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The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

All,

I thought you might enjoy seeing this.  I drove 970 miles each way to get this, down in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  It is 100% complete, down to the "missing" piece of veneer on the front, and the pieces to hold the grill bar in.  Note the "interesting" modification to the power supply.  It looks like a Philco TV transformer was used, with a 5U4 GB rectifier on top, to the replace the stock power transformer.  Two of the 6L6 output tubes were removed, and the supply modified to only use two, probably to cut down B+ current.  Two Quam tweeters were added, probably in the late 1940s/early 50s, and are wired to the main speaker, with a rheostat in the circuit.  Luckily, I have a spare Philharmonic power supply.  Pictures of the serial number are included for Kent.  

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I forgot to add that this radio almost became a liquor cabinet.  A customer at the garage sale that this was discovered at wanted the cabinet, and was going to throw away the rest.  A guy on one of my Facebook antique radio groups found it and alerted me to it.  

I also might add that I'm probably nutz for driving as far as I did to get this!

Good save! You're not nuts...you're a collector! Furthest I've drove one way is 4000km's ...

Thanks, Brad....now I feel a little better......lol!

Brad Winder said:

Good save! You're not nuts...you're a collector! Furthest I've drove one way is 4000km's ...

That cabinet has seen lots of moisture.  Someone tried wiring in tweeters. 

The BB sequence past 250 or so are all red dials.  The earlier numbers in the BB sequence are the dial pointers. 

Hi Alex - The receiver may clean up better than you might expect. Good you have a spare amp

I think it will.....the chrome is definitely not terrible.  It's probably going to get the Naval Jelly treatment.  Also, I also agree that it's good that I have a spare amp......that one needs a lot of help.  

David C. Poland said:

Hi Alex - The receiver may clean up better than you might expect. Good you have a spare amp

I'll have to check, but I think I have a spare Philly power transformer for that...

Kent, Alex said he has a spare power supply. 

Kent King said:

I'll have to check, but I think I have a spare Philly power transformer for that...

Yeah, but this supply could be saved, the obvious major item needed is a power trans.

Scott Seickel said:

Kent, Alex said he has a spare power supply. 

Kent King said:

I'll have to check, but I think I have a spare Philly power transformer for that...

Kent, PM me when you figure out if you have a spare Philharmonic transformer. 

Scott,

After looking at the cabinet in a better light, after I got it back home, I think it sat in hurricane surge water for a while.  The water never got as high as the power supply, but the cabinet sat in water...up to 3-4" deep for days/weeks.  There are a few pieces of rotten wood that need replaced on the base.  Thankfully, one of my best friends is an expert woodworker.  All the support blocks for the upper cabinet fell away (I still have all of them), and the hide glue gave out....and the upper cabinet is now separated from the base.  Luckily, everything is just loose (not missing or warped) veneer.  I need to clean all the mildew out of it, too, but haven't had the time.  We're getting ready to move, and radios are currently on the back burner. 

Scott Seickel said:

That cabinet has seen lots of moisture.  Someone tried wiring in tweeters. 

The BB sequence past 250 or so are all red dials.  The earlier numbers in the BB sequence are the dial pointers. 

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