February 4, 2017 at 7:19 am #8445
I have this radio that has no model or name on it
Attachments:February 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm #8447
Sterling, I don’t know the model but I did have one very similar. Mine was a Rogers.
I sold the radio , but I sure can find out the model as I sold it to a friend.
I know they are not the same but the dials are very similar.
Here is a photo of the one I had.
Dan in Calgary
Attachments:February 6, 2017 at 1:37 am #8453
yes I would like the model number thanksFebruary 15, 2017 at 1:52 pm #8482philForum Participant
Ive noticed a number of similar designs from that era if it is rogers. they seemed to be changing the cabinet front details but not by a lot I think I have seen about 10 different ones but each with a slightly different profile to the face without changing a lot.
is there an ink stamp inside the cabinet because rogers often used names rather than chassis ID numbers. I think I have one or two that may be quite similar and I think they have line cord resistors or “curtain burners” you might be able to sub a big resister if it had one? some of the old radios incorporated the idea of putting a resister in the line cord and it seems likely that someone may have removed the original cord by now. Im not certain that that is one of these sets but others might be able to shed more light. if the schematic says somethign like resistance line cord It could be a clue. Im not sure how long the idea of a resistance line cord was in use before someone realized it was a dumb idea buit there were some and I am sure I have seen some in little cabinets like that.
I think often those radios had just a tag with numbers 0 to 100 or maybe some had frequency markings. I think the knobs were sort of octagonal in shape but with a pointer on them. I haven’t worked on one but they are heavy and probably quite crammed inside. maybe a big transformer for 50 cycle power. It is a pretty early radio, early 30’s? ( just a guess) I think it was a feat to make a radio that small in the era it was made. the tubes likely have goat shields and need them. I think those radios usually had backs on them. sorry i can’t offer a lot more but might have one or two similar samples which I have never worked on.
it looks like there is some info on the plates on the front. what does the blue tag read? what is the name? the picture is tiny.. it looks like COM FAB? never heard that name.. could this be one of those plant A , B or C radios that was made by a known manufacturer but rebranded for certain stores or something?
while researching you might try to look at emmerson radios from about 1934 or so. i seem to remember the emmerson name on some small sets as wel as rogers. lots of companies were going under about then due to the depression. one that might come to mind is the emmerson mikey mouse. it was a little tiny radio ( for the date) and quite a famous design. you may find a link between what you have and some other emmerson set of the era? i dont’ doubt it is a rogers but there must have been some cross linking between manufacturers then, or something.. sorry it isn’t a lot to go on.
February 15, 2017 at 4:07 pm #8485
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Sterling’ Here is the model of the radio I posted a photo of.
It is 6R511 which is a Rogers radio
Dan in CalgaryFebruary 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm #8487
thanks for the model numberFebruary 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm #8488
also forgot to mention the blue plate on front it says W H Banfield and Sons LTD Toronto CanadaFebruary 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm #8489
you could possible try Deforest Crosley model 81 ”Earl’February 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm #8490
Try this link, it might give you some information about the model 81 ”Earl’
Dan in CalgaryFebruary 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm #8491
I will look tomorrow but this radio has a tube layout 35, 84, 84, 24, and 2a5
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