RADIO MISCELLANEA -- MARCH 2002 From Antique Radio Classified for March 2002
(Copyright 1996-2002 by John V. Terrey - For personal use only.)
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Philco and AK Plant Sites
To the question posed on the Internet, "Is the old
Philco site still full of junk cars, or do you know?" Ron Ramirez
I took a trip this past July and revisited the Philco site.
The northwest and southwest corners of Ontario and C Streets are now completely
cleared off. The block on the northwest corner, where the junk cars were,
remains fenced in, but the southwest corner is open. In fact, you can see and
walk on the tile of what was once the ground floor of the 1945 Philco factory
building on the southwest corner.
I found that the old Atwater Kent factory building at 4700
Wissahickon Avenue is still there and being used for a variety of small
businesses. Philco bought this building some years after Atwater Kent closed down.
Many years later, Philco-Ford donated it to the city of Philadelphia.
--Ron Ramirez, Providence, KY
More on GFIs
In the August 2001 A.R.C., Nick Van Vonno suggested
using a GFI from a defective hair
dryer in old AC/DC radios. An easier way is to buy a GFI used in house wiring
for about $6 in a hardware store. These GFIs trip out at 5 milliamps on a fault
leakage current which protects from harm.
--Harry Cap, Bridgewater, MA
A good suggestion that most of us will probably choose to
follow. However, we suspect that folks like Nick Van Vonno prefer the challenge
of adapting one electrical device to another. (Editor)
Moose Radio Restored
Back in June 2001 on page 18, you ran a picture of my
Abbottwares moose with his broken rack. I thought you might like an update.
I’m happy to say he has his rack restored, and he is now back to his
regal splendor. I have since dubbed him "Moose Springsteen."
--Ray Windrix, Colorado Spring, CO
AWA 2002 Conference Same Venue
The 2002 AWA Conference will be held again at the RIT
Conference Center (the old Marriott) in Rochester, New York. The dates are
Wednesday, August 28 to Saturday, August 31. This is the week before Labor Day.
We have our full complement of rooms back, so we will not have problems with
accommodations this year.
The decision about the dates of the Conference was delayed
this year in order to investigate alternate locations. The decision to stay at
the RIT was reached only after we were assured of our regular complement of
The details will be in the forthcoming OTB.
--Hugh Davey via Ludwell Sibley, Gold Hill, OR
2002 A.E.S. Catalog
The Antique Electronic
Supply catalog became available in October and is mailed automatically to all
active and new customers. Potential new customers may request it directly from
the company by phone at 480-820-5411, by fax at 480-820-4643, by toll free fax within the U. S. and
Canada at 800-706-6789, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also
browse the catalog/shopping cart on-line at www.tubesandmore.com. The store is
located at 6221 South Maple Ave., Tempe, AZ 85283.
The catalog has grown to 100 pages and includes many new
products; for example, a broader line of the Jensen Vintage Series speakers,
Celestion speakers, many guitar and guitar amp products, Weller and Xcelite
tools, One Electron audio chokes, audio kits, and books. The company offers the
most diverse line of tube gear and the largest inventory of N.O.S. tubes in the
U. S., as well as current production tubes.
Besides the catalog, Antique Electronic Supply publishes
quarterly flyers that introduce new products and notify customers of sale
items. Contact them today for your free catalog.
--Noreen Cravener, Tempe, AZ