Tagged: Steampunk radio
November 2, 2020 at 6:12 am #15577
Found this interesting Marine radio on FB Marketplace and had to have it. The broadcast beacons were made obsolete in 2000 by GPS, but the AM still works and it looks pretty cool, but the chassis looks like someone hacked it pretty badly. I left an email with Guest (still in business) hoping to find a schematic. If anyone has a clue where to look next, that would be great. Here it is
Attachments:November 3, 2020 at 9:31 am #15588Les DicksonCVRS Member
I understand why you had to have it.November 3, 2020 at 12:34 pm #15595
It was just so Flash Gordon looking! The radio doesn’t seem to exist in any form online. No info at all after searching for hours. Never happened before. Sent some info and filled out a myriad of forms
at Radiomuseum and they had never heard of it either and are creating a listing for it once I send better pics. That’s saying something as that place has just about every radio on the planet listed.
Just came back with a nice 1937 Stromberg Carlson Chairside 231-R with the guts missing,(and replaced with a 70’s era POS radio), but the cabinet is in fantastic shape. A tale for another day
Attachments:November 4, 2020 at 12:10 pm #15604Les DicksonCVRS Member
Another very unique find. Where are you locating these items?November 4, 2020 at 12:37 pm #15608
I spend way to much time looking at my wife’s Facebook marketplace site and also Kijiji. I just enter “tube radio” and see what comes up. The 231-R was sitting at the back of a flea market in Lachute Quebec. 3 hrs there and back, but worth it as I only paid $140. He had it on for $350, but was keen to sell as the place was deserted for the most part due to the plague. I have a line on a chassis, knobs and speaker for it. To deal with the big hole cut for the 70 era compact stereo, I plan to patch the hole from behind, cover it with veneer and drill 3 new holes. Such a shame it was modified, but otherwise I couldn’t have afforded such a cool deco radio. That being said, the prices for these have crashed along with most antiques. Radioattic sold a beauty in March 2020, fully restored and refinished for $1,250. They still list for several thousand here and there, but I don’t think they will bring that anymore. Post boomers don’t care much about antiques etc.
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