Kriesler 11-20

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
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As a kid I would go out to the shed and help/watch my dad work and tinker with stuff, from building chairs to repairing cutlery- we would walk in, flip the switch and 10 seconds later the radio would fire up and we got to tinkering.
A couple of years ago he passed and I now have the job of cleaning out the garage which is proving hard and not just cause the tools are heavy.
While cleaning I got to flicking the power switch and sure enough, 10 seconds later the radio comes on.
This radio-
An Aussie made Kriesler radio from the late very early 50s
I cleaned up what I could, replaced a tube or two.

Repaired the grill cloth and cleaned the case.


I also found some bulbs to illuminate the display as original.


Now we listen to it daily and it sounds fantastic
 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
Joined
May 10, 2017
Location
Canberra
The old valve radio, nothing like them! it's like the sound of vinyl and holds a lot of memories and wonder.
Agreed :)
I noted the rectifier tube was missing when I got in there however it was still working, so either my dad or possibly modified it to use a few diodes instead.
 
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