Sparton 827X

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Sparton 827X ; Sparks-Withington Co (ID = 282591) Radio
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For model Sparton 827X, Sparks-Withington Co., (Sparton); Jackson, Michigan
Country:  United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer / Brand:  Sparks-Withington Co., (Sparton); Jackson, Michigan
Year: 1936 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 8: 6K7 6A8 6K7 6Q7 6J7 6K7 6N6 5Y3
Main principle Superhet with RF-stage; ZF/IF 456 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
Tuned circuits 7 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave and 2 x Short Wave.
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
Loudspeaker Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil)
Power out
from Model: Sparton 827X - Sparks-Withington Co., Sparton
Material Wooden case
Shape Tablemodel, Tombstone = decorative upright, not cathedral but can have rounded edges.
External source of data Ernst Erb
Source of data The Radio Collector's Directory and Price Guide 1921 - 1965
Circuit diagram reference Rider's Perpetual, Volume 8 = 1937 and before
Mentioned in Rider's 8-14, 8-17
Literature/Schematics (1) Cathedral & Tombstone Radios (page 255.)

All listed radios etc. from Sparks-Withington Co., (Sparton); Jackson, Michigan
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RF Block Unit for Sparton 827X
Suleyman Acar

Hello Radio Friends,

I recently acquired a beatiful Sparton 827X. The wooden case is in perfect shape, it only needs a little polishing. It does not have a back cover (probably originally it did not have one).  . When I got inside, I unfortunately found out that the original RF block unit (with MW, LW and 2 SW) was replaced with something totally irrelevant. Now I need to restore this radio to make it operate as it was originally intended. It may be next to impossible to find the original RF block unit, but I am not totally hopeless. Our friends from US may have it in one of their cannibalized radios. If I can not find it, what would be your recommendation for a second best solution? Thanks in advance for any help I can get.

Suleyman Acar

Omer Suleimanagich

Hi Suleyman,


Your best luck would be to contact Mark Oppat at,, who is based in Michigan, USA.

Please let him know that you were referred by me from this site.

Your other alternative, is to wait on EBay, or to ask directly on, newsgroup.


Omer Suleimanagich
Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.
Suleyman Acar

Hi Omer,

Thank you kindly for leading me to "oldradioparts". I will definitely tell them about your referral to get the best possible attention. If I don't get a result, I will explore the other possibilities.

 Kind regards,


Ernst Erb

Dear Suleyman

We still miss photos from your "beautiful Sparton 827X" ...

On the other hand: If you post something specific about a model please go first to the model and use the link there to post to the forum. then the article will be attached to the model plus seen in the forum!

I do now move this to the model ...

Suleyman Acar

Thank you for the advice Ernest. I will follow it for future postings. I will send the picture of the Sparton when cabinet polishing job is finished. 


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