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 Post subject: Re: GE don't get no Love
PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 2:29 am 
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Medium wave wrote:
Love to see this disply.

Thank You!

Lately something wierd happened, a stranger has appeared.

Both the blue & grey radios are totally silent, while the black one only laughs & plays "It Ain't Me Babe".

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Jun Thu 28, 2018 3:25 pm 
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So everyone is afraid to touch this one eh? :shock: :lol:

Story on greenish radio is it's a badly sunburned P-806A(blue).

I've seen a couple others discolored but nowhere nearly to the extent of this one, inside is still baby blue.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2018 4:17 pm 
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1962 Silvertone 2016 - Not to be confused with the 1952 table radio

A big girl, with odd styling, powered by 6x D batteries. I suspect this is one that's either loved or hated.

Has a ganged control Treble/Bass circuit for tone, plus 5" main and 3" tweeter speaker with crossover. Also has tuned RF amp
and vernier tuning. A outstanding player, Arvin built a winner.

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Cabinet & innards enjoying a light clean up.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2018 8:17 pm 
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Tom, I like the style of that radio.


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 Post subject: WSW Transetta
PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2018 9:33 pm 
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This radio is one of the few that'll remain in my possession. I like how it looks and it's small size. I bought it at a flea market in Vienna for a few Euros as a souvenir of the trip. I didn't realize how much I'd come to like the set nor its historical significance. According to sources on the Internet, this is the first transistor radio model built in Austria, dating back to 1958. Siemens used the brand WSW (Wiener Schwachstrom Werke) in Austria into the 60's.


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File comment: Front of the radio. What styling. Brass and plastic. It's quite well built.
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File comment: The back of the radio. I don't know what the central brass bits do.
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File comment: The battery compartment and door. I'd not taken this off until I took this picture. The paper label is in good condition as is the foam for a 60 year old radio. It uses 3-volt batteries that are still available in Europe.
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File comment: The radio's bottom. The brightwork on the sides wrap around here. Getting inside this unit takes a lot of work. No "remove two phillips head screws and pop it open." I wonder what purpose the central hole has?
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File comment: The right side. Apparently behind the rectangular brightwork at the handle's base is where you start when you want to open this up. WSM/Siemens did NOT want anyone messing around inside this radio.
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File comment: The top and handle. The top continues the brass brightwork from the sides. I should dust more often.
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File comment: The tuning dial. Probably what attracted me to this set in the first place. The city names instead of frequencies, the scale measured in meters divided by 10 instead of kilohertz, and the "Made in Austria" in English at the very bottom.
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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2018 10:13 pm 
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^ Quite the radio, and I agree, love that dial! It's like Australian radios, listing city names instead of frequencies.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Sun 26, 2018 10:24 pm 
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That Transetta is definitely an attractive radio.


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 Post subject: Electra TR-105 Travel Clock Radio
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Here's another Electra radio, this time a portable clock radio. It's from the 1967 time frame. Last week I wound up the clock. It keeps good time. All that ticking; how did anyone get any sleep? Unusual for a wind-up clock in my experience is the sleep timer. Wind it and the radio shuts off in an hour. The radio receives only the strongest stations. I'm figuring a recapping in its future. I'll be asking for help when that happens.


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File comment: The radio in its original display box. It's quite green. The earphone is in a cavity on the right.
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File comment: A close up of the front. The bottom of the radio isn't woodgrain. It's plastic chrome reflecting the tabletop. The phosphorescent dots on the clock face still glow.
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File comment: The back. The windup at the right is for the sleep timer. It takes a 9 volt battery. Snug fit. The hinge is chromed metal.
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File comment: Profile shot. The radio's a bit unstable in this setup.
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File comment: The bottom of the clock's protective cover/radio stand. "Exclusively designed & manufactured by Electra Radio Corp." As if anyone even back then knew who Electra Radio was.
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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Mon 27, 2018 4:30 am 
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That's a very interesting radio; never seen one like it. Recapping Transistor sets like this is very easy. Six Transistor sets usually have 4 Electrolytics, this may have one or two more. Just note the orientation when removing the original.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Aug Mon 27, 2018 2:18 pm 
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This is really neat, great style, enjoy seeing the odd models.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Sep Sun 09, 2018 5:20 pm 
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Hey Tom---just now saw your Silvertone. Had never seen or heard of that model---really like it ! Do you have a pic of topside of PCB ???

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Sep Wed 12, 2018 1:48 am 
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xrhonda91 wrote:
Hey Tom---just now saw your Silvertone. Had never seen or heard of that model---really like it ! Do you have a pic of topside of PCB ???

John

Yes I do & thank you.

The bracket in middle of chassis hides many of the components. On previous year model there was a phono input and select switch.
The gouge in IF transformer was baffling, then I found good reception was intermittent. Problem turned out to be a section of PCB that was grounded through the IF can was losing it's connection, a small jumper between lugs fixed it.

It's a 1962 model but every dated component has dates between week 16 & 20 of 1961. Of course to make the Fall & Winter catalogue it had to be ready for sale by latter Sept.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Watch out Tom! Binh will get all excited over the length of that antenna rod. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Thanks Tom---always like to see the inside pics of radios I'm not familiar with...

Too bad Arvin didn't make a similar set under their name ! Or did they ???

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
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Rocco53 wrote:
Watch out Tom! Binh will get all excited over the length of that antenna rod. :)
LOL :lol:

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Thanks Tom---always like to see the inside pics of radios I'm not familiar with...

Too bad Arvin didn't make a similar set under their name ! Or did they ???

John

I have no idea, though the thought is interesting.

I'd never seen one, that and odd styling caught my eye.

Cabinet construction has similarities to large speaker AA5/6 of early '60s, thinnish back surrounds chassis.
Not the most durable design for on the go operation. Stuffed with six D batteries, I'd suspect many suffered
significant damage if dropped.

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Oct Thu 18, 2018 2:28 pm 
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Hello Tom,
yes I agree Arvin built a nice set and they sure did build some nice sets thou,
and that old silvertone radio grows on you I bet it sounds great .

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2018 10:50 pm 
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Although the box has seen better days, this Crestline 6T-180 6 transistor radio has seen little use and works like a new radio. The 6T-180 is somewhat larger than other 6 transistor radios of the period and has the tuning dial located on the top of the unit. The Crestline is a well-built and a nice addition to my collection. - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Nov Sun 04, 2018 8:31 pm 
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Now that is a beauty, congrats on the find!

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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Nov Tue 06, 2018 10:23 pm 
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Mark, That Crestline is sweeet. love the speedo dial and the rounded body.


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 Post subject: Re: Got Collections? New Finds? Let's See 'em.....
PostPosted: Nov Tue 27, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Looked in a drawer today which you do every so once in awhile and surprised how many Emersons were in there. Reds, blues, white, black. Atlas, Pioneers, Vanguards and Explorers. All working strong, have a few others that are organ donors.


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