February 28, 2021 at 9:29 am #16314Mike HimelfarbForum Participant
I have a Rogers Majestic tabletop model my brother restored. It’s a longwire receiver and it works well. I’m wondering if anyone can help me establish some kind of provenance/worth as I’m unable to find any evidence of its existence online. I’m attaching pix of the front of the cabinet and the ID plate on the rear of the chassis.
Attachments:February 28, 2021 at 10:05 am #16318John GreenlandCVRS Member
Looks like a De Forest. Have a look here — https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/deforest_sousa_ch_8d623.html
You may want to find out if the Rogers tubes in it are the hard to find ones.
Regards, John G. VO1 CAT
February 28, 2021 at 8:28 pm #16320Jean MarcotteForum Participant
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by John Greenland.
Three models with same chassis :
Rogers model 13-60 = 8R623
Majestic model 860 = 8M623
DeForest model Sousa = 8D623March 1, 2021 at 6:32 am #16321Dan WalkerCVRS Member
It has two rectifier tubes 2X3 and they can be somewhat difficult to get , but since they are half wave rectifiers,
you can do a bit of rewiring and use a 5Y3.
Dan in CalgaryMarch 1, 2021 at 9:36 am #16329John BartleyForum Participant
It looks to be in nice shape. In my experience prices vary greatly with location. Complete and in good working condition is a bonus. If you can provide some documentation on what the “restoration” included, that would help increase the price, especially if it was fairly complete.
Maybe you could advise on a rough location (City?, Area?)
cheersMarch 12, 2021 at 7:38 pm #16408Mike HimelfarbForum Participant
All parts are original. Dried capacitors were bridged with new ones of the same values to make it operational. The original dried ones are still in place. Knobs were refinished otherwise everything is original. Any idea what it’s worth? It’s located in Newmarket near Toronto.
March 12, 2021 at 8:53 pm #16410Dan WalkerCVRS Member
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by Mike Himelfarb.
If the radio has dried caps and they are still in the circuit,that is an indication that whoever did it , did not do it right.
The old caps should be taken out,
Any radio is only worth what the buyer wants to pay.what location the radio is in have a bearing on what it is worth.
The condition is good and everything is there.
Go on Kijiji and see what the asking price of comparable radios are.
As guess, I would say about $75.00 to $100.00
Dan in Calgary
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