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 Post subject: Info on a GE Radio L-633
PostPosted: Apr Sat 14, 2018 7:14 pm 
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I have a GE L-633 radio that has been in my family for years, would like to know what you might think the value would be . Seems to be in
excellent condition inside and out, with a few minor scratches around the base. It would also need the have the electrical cord replaced as it
has crumbled and deteriorated over time.


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 Post subject: Re: Info on a GE Radio L-633
PostPosted: Apr Sun 15, 2018 2:44 pm 
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One sold on Radio Attic in 2014 for $300.00.

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 Post subject: Re: Info on a GE Radio L-633
PostPosted: Apr Sun 15, 2018 3:12 pm 
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It's a 1942 model. The reference to one selling for $300 above is a restored example, and I think that price is high even for one that is restored.

A nice, complete, original unrestored set of this model with a nice finish is more like $50 or so. Maybe $75 on the West Coast. The Ingraham cabinet carries a slight premium, otherwise it would be a $25 set.

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 Post subject: Re: Info on a GE Radio L-633
PostPosted: Apr Sun 15, 2018 3:25 pm 
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http://www.radiophile.com/gel-633.htm

Right, it is a lovely radio, but has a series-string tube complement, so has no power transformer, and has relatively low power with no eye tube or any special features.
This makes it less desirable than some other wooden cabinet radios of that era.
Do not try to strip and refinish the radio as that will actually reduce its value. It can be polished or waxed. Search the Cabinet Restoration forum for tips.

Without new capacitors, the radio should not be operated, so it needs more than just a power cord. A collector will usually prefer that the electronics be left alone, so that it can be given a professional restoration.
In my area, a complete radio in good cosmetic condition, try $60 to see if it generates any interest. There are not a lot of 1942 radios, as production was curtailed that year for the war effort.

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