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    Posted 9 years ago

    malibu61
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    I bought this old tube type radio at an auction. There are no markings or labels telling me what brand or model it is. In doing some searching on the net am I correct in saying it is a Bakelite? Any help you could give me would be great Thanks!!!!

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      Take the back off and you should find the information you need. It should be stenciled on the inside of the back cover. Yes, it should be Bakelite construction.
    2. malibu61, 9 years ago
      I took the back off and nothing. I do see what is left of a patent tag on the inside of the case but not enough left to make out any numbers. Really funny there isnt a brand name anywhere on the unit.
    3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 9 years ago
      picture to fuzzy to make much of
    4. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 9 years ago
      from what fifties50s said I found this site to share with you, I think he hit the nail on the head...

      http://thebakeliteradio.com/page148/page148.html
    5. malibu61, 9 years ago
      Yea kinda looks simular doesnt it? Ive been searching the net all day and have found some that look very close. One thing is that on the display (where you tune in the station) It reads, "kilocycles" on top and "meters" on bottom. The only radios that I have seen in my search with the same style display using those words is an Emerson. Ill keep searching and if anyone has any other ideas I would sure welcome the help. Oh and thanks for all the info so far...
    6. Bobber57 Bobber57, 9 years ago
      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 http://www.radioatticarchives.com/radio.htm?radio=7333
    7. lannd lannd, 9 years ago
      Great Bullet Design .
    8. Jveazey, 6 years ago
      If you google the tube line up,numbers off of each tube and the order they are set in the radio.You can get a rough idea from the search results.After getting the results,click on image list.Then you may see your radio,it resembles a Belmont.
    9. Bobber57 Bobber57, 6 years ago
      This style was usually called a Troubadour. Yours looks very much like the 1942 Warwick model 2-533 at this website: http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/warwick_2_533.html

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