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#31 redbenjoe

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:29 PM

oh - that reminds me to relay the :w00t: :w00t:
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#32 Superduper

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:43 PM

OMG! :lol: :lol: :lol:

#33 Alf

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:36 AM

sweet! I have always just gone ghetto and duct taped my batteries together with two long strips.

#34 redbenjoe

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:38 AM

i use that ultra sophistcated method also , alf -- :yes:

quite large of you to be first to admit it !!! :-) :-D :lol:

#35 Jovie

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:06 AM

Great post! It's funny how something so simple can make you're life so much easier. Chalk up my Prosonic TSR801as another that came with plastic battery tubes.Using tubes should even make smaller boxes easier to deal with though.I'm thinking of fitting all of my boxes with tubes.Great idea!

#36 Uncle Ed

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:18 AM

I save these and then glue them together, since I'm a cheap bastard.

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#37 redbenjoe

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:46 AM

perfect for them non-flammable size Es
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:48 AM

I save these and then glue them together, since I'm a cheap bastard.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 01:19 PM

I save these and then glue them together, since I'm a cheap bastard.

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And with what you'be been known to be full of you should have a never ending supply! :-P :w00t: :lol: :-P :w00t: :lol: :tease:

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:13 PM

I save these and then glue them together, since I'm a cheap bastard.

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And with what you've been known to be full of you should have a never ending supply! :-P :w00t: :lol: :-P :w00t: :lol: :tease:

Freddie, I think you are mistaking Uncle Ed for redbenjoe. ;-) :-P :-D

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:29 PM

I save these and then glue them together, since I'm a cheap bastard.

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And with what you've been known to be full of you should have a never ending supply! :-P :w00t: :lol: :-P :w00t: :lol: :tease:

Freddie, I think you are mistaking Uncle Ed for redbenjoe. ;-) :-P :-D



Apologies to our fine UE duly noted. Your wisdom is quite correct on this issue! But both should be commended for not "dumping" more rubbish ino our lanfills and recycling!!! (Especially Ira since paper is a "wood" product!) :lol: :tease: :-P :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:21 AM

very kool glu. its like a battery condom. and it looks like it wont break under the load :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :sin:


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#43 oldskool69

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:06 PM

....SINISTER has left the building :boba:...


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#44 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:35 PM

Man, that's F'n brilliant! I have the same problem with my 920. Sweet idea!

#45 kaboomer

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:01 PM

Funny things, those OEM tubes..... many people thought they were "FILLERS" and chunked them in the trash without thinking or reading the MANUAL...... silly rabbits

I like em and I use em - excellent topic

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:29 AM

Rock On.


Great mod Gluecifer. Early transistor radios had these as well. There was some benefit if the batteries leaked as old-style cells were prone to do. The leak was contained (mostly) in the tube. The only downside to the tube is if you pull one end out before you are ready for it and the tube is pointing down. Batteries will come shooting out like an automatic grenade-launcher. (I can't be the only one that's happened to!) It is still a great mod and kudos for tracking down poly sheet stock. I've been looking for that to use on another project. Never would have checked a fabric store.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 07:01 AM

A great EASY tube to make......all you need now is to put Sanyo stickers on them, and sell them for $49.99 ;-)

What's that old saying? "Keep it simple" ???? hehehehe

Great stuff !
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#48 fresh produce

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:59 PM

Wow great idea used it on my lasonic got to keeps those Ds in line haha :breakdance:

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:36 PM

Funny posts, when I read sinister's I lost my soda through the nose, almost taxed my laptop.
These battery packs, or tubes, were standard among most manufacturers in the preboombox portable days (or as bibox posted...transistors). Most manufacturers never really used a battery compartment so to speak because the old boxes were simply boxes with no molded battery comopartment. Back in these days they designed an area within the box where the battery would be placed but used tubes to confine the batteries. (Remember the 9volt batteries they would have slack in the wire that the battery clipped into. They would use a piece of sponge to keep the battery from bounding around)
Later on, in the boombox era, as the world of plastics took over (remember the famous line from the 1967 movie The Graduate??? Think about your future in "plastics".....), they began replacing metal, leather and everything else with plastic and eventually a confined and molded battery compartment evolved.
But still when you have to swap 10 batteries at a beach or picnic, you're screwed........it's like jack in the box.......BOINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!! The oldschool battery tubes are awesome, it's another revolutionary element of boomboxes
Here's an example of a leather boombox that has the tubes mid to late 60's, not sure?

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Here's an example of a modern molded plastic battery compartment from the "Toshiba RT-S983" (WX-1) Boombox.
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#50 MKS

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:01 PM

They were standard issue in a few Sanyo boxes, the Big Ben and 9998 come to mind but I'll bet there were more.


I have a few B&O mono's and a Beosystem 10 (1985), the only portable stereo they ever made, btw they are all really nice radios :thumbsup:

Every one came with a battery tube like the one describedin the first post :yes:

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:02 PM

I remember I had something that came with a tube like that - I don't remember what it was, but I remember my mom tossing it out thinking it was there just as some sort of packing material - lol!!

#52 lazanas

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:18 PM

Thanks Gluecifer! :thumbsup: sometimes the most brilliant ideas are simple ones :cool: :afro:

#53 li432paul

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 10:58 AM

great tip :thumbsup:

#54 Alasondro Allegre

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

i've received my GoldStar TSR 800 with 2 such original tubes:]

#55 Stuntman Mike

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

i've received my GoldStar TSR 800 with 2 such original tubes:]


Yes, I have some of those too. :thumbsup:

#56 Daniel88

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:55 PM

Great idea

#57 Darece01

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:41 PM

I believe I've seen the same thing done with the cardboard tubes from either paper towels or bathroom tissue. Not as nice as your solution but a good temporary substitute.