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Old 6th February 2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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I got a pair of these and I'm not sure what they are, they look to be too old and well built to be home made. Only marks are HT-1-101. Tube layout is 2 5881 5v4 2 6SN7. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 6th February 2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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Yes, it appears to be commercially manufactured. Nothing like a front panel, so possibly intended to be buried inside a PA system, musical instrument (organ?) or maybe a large console stereo.

The rubber grommets on the standoff feet suggest that it might be a "hot chassis". Is that the case?

Is the tube complement marked? The octal sockets, and absence of 7- or 9-pin miniature sockets suggests design prior to roughly 1950, but doesn't rule out manufacture as late as around 1960. However, the blue plastic sleeves on the capacitors suggest a later date - or perhaps a repair or refurbishment at a later date.

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Old 6th February 2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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The rubber grommets look added, the arms on the chassis look like it was mounted to something.

Yes the caps are new, so it was refurbished at one point.

The tube layout, input ect.. are marked with paint, suggesting factory markings
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Tube layout is 2 5881 5v4 2 6SN7.
Same as my Heathkit W4-AM's. So possibly a Williamson kit, as the transformers are attached with machine screws, not rivets.

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Old 6th February 2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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The rubber grommets are probably there to isolate the chassis from cabinet vibrations.
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Old 6th February 2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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They scream electric organ amplifiers to me. They would have been used in a large church type system. These were built up of many different stock speaker cabinets and amplifiers. As many as the front wall would hold.
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Does any one have a ballpark value for them? Working with tubes?

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