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Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Michael Watterson » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:23 am


 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by valvekits » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:50 am

Probably a bit of both.
What about restoring and correcting design faults in such a beast.
Genius or insanity?


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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Michael Watterson » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:23 pm

Have two of them and one as it would have been originally.

Basically it's got too much gain. Hence easily overloaded and easily noisy. It's a bad design.

 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by valvekits » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:04 pm

Wall street crash, a long period of austerity, where was the market for such a thing I ask myself. If there was a market, it must have been pretty limited for such a luxury item so how many were produced, limited numbers I guess?
The mind boggles that two of them could turn up in rural Ireland, there must be a story here somewhere.



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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Michael Watterson » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:46 pm

The company was unsurprisingly in financial trouble then too according to article.

Eh?

It's in the USA!

Richard Majestic has more than 30 years’ experience in broadcast television engineering system design and engineering management. He holds ten patents for digital servo system designs, cryogenic instrumentation, and low noise analog circuit designs. Richard and his wife recently unemployed (retired) moved to Las Cruces New Mexico, was elected President of the New Mexico Radio Collectors Club, a group of engineers and scientist dedicated to preserving early radio, television and computer products.

 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Paul_RK » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:03 pm

Hi Michael,

I think Eddie's interpreted your

Michael Watterson wrote:Have two of them and one as it would have been originally.



as meaning that you have two of them, one restored and one in its original state :D

Crazy sets, but I'd love one all the same.

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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Michael Watterson » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:21 pm

I wish ::::)

Sorry eddie.

But if one has money the vans will bring ANYTHING to my nearly rural Ireland. Even though we have no postcodes.

 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by valvekits » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:42 pm

Sorry Michael I did think it was quite a coincidence that you should have a couple. :=D
I must admit, the last time I was in your part of the world the Celtic tiger was in full swing, Raheen was changing rapidly and they were starting to build a tunnel to go under the Shannon.

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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Michael Watterson » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:04 pm

Yes, but ...
1) should have been a Bridge. But it wasn't so that big ships could use Limerick Harbour, except they don't. In fact there is talk of closing Limerick Harbour. Foynes on the Estuary is the big deep water port but the rail line was closed years ago and the dual carriage way discussed 40 years ago has never happened. Not even draft plans.

2) It's not far enough down Estuary for Cork/Kerry <-> Clare/Galway Traffic

3) It should be free

4) 99% of time it saves no time. Only 5min saving at peak time.

So pointless.

It's not a "true" tunnel. They dredged a slight trench and dropped giant concrete pipe sections from barge.


The Celtic Tiger never ever existed. There was a property bubble and the Anglo Irish Bank (no branches, it was a Ponzi scheme always). Virtually no money went outside Property Developers. The Bank collapse (which is was like 10 x Cyprus) proved the money never existed. Corrupt Government in pockets of corrupt Developers and Councils. The Dublin M50 West Link and associated shopping centres and housing estates all scams, that's proven now.

Apartments that flouted fire regulations (many will have to be pulled down or have huge remedial work) at the time people joked built for Polish people that have come to build Apartments.

 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by valvekits » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Ah but you know how it is Michael, there is always a tendency to only remember the good stuff, Patrick Punch's Kennedy O'Briens.


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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Michael Watterson » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:32 pm

I used to live across the road to Patrick Punchs.

 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by valvekits » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:44 pm

Patrick Punch was just the first stop out of work, my favourite was a place called Souths but I remember going to a small place called Bobby Byrnes - best pint ever but I was always frightened of sitting in someone's seat.

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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Michael Watterson » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:14 pm

The School kids from Redemptorist used to go there at lunch time. They got band due to setting fire to Bobby's

 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by valvekits » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:10 pm

Anyway Michael here is a tough scientific one to steer this thread back on topic in a rather convoluted way.
What have the first moon landing, the hubble telescope and Limerick all got in common?


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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by valvekits » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:24 pm

With all this going off topic, I thought I would just put this bit in to appease our ever patient moderator Sideband.
In early 1969 a flight out of Ireland bound for New York had to turn around and make a dash for Shannon. A passenger on board had taken seriously ill and from Shannon was rushed to Limerick Hospital. Richard Perkin didn't survive. If he had, he would have seen his Perkin Elmer Laser ranging retro reflector mirror placed on the moon later that year. Perkin Elmer of course went on to make the Hubble telescope mirror which had the infamous astigmatism problems.
Richard Perkin started making telescope mirrors with his friend Charles Elmer by importing the glass blanks from Germany. Soon they got very good at producing concave mirrors and started their own company, the year was 1937 the same year that the EH Scott 30 tube was made.


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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Cathovisor » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:18 pm

Only thirty valves? Not trying.

Try a Scott Quaranta - the Italian word for forty, and coincidentally also how many valves it had - forty-eight if you included the optional disc cutter...!

Have a look here for some pictures of this truly amazing radio.

 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by peter scott » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:06 pm

Michael Watterson wrote:Have two of them and one as it would have been originally.


Hi Michael,

Just discovered this thread due to Cathovisor (thanks).

Did you import your "Treintas" from the US or were they bought new by someone this side of the pond?

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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by Michael Watterson » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:50 am

I don't have any.

The original post was badly written. I never had any. I was suggesting there may only be two.

 
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Re: Insane 1930s Radio?

Post by cobaltblue » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:14 pm

Michael Watterson wrote:The School kids from Redemptorist used to go there at lunch time. They got band due to setting fire to Bobby's


I wish I could join a Band simply by setting fire to something!

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