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Subminiature tube radios

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Arvin model 351-PL 3 way portable (AC/DC & battery)

A beautiful 1940's portable radio in marbled green plastic.

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Year: 1949
Case: marbled green plastic
Number of tubes: 4 miniature
Battery requirements: "A" - 6  1.5 volts cells, "B" battery - 90 volts
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop

Automatic Radio
"Tom Thumb"


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Crosley model P60-RD AC/battery  tube portable

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Year: 1956
Case: plastic with faux metal front
Number of tubes: 4 + rectifier
Power requirements: 120 Volt AC/DC
Battery requirements:  7.5
volt "A", 2 -45 volt "B"
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop
Measurements (approx): 10 x 7 x 4"

Emerson model 844

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Kadette Jr. a tiny "Pocket Radio"
Scarce  International Kadette model "F"

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Majestic model 130

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National
model ?

An attractive, early, large style coat-pocket size, 4 tube portable radio in beautiful cosmetic condition. Made to operate on battery only. I find no information on this, the National Co. is famous for their communications receivers but I'm not sure if this was made by the same company.

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Year: late 1930's?
Case: leather look canvas covered wood
Number of tubes: 4 octal
Battery requirements: special battery pack
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop antenna

Olympic models 445 & 447

These will be of interest to those that like historic items.

What makes these sets interesting is the transistor version. The tube set (model 445) is standard fare. The transistor version (model 447) is quite interesting. It's seems that Olympic was in such a hurry to get a transistor radio on the market in the mid 1950's (as was all manufacturers) that they took their tube version and simply modified it by stuffing transistors into the tube sockets and made other necessary circuit changes using the same chassis and layout. They added a trim piece that read: "ALL TRANSISTOR" across the bottom of the case and voila, they had their first all transistor radio.

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Year: 1954
Case: plastic
Number of tubes: 4 tube - 4 transistors

Battery requirements:
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop antenna

 Porta-Pac 8
 early (mid 1920s) Super-Heterodyne portable




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RCA Victor model P-31 (P31)
Early, Large Portable  Radio

 

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Sonora model KG-132 "Brownie"

A hand held, 4 tube portable radio. Made to operate on battery only. Very good cosmetic condition, no cracks or serious blems. The insides are clean, no serious battery leakage.

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Year: early - 1941
Case: black Bakelite
Number of tubes: 4 miniature
Battery requirements: "A" - 3 "D" cells, "B" - battery pack
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop

Suntone model PR-530

An attractive Japanese made coat-pocket size, 4 tube portable radio. Made to operate on battery only.

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Year: mid 1950's
Case: solid off white Plastic
Number of tubes: 4 miniature
Battery Compartment: clean, no corrosion (see above note)
Battery requirements: "A" - 1 "D" cell, "B" battery - 45 volts
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in ferrite rod

Trav-Ler model 5019

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Zenith "Zenette" model 4G800
3 way (AC/DC/Battery) Portable

A small set with a flip-up lid and it works perfectly. Made of solid color maroon plastic with no damage. These are hard to find without cracks and damage to the case. Near perfect condition with only a few minor scratches which can be rubbed out if one so desires and uses the right material and technique.

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Zenith model 4K600B  battery only

Here's an early large coat-pocket sized, 4 tube portable radio that is seldom seen in decent condition. Made to operate on battery only.

Year: 1941
Case: metal and black Bakelite, metal portion covered with black colored faux leather
Number of tubes: 4 miniature
Battery requirements: "A" - 2 "D" cells, "B" battery - 67.5 volts
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop in lid


 

Zenith "Transoceanic"
model 7G605 "Clipper" or "Bomber"

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Zenith Transoceanic model B600

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Zenith "Transoceanic"
model Y600 in cowhide leather

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 Zenith R-520 Trans-Oceanic
 Military, Signal Corp version

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