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D.R. Company Antique Tombstone Style Radio Model#149 Serial#297707

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Posted 7 years ago


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This working AM only radio has 3 glass tube, 2 Rectangular Metal Tubes, 2 Cylindrical Metal Tubes, and 1 Cardboard Tube inside.

It was made by D.R. Company in Detroit Michigan, with assistance from RCA, Westinghouse and General Electric.

I have tried to find out more information on the web but to date have not been successful.

If anyone has additional information or can recommend a website I would most sincerely appreciate your assistance. Please e mail Larry at


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  1. hifilar, 7 years ago
    The DR is Detrola Radio Co. The RCA, Westinghouse and GE is just a listing of companies that DR used patents of. The "cardboard tube" is a capacitor can. The "rectangular tubes" are the IF cans. The schematic can be found in Riders volume 8, Detrola page 5.
  2. Larry, 7 years ago
    Many thanks for your information. Any idea what year this was made? Have you seen any other listings for this radio. It works just fine. Guess it is about 70 years old....Again thanks for your info. Larry
  3. Mark B, 6 years ago
    It is a Detrola Model 139E Tombstone. They also made a tabletop with the same chassis - the eyetube. Yours is missing the "eye" cover in front.
  4. Mark B, 6 years ago
    I made a mistake, it's a model 149E.
  5. Larry, 6 years ago
    Mark B....I have just viewed your comment (it is #3) and think you are wrong. Nothing is missing from the front. There is a glass covering over the "eye tube", I just think the picture does not show it correctly. Many thanks for your comments; the radio works perfectly.

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