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The Philips 513 AN

Monday, July 25, 2016

This is an interesting one. I bought this radio mostly sight unseen on eBay because it looked terrible in the pics, and had a fair bit of cabinet damage that'd been poorly repaired. I was looking for something to try out a few ideas I had about Bakelite repair, and this seemed like a suitable candidate. After clicking the button at the right time, a short drive and $30 later it was mine.

Locally-made Philips sets aren't exactly thin on the ground here, and over the years more than a few European models have made their way here too, so I wasn't concerned that I couldn't identify the model of this set. But once I got up close and had a good look, I discovered why…

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