This radio has been gone though by a restorer and items done to the radio include:
- All paper and power supply capacitors have been replaced with new ones.
- Replaced any out of tolerance resistors.
- Safety Capacitors have been added to the power core to reduce line noise.
- It has been cleaned and realigned and has been played for 50+ hours now to test sound a quality
- It has it's original finish and grill cloth, and original knobs.
- Also includes a copy of the schematic for the radio which will be provided in paper form as well as a PDF download link on my website, or emailed if desired.
This is an exceptionally nice unit I've had and been using for 2 years since i purchased it from the restorer. Not only does it look amazing, with almost no issues on it's almost 80 year old case, but WOW- the sound! IT IS LOUD, and I've never taken it higher than 40% or so on the volume nob. This radio works and sounds amazing, and has no trouble of reaching a full room with all the sound you could want. Nothing sounds better on AM radio than vintage music coming from a vintage radio. I don't have one at the moment, but I used to have an AM transmitters (like the FM kind that allow you to plug in an iPod or phone to play to your car FM radio). I used to connect the transmitter to my 1900's Edison record player with a microphone and broadcast it on AM to old radios like this Philco, or listen to old time radio shows that are now online and plug my phone into AM transmitter to broadcast the radio shows to the radio. Something nice about listening to vintage radio shows on a vintage radio! But note: I am not including a transmitter with this auction, just the radio.
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Original copy of 1937 Philco advertisement downloaded online: