Well it is time to let go of some gear, and this is the first piece to go. we have a very vintage KAY from the late 30’s to mid 40’s since I can’t find another one anywhere on the web I have no way to date it.
What I do know is the following:
- The 6n6 tube was first manufactured in 1939 so the amp must be from after then.
- We have a field coil speaker which means that it was probably earlier than 1952 or so because that was when they were able to produce magnets that were strong enough and affordable for speakers
- The covering of the cabinet is made of the same stuff early aircraft were covered with
- The soldering was very well done so it is probably post war since there was a rather high demand for electronics after the war and there were a lot of trained electronics assemblers that needed work
If anyone knows any more about this very cool and good sounding amp please feel free to contact us.This small amp produces about 4 watts of power and has been restored and upgraded with new caps, and a 3 prong grounded cord. The buyer will receive the original caps and all the other “bad” parts that were removed during the restoration.