The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
I can't find a copy of the schematic with legible electrolytic cap values. The power supply currently has 3 30-30mf 500v cans installed with the positive sides tied on 2 cans giving me 30, 30, 60,…Continue
I need to rechrome a bunch of parts: escutcheons, tube shields and coil shields from several McMurdo Silver chassis. Anyone have a recommendation as to someone to do this?Has anyone tried any of the…Continue
Hello my friends. It has been quite a while since I have posted. Between ill health and my wife's health problems, it has been a difficult time. In any event, we have been selling off our collection…Continue
Purchased radio available below and all iron checks out so time to proceed. I'm unaware of nuances with the 23, other than they were available with and without tweeters.I will add in the serial…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
I just picked up a new in box Sylvania leaf 6J5G-RC. Does anyone know what the RC suffix is? I looked through all of my vintage Sylvania tube manuals and all that is listed are the G and GT types with no mention of the RC suffix...Could it be some type of an industrial or low noise variant?…
Hello, I picked up a Phantom radio at a garage sale. The turntable needs rewiring but it does function. I did check the tubes and they all work. I did check the tubes and they all work. The radio receiver is not currently working. I do not know if this is because of a electrical problem or my lack of basic knowledge in electronics. I am toiling between selling the unit or learning basic 101 electronics. If someone wishes to make me an offer,, i will consider it. My email is…Continue