high priced small cathedral ?

high priced small cathedral ?

Post by The Wilson Famil » Sat, 09 Mar 2002 19:48:58



Noticed a small no name  cathedral ( with a clock )
go for  $700 on ebay . (#1079367369 )
Is this a record , or a sign of things to  come .
Gordon
 
 
 

high priced small cathedral ?

Post by Alan Dougl » Mon, 11 Mar 2002 11:27:38


Hi,

Quote:
> you should write a book or
>something...oh,...you did that already, didn't you. good deal jay!

   Chuckle.  Writing the original article was a bit of serendipity.
Years ago a couple of these weird small tubes were brought to an AWA
annual meet for identification.  Another AWA member, Wilson Norwood,
recognized them as belonging to those tiny cathedral radios he had
once serviced.  I found a new-product description in an issue of
Radio-Craft, and wrote a short piece for the Old Timers Bulletin.
Another AWA member in upstate New York realized that he had one of
these sets, and asked me if I wanted to buy it (silly question).  I
also bought a spare set of tubes at another AWA meet.

   It will figure in another book I'm intending to write, on the
introduction of the AC/DC peewee radio in 1932.  The Radio Products
model is not AC/DC, but was another attempt at a miniature set, an
interesting bit of technology.

Cheers, Alan

 
 
 

high priced small cathedral ?

Post by GShea902 » Tue, 12 Mar 2002 19:04:58


Now I know what my tubes were. I have two tubes that I had no explanation for.
They are unmarked and I suppose them to be an 80 and a 42 but they are in
oversized 199 glass. Thanks. Geoff Shearer
 
 
 

high priced small cathedral ?

Post by Alan Dougl » Tue, 12 Mar 2002 20:18:12


Hi,

Quote:
>They are unmarked and I suppose them to be an 80 and a 42 but they are in
>oversized 199 glass.

   The very last 80s were in GT-size bulbs.  Since a 42 is
electrically the same as a 6F6, it could have been made as a GT also.

73, Alan