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Old 7th Sep 2017, 11:57 pm   #21
Farzooks
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
Posts: 38
Default Re: The Lure of old radios

The Black Knight finally arrived this morning.
I jury-rigged a trio of 18650 cells for 12V and let it rip. This video doesn't do it justice, and I'm pleased to note the sound quality has steadily improved throughout the day.
These things need to be used, which I intend to do on a regular basis.
Apart from the top panel, the radio is in very good condition and everything seems to work ok.
I don't think I'll bother with a restoration of the top panel, but a coat of paint, some small Dymo labels (not the dreadful embossed ones, which only belong in a workshop setting, not on these) and a coat of laquer will do for a kitchen radio.
A short video for your delectation and delight...
https://youtu.be/u-J0WYLHx9g
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