Nice Little Battery Tip
Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:29 PM
LOTS of hotties --shop at fabric stores !!
and most try to be ever-so-helpful
Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:36 AM
Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:38 AM
quite large of you to be first to admit it !!!
Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:06 AM
Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:18 AM
Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:29 PM
Freddie, I think you are mistaking Uncle Ed for redbenjoe.And with what you've been known to be full of you should have a never ending supply!
I save these and then glue them together, since I'm a cheap bastard.
[ Image ]
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!)
Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:21 AM
SINISTER has left the building
Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:35 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:01 PM
I like em and I use em - excellent topic
Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:29 AM
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.
Posted 15 September 2010 - 07:01 AM
What's that old saying? "Keep it simple" ???? hehehehe
Great stuff !
Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:59 PM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:36 PM
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?
Here's an example of a modern molded plastic battery compartment from the "Toshiba RT-S983" (WX-1) Boombox.
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
Every one came with a battery tube like the one describedin the first post
Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:02 PM
Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:18 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:27 PM
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.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:41 PM