Posted 6 years ago
An interesting Standard Band and Shortwave Band floor radio, made in Montreal, Canada sometime between 1916-1932 according to the original list of patents label still attached inside the cabinet, and likely 1932 (or later) based on the "WARNING" label in the 4th photo. Maybe someone with more knowledge about these radios can pinpoint the date for me.
The cabinet appears to be in solid undamaged condition although it definitely needs to be refinished. The speaker grill fabric is mint, but it's missing a Bakelite knob.
The radio tubes power up but I can't get any sound. For the $10 purchase cost at a yard sale it might be worth investing a bit more to get it working, although I couldn't imagine listening to popular music with it - may have to conceal an MP3 player loaded with period music inside the cabinet!
I've shown the radio to a local tube electronics aficionado who thinks it's repairable but he also thought the orange Warning Label might be more valuable than the radio itself... says he's never seen anything like it before: a $50 penalty or 3 months in prison for operating this radio without a valid license - imagine that!