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Old 01-26-2004, 08:14 AM
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1930 Sparton AM radio

This is from around 1930...I got it in a pawnshop in Alamogordo New Mexico a few weeks ago for $50. The only problems with it was that a resistor had broke loose on one end and somehow this was overloading the filter caps causing them to smoke. Installed new caps and fixed resistor. This set apparently had a relatively recent repair job on it. It is a TRF set and the volume control varies the gain of the RF amp tubes and not the audio directly. It uses some real antique tubes...has 2 directly heated triodes for output that still work great. The original 1930 power cord and plug was still working but I replaced it with a modern one for safety.
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Inside view. I have the escutcheon that goes on the front but have not mounted it yet.
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:00 AM
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Is it for sale?
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:02 AM
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No...sorry, not for sale. These things are as rare as hens' teeth around here and this is the only unit of its type that I have.

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