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    I think my radio might be a kit that never got put together. I thought I’d put it on Show "n" Tell in response to Ed’s post.

    I just took pictures of the face , I also have the box and the box looks quite professionally made, and it fits this faceplate.
    The box for mine has a lift up top similar to ed’s radio. It looks quite professionally made to me, that’s why I think mine is a kit.

    I don’t have the board for the bottom or any other parts. I have no idea what the layout or the coils would have looked like. it has the on / off switch, phones socket, and a couple of rheostats.

    the black rheostat says Genuine Bakelite on it . and there is that AP logo?
    the switch says Garter radio (something I can’t read) and Amp Switch Toronto. ..Canadian eh!

    Any clues?


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    Ed Kraushar
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    Hi Phil,

    The more I look at my homebrew, the more it looks like a kit or partial kit. The box is very professional, the chassis is finished the same as the box exterior and the panel, although not engraved except for the indicator lines for the tuning caps, appears to be professionally cut and drilled. On the other hand I can see where some modifications had been made at some time.

    I have taken a liking to homebrews, they can be very interesting. I picked up 10 or more at a local auction recently ranging from this quality to total junk usable only for parts. Unfortunately many had seen terrible storage conditions.


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