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 Post subject: Radio identification help, please
PostPosted: Aug Sun 23, 2020 8:55 pm 
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Attached are photos of a radio my father-in-law gave me years ago. I though I"d restore it, but that hasn't happened. I hope to eventually sell it for a fair price. Any clues to what it is are appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Bruce


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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
PostPosted: Aug Mon 24, 2020 2:18 am 
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On the lower left side of the chassis is printed "Model" something. Can you post what the model number is? Also can you post the tube line up?

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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
PostPosted: Aug Mon 24, 2020 3:31 am 
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Looks like something Allied/Knight would sell out of their catalog around 1937/38. The knobs and dial are the same as many of the models, though I didn't find an exact match.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
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Looks like it was made by DeWald. Notice how the push button call letter spots are situated below the push buttons instead of above the push buttons. That's a DeWald trade mark.

Hard to say what it's worth. I wouldn't pay more then $75 for it, more like $50.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
PostPosted: Aug Mon 24, 2020 6:11 am 
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Here's a DeWald 649 that was posted by 'decojoe' not long ago. Different speaker grill and eye location, but very similar.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
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What does it say under the eye tube?
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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
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It looks like it says model 8A on the rear apron of the chassis!

other suspects, one with an eye-tube. lol
https://grillecloth.com/sylvania/tubeli ... ubmit&db=5

Rider 1939 • Dewald page...
9-5 http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0022.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
PostPosted: Aug Tue 25, 2020 7:20 am 
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Model 812 has the eye-tube.

Rider 1942 • Dewald page...
12-5 http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0011.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
PostPosted: Sep Thu 17, 2020 8:59 pm 
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Wow, you folks are great! Thanks for all the great info. I've been away (moving in with girlfriend) so haven't put the attention to this I should. The marking on the rear chassis is hard to read, but based on what I see here, I'm pretty confident it's a DeWald 812. The pix are dead ringers and the tube line up is essentially the same. Now I must decide whether to restore it (it's been in the project queue for ~30 years.) or just sell it to a good home. ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Radio identification help, please
PostPosted: Sep Thu 17, 2020 9:39 pm 
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I'd restore it if I were you. It's already a nice classic antique radio and should be really easy to restore. Why be so quick to cash it in for a few bucks when it could eventually be playing in your living room. Every home should have at least one antique radio. Ask your girlfriend what she thinks you should do with it.

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