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Dawn

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This radio took me by surprise. I was contacted by a guy wanting an estimate for restoration. I never heard of this radio. I was very in the loop with guys working for PS/Shakespeare/gladding and marine dealers. The Simba MKII escaped us due to very limited poduction. This is another oddity that I haven't bothered to e-mail any of those that worked for the company yet to see what they remember. This is a hometown company. I wonder if this was a Gaurdian with a 40 ch. synthensizer grafted into in like Sonar and other companies still making type accepted cbs on former tube chassis
 

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Thanks again Orbie. I never thought to check Youtube. Now that the clip pointed it out, I think it's also the same chassis as the Robyn Executive. Just painted yellow and different cosmetics. I did get a response from one of the guys that used to work at PS last night and predictably, he never seen one either. I need to look through my SAMS and see if any of those chassis mentioned is in one. It's odd what becomes valuable later. Those Robyn's get some pretty high prices on Ebay.
 

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Robyn, Gemtronics, Kris, Teaberry, Shakespeare, and probably a couple more I can't recall...best I remember they were all cosmetically the same cabinets, some switches and knobs had different functions ...I believe the chassis were probably the same also...very popular back in the 70's


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