This is a 1935 Awa Battery radio model 70. I fully rebuilt the radio , designed and built the cabinet. The cabinet has Brass Highlights , with the wood being American Oak. The radio has 2 x 135 VOLT Packs '' RED and BLACK plug and 2 x 6 VOLT 7 amp GREEN and YELLOW plug. The Chassi was removed for an Oil / Diesel / Worm infested cabinet, where I wanted to make the radio look its age , art Deco'ish , and that could go into any room of a old / modern decor house. You will notice a small box on the bottom right hand side , where this will house 2 fob style watch looking Volt and Amp gauge. The brass is right angle surround , as with Brass Buffed / Sealed Dome nuts /washers. The stain I used for the radio is Australian Walnut , which is a vey typical 20- 30's look. RGB stands for Radio Gram Bloke , where i will use the radio as a promo and on display amongst other Old Radios / gramophones that have either been restored or better left in their original condition
Well, Your looking at a Hot Air Brass Fan. 200 odd hours was spent getting the fan to this stage , where 60 odd hours alone was spent on the motor , removing the seized piston, hand hone the cylinder bore, heating up and removing nuts and bolts for re-use. refurbish the rods , and fitting a slighly oversize nut and bolt to '' the conrod ' so to speak ,''to take knock out of the motor while running''. The motor runs till the metho runs out as prior , was 3 -4 minutes, due to Singer Oil replaced with 2 stoke oil for lubricating. There are no bearings or intake or exhaust ports used with the Stirling motor . Insulation was used , and various types tried, and the right amount used to keep the cylinder slightly cooler than the heater. The camera unfortunately has amplified the noise excessively , as it sounds like an old printing press on the video , however it is quite quiter in actually running. Thanks for watching my video Cheers Pete... Australia, South Australia.
Here are some photos of a REXONOLA that i have restored, this was built in 1925. There is also some photos of a AEOLIAN i have restored on this site as well.
This is a 1926 Aeolian Gramophone that I have just finished restoring. I did submit this as a PDF but this was my first time submitting to this site and I have discovered this format is much better. I also Restore Upright Wooden and Bakelite Valve Radios as well as Radiograms.