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Philco Radios27 of 42Philco Radio 42-3951940-1941 Model 41-285 Wooden Floor Philco Console Radio
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Posted 4 years ago


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Although I'm selling my collection of tube radios, I think I can find room to keep just one... and it doesn't even work. It's a farm radio, designed to run on big batteries when most rural areas weren't yet hooked up to the power grid. I have ones that are more deco, or have fancier dials or multiple bands and lots more tubes, but there's something about this very basic set that for me evokes a whole era that is now long gone. You can almost hear WLS Radio's "National Barn Dance" show just looking at it.


  1. foxbodystang foxbodystang, 3 years ago
    I also have a special interest in farm radios. I've restored quite a few but haven't kept one. With straight DC power, there is no hum, no noise, just pure signal. Most, by design, are very sensitive. Guess I need to find me a keeper too!

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