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    Posted 2 years ago

    Cokeman1959
    (414 items)

    Got this Atwater kent in today. The cord is frayed and so I can't plug in. All the tubes are there and hopefully I can get it to play again.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Nice. How old is this one ?.?
    2. Cokeman1959, 2 years ago
      vetraio50......I believe this is from 1927. It is in pretty good shape. It was a long day at work and so I didn't get too deep into it but Saturday I am going to post some better pictures. I appreciate you and anything for looking and loving!
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be careful when newly 'plugging up' antique radios/etc (which you've shown us SO many of recently) to 'see if they still work'. While it is often the case that they actually can do so, there's otherwise also a very real risk involved in hitting any odd antique electronic thing with a fresh jolt of full 120v power, ifn's (especially) the item has been 'unpowered' for decades. When I do it I usually use a thing called a "Variac" (+ a few hrs time) to bring it back to life (or not) *slowly* with its power source, in order to try to avoid any odd component within (usually things called 'capacitors') from otherwise self-destructing in the process.

      Yet one more COOL old radio one way or the other, BTW... ;-) :-) :-) :-)
    4. Cokeman1959, 2 years ago
      Thanks Anything for the word of caution and I really appreciate you for it. I wished I had a place I could take my radios that did not work and get them revived. I need to look for the external speaker now:)
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      Here's my 'antique' Variac I've already shown here w/further explanation of what it is, I've never shown my newer one that still is a fixture on my workbench at the shop.

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/228468-antique-variac-from-m-i-t-chemical-engi
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      OH, and best as I know, you can still buy brand new ones (imported, likely still sufficient for the job) at Harbor Freight or other such places... :-)
    7. Cokeman1959, 2 years ago
      Thanks to each and every one that stopped by and looked and loved! I sincerely APPRECIATE you all!

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