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Silvertone (Sears) model 1390

"Grandmother" Clock Radio
 

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Silvertone (Sears) model 1390 CA: 1931

 
chassis
B-4 restoration

chassis & parts after disassembly & cleaning

chassis

after

restoration

"Grandfather" & "Grandmother" clock radios were produced by nearly every major radio company (and a few not so major) in the years 1931-32 only. Some of them were very special and unique while most were simply a chassis that was used in one of the companies other models and installed in a tall cabinet with a clock. The clock in this particular set is a "Hammond", the Radio a "Silvertone" model 1390 which is a six tube Super-Heterodyne made by the "Colonial radio company. Colonial was a huge radio manufacturer in the early days and produced very high quality sets. Radios with the "Colonial" brand are rather scarce considering the number of sets they manufactured. The reason for the scarcity of the "Colonial" brand is the bulk of their production went to Sears under the "Silvertone" brand.

This radio is referred to as a  "Grandmother" clock radio. The difference between the "Grandmother" and "Grandfather" clock radios is the height. The "Grandfather" clock radios are approximately 1' taller than the smaller counterpart, generally around 6' or taller, this one is 5' 3" counting the decorative trim at the top. There were two versions of the above model, one version had 4 knobs and a different chassis than the one I show.

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