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    Ed Kraushar
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    This Howard Model K Neutrodyne was a pleasure to work on. It is the cleanest radio that I have purchased, I am used to some real dogs due to my weakness for basket cases. A tag on it also states "Type A" although a search under that brings up a smaller neutrodyne. The "K" is shown at the end of the serial number.

    No cleaning was necessary, all pictures are cosmetically as found.

    The chassis is well laid out and quite neat.

    The two audio interstage transformers on top of the chassis between the tubes and the front panel were open and needed rewinding. The underside of the chassis was a bit of a surprise.

    Note the the generous amount of solder that Howard used. The three coils still have the paper wrappers on them, clearly marked "To be removed after the radio is installed and before it is used." They have been there for for over 85 years so I left them in place. The radio plays OK with them on although I wonder if they may degrade performance. The bypass capacitor measured 0.5 mfd when tested but was very leaky at low voltages so it was restuffed.


    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Ed that is very nice,and like you say you just don’t find old radio in that condition..That would be a keeper

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