Tube Radio Restoration

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Hive13 Project
Tube Radio Restoration
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Status: Inactive
Start Date: December 27, 2009


Overview

Summary

After my last trip to Mendelsons I told my dad about the vacuum tube room and how I wanted a project that would let me work with vacuum tubes. The next day he brought home an old, dirty, beat up vacuum tube clock that had been sitting in storage at his work. He says as far as he knows it should work, however it has no built in speakers and will require an amplifier hooked up to some speakers in order to work.

I just brought the radio & amplifier down to the hive. I have removed the outer casing and cleaned a few parts.

Project Manager

Paul

Contributors

  • Contributor 1 (list of contributions optional, brought in materials, painted the cabinet, etc)

Project Status

This project is currently on hold for now. I will be starting work on it again shortly however.

(project status) The radio is at the Hive and has been mostly dismantled. Many of the parts have been washed however the metal top and face plate are (brass? copper?) and have some corrosion. They will need to be either lightly sanded or sand blasted. The screws holding everything together also appear to actually be (brass || copper) and really need to be cleaned somehow.

I have yet to test if the radio still works as I need to hook it up to some speakers.

What Needs to be Done

  1. Take some pictures of the radio.
  2. Bring Radio + Amplifier into the hive to determine working condition.
  3. Dismantle
    • Partially done
  4. Clean Parts
    • Cover should be salvageable, needs to be sandblasted and bent back into shape.
  5. Plan and create new station indicator plate.
  6. Reassemble.
  7. Enjoy.

Project Needs

  • Motivation.

Gallery

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Project Updates

December 27, 2009

I brought the radio down to the hive, took off some parts and cleaned them.