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Posted 2 years ago

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Has anyone ever seen a radio like this? I can find no other images of it on the web. I've included a photo of a number stamped on the chassis; did Herbert H. Horn use a model#-serial# stamp? It has the tube lineup of a Model 97 (2 x 6K7, 6A8, 6Q7, 5Y3, 6V6, 2 x 6C5, 6U5) and features three bands. The white knobs also lead me to believe that the white paint may have been original. Any info would be appreciated!

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 2 years ago
    Matching everything up I found this page, it says 1937?...Hope this helps
    http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/herbert_97.html
  2. Archivaled, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the link. It would be great if someone out there has what they know to be a Tiffany Tone 97 and posted some pictures. Is this set so rare that mine are the ONLY photos of it on the web???
  3. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    http://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_hersteller_detail.cfm?company_id=2584
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    Well, it's the only one I can find as well... Is it rare? Probably!!
  5. Radio-Tony Radio-Tony, 2 years ago
    Yes a very rare radio Indeed! I love the Art Deco design!! It would be Awesome restored.
    The Herbert Horn Company made Tiffany Tone radios, and the chassis were made at the Gilfillan Radio Plant in Los Angeles, you could find more info in a very informative book: Los Angeles Radio Manufacturing, The first Twenty Years ( 1922-1942) by Floyd A. Paul
  6. Archivaled, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the info! I've found a 1938 ad for Tiffany Tone radios that lists a Model 97W (for a dollar more at $50.95), two tone walnut and antique white, so now I know the white paint IS original. By the way, the 1938 price equals $819.05 in today's dollars!
  7. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 2 years ago
    Mystery solved?
  8. Archivaled, 2 years ago
    Mystery solved!

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