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 Post subject: Restoring a Philco Model 60-505 (Jan. 1936)
PostPosted: Oct Sun 11, 2020 6:22 am 
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After 50 years, I am restoring a Philco Model 60-505, (Jan. 1936). It is missing the speaker. I am wondering what the best source would be to locate a good working speaker; I have looked on eBay and found some that are chewed up or with small tears.

Dan from Indiana


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a Philco Model 60-505 (Jan. 1936)
PostPosted: Oct Sun 11, 2020 1:21 pm 
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Hi Dan:

Welcome to the forum!

Probably the best way right now (with Covid 19 going on) would be to post a want to buy ad (free) on the Classified section of this forum.

You might also look to see if there is an antique radio club in your area (most have websites). Most clubs have periodic swap meets where you might find a junker set with a good speaker in it. Covid has really limited the in person monthly meetings of the club in my area (Vintage Radio and Phonograph Society out of Dallas) but we have still managed to hold two swap meets in the last 3 months.

Good luck.

Wayne


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a Philco Model 60-505 (Jan. 1936)
PostPosted: Oct Sun 11, 2020 2:47 pm 
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Please double check your model number. 60-505 is not correct for a 1936 radio. That will help when looking for a part.

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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a Philco Model 60-505 (Jan. 1936)
PostPosted: Oct Sun 11, 2020 7:53 pm 
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Thank you both for help and replies. The paper label inside says, "Model 60-505". And I found the model and date on RadioTubeLunder 'Lineage of the Philco Model 60 (60B) Cathedral Radio (1933-37)'/and on the Philco Phorum. Best that I can do for now. D.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a Philco Model 60-505 (Jan. 1936)
PostPosted: Oct Mon 12, 2020 2:23 am 
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Cabinet label confusion!

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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=322476


Maybe post some photos of the chassis.
Posting photos to a forum thread.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=365653


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a Philco Model 60-505 (Jan. 1936)
PostPosted: Oct Tue 13, 2020 5:01 pm 
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This thread might help in determining whether you have a Model 60 or a Model 505:


https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vi ... =1&t=46911


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a Philco Model 60-505 (Jan. 1936)
PostPosted: Oct Tue 13, 2020 5:54 pm 
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Hi Dan and welcome,

You didn't mention which cabinet style your set has?
The tag inside is there to let you know the tube arrangement. If that chassis is used in several sets it can be confusing. The model 60 chassis was used in a bunch of different cabinets table top and console. The 505 was a console set which has 78rpm record player. The chassis is pretty much the same but has switching for the record player. The console models probably used a larger speaker (10 1/2") where the table top sets use an 8" speaker.
The pic that Egg posted is a bit of an oddball. Cabinet/label is from a 60B but the speaker is from a Philco farm set like a model 38B.
It may not be a horrible thing to get a speaker that is a little beat up and have it recone. It's not uncommon for 80+ yr cones to be off center and rub or the gap to be full of dirt and dust. This limits the back and forth motion of the cone giving poor frequency response. Before doing so make sure the field coil and output transformer are good.

GL w/your project
Terry


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