I bought this old radio today. It has tubes. The radio lights up, makes static, but won't tune into a station. Anyone know of a business that works on stuff like this?
I checked out their website, and this is just what I was looking for. I will take the old radio there today. Thanks!
Thanks! I followed your link and ordered it.That looks to be in beautiful condition. Hope you can get it running. Here's a manual:
Good question about the bands; hopefully I will figure that out when I get the manual. The radio was missing the brass bezel and glass that goes over the dial. With some internet searching yesterday I already found and ordered the correct bezel with glass. The estimate at Burlingame Radio repair (all they do is work on old radios and TVs) was $600.00 to $800.00 for a complete chassis rebuild which would make it work like new. I don't know if I can justify spending that much to listen to AM radio in the living room where I already have a stereo system with XM Satellite radio. But... the old radio will really look nice even if it doesn't work.I saw the dial and was curious if it was SW only or maybe had an AM band. We used to have a console radio similar to that when I was a kid and remembered enjoying finding international broadcasts in addition to AM radio. One of the links to my search came up with that and thought I'd pass it along. 1936. That one you got is in excellent condition. But you tend to find gems like that.
True that! We used to take the salvaged capacitors from the tube radios and make home made cattle prods with them. They could give you a big jolt, even thru a pair or Levis.Do be aware that you can shock the bejeezus out of yourself working on tube gear, even in its not plugged in! I am speaking from experience here. The large capacitors in the power supply store a high-voltage charge.