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Old 24th Nov 2021, 12:00 pm   #1
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Hi all,
I've almost finished building the a TRF receiver from the instructions given in a series of Godfrey Phillips cigarette cards entitled "How to build a two valve set". These were issued in 1929, or thereabouts. I wonder if anyone else has attempted this, or something similar? It would be interesting to know how many sets were built at the time - possibly an example might have turned up at auction.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 12:06 pm   #2
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A fun project, will be interested in how it performs
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 2:58 pm   #3
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What a great project. I like the way you have reproduced the old rear view with your own shot. Would it be possible to produce a scan of the instructions and upload as a PDF?

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Old 24th Nov 2021, 3:25 pm   #4
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Were the specified valves Mullard PM series? The paper labels on the bases in the card pic look very like the "There is almost no glow....." ones seen on some PM types.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 3:43 pm   #5
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Thanks for the comments. The cards were a present from my wife and, having quite a large collection of 1920s components, I'd been promising to do this for some time. I've just uploaded a picture of the reverse of the cards to my website. It can be accessed from: http://www.tibblestone.com/oldradios...ette_cards.htm

Sorry about the out of focus bottom row - I'll try to get a better picture shortly.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 6:04 pm   #6
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Bingo! PM1 and PM2.
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Old 25th Nov 2021, 9:43 am   #7
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This looks great,I remember making one valvers years ago using vintage components.
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