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PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 4:30 pm 
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WOW!
You don't see that everyday. 1960-ish?
Zenith sure has gotten good mileage out of the "Zenette" moniker.
It's been in use since the 1930's on many different models.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 9:29 pm 
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WOW!
You don't see that everyday. 1960-ish?
Zenith sure has gotten good mileage out of the "Zenette" moniker.
It's been in use since the 1930's on many different models.


Thanks! Two of them I recapped, the other two are all original and they all sound great, reception and audio. I've really have become a fan of that series. Guess you are too with that screename!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: May Tue 28, 2019 6:17 pm 
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I don't normally post in the collections section, but I thought this might be of interest. An Allied 2691 in extremely nice condition. It was given to me by a friend a few years ago. Dusty but unscathed. None of the lamps worked, so I dismantled it and replaced them all, using Radio Shack as my source, and hot glue as the fixing method. Too many caps to consider replacing them so I left it original. It plays decently.
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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Nice looking radio, Colin!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Nice looking radio, Colin!

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Looking good! I like the grill cloth they used back then. And it's got a phono input too!


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Very clean Allied Colin, it looks very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Looking good! I like the grill cloth they used back then. And it's got a phono input too!

I think phono inputs were somewhat common in that era. My first ever transistor radio was a Toshiba portable that an uncle bought for me in the early ‘60s, and it had a 3.5mm phono socket. I never used it.


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Very clean Allied Colin, it looks very nice.

Thanks John. I was lucky to be given it.


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The Sanyo 6551 6 transistor radio is the red version of the Sanyo 6C-15 and is similar to the Channel Master 6501.


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A nice pair of Sanyos.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Agreed, great looking examples that you don't see very often.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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I didn't pay much for either Sanyo transistor radio, although the one with the red case cost more, which is to be expected!


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Dave Doughty wrote:
Here's a spot to post pictures of your transistor portable radio collections and new finds.

Dave


G.E. P4990A, fully functional, highly sensitive , gorgeous.

A cleaning and recapping would no doubt improve already good performance exponentially.

https://youtu.be/mWXZyLVpMqM


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Here are a few more portables from my vast Valiant collection. lol
Both sets are from the end of the "transistor wars period" ~1965 to 1970.

The black set, Japan - 15 Hitachi transistors, six of them are hooked in parallel for audio output. Decent quality, still works fine. Battery only. (4ea - AA)

The green set, Hong Kong - 18 what? I counted 10 transistors, a mish-mash of package styles. So-so quality, not working, battery or corded for 120vac.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Jun Tue 25, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Don't know who produced these. They were imported by a number of trading companies in the New York area.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Made in Japan around 1961, also known by the name brand "Marvel", this set was previously available as a six transistor radio.
It was available in different colors and has a folding kickstand on the rear cover.
Sporting the same case, this updated eight transistor model was also marketed as the "GM Sportsman".
"GM" in this case stands for General Merchandise - an import company, not General Motors.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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I also have one.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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livewire54 wrote:
Made in Japan around 1961, also known by the name brand "Marvel", this set was previously available as a six transistor radio.
It was available in different colors and has a folding kickstand on the rear cover.
Sporting the same case, this updated eight transistor model was also marketed as the "GM Sportsman".
"GM" in this case stands for General Merchandise - an import company, not General Motors.

I have the Marvel 6 Transistor version w/leather case:
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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Nice examples guys, two thumbs - way up! 8)


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