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 Post subject: Help indentify this radio
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 1:17 am 
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Can anyone help me identify this radio? The dial says American but a label on the chassis faintly reads Radio Corporation of America. An ink stamp also reads 452I or 4521. I’ve checked nostalgia air and the radio attic. I also checked images on google maps and riders. Anybody recognize this baby? Thanks
Ralph

Guess I should have tried to up load pictures first. Sorry! :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Help indentify this radio
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 1:35 am 
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Posting photos to a forum thread.
The skinny: viewtopic.php?p=2717120#p2717120

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 Post subject: Re: Help indentify this radio
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Hopefully these pix will show up.


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 Post subject: Re: Help indentify this radio
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 4:59 pm 
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That's a Silvertone model 4521.

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https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sears_roeb_4521.html

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 Post subject: Re: Help indentify this radio
PostPosted: Feb Sat 17, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Greg, thanks a bunch for the photo editing link. Mike thanks you also for your super quick response. Both of you were a great help!!!!

Ralph


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 Post subject: Re: Help indentify this radio
PostPosted: Feb Sun 18, 2018 8:35 pm 
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It says "Silvertone" (faintly) right on "Saturn's Ring" on the dial. Also, it was common for Sears sets around that time to indicate the bands by American, Police, and Foreign. My Grandfather had a Silvertone console from 1936, and in the early fifties, as a little boy, I wondered how the set could pick out American shows or ones about police crime shows or foreign intrigue, etc. (!) A couple of years ago I found a copy of the same set and restored it in honor of Grandpa.

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 Post subject: Re: Help indentify this radio
PostPosted: Feb Mon 19, 2018 2:43 am 
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Reece, you are right! With my old eyes and not enough light I never saw the name silvertone on the dial face. Plus I never put the word american referring to the standard bc band. Fortunately I have friends like you and other members that can help me in my time of need. Thanks for the info. Ralph


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