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Philco 48-1256 Radio Phono

 

This combination radio-phono has a 78 RPM turntable with a Crystal cartridge.  It receives the standard broadcast AM band.  The Phonograph has a record changer operated in the Manual or Automatic mode. 

 

As Received

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Restored

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The restoration

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Some vintage repair work as indicated by the two newer blue/orange capacitors.  
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Dial Scale light diffuser burn mark.  A simple replacement of the plastic diffuser. 
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Six tube transformerless chassis. All tubes tested good on the tube tester. They should perform fine after a chassis restoration. 
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Crystal Phono cartridge will need rebuilt or replaced.  It is dead. 
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This cartridge has been sent out for rebuilding along with the idler wheel.  

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Idler wheel is cracked and needs rebuilding.  
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Radio IF transformer. 

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All new parts.

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Burned diffuser.

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New dial scale diffuser.
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The radio sounds great.

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Now to clean the turntable.  

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This trip arm was stuck with dirt clogged grease.

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Back from refinishing. 

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New decals. 

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This will be assembled once the idler wheel and cartridge is back.  

With the Idler wheel and cartridge installed the mechanism needs lots of adjustments.   IMG_6033.JPG (2535086 bytes) IMG_6034.JPG (2652346 bytes) Two new Sapphire needles are on order.    

 

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