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 Post subject: Have you guys seen this? Regency assembly
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 4:09 pm 
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Chances are, you’ve probably seen this, but I just stumbled across this by chance—new to me.

I realize some things are “staged” for film, but still interesting nonetheless. Enjoy:

https://youtu.be/kKln6zTy4C8


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 Post subject: Re: Have you guys seen this? Regency assembly
PostPosted: Apr Wed 24, 2019 4:30 pm 
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Neat video. Some years since I watched it... :)

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Read all about the ferris wheel here...

Richard Koch, an oral history conducted in 1984 by Michael Wolff, IEEE History Center, Hoboken, NJ, USA.
https://ethw.org/Oral-History:Richard_Koch

Richard Koch was the engineer at Regency Electronics who headed the design of the first transistorized radio, the TR-1, introduced in 1954


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 Post subject: Re: Have you guys seen this? Regency assembly
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Been awhile since I've seen it also. You'll notice that at about 1:13 in the video, there's a separate section of men -I imagine doing IF alignment, vs the women doing assembly work. 1950's segregation at its finest! :wink:

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Hey Joe,

Viewed that awhile back---was really neat to see... Am sure that others who haven't will appreciate the link !

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I can see why the soldering was so bad on some of these early radios, the gigantic iron and the 20x excessive solder when the gal is soldering that speaker looks like the sort of thing I have seen in early Zenith and Motorolas.

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Dipping the trace side of the boards into the vat of molten solder; early wave soldering.

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The factory's a few miles away from where I live.


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 Post subject: Re: Have you guys seen this? Regency assembly
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About 13 miles from here...

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 Post subject: Re: Have you guys seen this? Regency assembly
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14 hours by air from here. Lol
http://www.regencytr1.com/regency_factory.html

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