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Old 28th Aug 2013, 7:52 pm   #31
Aerodyne
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Default Re: "Universal" valve radio

The cabinet was on offer from numerous dealers in the early-ish 1950s in either brown (possibly mottled, but I can't be sure) and in 'cream' which was probably Urea rather than Phenol.
With the odd line-up of valves, I think it might be best to start afresh and use the cabinet, chassis and numerous parts to build a three-valve plus rectifier TRF. If there's a problem with valve height, the use of GT octals would perhaps be best.
Its worth pointing out that it is quite possible to build a set without a fully isolated mains transformer and yet keep the chassis held off the mains (by capacitors and the use of a bus bar ground).
Tony
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