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 Post subject: Has anyone ever seen one of these very fancy RCA RAE-79's?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:44 pm 
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These are pics I borrowed from Chuck Azzalina's website My Vintage TV. I was stunned by the beauty of this console. Has anyone ever seen or heard one of these? They must be very rare. The RAE-79 was made by RCA Victor in 1931. It even has a remote control!

RCA RAE-79

http://www.myvintagetv.com/rca_rae79.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these very fancy RCA RAE-79'
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:11 pm 
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Yes Marc, I have 2 that I’m in the process of obtaining the missing parts for to complete them. I got the amps for one RAE 79 from a R-50 and a R-55. The tuners from each of those radios also provided the tuners for each RAE 79, though they are the same, they do not have the remote control electronics. The original speakers are in both 79s. One has the original changer and I just obtained the second changer I needed.

There is a RAE 79 currently is being restored by a real professional on the Antique Radio Forum:

RAE-79 Unit Restoration:

http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtop ... 1&t=323907

RAE-79 Record Changer Restoration:

http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtop ... 9&t=342371


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these very fancy RCA RAE-79'
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:56 pm 
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And, I am another owner of one that is incomplete. Just starting to find the chassis' for an empty cabinet. Like VM, I will likely make it a non-remote controlled version. The cabinet is an amazing piece of furniture, one of the prettiest Gothic styles, in my opinion. Good luck on yours VM, sounds like you are almost there. Russie


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 Post subject: Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these very fancy RCA RAE-79'
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:14 am 
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The first complete one of these I saw was in Berkeley ....that was in the middle eighties ,and the collector who had the set traded it for an EH Scott set in a Rivinea cabinet ....not sure where it is currently


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