Share your favorites on Show & Tell

My Favorite Antique Radio

In Radios > Show & Tell.
Recent activity12693 of 210374Jasper Johns, Two Flags (Whitney Anniversary), 1979Unknown Native American green turquoise rings - part 3
12
Love it
0
Like it

ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
truthordaretruthordare loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
pw-collectorpw-collector loves this.
auraaura loves this.
BroochmanBroochman loves this.
AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
EJW-54EJW-54 loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
See 10 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 6 months ago

    tommy_Z
    (8 items)

    This is an antique radio from the 1930's I believe. It was in an old mansion in his home town in Titusville, Pa next to the west end market. My dad's uncle bought the property and he gave dad the radio. When dad first tried using it the radio didn't work because of some burned out tubes, so my dad removed the tubes and bypassed the connections with some wiring. It worked! I think the last time we had it working it was in the 1970's. Not only that we managed to pick up a Cuban broadcast station from somewhere. I just wanted to share this with everyone. (if you're wondering about the pattern in the front glass of the radio, it is a reflection of the blinds in the window).

    logo
    Radios
    See all
    Old Antique Style Zenith Black Dial Wood Clock - New Clock with Tube Radio Style
    Old Antique Style Zenith Black Dial...
    $37
    SINGING WOOD Retro Vintage Wooden AM/FM Radio (Cherry Wood)
    SINGING WOOD Retro Vintage Wooden A...
    $37
    Old Antique Style Silvertone Gold Dial Clock - New Clock with Tube Radio Style
    Old Antique Style Silvertone Gold D...
    $37
    Old Antique Style Zenith Radio Themed Clock -Classic Black Dial Tube Radio Style
    Old Antique Style Zenith Radio Them...
    $37
    logo
    Old Antique Style Zenith Black Dial Wood Clock - New Clock with Tube Radio Style
    Old Antique Style Zenith Black Dial...
    $37
    See all

    Comments

    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 6 months ago
      It IS a handsome old radio cabinet, looking to be in great shape. Your description of what your Dad did to it is slightly disturbing but whatever...it obviously didn't end in *fire*...?? ;-) :-) Do you know who made it or a model# or anything, and is there a chance you might add another pic or two of its backside/interior...??
    2. danwalker, 6 months ago
      It is a Philco, probably model 620, but Philco made lot of models that look
      very similar.
    3. tommy_Z tommy_Z, 5 months ago
      More photos soon to follow. I hope I can do it justice.
    4. danwalker, 5 months ago
      If you decide to restore the radio , you can get all the information you need to do the job, at the Philco Phorum [the spelling is correct]
      Dan Walker
    5. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 months ago
      Looking at it makes me think of the Empire building....just its shape I guess...cool history..cool radio...

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.