Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Wood Radio - PHILCO - Model 732

In Radios > Philco Radios > Show & Tell.
Radios525 of 895Need Model Number Silvertone Neutrodyne 5-tube 1920s radioWORKING Antique Zenith chairside radio shortwave international R119824 table
0
Love it
0
Like it

Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

BillsKid
(1 item)

The photo shows its present condition; it goes, and I intend to tidy it up.
An unusual feature of this radio is that it has a factory painted top and base instead of a full woodgrain finish, the paint being an obscure greenish colour which shows up faithfully in the photo.
The hard part will be finding new paint for the top and base, it might have been a 'company colour'? A fine sanding of the surface should reveal the original tint for colour matching. I know not to sand the "wood grain" as it might come off and I have purchased one of those small aerosol spray kits to do a perfect paint and varnish job on it.
It has the original 230Va.c. plug and cord.
It has a 5-band lateral dial for New Zealand.
It is not small:-General Dimensions: 21"Wx15"Hx10.5"D (540x380x270)

The radio was a grab-it-now purchase at a junk shop in Rotorua NZ for $50 (NZ$60) in 1996. When restored it will have pride of place in my sitting room where it will be used as a radio!
I think it is a great design and has character.

Mystery Solved

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.