My neighbour, Rob VK2ZNZ called on 3.595MHz just after the WIA broadcast this morning and invited me over to "see a thing of great beauty". He was not wrong.
I can't find many mentions of the Splitdorf radios, but it looks like it's missing a big wooden case.
Certainly a thing of beauty. My impression is that it's been restored at some point.
A very simple circuit.
They sure have a lot of patents!
It is so simple it would have to be a TRF or perhaps regen radio. Anyone know anything about these radios?
Splitdorf are best known for their ignition and coil products but did also make a few radios.
Here are some potentially useful links:
R-500 - http://mysite.verizon.net/vze3yc34/index.html
1927 Abbey - http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/splitdorf-battery-tube-radio-rare-find-good
From the look of it, it is the Abbey without the case.
I don't know who has the this radio, but I have a an Abbey cabinent without the radio.
Rob, vk2znz has the radio. Perhaps you could make contact with him via the call book.
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