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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:15 am

I can't remember where I got this radio or what I paid for it but I've had it at least ten years. Now that I'm retired I think I will take the time to restore it.

I was wondering what you all think of this radio;





I do have the back cover in good shape but removed it to clean out the heavy dust inside.
This radio always looked "home made" to me but I can see by internet research it was not.

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Re: Arthur Ansley Model R-1

Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:33 am

INteresting. I was also going to say home made. But, looks like a fairly good design. Am, fm??
Looks like mid to lat 50's to me.
Should be a nice player when finnished.
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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:04 am

AM works great, no hum, no static while tuning, but the FM does not work, quiet as can be, no hum and no static.
The cabinet in my opinion is of very poor carpentryfinish wise.

Here are the spec's on it;

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/ansley_2_r_1.html


I was thinking of investing in a few of these capacitor kits;
http://www.justradios.com/capkits.html
Does anyone have any experience with this company or the kits?

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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:58 pm

I buy from them, but, have never bought a kit from them.
I would highly reccommend that you pay the extra small amount to have it shipped by air, or, customs coluld hold it for several weeks. They are honst people.
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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:09 pm

I've bought a kit from them, they come in a compartment box with the values on the lid. Then you can restock as needed.

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Post by W8WHO on Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:24 pm

I have bought kits from them and they are good. Slower shipping from Canada but good products. Also buy kits from wwwjoe.com and they are very good also. I like both of these vendors and will keep using them
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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:44 pm

Thanks for the feed back but you will have to help me with a link to wwwjoe.com

www.joe.com is a real estate developer in Florida

www.wwwjoe.com redirects to a porn site! Shocked

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Post by W8WHO on Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:31 pm

Ok you need to use the following
http://www.wjoe.com/ Hope that helps
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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:31 pm

OK that works! Very Happy

I've been to that site also, I ust didn't recognize the link!

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Re: Arthur Ansley Model R-1

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:42 am

Here is a link to Sams for the schematic;

https://www.samswebsite.com/en/photofact/details/index/id/104369

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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:58 pm

Please, guys, these are greta links. But, please put them into the correct place. Thanks.
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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:15 pm

Sorry Bill, I didn't notice there is a forum for links. I made a post in the forum as well. Embarassed

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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:18 pm

No problem. Just trying to help.
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Post by W8WHO on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:34 pm

Oops Bill , sorry, I better read the instructions first !! My computer skills are not good. Thanks for the great forums. Will try to do better. Hope to get more involved
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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:37 pm

No problem. We all started as beginners...........
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Re: Arthur Ansley Model R-1

Post by jerryhawthorne on Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:42 pm

Mezlaw, that was a link to a picture I posted of one I restored for my neighbor. I have restored about 30 of his radios in the past and probably the only one I would like to have. I don't believe the company was in business for long and that chassis was the only one they produced for a radio. It appears they had a couple of cabinet variations, yours and the one I restored which has a closing lid. The radio performed very well on both AM and FM. The cabinet work was very simple, but solid wood as I recall. Also, a very large power transformer.
I have a feeling that if one was to only collect that brand of radio, the collection would be very small!
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Sorry, I should have opened your link first. Yours goes to your R-1, here is a link that goes to the one I rebuilt.
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http://www.radioatticarchives.com/radio.htm?radio=10154


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Re: Arthur Ansley Model R-1

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:23 pm

Nice job Jerry. Based of your restoration it looks like I have the correct grill cloth. The routing of the cabinet for the dial looks like amature wood working, which lead me to believe the cabinet was home made. The AM works great but the FM is silent, I will see what happens with the FM after I replace all the capacitors. It also needs the dial cord installed.

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Post by jerryhawthorne on Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:33 pm

No, thank you, I thought my grill cloth was a replacement, guess the are original. No your cabinet is not a homemade one. They were just simple. No styling at all, perhaps that is why I really like the one I had restored for my friend. I just fell in love with it. He wanted it in a gloss finish which I'm not fond of but it did look nice when done. As I recall, after many years, the top was bad and had to be refinished, the rest was just cleaned and a few coats of gloss lacquer over it. There appears to be no interest in these radios due to their new age. Maybe 20 years from now they will be desirable, at least they are rare.
Good luck.
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