December 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm #2110Eric StrasenForum Participant
Work on this Toronto-built Stromberg is nearly complete so I thought I’d post some pictures sent me by the wizard who has resurrected it from the dead — Dr. Thomas Singletary of Statesboro, Georgia. I normally handle my own electronic restoration work but send special radios to Tom. The Stromberg qualified as "special" as it is the most elaborate post-war table radio of theirs I have ever seen. I don’t think anything remotely like it was produced for the U.S. market. It has nine tubes with push-pull 6L6’s, an 8" PM speaker and, unlike just about all commercial radios produced in the day (except communication receivers) has decent bandspread on the short wave bands. Tom not only does exemplary electronic restoration, but also has a fully equipped shop to handle cabinet work.
Some thank yous are due to CVRS’ers Stefan W. who originally picked up this set for me in Scarborough, Ontario and shipped it to Georgia, to Ash M. who discovered a set of S-C knobs on eBay that look like they will fit the radio and Bob Masse who Emailed me a dial stringing diagram for what has to be one of the most complex tuning arrangements ever. If anyone is interested in restoration information on this set, including some really curious things done to the chassis by prior owners, please Email me at and I’ll provide all the gory details. Thanks for looking.
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