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  • #9515

    Dan Walker
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    I bought this one at an estate sale.
    It is known as the “Buckingham” , type 70. It was one of their top models for 1935 and it has 10 tubes and a separate power supply.
    The cabinet will need a bit of touch up in places. I checked out the power supply [with my rogers 10-12], and it works fine after I replaced the electrolytic caps. It has two rogers 6F7m tubes although someone had put in a 6F7 tube with an adaptor.
    It also has the 24 volt tuning light, but no dial. Instead of a dial there are movable lights that rotate around as you tune, and different colors for each band.
    I have a Deforest Crosley table model with the same system
    We will se how it goes after I get it recapped.
    The cabinet is big and heavy but I like it.
    Dan in Calgary.

    • This topic was modified 2 years ago by  Dan Walker.
    #11648

    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    I thought I would post some photos of this radio since I have it completely done.
    It is called the ” BUCKINGHAM” I did strip the cabinet and I am glad I did because the wood is very nice.
    The radio is very heavy, like the 10-12 and I think it is just a notch down from the 10-12 .
    This is one I won’t be selling , as it is just to rare, at least for me.
    I have never seen a photo of this radio before.

    Here is the finished product.
    Dan in Calgary

    #11663

    Jean Marcotte
    Forum Participant

    Beautiful radio. I just bought one from the same era, the “Duchess” with seven tubes and the same dial. This radio should have six short legs that were cut by the previous owner. If anyone has those legs I would apreciate close-up photos of the legs and dimensions so I could to try to reproduce them.

    Jean

    #11702

    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    This is the best I could come up with. It looks like the stretcher between the legs will be a challenge [if you can find the legs]
    Dan in Calgary

    #11713

    Jean Marcotte
    Forum Participant

    Thank you Dan. I had these pictures already. This is where I found it was missing its legs.

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