RadioBar Model 507-37-610
11-29-2011, 10:10 PM
Re: RadioBar Model 507-37-610
For what it's worth, my mother just passed away and I am just getting back into the Phorum routine. Others here are probably busy with after-Thanksgiving things.
Patience is a virtue.
Believe me, we appreciate your presence here and will be happy to help you out as much as we can - just give us a chance, okay?
Now let me start by addressing the first post in this thread.
That is a great find, especially if it still has most of the glassware. Radiobars are more valuable if they have the glassware with them, and if the mirrors are in good shape.
I'm afraid you're a bit late on the grille cloth. Until recently the original pattern, known commonly in the collecting community as the Philco V pattern, was being reproduced. Not anymore, however. The remaining stock of this cloth has all been bought up, and is no longer available. With the future of reproduction grillecloth uncertain at present (that is, whether anyone else will step forward to make this available again or not), I could not make any suggestions on a replacement.
The whitish residue you refer to is probably from one of the original electrolytic capacitors. These need to be rebuilt, and with some skill, new electrolytics can be put inside the original aluminum cans.
This radio uses vacuum tubes, not transistors. In fact this radio predates the invention of the transistor by more than a decade. Tubes are available.
But you should also know that it is capacitors that go bad over time and cause a radio to stop working, much more so than tubes. Most of the time, the tubes in an old radio are still good.
Please read the following page, here on my site.
Then, read the section for the beginner on Phil Nelson's website.
This should get you started. Please feel free to ask more questions as you go along - and please be patient with us if one of us does not reply immediately.
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Re: RadioBar Model 507-37-610 - Ron Ramirez - 11-29-2011 10:10 PM
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