Grant, W. T.


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Grantline Radio Model 510 series A

W. T. Grant  pre 1948


AM broadcast band, battery or line power portable.  

Battery powered or line.  This unit is in sad shape.  DBT showed a functioning oscillator.  No stations receivable.  I did not test any further.  This is one of my garage puppies.  Perhaps it will be a student project in my Solder Smoke Burnt Finger presentation.  

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Lucy break.  The dial scale found in tact inside.  

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It has water soluble paint.  Do not Wash.

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It is missing the 35Z5 rectifier.  I have one in the garage.  

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A fresh electrolytic cap bridged across the can cap to suppress the hum and try and get a little sound.  

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The hum went away, a bit of static from the speaker but...

IMG_6173.JPG (183765 bytes) reception.  The good news, Speaker, audio output XFMR should be OK.  

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Manual movement of the speaker cone reveled some gravel.

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This material looks like Book Binding cover type material.  The type used on hard bound books. 



This is a rough radio.  But it should be pretty good looking after restoration. The cabinet is strong, the covering needs total replacement.  A new carry handle is in line.  The only thing that would stop this chassis from playing would be open or burnt IF transformers.  A simple DC ohm meter test should verify the winding's integrity.


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