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569Boat

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I have a Sonora radio/record player and would like information on its year of manufacture and/or duration of production.  The only number I can find on it is 899906, which isn't identified as a model or serial number.  I cannot find anything online that looks like it.  I am ordering tubes for it, but the capacitors seem to be difficult.

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It is a little late, the focus here is primarily pre-1930 acoustic machines. 

(But it's a 1942-1943 model A29124.)

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1 hour ago, BenL said:

It is a little late, the focus here is primarily pre-1930 acoustic machines. 
 

 

??? Here's the Title of this forum...

 

"Electric Machines

Electric Reproducing Phonographs 1920s-1940s"

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2 hours ago, Jerry said:

 

??? Here's the Title of this forum...

 

"Electric Machines

Electric Reproducing Phonographs 1920s-1940s"


I was meaning the forum as a whole as a reason for the lack of engagement. 

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1 hour ago, Jerry said:

 

??? Here's the Title of this forum...

 

"Electric Machines

Electric Reproducing Phonographs 1920s-1940s"

 

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This. Somebody actually reads the description. [off-stage applause]

Looks like a nice unit. You might also try posting on one of the antique radio sites (Duck-Duck Go is your friend).

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On 3/25/2024 at 11:46 PM, 569Boat said:

No thoughts or comments on this post??

??? Here's the Title of this forum...

 

"Electric Machines

Electric Reproducing Phonographs 1920s-1940s"

 

I am aware that it was posted under electric machines.  The OP was wondering why no one commented or posted a reply...  I was trying to explain why.

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electrolaman

Hello 569Boat!,

 

Well this is in fact a 1941-1942 Sonora Model LTF-164.  I hope you have a schematic pasted inside the cabinet as I cannot find one in the usual books. 

You may have a problem with the pickup being crystal and it may be dead. Replacement pickups are possible but they do not look the same as the original. Crystal pickups can be rebuilt but unless you send it to a man in Germany who makes his own crystals the US rebuilders use piezo elements which work but do not sound as good. 

 

Best of luck with your restoration!

Carlton Smith

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Sonora LTF-164 1941-42.jpg

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569Boat

ElectrolaMan, if I haven't thanked you before;  thank you!  This has been extremely helpful.  I can find the schematic for MTF-164 and, using the photos I've taken and the tube numbers off of that schematic that I've ordered, it's pretty darn close.

 

Again, many thanks

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