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NOS Philips Turnolock Radio

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:29 pm

A change of plan forces the sale of this new still in the box Philips Turnolock AM/Lw radio. A very rare find I’m sure you’ll agree. The radio is currently away being checked over by a classic radio specialist (there’s usually a reason why these NOS radios exist and that’s because they’re faulty. I believe he intends on replacing some old capacitors which tend to dry out over time) and at the same time I’ve asked him to fit a lead for an MP3 player which I presume you could also play a small FM radio through. So this should be a great opportunity to acquire a great new radio.

Offers invited bearing in mind there’s currently a NOS one on eBay without the MP3 lead and that hasn’t had its old capacitors replaced. eBay one is £499! Ouch.
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:01 pm

Transistors don't dry out, but electrolytic capacitors do. I suspect that he wishes to replace capacitors.

Old transistors can whisker inside growing a short circuit of crystal, but they could only do that if powered up.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:43 pm

I stand corrected. But even that’s wonky!

Thanks Bill, original post amended.
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:58 pm

I'm interested. I'll message you when I return from holiday at the weekend and see if we can agree a price. Jim
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