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Offline Jon S

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Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« on: July 01, 2013, 01:03:45 PM »
I bought these as spares thinking they were the same as for my 1958; but they are much smaller in size.  Anyone interested?

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Offline Jon S

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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 01:02:25 PM »
No interest?  When you need one, it's nice to have a spare . . .
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 11:51:02 AM »
What are you looking for per item?
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 12:52:15 AM »
It would be nice to have tube numbers such as 12AU7 etc. so we would know if they would fit our radio. 

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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 09:20:21 AM »
Very hard to read the tube numbers, but could read a few:  12ADZ6, 12EK6, ???DV8.  I am told they are from a 1959 Cadillac Delco AM Radio.  I've attached pictures - one tube is in a heat shield.  I paid $50.00 plus shipping for them.

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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2015, 11:30:34 AM »
Bump - Anyone interested?
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 04:53:28 AM »
it is nice to have spares, I have no idea if these are for 59 though? I tried doing a search for info but couldnt find much
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2015, 12:20:56 PM »
it is nice to have spares, I have no idea if these are for 59 though? I tried doing a search for info but couldnt find much

I bought them from a friend who took them out of a 1959 radio and thought they would be spares for my 1958 - but they are much smaller than the '58's.
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 10:54:37 PM »
Bump. Still have these tubes for sale
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2017, 05:37:36 PM »
I the 1959 Salesman's databook (page 50) it states that the radio of '59 is transistorized, so I doubt tubes are used.

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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 11:16:11 PM »
What I found on the WEB is that the 1959 Cadillac used the following 5 tubes:
Country:    United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:    United Motors Service (Delco)
alternative name
 
Delco Radio Corp. (Appliance) || Delco-Remy Division, General Motors Corp. || United Motors Service Delco General Motors
Brand
Chieftain || Delco
Year: 1959 ?   Category: Car Radio, perhaps also + sound player/recorder
Valves / Tubes   5: 12DZ6 12AD6 12EK6 12AL8 12DV8
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2017, 02:29:28 AM »
About 1959 Cadillac radios had transistors for the output section. I think they still had tubes ten years later.         
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2017, 09:54:08 AM »
I the 1959 Salesman's databook (page 50) it states that the radio of '59 is transistorized, so I doubt tubes are used.

David

Hi David,

Turning on the radio in my 59, it takes a few seconds to warm up before there is sound so -seems- as if there are tubes.
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2017, 11:14:25 AM »
The transistorized radios of this period are a bit of a hybrid - they used tubes and transistors.
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2017, 08:52:19 AM »
OK, I learned something.  My experience is with my '58 Eldorado Brougham transistor radio and it is all transistor and there no warmup, it just comes on so thought that was what was carried over to the rest of the Cadillac line in later years.
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Re: Five (5) Tubes For 1959 Radio
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2017, 11:12:17 AM »
My 2 cents - for what they're worth.
Here are some pics that might help.
There are tubes - 5 as I could tell/recall and a transistor.
Sorry for the quality as these are scans from 35 mm photos back in the day, before I went all Hollywood with digital.
The label from the case shows (blurry) the 5 tubes and the transistor - as I recalled.
Have fun
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