The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
The target output transformer is for the 6V6 push-pull amp to a 39 ohm impedance voice coil.A VTVM shows a resistance of about 30 ohms for this voice coil. The model Sixteen, 14 tube Masterpiece and…Continue
From the estate of a friend: Truly excellent chrome, late AW12 single dial, working chassis. Olympia cabinet has never been cut for a phonograph. It is marked inside: Peerless Furniture Company,…Continue
My mother is elderly and owns the following radio, it is in great shape but nevertheless needs minor repair and restoration:
I inherited my radio from my parents who purchased it when they attended the
1934 Worlds Fair in Chicago.
It was purchased, paid for. and then shipped to Arizona where my parents
lived. It apparently is a Tassman model - this info was given me by my son Curtis
Walling who did some primary…
I am working on a Philly amp and am finding a number of wiring mods that deviate from the schematic. Some are due to someone bypassing a bad audio transformer and for adding a second phone plug input with volume/mixing pots.
But I also found a 125 ohm Candohm type resistor that is factory mounted to the side of the amp chassis. It is connected in series to the cap connected to pin 6 of the set plug socket and then tied to ground. It doesn't show on the schematics that I…Continue
I subscribe to an excellent blog called the SWLing Post. It is run by Thomas Witherspoon, a man who has boundless energy.
Recently he featured a Crosley radio that was competing for the high end market back in the late '30's. At the end of the article he asked if any of his readers had a 'benchmark' radio.
I responded with a few photos of my BOL Philharmonic and he created a post from my information.
You can check it out at: …Continue
I am glad to see all the nice pieces on here. I am a collector and it never seems to end.When I was in High School made a communications radio and won a blue ribbon 1st place in K9EWU'S Don Houdes electronics class class and had a project when I was in College and had access to the metal shop. Was good friends to one of the teachers. wanted to make a high fi amplifier. Well made a 50 watt stereo unit and wished I kept it as it was. Made it into this big thing. A friend of mine spoiled with…Continue