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    Posted 14 years ago

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    My grandfather bought this new in 1941, and when he passed away...of course my grandmother kept it. She gave it to my mother, who in turn gave it to me. The only deficiency that it has is the plastic radio faceplate has warped due to heat over the years. Other than that, it's in excellent condition.

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    1. goldstar, 14 years ago
      when I see the old radios as shown(1941), it reminds me of the greatist generation! Too bad most are gone....!
    2. Lloyd, 13 years ago
      I've got a radio identical to that one in my home. That model is more commonplace, but I think it's one of the more beautiful cabinets that came out in that era. You can actually buy reproduction faceplates online, as warping was a common problem with those.
    3. BullsEyeRadio BullsEyeRadio, 13 years ago
      Thats awesome ! Being a DJ I love old radio's and stuff like that !
    4. Ken Davis, 13 years ago
      My folks had a wonderful Philco that I would like to purchase. 1942 model, I believe, AM & Shortwave, Phono was Beam of Light! The console cabinet had only one speaker (in the tilt out phono panel). Cabinet had rounded front sides and a drop down cover over the tuning dial. Would love to know the model number.
    5. Deb, 13 years ago
      What is this radio worth?
    6. Alan, 13 years ago
      Deb, I've seen some prices for a radio like this from $40,000 to $65,000. Hard to imagine that this would be worth that much, and the question would be - would I part with a family heirloom if someone offered me that kind of money? A very hard decision, and especially in today's economy.
    7. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Wow! With that wonderful wood cabinet, it must have great sound!
    8. Alan, 13 years ago
      I wouldn't know Jackie, I haven't had the opportunity to replace all the tubes so it would work! Of course wouldn't be able to get FM, probably just AM and weather bands (if they're even still in use).
    9. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Around LA, we have a few eclectic musical stations on AM. One of the better ones just went HD. But there's always "talk radio" when desparate. I still have a few radios from the 40's. What I remember about them was the mellow sound, the frustration holding a signal, and static. I haven't used them in decades. What I'd love to listen to with one of them is a good old radio drama.
    10. Becky, 13 years ago
      I have one identical to this inherited from a aunt. I would love to get it working but have no idea who to take it to. Any ideas in the Kansas City area>
    11. Jane, 13 years ago
      Upon our move, we have been able to move my husband's grandmother's Philco 41-608 from a garage to the main entry of our new home. We don't know much about it, but decided to plug it in. The radio had that timeless static sound that you hear in the old movies, but then we heard voices . . . it still works! There is a lot of cleaning inside of it but it quite a sight to behold. It was a recordable phonograph and I know we have old records of my mother in law playing the piano w/ her cousin singing along. Any information on this radio would be appreciated. Thank you!
    12. MOMMAKAT, 12 years ago
      I see your awsome radio and was wandering do you know where i could go to get a value on my 1932 philco super hetrodyne eleven model 112x. I would love to know what it may be worth and if I got a good deal. If not thank you for your time, mommakat

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