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 Post subject: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 2:38 am 
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An A-Z restoration...
I bought this 3 weeks ago and it was shattered in shipping due to seller stupidity. It had no name and no bezel. Everything was crusty inside but I liked it. I was the only bidder at $10.00 because shipping said $168.50. There was a second option for $21.00 shipping UPS which I guess no one saw. I actually saved the original finish with some paint matching and color sticks. She is not perfect but she is a beauty to me.
Kenny Richmond provided the Grill cloth.
Julie N Marty McCall provided the perfect escutcheon. It was a Stewart Warner escutcheon but I shaved the name off and color matched the original patina.
My niece provided the popsicle sticks :mrgreen:

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Here she is all GoJo'd, howard'd, feednwax'd, and sealed.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 2:43 am 
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What a pretty little radio! I wonder if anyone can help identify who made it.

Did you change the capacitors & add a power cord yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 5:21 am 
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Must be a wireless model i see no power cord :) .

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 5:50 am 
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I posted about it a few weeks ago but no one could ID it. It says on grillcloth.com that it is a Jackson bell 144 or a Crosley. I haven’t found either online.

As for the electronics,
I’m waiting on cloth covered cord.
Kirk

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 10:43 am 
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I have one that looks like this it is a Crosley when I get in the shop will send pic. and model # of mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 11:15 am 
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Amazing job on that grill! How did you fix that so seamlessly?


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 11:51 am 
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Kirk,
You did a quite nice job repairing that cabinet. Many Crosley's that I have seen from that time had a tag riveted on the back of the chassis. Remember you have to take the results from grill cloth for what they are. All they are telling you is some radios used that tube line up.
Recently someone was looking for info on a very similar looking radiobut it had one or two more cut outs in the grill. Might have been a brother.
Keep up the good work.
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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 12:35 pm 
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Kirk, very nice work as always. Do you have some photos of the restoration in progress?

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 12:53 pm 
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Sorry about my ID, mine is only similar, it is a crosley 148 show how good my memery is

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 4:50 pm 
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Erik,
I used popsicle sticks, color match wax sticks, a lighter, and some paints. Very slow process but very satisfying.

Russ,
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Dale,
I have seen the Crosleys and they are quite similar.

Henry,
Grillcloth.com only showed 2 results for my tube line up. It has to be the Crosley.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 6:43 pm 
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Kirk,
I think it could be a Crosley too but Grill Cloth is not the be all end all either . Sometimes try changing the tubes around and you may get different results. One radio I have did not show up at all and I went thru the Mallory manual page by page and found the tube line up . But with no pictures on the web it's a crapshoot. Since then I have found it listed as a Stratford model. A lot of the early radios just have nothing on line.

Thanks for the tips and pics on repairing the grill. Awesome stuff.
Henry


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 10:54 pm 
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Kirk,
On line I found that the Crosley 141 Vagabond was a metal coffin radio (radiomuseum).
The 141 was the book case radio . The one that looks like a row of books.

Jackson Bell 25 was a Peter Pan radio.

I will search more later.
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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 10:58 pm 
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Hmmmm,
Very nice...
I haven't found anything from about 10-15 hours of research.
Don't kill yourself over it I like having an unknown radio :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Fri 17, 2019 1:43 am 
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You have to love those inflated shipping prices on eBay. It pays to pay attention to your bids as such. Glad you got it for a reasonable sum since the seller didn't know how to pack a radio for shipping. You did a fantastic job on the restoration and the radio looks great. Once you get the line cord replaced let us know how it performs.

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Fri 17, 2019 2:49 am 
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Kirk, thanks for the photos of the radio in progress. It was interesting for me to see how it was done. If I tried that, the popsicle stick would have ended up as part of the radio :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery radio completed
PostPosted: May Fri 17, 2019 12:04 pm 
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Kirk,
When you start on the chassis see if you can get the manufacturer and part number from the volume and tone controls.
That may help in the search.
Henry


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