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This 1936 Zenith 5-S-29 was in the shop for a complete overhaul with all new resistors and capacitors, a new dial lamp socket, tube testing and alignment. After all that service, it looks and sounds fantastic and is going to last for a long time to come in a local collection.
I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1937 Detrola 139E Vintage Radio Repair
This Detrola 139E chassis was on my bench recently while the cabinet was being refinished. It’s a striking 1937 radio with an art deco stationized dial with a very large tuning area, and even though it only has 5 radio tubes, it’s a great performer. I replaced the rectifier tube and rebuilt the electronics of the radio followed by testing and an alignment; now it’s very selective and will be a safe and reliable appliance for someone’s home.
I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1938 Zenith 7-S-363 Repair
This Zenith radio was brought in by its second owner after original parts catastrophically failed. It took a while, but after an extensive electrical overhaul and locating some replacement parts, it looks and sounds fantastic and will play beautiful music for many years to come. “Zenith, the quality goes in, before the name goes on.”
I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1950 Crosley 10-139 Vintage Radio Repair
This classic 1950s All American Five, the Crosley 10-139 just came through the shop. It was an estate sale find that had some damage from careless handling, but despite a rough past it fixed up nicely and will do a great job bringing in the Mariners games and oldie’s radio for many years to come.
I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1958 Sony TR-610 Transistor Radio Repair
This Sony TR-610 came through the shop to have its electrolytic capacitors replaced. It was a quick service and this iconic 1958 transistor radio came back to life just in time, only having missed a few Mariners games! With up-rated replacement capacitors and a new battery, it will last for a very long time.
I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1939 Airline 93WG-1001 by Montgomery Ward’s Radio Repair
I recently got to work on this fantastic radio from 1939, the Montgomery Ward’s Airline 93WG-1001. Made by Wells-Gardner for Montgomery Ward, this 10-tube radio featured a tuned RF amplifier stage, push-pull 6V6 output and a very interesting drum dial.
This radio had been serviced at one…
I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1934 RCA Victor 119 Antique Radio Repair
An example of the 1939 RCA Model 119 radio made its way through my shop recently. I like RCA’s engineering – they were pioneers of radio and even their entry level models like this set had great performance. The styling is classic mid ’30s, too – great in almost any home….
Here’s another project I just finished at Rain City Audio:
This vacuum tube power supply from an engineer’s test bench can replace a radio or test circuit’s power supply to help with troubleshooting or experiments, with up to 400V for B+ and 6.3V 5A for the heaters. It needed some new capacitors, then fired right up and works perfectly! Continue reading
I recently got to work on another beautifully reconditioned Westinghouse WR-8 Columaire radio all the way from Bellingham. It was originally in for service with the SPARK Museum, but the repair technician reportedly suffered some health complications and was unable to … Continue reading
A local client just brought in a very interesting Zenith tabletop radio from just after WW2, the 1946 Zenith 6-D-029 Consoltone mantle radio. This is one of the iconic “boomerang” dials Zenith produced for a couple of years after the … Continue reading