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Old 29th August 2010, 02:35 AM   #11
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OK, I've worked out that it was made in Yugoslavia. It has a sticker on it from the Canadian certification people. No dates.

There's a safety interlock, a red push button held in by the back cover. There's also a notice on the back cover referencing a circuit breaker too. Seems like two good safety features.

The tube compliment is shown: ECC85, ECH81, EF89, EABC80 and an EL84.

There's also a tube EM84 strapped sideways against the front grill.

Speaker is 4Ohm.
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Old 29th August 2010, 02:45 AM   #12
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a red push button held in by the back cover.
The red push button IS the circuit breaker. The safety interlock is the two prong power recepticle which should mate with a power cord attached to the back cover. Remove the cover and there is no power inside the radio. This was standard on US made TV sets for 30+ years.

And so was removing the metal clip that held the cord to the back cover as was taping down the little red button. Taping down the red button was the reason we replaced a lot of power transformers. A gassy but still functioning horizontal sweep tube was the reason for the little red button popping out.
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Sweet looking three band plus FM.
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Old 29th August 2010, 07:38 AM   #14
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It is "Florida UKT" produced by "Ei-Nis" factory in'60-'69. I have schematic somewhere in books, and if You need it, I'll found and scan it in few days.
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Old 29th August 2010, 12:28 PM   #15
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Davorin,

Thanks for the lead ! - I found some information from searching under Ei-Nis. Seems the factory is still in business and making tubes.

The radio I have is called the Florida Hi-Fi Super, made sometime around 1962. It's a couple of years older than I am.

If you have a schematic that would be of interest.
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Thanks for the lead ! - I found some information from searching under Ei-Nis. Seems the factory is still in business and making tubes.
Not according to my information (for roughly a decade now). A shame, really, considering their quality (Philips tooling and manufacturing process) compared to other tubes that are still being manufactured nowadays, but apparently there was no market for those at that time which coincides with economic sanctions imposed on Serbia in the same timeframe.
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Blaupunkt also made a "Florida" model which was imported to the US in the late '50s, but this doesn't look like an US model (LW band and "857" KHz on AM band).
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Not according to my information (for roughly a decade now). A shame, really, considering their quality (Philips tooling and manufacturing process) compared to other tubes that are still being manufactured nowadays, but apparently there was no market for those at that time which coincides with economic sanctions imposed on Serbia in the same timeframe.
Pitty - strange that their web site is still up and running, somebody must be paying for it unless all they have is somebody selling off their NOS stock ?

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Old 29th August 2010, 05:54 PM   #20
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Pitty - strange that their web site is still up and running, somebody must be paying for it unless all they have is somebody selling off their NOS stock ?

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Check out the "last modified" date at the bottom of the page. Their website is what prompted me to inquire some 3-4 years ago and what I wrote above was response I got from a person who lived in Nis (town in Serbia where the factory is located) and was also involved with electronics so I'm inclined to believe him. He died in 2008 so I have no way of verifying the current state of affairs but the semi-abandoned website is probably a good clue.

I wonder whether the tooling is still there or not ? If it is, it would make far more sense to restart production there than to start production in the UK (considerably lower labor cost - this is fairly labor-intensive process).
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