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Welcome to Kadu's Old Radios!
This is my radio
collection on the web. There is a page for each radio with
pictures, general description, detailed technical information, schematics for downloading,
and a picture of tubes and IF transformers location. Each tube type has a link to
a page with info about base, filament and plate volts, type of tube, and use in circuit.
Info about dial lamps is also available.
Check out pages about power resistor, line-cord resistor, and
ballast tube resistor.
you enjoy this virtual stop!
Check out a virtual Resistance Calculator and a Resistor Color Code Table.
Wanna see just pictures of the sets? Go to Slide Show
My collection and myself.
I started collecting
antique radios in April 1996. How did I get started as a collector? First,
my wife Flavia gave me, as birthday gift, a Zenith console,
model 6-S-254, year 1937, with that amazing round black dial, and the whole
set in perfect cosmetic condition. One day I said to myself: ″I'll get this radio
back to its working life″. Then, I did a WWW search, not a google yet, to find out if somebody
else in this world would care about old radios. Surprise!!! Hundreds of
sites, news groups, magazines, books, etc. After a few contacts, some reading,
and several more radios I got hooked. By now I decided to collect and
to restore small radios from 20's to 60's. It is really rewarding to get
an old radio back to life.