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1939 Emerson DB301

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Radios763 of 9391945 Bakelite Radiola Tube RadioEarly 60's Channel Master Transistor Radio
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Posted 3 years ago

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toolate2
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This little Emerson was posted as part of a group shot while back and he got no love... He's from 1939-1940 or there abouts and he's made of an early plastic called Plaskon. Back in the day you had all kinds of different plastics vying for supremacy in the market place. Plaskon was one of them. Like most of those early plastic though, it had a lot of issues with shrinkage, and heat, and flaking, and cracking, and warping, and on and on... This one does have a long crack on top but otherwise it's very nice! Oh, and it plays real good...

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel! I love this little radio...
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Thanks!
  3. Wendling Wendling, 3 years ago
    Great radio,it makes me think of the Montgomery Ward airline radio that my wife had in the late 40's growing up,and we still have. It doesn't work, and also has a crack.
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Wendling, you should post it! Many here would love to see it...
  5. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Thanks BluVamp!!!
  6. REED, 3 years ago
    crack or no crack, looks great
  7. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Thanks REED and Bratjdd!!
  8. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Thanks chevy59!!
  9. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Saw it! Loved it!! Thanks!!!
  10. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    DCB's old Airline that is...lol...
  11. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Thanks again Wolf!
  12. lannd lannd, 2 years ago
    I like Plaskon ... Had the same radio and it had the same crack LOL....

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