loading
1Comments

Tell us about yourself!

Complete Your Profile
  • irawex commented on Sparker94's instructable Tube Radio Restoration3 months ago
    Tube Radio Restoration

    Hi there - a few comments:You may not be aware, but a good deal of electrical/electronic restoration was done on your radio before you started working on it. I note from the photo of the chassis, the filter capacitors have been replaced with newer electrolytic capacitors, and the older paper caps have been replaced with newer film capacitors. Had this not been done, it's unlikely this late 40's radio would not have worked when first turned on.In addition, other comments relate to the hot AC/DC chassis commonly used in radios of this era; in this case, the exterior of the radio is all plastic, so the possibility of a shock hazard is somewhat minimized.You have done an excellent job on the case restoration; however, I would suggest that readers who desire to undertake such a project con...see more »Hi there - a few comments:You may not be aware, but a good deal of electrical/electronic restoration was done on your radio before you started working on it. I note from the photo of the chassis, the filter capacitors have been replaced with newer electrolytic capacitors, and the older paper caps have been replaced with newer film capacitors. Had this not been done, it's unlikely this late 40's radio would not have worked when first turned on.In addition, other comments relate to the hot AC/DC chassis commonly used in radios of this era; in this case, the exterior of the radio is all plastic, so the possibility of a shock hazard is somewhat minimized.You have done an excellent job on the case restoration; however, I would suggest that readers who desire to undertake such a project consult some of the books available that give a more detailed description of the electrical/electronic restoration steps, for the purpose of functionality and especially safety.

    View Instructable »