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[Closed] Philips L1G51T transistor radio

 
Doz
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fingers crossed.

Topic starter Posted : 26/02/2020 2:10 pm
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Any more details on the radio? A rough idea on the year will help me narrow it down, so I don't have to search every filing cabinet and or every volume of R&TS. I looked online to see if I could find a picture but nothing comes up for that model, not even on Radiomuseum. A brief glance in the trade index for 61 and 73 yielded nothing, is the model No correct?

Posted : 26/02/2020 2:33 pm
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If you can't find anything, I'll have a look on my 'Master List' at home. Just before we got the boot from Philips, I managed to copy the product database in raw text. It covers nearly everything from the 1950's through to the early 2000's.

Posted : 26/02/2020 3:12 pm
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AV Manuals claim to have one, price and condition and supplier unknown to me.

https://av-manuals.co.uk/page_1553700.html

Posted : 26/02/2020 3:53 pm
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1960's ... small, maroon colour pocket set, has a built in earphone in the base, and is chock full of AF117's... so that'll be the fault!

The print is a bit butchered in places. I have fond memories of the set, proper under-the-covers Caroline moment!

I'll get a picture up shortly.

Topic starter Posted : 26/02/2020 5:01 pm
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I've searched ERT, Trader and R&TS from 1960 - 1970, absolutely no mention of an L1G51T plenty of L2Gxxx and L3Gxxx though. There was an L2G45T which used AF117's perhaps its close enough. Sorry you got me for once.

Posted : 26/02/2020 8:49 pm
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Well it existed!

L1G51T" "0" "PHILIPS" "AUDIO" "03" "0" "OCT 65" "PERSONAL RADIO" "0" "" "000000000000" "2021" "no" "1971"

This is raw data from the Philips database. So October 1965, end of service 1971. The other numbers are random character codes which I know nothing about.There is nothing about it being a non-service item (which might account for the lack of manual) so presumably a manual or service sheet must have existed.

Posted : 26/02/2020 10:01 pm
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TBH, I've been looking on eBay for many years in an attempt to find one.. then one turned up for a fiver. I've started to trace things through, and sure enough 2 of the AF117's are shot. I'll snip the screen and see if that improves matters...

Topic starter Posted : 27/02/2020 2:54 pm
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As mentioned above, I've been unable to locate any reference in all my service data indexes (Trader, ERT, BRT, RCR and Philips folder) for the L1G51T, despite Rich's Philips Db dump stating there was such a beast. Would it perhaps be a derivative of the L1G41T, does it look like this model? (see below).

L1G41T

It dates from August 1965 so two months prior to the October 1965 date suggested by Rich for the L1G51T. The data for the L1G41T model now resides in the data library. Maybe it will be of use, maybe not, best I can do.

Posted : 29/02/2020 5:41 pm
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One possibility is that the L1G51T was a 'cosmetic' change (different control layout, change of cabinet style etc) so it may well be that the L1G41T is the same except for cabinet etc. In these cases, it wasn't necessary to issue a new manual, just an update on the original.

Posted : 01/03/2020 8:22 pm
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Posted by: @sideband

One possibility is that the L1G51T was a 'cosmetic' change (different control layout, change of cabinet style etc) so it may well be that the L1G41T is the same except for cabinet etc. In these cases, it wasn't necessary to issue a new manual, just an update on the original.

That looks to be it. There's more than a passing resemblance.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/03/2020 4:06 pm