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Steve Mulhollan
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve
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Tim Wescott
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

Steve Mulhollan wrote:

Quote:
While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve

That vertical styling looks more 56ish than 47ish. If the tubes inside
are about 5/8 to 7/8 diameter with glass envelopes and 7- or 9-pin bases
then it's definitely 1956 and not 1947 -- a 1947 car radio would most
likely have metal tubes with octal (8 pins and a stinger to establish
clocking) bases, or possibly glass-equivalent octal-base tubes.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

May help-
www.plymouthbulletin.com/guides/1940_1959.pdf

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Tom
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

Tim Wescott wrote:
Quote:

Steve Mulhollan wrote:

While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve

That vertical styling looks more 56ish than 47ish. If the tubes inside
are about 5/8 to 7/8 diameter with glass envelopes and 7- or 9-pin bases
then it's definitely 1956 and not 1947 -- a 1947 car radio would most
likely have metal tubes with octal (8 pins and a stinger to establish
clocking) bases, or possibly glass-equivalent octal-base tubes.

--

Tim Wescott

I think you're well of the pace as by 1953 the Mopar model was 819,
to me it looks early 40s.

Tom
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Tim Wescott
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

Tom wrote:

Quote:
Tim Wescott wrote:

Steve Mulhollan wrote:


While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve

That vertical styling looks more 56ish than 47ish. If the tubes inside
are about 5/8 to 7/8 diameter with glass envelopes and 7- or 9-pin bases
then it's definitely 1956 and not 1947 -- a 1947 car radio would most
likely have metal tubes with octal (8 pins and a stinger to establish
clocking) bases, or possibly glass-equivalent octal-base tubes.

--

Tim Wescott


I think you're well of the pace as by 1953 the Mopar model was 819,
to me it looks early 40s.

Tom

I'm not up on Mopar styling, so I have to agree. Miniature glass tubes
were only used for battery power and VHF before WWII and were not
immediately adopted until afterward, so the tube types would be a good
(but also not exact) indicator.

Of course browsing some collectors books for dashboard pictures, or
finding a site on identifying Mopar radios would be definitive, but
where would be the fun in that?

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Gerald Miller
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:02 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:18:52 -0500, Steve Mulhollan
<smulholl@yahoo.com> wrote:

Quote:
While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve
Definitely 1947 or older based on the buy one used ~1957 to install in

the Model "A"
Gerry :-)}
London, Canada
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:01 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

47 would have 6 volt tubes in. 56 would have 12 volt tubes, 6 volt
batteries left cars in 54 and then everything was 12 volt. look for volt
rating on the radio. or check the tube numbers. 6 volt strart with a 6
and 12 volt start with 12, hope this helps. Billy
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Steve W.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

1947 judging by the chrome knobs. The DeSoto would have been a push
button search radio as a base model, or the unit with the Hi-Way HI-Fi
record player option.
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"Steve Mulhollan" <smulholl@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Quote:
While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

Open it. If it has tubes 1956. If no tubes much later. Transistor radios
didn't come out until almost the 60's

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"Steve W." <Dugdug56@what.com> wrote in message
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1947 judging by the chrome knobs. The DeSoto would have been a push
button search radio as a base model, or the unit with the Hi-Way HI-Fi
record player option.
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"Steve Mulhollan" <smulholl@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:kva4v1dka739ir00437es98r5lcmjraj3g@4ax.com...
While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

According to Clif Holland <clif@avvid.com>:
Quote:
Open it. If it has tubes 1956. If no tubes much later. Transistor radios
didn't come out until almost the 60's

First, there was a single power transistor (TO-3 case) which
replaced the vibrator which used to convert the 12V to the high voltage
for the tube plates.

Enjoy,
DoN

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

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Quote:
According to Clif Holland <clif@avvid.com>:
Open it. If it has tubes 1956. If no tubes much later. Transistor radios
didn't come out until almost the 60's

First, there was a single power transistor (TO-3 case) which
replaced the vibrator which used to convert the 12V to the high voltage
for the tube plates.

Enjoy,
DoN

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There were also some auto radios that used transistors only in the audio

output stage. I seem to remember this was common with the tubes ("dark
cathode"?) which used 12volts on the plates.

The Mopar 801 radio was used from about 1941 to about 1949. It has some
value to collectors.

Don Young
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Don Murray
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:03 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

Steve Mulhollan wrote:
Quote:
While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve


1947 Dodge I have the same radio in a 1947 Plymouth 6 volt positive
ground.
Don
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

post this same message on rec.antiques.radio+phono - a guy named gary
who frequents there is very knowlegable about car radios and can give
you good insight into whether you have a gem or just an old radio.

On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 00:20:28 GMT, Don Murray <don@murrayranch.com>
wrote:

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Steve Mulhollan wrote:
While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve


1947 Dodge I have the same radio in a 1947 Plymouth 6 volt positive
ground.
Don

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

On 14 Feb 2006 12:02:57 -0800, spamTHISbrp@yahoo.com wrote:

Quote:
May help-
www.plymouthbulletin.com/guides/1940_1959.pdf

D

This did the trick. Looks like it's from a 1941 or 1942 Mopar product
of some sort. Thanks a lot.

Steve
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Martin H. Eastburn
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Mopar Radio ID Reply with quote

I can tell you pushbuttons were not in 47's. Lucky to have knobs :-)

The 55 and 56 Plymouth station wagons IIRC were push button control of
the transmission. Maybe 57.

So I bet the 56 DeSoto got a new radio and the old one was brought home.

Martin

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Tim Wescott wrote:
Quote:
Steve Mulhollan wrote:

While cleaning out an old garage I came across a radio that belonged
to my grandfather. The only two Chrysler products that I remember him
owning were a 1947 Dodge coupe and a 1956 DeSoto. If anyone recognizes
it or can direct me to a source that could ID it I would greatly
appreciate it. links to pics are below:

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio1.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio2.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio3.jpg

http://s29pi.tripod.com/radio4.jpg

Thanks.

Steve


That vertical styling looks more 56ish than 47ish. If the tubes inside
are about 5/8 to 7/8 diameter with glass envelopes and 7- or 9-pin bases
then it's definitely 1956 and not 1947 -- a 1947 car radio would most
likely have metal tubes with octal (8 pins and a stinger to establish
clocking) bases, or possibly glass-equivalent octal-base tubes.


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