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Post by Bill Cahill Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:05 am

Just won this toy. http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-Philco-tube-radio-/191725321195


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Post by Bill Cahill Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:05 pm

Hmmm..... That popular. Eh?? Well, today, it arrived safely. One tube is missing.
Tuner looks horrible in photos, but, it's mostly dirt.

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Post by Wildcat445 Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:57 pm

Is that a "hippo?" I would not mind having one of those myself.


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Post by 75X11 Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:12 pm

That's a hippo, all right. Nice price.
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Post by jerryhawthorne Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:34 am

Bill, the only "non wood" radio I have. I bought one that was restored by an ARF member, the only radio I have ever bought restored. One of the best performing radios I have and with a built in antenna. The others run off a couple feet of wire.
There something endearing in the looks of a Hippo. Enjoy it and it looks like you have a little work ahead.
Best, Jerry

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Post by Bill Cahill Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:26 am

Here's the original listing. The radio arrived safely yesterday morning. There is some rust, but, the tuner is more dirty than rusty.
When I get to it, it will be a project. My chassis is nearly finished, and,  I believe rust free, so, when cabinet is restored, I'll put my other chassis in it....
I've heard that these radios actually play well, for what they are.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-Philco-tube-radio-/191725321195?nma=true&si=nf41P99IOd6tTQa01tHWt9tjy5A%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Post by willy3486 Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:44 am

I picked one up a couple of years ago. It was in bad shape and probably better off as a parts radio. But I had to give it a try. I was able to get it to work but not the best performer. I think that had more to do with the actual radio I had to work with and not the model. If it was in better shape I probably would have spent the time to get it to play well. Mine was really rusty all over. I think the volume control was even seized.

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Post by Bill Cahill Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:24 pm

Could be your mica caps. Also, if you didn't clean caps on top of I F transformers, and, adjustment caps on tuner, that would lower quality of reception a lot.

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