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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
PostPosted: Sep Tue 21, 2021 4:25 pm 
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Hello Auroraradios,
I too got that Abbotware horse some yuears ago as a gift from my brother .
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 Post subject: Re: +September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Hi all, You know you're going to have a good week when you find a Panasonic Toot a Loop for $20. It's in working condition and mint except for very minor pry marks at the battery lid. I don't collect novelty radios, but couldn't resist the price.


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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Great Seiko Adam!

Well I did really well at Kutztown. I only bought a few things as compared to 30 things every year, lol...
I sold a bunch so my losses are many but here are my Finds

I bought a few things of course.
They are:
1. Stromberg Carlson 160L. The Stromberg Console I bought 2 years ago. A friend just delivered it to me at Kutztown. It is a 160L and supposedly it is restored. Bun feet are missing and it is on wheels now. I tested it but no life at all.
2. Frankenradio from Frank! It is a Stewart warner or Airline chassis with a home made cabinet and a 1960's Motorola badge on the front. lol...
3. Westinghouse portable in the original carry case. Case is bad but radio cabinet is beautiful.
4. Smokerette in perfect condition fully restored. Only missing the plastic ashtray. I forgot to pack it back in the car after I dropped off my Friend and unloaded his things. So it is in PA still until I go get it. :(
5. Arvin table radio. Very heavy and missing a knob. It works but needs caps badly.
6. RCA R-100 phonograph attachment.
7. PAL phonograph that the seller said worked well. I did not test it until I got home. It has a broken spring!
8. Beautiful Bendix? clock radio in a wood case from Frank.
9. Philco timer clock from Frank.
10. Eico 666 with a bad meter
11. Some clocks to play with.
12. An Air King table set. I bought this out of pity.
13. Bozo Phonograph that needs a belt.
14. Some ballasts and a 6U5 eye tube with GE on the eye?!
15. Little Golden round Microphone. Looks like a Philmore but much more decorative and larger.
16. I forget the brand but I picked up the large wooden antenna shown. It will need new wire.
17. Philco Chairside Radiobar. Missing a few glasses so I will be looking for those. I bought this on eBay and someone was nice enough to pick it up inOhio and deliver it to me. Im very excited about this one...!

Happy Hunting!
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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Completed the stand/speaker for my Radiola 33. This stand was custom made about 90 years ago and has a recess in the top to fit the radio in. So new to the livingroom today.


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Hello Kirk ,
what great Antenna I would love to get some close up photos of the Antenna build so i could make a repo one for one my old radios .
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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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That is quite a nice stand!
I used to have the radio on legs but the radio fell apart so I only have the legs now, lol...

Thanks Rich.. $5.00 at the DVHRC booth.
I need to rewire it. All I need to do is fine the right wire and then try to wire it up properly.

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Nice haul Kirk, now take some ibuprofen and lay down. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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Nice haul Kirk, now take some ibuprofen and lay down. :lol:



Thanks,
Amazingly I am not in much pain. I was very tired after 2 days of not sleeping more than 6 hours.
I guess not renting a huge cargo van saved me some pain.
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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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That is quite a nice stand!
I used to have the radio on legs but the radio fell apart so I only have the legs now, lol...

Thanks Rich.. $5.00 at the DVHRC booth.
I need to rewire it. All I need to do is fine the right wire and then try to wire it up properly.

:)

Understood the legs are worth a bit as they are delicate. I took the legs off mine and have them stored.
$5.00 for a loop? They are gold in Canada.

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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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amyotte wrote:
Completed the stand/speaker for my Radiola 33. This stand was custom made about 90 years ago and has a recess in the top to fit the radio in. So new to the livingroom today.

Wow Brian, I really like that! When you say custom made, do you mean it was a one-off item? Or was it a 3rd party accessory? Who made it?

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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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amyotte wrote:
Completed the stand/speaker for my Radiola 33. This stand was custom made about 90 years ago and has a recess in the top to fit the radio in. So new to the livingroom today.

Wow Brian, I really like that! When you say custom made, do you mean it was a one-off item? Or was it a 3rd party accessory? Who made it?


Think it was an option at the time. I don't see a makers name on it.

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Found on ShopGoodwill


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 Post subject: Re: September 2021 Finds & Losses ****
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That book looks like a great find! 706 illustrations AND a first edition!

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Philco Chairside Radiobar. Missing a few glasses so I will be looking for those. I bought this on eBay and someone was nice enough to pick it up in Ohio
and deliver it to me. Im very excited about this one...!

Look at the 2 pictures you posted of the Radiobar. In the open position, the lid looks like it's see thru glass. When the lid id closed. it looks like it's wood. The reflection of the closet behind the radio lines up so perfectly that I thought it was magic two way woodglass.

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As for watches, you really can't go wrong with a Seiko. I own one of their upper end automatic watches and its going on 12 years old. I still own my grandfather's Seiko. They are the only major watchmaker that makes ALL of their components in house.
Indeed, I have three Seiko automatics - the oldest I bought while in college, one made in 1980 I found in an antiques shop in Lithuania, and a modern re-issue of the "5" with 21 jewels and a clear back. Did you notice that The Millionaire Next Door points out that most millionaires in the USA wear Seiko watches? Buying reasonably-priced quality things such as a Seiko watch sure beats buying cheap stuff which does not last and looks lousy, or hyper-expensive stuff such as a Rolex.

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As for watches, you really can't go wrong with a Seiko. I own one of their upper end automatic watches and its going on 12 years old. I still own my grandfather's Seiko. They are the only major watchmaker that makes ALL of their components in house.

Yep, I have two Seiko 5 automatics, both of which are probably of fairly recent manufacture. One of them occasionally suffers a stuck hairspring, which is a known issue with these watches, but it's relatively simple to fix. Here's a photo of one of my Seiko 5 watches:
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And it's not an automatic watch, but I recently picked up a Seiko LC Chronograph digital watch from the late '70s. It uses a M159 'movement', and while simple by today's standards (only functions are time/date and chronograph), it's fairly solid, and keeps good time. Here's a photo:
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My three (and I have a Seiko battery watch I use for work), oldest on the left, 1980 model in the center:


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OldRestorer wrote:
That is quite a nice stand!
I used to have the radio on legs but the radio fell apart so I only have the legs now, lol...

Thanks Rich.. $5.00 at the DVHRC booth.
I need to rewire it. All I need to do is fine the right wire and then try to wire it up properly.

:)

Understood the legs are worth a bit as they are delicate. I took the legs off mine and have them stored.
$5.00 for a loop? They are gold in Canada.


If you mean the optional legs available with a Radiola 33, not really. There were a lot of Radiola 33s made, as it was a cheaper version of a Radiola 18, and many of the cabinets have damaged pot metal trim from the lids falling off, or the set tipping over on it's spindly legs. There are more of the sets of legs around then there are sets to pair them with, it's not a set most are looking for, and given that most people would rather put the coffin set on a shelf, I haven't heard of anyone searching for a set of legs. I have seen the complete sets, with legs, turn up on fleabay from time to time, and they don't go for much, if they get any bids at all. As for the loop antennas I don't know why they might be considered "gold" in Canada, they are not particularly useful for reception, basically a prop, and are not difficult to make?
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amyotte wrote:
OldRestorer wrote:
That is quite a nice stand!
I used to have the radio on legs but the radio fell apart so I only have the legs now, lol...

Thanks Rich.. $5.00 at the DVHRC booth.
I need to rewire it. All I need to do is fine the right wire and then try to wire it up properly.

:)

Understood the legs are worth a bit as they are delicate. I took the legs off mine and have them stored.
$5.00 for a loop? They are gold in Canada.


If you mean the optional legs available with a Radiola 33, not really. There were a lot of Radiola 33s made, as it was a cheaper version of a Radiola 18, and many of the cabinets have damaged pot metal trim from the lids falling off, or the set tipping over on it's spindly legs. There are more of the sets of legs around then there are sets to pair them with, it's not a set most are looking for, and given that most people would rather put the coffin set on a shelf, I haven't heard of anyone searching for a set of legs. I have seen the complete sets, with legs, turn up on fleabay from time to time, and they don't go for much, if they get any bids at all. As for the loop antennas I don't know why they might be considered "gold" in Canada, they are not particularly useful for reception, basically a prop, and are not difficult to make?
Regards
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Thanks for info on the legs - did not know they were that common. As for the loops - I have read they are more for show and not that usefull, just tough to find here.

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Well I had a set of legs a few years ago and got $175.00 for them on eBay.
Maybe it was luck but I have run into people looking for them before.
Just none since I got these legs, lol..

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