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Old 06-09-2018, 08:01 PM
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New Old Radio Day:

Picked this up the other day. It's in need of new grille cloth which I have ordered, and a trip to my antique radio guru for a thorough going over.

I really like the style of this big console. Subdued, but elegant. Not in your face, but homey. Real nice wood.







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Old 06-09-2018, 09:09 PM
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Just like my chassis. I have it in the shop being refitted. It will be installed in a baby grand-style case.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:34 AM
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I restored one for a family member. You'll like it!

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Old 06-10-2018, 11:54 AM
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This is supposed to be one of the best home receivers made. The reception capabilities are exceptional. This is the last year before the high fidelity radios were sold for only two years. They then disappeared, never to be seen again.
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I've got one of the HiFi units. They are great radios.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:13 PM
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I received my new grille cloth from Radio Daze yesterday. She goes to my radio wizard on Monday for about a week. When I get her back, she'll be all recapped, readjusted, and re whatever she needs.
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:34 PM
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I received my new grille cloth from Radio Daze yesterday. She goes to my radio wizard on Monday for about a week. When I get her back, she'll be all recapped, readjusted, and re whatever she needs.
I'm curious , you mention your "radio wizard" often , do you not want to do your own repairs/restoration ? If it's totally unfamiliar to you to work on the old tube electronics you could get a simple "AA5" set and have the great folks here talk you through doing a basic recap , I'll bet you'd be on your way to doing your own restorations faster than you may believe .
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I have a guy who has decades of experience working on old electric things, especially radios. He doesn't overcharge me, and his work is guaranteed for as long as he's alive. He's recognized as one of the best.

I can't solder very well, my eyesight isn't so great, and from many years of working with my hands, my fingers don't cooperate very well for fine detailed work.

It's just not worth the frustration.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:21 PM
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I have a guy who has decades of experience working on old electric things, especially radios. He doesn't overcharge me, and his work is guaranteed for as long as he's alive. He's recognized as one of the best.

I can't solder very well, my eyesight isn't so great, and from many years of working with my hands, my fingers don't cooperate very well for fine detailed work.

It's just not worth the frustration.
Totally understood . My only reason for asking was , if I or anyone here could have been a help to you in doing the repairs yourself I'd have been happy to offer to share what I've learned over the years .
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:32 PM
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I appreciate that. I fly fish and I have a heckuva time tying lines and flies. I take a bunch of pretied leaders, and flies, so it wont take me forever to do, out on the river.

It's all good. I get the radio back, like new, without any frustration.
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