3-tube Early 1920s Decal Radio From Kit O Plans Using Adj. Rf Coils - De Forest For Sale
Greetings from New Mexico !!!A very reasonable reserve has been placed on this radio.
There is a lot of history in this radio but I have not been up to playing detective for it so far. I saw it on about 6-8 years ago, and fell in love with it, as the decals kind of seperate home-brew radios from the kinds that wanted to produce and sell radios, but could cut costs if it was royalty-free, so they made kits or sold plans on how you could build your own (patented) radio, because if it was for your own use, you could legally build and use it. Just not sell it. -- So had to be sold with some assembly required by end-user.
The tubes look like all 3 are '01a's but cant read writing on one of the brass bases. - Will take hi res picture and look and post that here too stay tuned !
(2 BrassBase glass-tipped & 1 BakeliteBase w/out glass tip)
The two black transformers are GE General Electric model UV 712
in-circuit measurements show that the corner UV 712 primary reads 430-Ohms and secondary ~ 4500-Ohms
the other UV 712 measures 420-Ohms primary and ~5000-Ohms secondary.
I did a quick search on "De Forest Coil" (without quotes) on completed sales and saw a lot there.
It does not seem difficult to find OEM replacements for those 3 plug-in coils to get radio working again (among whatever else may be req'd).
The plug-in coils have a male/female connecting pair -roughly a banana-plug size thing.
SUPER-SIZED PICTURES BELOW (and above)
11 pictures below=
(Above, in heading, are the same 11 pictures)
please click on them to see full size - Thanks !
I have always specialized in variety, and this was an area in radios I had not had, was glad to have, but now need to specialize in cash !
...Here are some pictures:
Above, 3 pods are missing from the Those Two black signal transformers are each GE General Electric Model of the pods or feet are align="left">
The pictures above are hi-definition, & best is to save them on your computer to see the full size that is compacted on many (but not all)
Below: All numbers Wooden Case without Radio-Proper installed:~ 9 1/4 " Tall
~ 9 3/8 " Deep
~ 18-3/4 " Weight:~ 21 pounds unpackaged, with the wooden case 11 of those pounds by itself.
Fully packaged estimate to be ~ 24 to 25 pounds for max protection & lowest cost with lightweight sturdy packaging as I can find/use, BUT I never game the shipping and (after shipping) will refund that portion of shipping which you overpaid.YES, I will combine shipments!
(But overall shipping cost will rise somewhat depending what's involved).
Thanks very much for visiting my sale item is sold AS-IS & AS-DESCRIBED- NO RETURNS -The pictures are an important part of the description, please study them carefully.
(I'm trying to save our home by selling off my radio collection.
When the money comes in it goes to the banks who never give it back),
So that is why my return policy must be "No Returns".
Terms Of Sale: Lucky Winner gets to pre-pay for item plus shipping.
Payment is Expected via PayPal only; within 3 days of sale close.
( I usually like to take at least 3 days to send but if you are in a hurry for it, let me know.)I do not charge a handling fee, or for packaging materials and I carefully package items I sell as I would want them packaged, if I were the buyer.Insurance will be provided on my end and at my cost - so it will be insured at no extra cost to buyer.I ship only via USPS.This homeless humble hi-quality package of hi-tech vintage radio early twenties beautiful radio will be very well packaged so it arrives safely to its new home,and shipped within 3 business days upon receipt of Pay Pal payment.-- After shipping, I will update your "my " with details and ............Thanks again for looking !& Special Thanks for offerding !
Here are the pictures of the tubes, as promised. 5-Views. Hi-Res if you can open GE
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I have not taken these tubes out for the years I've had the radio, until doing so for these pictures - ah dang, I was
going to take a picture of the sockets from the top and forgot. Maybe next time. May get around to testing those tubes too.
I welcome any questions.
Oh Well, OK Here it is: (hi res pic Two sockets on the left are Kellogg, and have a tinny or nickle color to it,
compared to the right end socket (contacts) look more coppery to me."thanks for staying tuned" !
Hi. - Two last little notes: 1) I don't have what I need to test the tubes, but did check filament-pins.
The only tube that tests good filament is the Cleartone, but I have not cleaned or tried to reflow solder on the other two.2) Yep, thats dirt on the rotational switch adjacent to both large tuning knobs. I never looked at this radio until it was time to take on the project and that time never came, but the time to dust it off for pictures and list it on did come, and I was surprised how nice the phenolic surface was under that dirt - The guy that sold me this over those years ago was in Upstate New York and I think he said he found this in a barn connected to an estate sale maybe. It wasn't easy to get the dirt off the phenolic front-plate in-around those closely-grouped switch contacts - and thats why it looks like that. (Dayum that was rambly). G/L
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