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As time permits, I will be sorting my stock and placing a small gallery of bakelite and wood table radios on view. The majority of the Bakelite and wooden radios I will be listing for sale are sets that have been Completely Restored.

"Completely Restored" includes a full electronic rebuild:

  • Chassis cleaned and de-rusted
  • All moving parts lubricated
  • Dial cord restrung if necessary
  • Volume, tone and band selection controls cleaned... replaced if necessary
  • Speaker repaired or replaced if necessary
  • All paper and electrolytic capacitors replaced... micas also if necessary
  • Out of spec. resistors replaced
  • Light bulbs replaced if necessery
  • Any unsafe internal wiring replaced
  • Line cord replaced.... for resistance cords, a voltage dropping network may be installed for safety
  • Tubes replaced if necessary
  • Full alignment
  • Minimum 24 hour bench test will be performed

"Completely Restored" also includes a full cabinet resurrection:

  • BAKELITE CABINETS
    • All old paint will be stripped off the cabinet
    • Any cracks will be repaired - see repairs section
    • Any gouges will be repaired - see repairs section
    • Any missing bakelite will be replaced - see repairs section
    • Surface will be prepped and painted - enamel finishes will be oven baked
    • Feet/sliders will be replaced
    • Grill cover material will be cleaned or replaced as required
    • Any metal trim will be polished prior to installation

     

  • WOODEN CABINETS
    • All old finish will be stripped off the cabinet
    • All joints will be reglued
    • Salvageable veneer will be salvaged and reattached
    • Damaged veneer will be replaced - not in small sections...nothing less than a panel
    • Surface will be prepped and finished
    • Feet/sliders will be replaced
    • Grill cover material will be cleaned or replaced as required
    • Any metal trim will be polished prior to installation

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