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Philco 39-45 Retrofit to 40-201 Cabinet Vintage Radio Repair

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: A local customer approached me with his family’s Philco 40-201 vintage radio to be restored back to working condition. It had sat for several decades, very well preserved, but ultimately needed some … Continue reading

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Philco 42-365 Antique Radio Repair

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: This Philco 42-365 came to the shop in need of major repairs. It was missing its dial string, lamps, and the power transformer had melted down due to a failure in the … Continue reading

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1940 Philco 40-185XF Antique Radio Restoration

I had the privilege of working on a very well preserved Philco 40-185XF recently. These are top performing pre-war sets featuring 8 tubes, an RF amplifier front-end and push-pull audio output into a 12″ speaker. Definitely worth fixing up! This … Continue reading

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A Most Convoluted 1934 Philco 66B Antique Radio Repair

Recently, I took in a beautiful Philco 66B for repair. Manufactured in 1934, this chassis ended up in several different models – a couple of tombstones, a cathedral, and at least two console radios. They’re all 5-tube radios with the … Continue reading

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Don’t Trust Everything You Read (On Old Radio Schematics)

Electrical drafting is primarily done on a computer today, with software such as EAGLE or KiCAD. This wasn’t the case back when tube radios ruled the airwaves, though – schematics were drawn up by engineering draftsmen by hand. And as … Continue reading

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1938 Philco 38-C-12 “Coronation” Radio Repair

I’ve had this radio on my bench for a little while, and she’s finally back up and running – and it plays great! It’s a 1938 Philco 38-C-12, special edition to commemorate the crowning of King George IV and Queen … Continue reading

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I’ve been offline for a bit as I’ve been too busy at my career to do much on the side. My workload has died down a bit and I’m back at it. Currently on my bench is a Philco 38-C-12 … Continue reading

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