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Old 02-12-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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radiogram (remember those?) advice

time to have a dung out....

thinking of putting this family treasure on TardMe...

been in the family since before i was born.....

any idea how old it is/when it was manufactured?

value?

Everything works but needs a new needle for the record player......









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Old 02-13-2010, 12:07 AM   #2
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2ZB, and 2YC, (third row on left) were Wellington radio stations when I was a boy.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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yes it's a pretty cool wee nostalgia trip......2ZE was my local station as a kid
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:30 AM   #4
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yes it's a pretty cool wee nostalgia trip......2ZE was my local station as a kid
You got that right. Hell I worked at 2XG when I left school as a technician. (It was the eighties, honest) By then it was called 2ZG though, so I suppose that does not count. That particular one was one of DRECO's later models. They were still making new ones until at least the early seventies. 2XG changed to 2ZG in the mid sixties.

God I feel old

But that one is so tidy it may actually be worth something to a collector

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Old 02-13-2010, 01:38 AM   #5
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it's not completely pristine





But given it has the frequency handbook and the operating instructions paper on the turntable.....
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:49 AM   #6
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I used to work with a guy who liked to collect these sorts of things and restore them (mostly older ones) but he would have done back flips for that. Those battle scars are pretty minor really, and could easily be fixed in a restoration I would guess. He worked on things much worse than that....

Like you say, with the manuals and all....

Now you just need to find someone with the right fetish. Trade me as good as anywhere I would suspect.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:27 PM   #7
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I don't know shit, but the radio looks 60's, but the cabinet and turn table look 70's to me.

As said, if you find the right person, they'd pay big coin for that.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:59 PM   #8
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well it was all made at the same time of course....

but i'm hoping for a good result!

ps - there's a A&R Cambridge amp and a Rotel tuner on Tardme under Shaggienz if anyones interested......
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:02 AM   #9
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Nah,she's '60's man - that's a stacker turntable,supposed to be for 45's,but you could stack up LP's and have music all night.Some LP's were made to stack - so one record was side 1 and 3,the other 2 and 4...so it would play side 1,drop side 2,then you flip it over for 3 and 4.

And it's a Steriogram,a step above a mere radiogram.It'll have valves! It's worth 2/6d.
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Nah,she's '60's man .
Cool, it's older than me then. I was more of a cassette deck kind of guy.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:56 AM   #11
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Nah,she's '60's man - that's a stacker turntable,supposed to be for 45's,but you could stack up LP's and have music all night.Some LP's were made to stack - so one record was side 1 and 3,the other 2 and 4...so it would play side 1,drop side 2,then you flip it over for 3 and 4.

And it's a Steriogram,a step above a mere radiogram.It'll have valves! It's worth 2/6d.
I bet some rich kids owned two sets, so they could load them up for continuous play, no flip.
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And you'd know how good the party was by the number of coins you had to tape to the tone arm to stop it skipping tracks when everyone started dancing...
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:25 PM   #13
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anyone have a gift of the gab and willing to write me a TradeMe description.....

i have no idea how to describe it and make it 'want-able'!



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Old 05-12-2010, 04:01 AM   #14
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2ZG Gisborne

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You got that right. Hell I worked at 2XG when I left school as a technician. (It was the eighties, honest) By then it was called 2ZG though...so
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2ZG

2ZG was the ONLY radio station in Gisborne as I grew up. The first local competitor was 89FM.

Incidentally, edit: 945khz is still operative, and is used by Aircraft for direction finding to Gisborne.

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:21 AM   #15
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There were actually two transmitters in the transmitter building. Out at Wainui beach. 2ZG had an AWA black 2 (kw, 1kw carrier, 1kw modulation) and National radio had a Toshiba transmitter (1314kHz??). National radio did not count when I was growing up either. I only reaslise that it can be pretty interesting at times now that I am an old fogey. I had left town, (and moved to Wellington) by the time 89FM and that new fangled modulation came along

I used to fix the Dreco's at times before I started with broadcasting when I worked Ellis and Bull, (I was still at school) on Grey street right across the road from the studio.

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