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Offline 19and41

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #75 on: October 01, 2015, 09:11:20 AM »
Nice looking radio.  Another nice stage for the theater of the mind.
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #76 on: October 01, 2015, 11:46:09 AM »
The Motorola 53H is one I'm looking for.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2015, 11:29:44 PM »
Arvin 542T c.1950

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #78 on: November 13, 2015, 12:50:36 PM »
Majestic 651 (c.1937).  I replaced the grill cloth with an improvised piece.

Larry

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #79 on: November 13, 2015, 02:07:16 PM »
It has a beautiful case. Is it mottled Bakelite or is it some kind of early plastic? It's held up well. Almost a textbook example of Art Moderne or Art Deco from the 1930s. Some of the most beautiful radio designs came from the late 1930s.
 
The radiomuseum site calls this one a "triple fin." I guess the knob in the middle is the tone control since the museum site says this set is AM-only. It's a little deceptive with the two-pointer round dial.
Jonathan

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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2015, 02:23:11 PM »
The cabinet is mottled brown bakelite made by the Chicago Molded Products Corp.  The cabinet design certainly fits the 1930s style, which is why I really like it, though I think that I still like the style of my Delco/Belmont R-1152 (forum link) or the Belmont 6D-111 (forum link) a bit better.

The knob in the middle is the tuning knob.  The one on the right is power/volume, and the left one is a two-position tone control.

When I see modern replicas of art deco designs like these, I get a bit of possibly perverse pleasure knowing that I have the real things here.


Larry



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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2015, 02:45:21 PM »
Handsome radio!  I like that figure in the bakelite. 
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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2017, 06:42:23 PM »
I haven't posted any pictures for a while, but here are a couple more Crosleys, a white 10-135 (1950) and a green 11-102U (1951).

Larry


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Re: Some of My Radios
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2017, 01:09:45 PM »
Nice looking units.  It seems like those "dashboard" style radios are going up in value compared to other radios of the period.  I grew up near where Crosley made their small auto line.
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