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  • #16314
    Mike Himelfarb
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    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.

    #16318
    John Greenland
    CVRS 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

    #16320
    Jean Marcotte
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    Three models with same chassis :

    Rogers model 13-60 = 8R623
    Majestic model 860 = 8M623
    DeForest model Sousa = 8D623

    #16321
    Dan Walker
    CVRS 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 Calgary

    #16329
    John Bartley
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    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?)

    cheers

    #16408
    Mike Himelfarb
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    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.

    #16410
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    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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