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I love the small old wood tube radios from the early to mid 1930's - four tubes, two knobs and a speaker!


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  1. This style was usually called a Troubadour. Yours looks very much like the 1942 Warwick model 2-533 at this website:
  2. Thank you, Phil! Arisellon, I don't know about professionally but this set had been redone. It's hard to tell in this picture because of the poor lighting. It looks much better in person.
  3. Radio-Tony, I have one, too. Excellent shape but mine has a little different view in the back but basically the same. Mine also had a back with the schematic on the bottom. It says it is a model 4...
  4. You have a Silvertone 6494 made in 1941. The label on the inside says Silvertone which is by Sears Roebuck & Company.
  5. It is a Silvertone IV (4).
  6. Is this the set from the earlier post or is it another one? What do you use on the cabinet to clean them if you don't think they need redone?
  7. I believe it was 1939...
  8. 1948
  9. Your Grandmother's set was probably made in 1933 or 1934. I love this style of radio and have collected them for years but the only reference to Silver Bell I've ever found is a label on a set from a...
  10. The radio is made by Grigsby Grunow and is called the Sherwood. The chassis is a model 15 from 1931. As for the value, that depends on who you ...
  11. So Cool! My dad had one of these in the mid to late 1960s!
  12. 1962 - 1963 This link shows where you can get a schematic if you try to get it fixed.
  13. Have you taken it apart to see if there are any other labels inside?
  14. This looks to me like Art Nouveau or Art Deco with the Egyptian influence that showed up just after 1922 with the opening of King Tut's tomb. That would make the dog on top a Pharaoh Hound. Keep in ...
  15. You have an extremely beautiful piece of history! Thank you for sharing!
  16. There should be a label in the back that shows what the model number is. It will say something light Zenith 9-S-244. This model is similar but not exact as yours. You can see more about it at this ...
  17. I don't know about its value but here is a link to tell you a little more about it:
  18. Very nice little set! Have you tried to power it up?
  19. There should be a number on the metal chassis in the back that could give a clue. I think the angle of the dial rules out this being a television. You'd have to watch it standing up. I've never see...
  20. I'd put my money on them being Irish Setters. They were one of the top hunting breeds of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Plus I'm partial to the big red dogs!
  21. Excellent work! The beer is excellent, too!
  22. I think it's closer to the late 1920s but it's a great piece! I've never seen a serial number on an escutcheon before!
  23. A real class act!
  24. This is probably one of those sets that was made for a number of other companies who simply put their label on them and sold them as theirs. Here's an example
  25. Excellent set! I wish I knew just ONE old school radio pro!
  26. Here's a site that sells tubes at a reasonable price: You may have a 9-S-367 made in 1939 ( If this is it then the t...
  27. It has been some time since I went to his site and missed that fact entirely. He will be missed by many.
  28. Now you just need the Frankart statue to go with it!
  29. Almost forgot...
  30. Some of Sears Roebuck & Company's best work!
  31. I've always loved their octagon dials!
  32. It looks like Philco 65 Lowboy. ( To me, these are always worth restoring - especially if it works already!
  33. I like the "Mercedes Benz" front! Try contacting Mr. James U. Steele from the website He has a VERY extensive collection. Good Luck!
  34. I believe you have a beautiful mantle set from 1933. It is worth whatever you can get someone to pay you for it. I've seen this model go on eBay for anywhere from $40.00 to $140.00. Timing is every...
  35. Beautiful! I thought this was the 1937 version? I've got the 1938 Emerald with the square dial.
  36. I had one of these but it was longer ago than 1968! As it played, a scene would move past a little window above the knob. Thanks for the memories!
  37. You have an Emerson 350AW from 1933. Do the doors still work?
  38. Any idea of the model number?
  39. I guess I forgot to add the site!
  40. This site says it was made in 1951. I can't find much on it other than it had a 12" picture tube.
  41. The Regentone W5A is a battery eliminator to allow you to power your radio by plugging it in. Are there any labels or markings inside the larger piece - the radio itself?
  42. Can you tell me the numbers on the tubes?
  43. Do you have any pictures of the back? How many tubes does it have?
  44. Your stereo was made around 1962. This website has a little more information but not much...
  45. This Grunow 566 was made in 1937 by a company called General Household Utilities. See more here: I would imagine the volume control nee...
  46. Hello Prich49, As the tag on the back says it is from the Pierce Airo Company and is a model KAD-1747 made around 1932 and was called the Chest. It was originally made for use with DC voltage and no...
  47. Beacon is probably the name of the set and not the maker. The only Beacon Radio manufacturer I know of was opened and closed in the 1920s. This set is from the early 1930s. A picture of the back wo...
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RCA floor model tube radio THE OLD GRUNOW model 566