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wildcat445

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PostSubject: Orphan radios   2017-05-04, 7:44 am

Would anybody be interested in orphan radios?  No Philco, RCA or Zenith.  Oddball items that maybe others are not familiar with.

I have a little unidentified model number Mitchell.  A little white plastic four tube set.  It exhibits typical four tube performance.  A REALLY long external antenna is a benefit to this little set.  It looks to me like it could be called an Admiral clone.  I'd guess late 1950's as the age of this thing.

Then I have a Mason.  Also unidentified as to model number.  It is a circa 1946 six tube bakelite cabinet table radio.  With the exception of its speaker voice coil rubbing and making noise, it is a good performer.  It has an RF amplifier, which aids performance in my fringe area.  It has a bakelite cabinet.  Mine is missing the caver over the dial and the back.  The bakelite is dull, so my plan is for a hotrod paint job.  I bought this for a parts set, but it works so well, I decided to save it and do something creative.

Again, pictures forthcoming when I learn how to post them.  Anybody else have an orphan set they would care to share?
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PostSubject: Re: Orphan radios   2017-05-08, 10:50 pm

Pictures to POST?

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PostSubject: Re: Orphan radios   2017-05-10, 6:47 am

I can do that.  Thanks for your interest, Cliff.  Stand by......

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PostSubject: Re: Orphan radios   2017-05-12, 6:44 am

I have another orphan, a Cameo.  It is a robust performer for a five-tube clock radio.  This radio has the late tube lineup-32ET5, 36AM3B, 18FY6, 18FW6, 18FX6.  This radio is made in Columbus, Indiana.  The tubes are all Arvin branded.  Arvin is also made in Columbus, Indiana.  Could Cameo have been built by Arvin, perhaps as a store brand?





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PostSubject: Re: Orphan radios   2017-05-12, 7:54 am

I mis-spoke on the Mitchell.  I have it identified, since the information is printed on the back.  The Mason is unidentified.  I have nothing on the Mason either in my Riders nor my Beitman's.  Anybody have a clue?








I did it!  Thanks, Cliff, for the excellent tutorial.

Anybody else have an orphan or two to share?

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