- November 16, 2019 at 6:12 pm #12300
I’m only after the tubes. What’s a fair offer for the tube collection?November 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm #12312Gerry O’HaraCVRS Member
Difficult to say without knowing what the tubes are – eg. if that box of ‘Standard’ brand tubes are all NOS 45s then I would snap it up at that price. On the other hand if they are all TV tubes, definitely not. The 19 set takes me back though – first shortwave set I ever had and managed to get working. I was about 14 or 15 I think… Pity the photos are not sharp enough to make out the tube types on the boxes.
Maybe you could contact the seller and ask a few pertinent questions.November 18, 2019 at 6:46 am #12313
I think I may be too much of a greenhorn at this point to know a TV tube from a radio tube aka “pertinent questions” The era I grew up in was the 50C5, 35W4, 12 AV6 powered stuff. I know very little about the earlier tubes, but I have a backlog of 30,40’s stuff to sort through, mostly having the bulbous, bigger tubes. The snow is flying, so it’s radio time again. Would like to tackle this Globetrotter this winter and I’m sure I will have some questions. All the tubes light and it hums and I unplugged it right away after that as I didn’t want to damage anything. Only visible damage on the radio is a small tear in the speaker cone which should be an easy fix.
Attachments:November 19, 2019 at 7:36 am #12337Dan WalkerCVRS Member
Hi Gary: Nice globetrotter you have there .. You are right in not plugging it in until the capacitors have been changed.
What model is this radio?
I have restored an RCA console [pictured] and it is model C8-16. These are not a real difficult radio to work on.
Do you have the schematics for the radio showing the values of the caps ?
As far as the speaker cone is concerned I use a product called GOOP . it is very similar to Shoe goo and it works very well.
Dan in Calgary
- This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Dan Walker. Reason: double photos
Attachments:November 19, 2019 at 7:39 am #12345Dan WalkerCVRS Member
I can’t seem to get rid of the extra photos , so I will leave them in ..
Dan in CalgaryNovember 19, 2019 at 7:51 am #12346
It’s a C8-16, same as yours serial # 698. I paid $100. for it with a refinished cabinet. It is untouched chassis wise and i think it had an easy life. Along with doing the caps, a lot of the wiring is crispy and will need doing as well. here’s some pics of the chassis. I think I downloaded the schematics and I have to find them. Thanks for the speaker cone advice!
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Attachments:November 26, 2019 at 8:43 am #12438Gerry O’HaraCVRS Member
Nice-looking radios guys! Good luck with the restoration work over the winter Gary.
GerryNovember 26, 2019 at 1:54 pm #12439
Thanks Gerry, I’m sure to have questions…
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