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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Nov Tue 27, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Nice Ken, but I think they'd show better out of the cases.

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Nice Ken, but I think they'd show better out of the cases.

Cases have shrunk and distorted, taking them in and out could be scratching the backs, so they stay in.


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Nice Ken, but I think they'd show better out of the cases.

Cases have shrunk and distorted, taking them in and out could be scratching the backs, so they stay in.

None of my sets are displayed in their cases. I have several grocery bags full of leather, fake leather, and vinyl cases in the closet.

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hoffies2 wrote:
fifties wrote:
Nice Ken, but I think they'd show better out of the cases.

Cases have shrunk and distorted, taking them in and out could be scratching the backs, so they stay in.

None of my sets are displayed in their cases. I have several grocery bags full of leather, fake leather, and vinyl cases in the closet.

Can't leave anything out that our cats can get at, had to take pictures off the wall because they jumped up swiping at them. Even the drawers aren't safe, have to block cabinets if anything of value in them. This is what the cats have taught us.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Can't leave anything out that our cats can get at, had to take pictures off the wall because they jumped up swiping at them. Even the drawers aren't safe, have to block cabinets if anything of value in them. This is what the cats have taught us.

No other animals in my house; I'm the only one... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Can't leave anything out that our cats can get at, had to take pictures off the wall because they jumped up swiping at them. Even the drawers aren't safe, have to block cabinets if anything of value in them. This is what the cats have taught us.

No other animals in my house; I'm the only one... :wink:

You have a nice setup. I always had a love for animals, wanted to be a vet at one time. Right now we are fighting (9 months) in court to get my sons Bobcat back that he raised from birth. Someone told the DEEP he had it after 5 years, came and took her when he wasn't home.


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Well, I'm blaming Fifties for this, but here's a couple of transistor sets recently added to my collection.

They are Channel Master 6506 & 6515 sets, quite common, but I really like their case designs. They look more like a miniature table radio than a portable.

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I keep telling myself that these will be the last of my new transistor adoptions!

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Tim, that's a nice pair of Channel Masters you have there.


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Beautiful Channel Master sets. I own both as well, and you're right, they look more like a tabletop radio than a portable... and as far as their sensitivity and sound, the larger model plays like a tabletop as well. Common, but classic.

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Beautiful Channel Master sets. I own both as well, and you're right, they look more like a tabletop radio than a portable... and as far as their sensitivity and sound, the larger model plays like a tabletop as well. Common, but classic.

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I was taking orders around 1965 for these radios in a shop I worked at. Sold them new for $49.95, they were a hot performer.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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hoffies2 wrote:
Michael C wrote:
Beautiful Channel Master sets. I own both as well, and you're right, they look more like a tabletop radio than a portable... and as far as their sensitivity and sound, the larger model plays like a tabletop as well. Common, but classic.

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I was taking orders around 1965 for these radios in a shop I worked at. Sold them new for $49.95, they were a hot performer.

Almost 3 days pay back then. But they are a damn good performer!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Steep price, for sure... but worthy.

I've had a few of each model, but I remember the first one so clearly, since it was dead when I got it and a cap replacement and tiny alignment brought it back to life... and I was shocked at how full and rich it sounded, and how sensitive it was compared to similarly sized radios.

I didn't mean to hijack the thread into a Channel Master tribute thread! I'll hush up now! Beautiful radios, all!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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I was given this Philips NL 3X92T some time ago along with the auto adapter, installation and use instructions in five languages. It's even got the locking key.

An interesting radio that operates off of C-cell batteries only but has connections to the auto speaker and antenna when inserted. I haven't done anything with it yet but did find the service manual which fortunately has instructions on how to take it apart.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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This is a photo of part of my radio collection.
The radios in the image are all of Kolster Brandes (KB) Rhapsody radios. Some are valve portables but the range was very successful and many transistor models were also made. KB produced the range from 1955 through to 1965. The radios in the photo are only the KB Rhapsody models. but and there were 2 more models bearing the Rhapsody name when the brand was later changed to ITT-KB and later just ITT.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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^ Beautiful collection, congrats!

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What an outstanding collection!
When I was a kid growing up in Coventry, our household radio was a KB valve table radio. We spent many happy hours listening to it, and my dad bought a Grundig TK5 tape recorder which he hooked up to it. Great memories.


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Hello Crackle ,
wow what great collection


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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New find, ever seen one of these? Snagged it for $35 - it makes lots of noise, got one station.
Thinking about doing a recap, lytics have a 1958 date code.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Mar Wed 13, 2019 11:39 pm 
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So I did some homework and found this to be a Koyo model KR-6TS1 that was also branded
with the names Commodore, Weston, and Koyo. I would imagine that they used other names too.
The Parrot brand name was previously used in Koyo's earlier peanut tube portable sets.

Here's a look under the kimono. This example uses NEC transistors.


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Here's a look under the kimono. This example uses NEC transistors.


Sexy!!!!!

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