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chb0vintagehifi

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Mid 40s Maggi FM tuner
« on: February 11, 2018, 10:06:57 PM »
On the prowl for a mid 40s FM tuner.

Apparenly, there were 2 different models: A/B - One was meant to mount upside down (for the georgian) - I think that's a B.
Can someone confirm that?

If you have a lead on one, even if it needs restore, let me know

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Re: Mid 40s Maggi FM tuner
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 09:25:54 PM »
Great minds must think alike. The first H. H. Scott FM tuner, model 310 A had an upside down chassis, all later ones right side up. I don't think there was ever issued a technical explanation for it, and H.H. Scott was never the kind of outfit that did things different for different's sake.

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Re: Mid 40s Maggi FM tuner
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 11:07:43 PM »
There was an rightside up, an upside down and an edgewise model like I have.  Keep checking Ebay.  They show up from time to time.
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Re: Mid 40s Maggi FM tuner
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 07:00:51 AM »
        I get a kick out of any of the vertical-dialed radios you see from time to time. You feel like you're adjusting a coffeemaker temperature setting when tuning them. Your eyes keep wanting to move left and right instead of up and down.
      Didn't some old Buicks have a vertical moving speedometer, or was it a rolling drum with numbers printed on it.  I know my 55 Buick 'had a horizontal red ribbon as did my Dad's '60 Invicta, reflected by a mirror.

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Re: Mid 40s Maggi FM tuner
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 07:18:22 AM »
I think Buick tried each of those layouts and had a cursor you could set to a given speed to sound an alarm when you exceeded it.
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Re: Mid 40s Maggi FM tuner
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 11:28:56 AM »
       
      Didn't some old Buicks have a vertical moving speedometer, or was it a rolling drum with numbers printed on it.  I know my 55 Buick 'had a horizontal red ribbon as did my Dad's '60 Invicta, reflected by a mirror.

The 1960 Plymouth had a speedo that moved a horizontal red bar rightward--I think it was just a rolling drum that exposed more red.  It also had the pushbutton selection for the Torqueflite auto transmission, a squared-off steering wheel, and an optional "hi-fi" AM radio.  The pushbuttons spelled out "hi-fi" and the radio had a P-P output stage.  It had an input for the 45 rpm car record player, a not-so-good idea.  I've still got the radio.

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Re: Mid 40s Maggi FM tuner
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 06:40:46 PM »
There is a CR-192 on ebay right now.   
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