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Old 16th Apr 2018, 10:17 am   #1
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Hi All,

New member here and radio newbie too.

My grandfather was a tank radio operator in the war and carried on in that vein after, becoming an electrician in the Dales installing and fixing new fangled TVs and radios.

Unfortunately he recently died and I asked for a few of his old radio sets that always fascinated me in the garage. I'd love to get them fired up again and back in use. I have no idea what state they are in but know better than to whack a plug on and hope for the best.

One of them has the name plate and is a GEC 4835r, but the Crosley doesn't seem to have a plate on it. It's in need of some serious love!

I've trawled through the web and can't seem to find a match.
It seems to be around 1934-8 based on the style I've seen on here: http://www.crosleyradios.com/5m3deco.html the art deco style and knobs seem similar.

Anyway I have his old multimeter, so will be going through the site for an idiots guide to getting started!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/3...ecf8b46f_b.jpg Crosley front

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/819/2...3cbe1e38_b.jpg Crosley back

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/4...73476e86_h.jpg Crosley gubbins

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/796/2...432a035b_h.jpg Crosley gubbins

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/794/2...c676728f_h.jpg GEC 4835r


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Old 16th Apr 2018, 11:19 am   #2
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Hi Paul

Your Crosley is possibly this one

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/crosle...derne_182.html

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Old 16th Apr 2018, 11:48 am   #3
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Great stuff thanks! Should've posted this to the experts earlier instead of wasting my time trawling round the net.

Some good info there.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 12:21 pm   #4
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There's a schematic for Crosley 182 here:

http://www.nostalgiaair.org/pagesbym...1/M0003311.pdf

Note that the schematic shows that in it's original form it was for 117 volt operation and it used a line cord for the heater dropper, and that one side of the mains was not connected direct to chassis but connected to chassis via a capacitor (19) and the HT choke (42) and that the DC voltage measurements given were measured with the reference to the HT -ve rail.

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Old 16th Apr 2018, 12:30 pm   #5
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Hi Paul

There is some reading here

https://www.vintage-radio.com/repair...ion/index.html

Feel free to ask questions but bear in mind these sets are what are loosley described as Live chassis models.

These need more care when working on them due to the increased potential for shock, not really ideal for a first restoration.

However Paul Stenning's excellent guides discuss this.

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Old 16th Apr 2018, 7:45 pm   #6
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Thanks all.

I'll start on the cabinet, there are a couple of restorations online, so will look at those as well as tips on here.

Will tackle the rest after a lot more research! I understand there is a big box of valves too, so could come in handy.
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Not much mention of the pretty GEC set from 1947.
These are lovely radios and certainly a lot less common than a Bush Dac 90 that came out at a similar time.
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