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Old 1st April 2007, 04:32 AM   #1
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Default L. Tatro farm radios from 1930's.

I am interested in any information about the L. Tatro farm radios built in Decorah, Iowa 1929 to 1935 or 1936. I have 2 from ebay that need restoring.
Lyle Tatro and his brother Dewey owned the company, and they were first cousins to my grandfather Guy Tatro.
These are 6 or 32 volt volt DC powered and used vibrators. Some had AC conversions. Mostly used in rural areas that did not have AC power.

Please let me know if you have one, or see any at a swap meet or garage sale.

Thanks!
Bob Tatro
(The A and O are pronouced long, from the French-Canadian Tetreau family name.)
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Old 1st April 2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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You may want to check out WWW.antiqueradios.com

These guys are great and are a valuable source of information.
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Old 1st April 2007, 04:08 PM   #3
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You'll find schematics for many models in Riders - here: http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/229/T0000229.htm
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Old 16th October 2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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Just picked up a Tatro radio in Hot Springs, AR, have been looking for information on it The guy who owns the antique shop apparently restores a lot of radios, unfortunately he wasn't there the day we were. Next time we go by we'll see if he's got any more of them hidden away.
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