my collection and am quite please with audio as well.

Happy for you!

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Found a second 82 at an antique shop in Texas. Now I have His and Hers!!


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Wow, Dave! Two of them! I always loved the 82 cabinet! :D

I guess you have to look underneath to see which is his or hers? :wink: :P :lol:

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Wow, Dave! Two of them! I always loved the 82 cabinet! :D

I guess you have to look underneath to see which is his or hers? :wink: :P :lol:

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LOL :D

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I found this on an auction website. Look, Ma, no dial! It's a very nice sounding radio. Craig


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Mr. Highlander wrote:
azenithnut wrote:
Wow, Dave! Two of them! I always loved the 82 cabinet! :D

I guess you have to look underneath to see which is his or hers? :wink: :P :lol:

-Steve

LOL :D


I will keep you updated!! :)

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Hello, Just before pandemic here is my one craigslist find. Otherwise I always lose it seems. One owner, glass in perfect shape. First year stereo magnavox. In ebony finish and matching speaker. My buddy's son was moving from Boulder to Seattle the next week they picked it up on the way and drove it to my house in a Uhaul for a couple hundred bucks in gas! All in 400 dollars.


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IMHO, It was worth it. That cabinet is lovely! I am sure the radios sounds just as good as it looks.

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