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Old 03-14-2019, 09:42 AM
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I think $75 would be okay if it was complete and the cabinet was in good shape. Be careful plugging in the radio though, it could blow up. Capacitors in it dry up and short out or absorb moisture and short out. I did a Motorola battery radio last year and ALL the coupler capacitors were dead shorted. I would bring it up on a variac or use a dim bulb tester (or both) if possible.

I picked up a '36 Philco farm radio, and I did a full recap before I applied power (and still burned a resistor)
Your statements in this thread sound a little wild, especially about the Motorola battery set! Leaky yes, but dead shorted! It would be a new one on me.
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Your statements in this thread sound a little wild, especially about the Motorola battery set! Leaky yes, but dead shorted! It would be a new one on me.
I've never seen a set filled with dead shorted caps, but I've seen sets where better than %90 were leaky below 50V, and I've seen some caps with a resistance lower than the average speaker voice coil...All dead shorted would be rather unusual though.
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