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Old 15-10-19, 23:28
Alastair Thomas Alastair Thomas is offline
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Default 19 set spare parts

In 1992 I bought a 1934 car from a barn in which were stored about 40 of the same sort of vintage. The seller had another barn full of spare parts and I took the opportunity to stock up.
Among the items was a tin with useful, difficult to get hold of, bearings and this has sat on my shelf ever since and has yielded up many useful bits for the cars.
Recently I succumbed to the "green disease" and bought a Lynx I MkIII* and was introduced to the No19 set therein.
Needing a bearing today I went to the tin and noticed that it is a spare parts tin for a No19 set. Serendipity strikes again.
I note from the Lynx workshop manual that a spare parts tin for the No19 set should be carried but I already have one and it is not the same as this one.
Is this one a base spares tin?
Also I notice that listed in the inside of the lid are the contents and they have two identification numbers: the second is headed "W.D. No" and the first is headed "EKC No". Am I correct in interpreting this to refer to E K Cole, the manufacturers of EKCO radios?
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Old 16-10-19, 09:01
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I believe you are correct. EK Cole was a manufacturer of the 19 set so it makes sense they also made spares available.
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Old 16-10-19, 09:35
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Spare parts tin 5c is certainly the correct and standard one, what does your other example look like?
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Old 16-10-19, 15:23
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It's interesting that there are no spare brushes for the supply unit listed and the flick clamping screws have been reduced from four to two, I suspect this may be a later issue of the case.

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Old 16-10-19, 16:44
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Default Spares box

The spares box that came with the Lynx is as illustrated below. It is for valves and in the legend, centre bottom, someone has handwritten "Transistor". If this is original it definitely dates the box to well after WWII.
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Old 16-10-19, 19:27
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That's the spare valve case, obviously! Normally, vehicles carried both spare valve case and spare parts case.
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Old 17-10-19, 09:30
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The spares box that came with the Lynx is as illustrated below. It is for valves and in the legend, centre bottom, someone has handwritten "Transistor". If this is original it definitely dates the box to well after WWII.
Alastair
This box is the spare valve box for the Larkspur era SR C12 so certainly post war. The set was initially supplied with a vibrator supply but a later transistorized unit was provided. That would account for the handwritten "transistor" where the vibrator would have been.
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Old 17-10-19, 10:35
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Are the transistorised vibrators still available? That would solve an ongoing problem with period car radios.
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Old 17-10-19, 11:08
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The vibrator wasn't transistorized, the whole power supply was.

There are drop in solid state replacements available for common vibrators.

Check out this site:
http://www.royalsignals.org.uk/vibs/index.html
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Old 18-10-19, 13:42
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Thanks a lot Bruce. That is really helpful.
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