late 20's early 30's philco radio

late 20's early 30's philco radio

Post by William MacNeil » Tue, 17 Jul 2001 21:27:08



I came across this radio in the antique store this weekend. A most beautiful
piece. Not a mark or scratch on it. Tall cabinet, two doors that opened out
reveiling the radio. Almost looked like an a***er kent 55 with the three
knobs and the small center dial. The speaker cloth was a tapestry of a
wooded scene. I fell in love with it and the owner was wanting not to sell
it. She liked the piece just for an ornamant in her garage. Arghhh!!!!!.
Well I shouldn't make it sound so bad, her garage is nicer than most peoples
homes, but this is just going to get lost with all the other stuff that's
out there. I ask her if it played and she said that it only hummed when
turned on. Bill Turner, is this the same deal as with the RCA Victor that I
have that you thought might be the two section electrolytic capacitor. I
need to have you send me that for the RCA  and if the gods are smiling the
Philco as well. I'll be visiting the antique store again this week. :)
 
 
 

late 20's early 30's philco radio

Post by Alan Dougl » Wed, 18 Jul 2001 05:47:48


Hi,

Quote:
> The speaker cloth was a tapestry of a
>wooded scene. I fell in love with it and the owner was wanting not to sell
>it. She liked the piece just for an ornamant in her garage. Arghhh!!!!!.

   I HATE antique "stores" run by retirees that are just excuses to
display the owner's collection.  The Philco sounds like a model 95, a
beautiful design, and somewhat famous as the first to use diode AVC
invented by Harold Wheeler. 1929. They are not extremely rare, though,
so don't let the store proprietor be your puppeteer.

73, Alan

 
 
 

late 20's early 30's philco radio

Post by Bill Turn » Wed, 18 Jul 2001 07:07:26


MORE THAN LIKELY THE SAME PROBLEM.  YOUR DESCRIPTION REMINDS ME OF A
PHILCO I SAW HERE LOCALLY A YEAR OR SO AGO.  SOUNDS LIKE EXACTLY THE
SAME RADIO.  I PASSED IT UP BECAUSE I HAVE 450 ALREADY AND NO SPACE FOR
A CONSOLE.

disregard caps, visual problem          
Bill Turner WA0ABI
1117 Pike  Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301
636-949-2210 (FAX TOO)