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Old 27th August 2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Vintage Sony 8FC-69WA AM/FM Digimatic Flip Clock Radio

Picked this one up for free, untested. Gave it a cleaning, polishing, some feed 'n wax on the wood, turned it on and it works. It is in real nice condition, no cracks or faults on the case. I believe this was made in late 1960's to early 1970's.
Made in Japan. :smoke:

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Old 27th August 2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Nice

Those mains leads are a bit scary, even more so on 240Vac. The power consumption seems low for a device of that era, I bet a modern LED alarm clock uses all that and more.
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Those mains leads are a bit scary, even more so on 240Vac.
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Old 27th August 2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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I take it that the brown wire is the mains lead. Its like the mains lead on an old Belco sig gen I have Insulation is a bit thin
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Old 27th August 2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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I was looking for piccy of it to compare,
Belco Sig Gen. Age/Info etc

240Vac mains, 340 volts peak. It wouldn't get through the door these days. That doesn't detract from your clock/radio at all though. Vintage stuff like that is great.
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