|[Hallicrafters] 5R30 Continental question|
radiocompass at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 28 21:27:21 EDT 2006
I don't think it is a 5R33. Reason is, I have a 5R33
as well, with the model-number tag, and it is a
tan/light brown. The color is almost a dead-on match
for the picture of the 33 in Chuck Dachis' book.
This latest find, which I needed like a hole in the
head but couldn't resist because it was so nice, is
definitely a different color. It's not quite gray,
not quite beige, but kind of a more rose-looking
color. It is definitely original.
The 5R32 doesn't seem to be too common but I have seen
one, and it is gray, but a light "sky" gray. This
latest find definitely isn't that color either.
Right after I got this radio, I saw one on eBay that
looked like it might be the same color, assuming the
color in the picture on the auction site was true. I
e-mailed the seller but he told me there was no tag on
So, it's a mystery.
This radio does have all miniature tubes. My 5R33 has
a mix of miniatures and octals.
Seems like what I remember seeing also contained a
list of "5R-" model numbers, for the same generic
radio, that went beyond "34," but I could be mistaken
about that. I recall thinking this might have
referred to other colors that were released later; but
that could be wrong too.
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