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restore and repair old radios

A guide by Scott Rosemond "scottnla" (Hollywood, Ca.)

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The best book of its kind is by David Johnson Antique Radio Restoration Guide The beginning is bit dry but the process and techniques are invaluable.
The best value/ identification guides are the Machine Age to Jet Age guides The Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios: Tabletop Radios, 1933-1959 and Machine Age to Jet Age, Vol. 2: Radiomania's Guide to Tabletop Radios 1930-1959, with Market Values) Collector's Guide to Antique Radios: Identification and Values, 7th Editiononline, one at a time. TUBE SUBSTITUTION HANDBOOK.
John Slusser's book is newer than Dave Johnson's but I don't own it so I can't vouch for its process or details Old Time Radios! Restoration and Repair.I have a lot of respect for the author's work however.
Lastly, the most expensive but most useful guide are the Sam's Photofacts. The Sam's company published for radio/TV repair shops all of the schematics and diagrams for every radio made in large numbers. This is only one of hundreds available.
You can find guides to what volume has what models online at various sites inluding Antique Wireless Association and The antique radio collectors group Sams Photofact Series, Vol. 3.
Just hit thrift stores and flea markets to find project radios, Most can be purchased for under $20.Then you'll be ready to get started on a fun and rewarding hobby.

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1.  Antique Radio Restoration Guide  by David Johnson
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2.  The Complete Price Guide to Antique Radios: Tabletop Radios, 1933-1959  by Mark V. Stein
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3.  Machine Age to Jet Age, Vol. 2: Radiomania's Guide to Tabletop Radios 1930-1959, with Market Values)  by Mark V. Stein
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4.  Collector's Guide to Antique Radios: Identification and Values, 7th Edition [Illustrated]  by John Slusser
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5.  TUBE SUBSTITUTION HANDBOOK  by W. Howard Sams
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6.  Old Time Radios! Restoration and Repair  by Joseph J. Carr
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7.  Sams Photofact Series, Vol. 3  by Howard W. Sams
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Scott Rosemond "scottnla" (Hollywood, Ca.)
Qualifications: amateur collector / restorer
Last updated: 6/3/11
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