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 Post subject: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 8:25 pm 
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I saw this radio in the background of the mansion kitchen scene (set in Singapore but maybe filmed elsewhere). Can anyone identify it?


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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 8:42 pm 
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Could be a Philips. Somebody just posted something similar on another thread.
Second guess is a Telefunken.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
PostPosted: Dec Sat 08, 2018 11:28 pm 
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Telefunken did have similar looking sets, but you're right John, this one looks like a Philips.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 2:07 am 
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Rocco,
That look VERY close! Thanks for the tip!
It looks like something similar to the B5X23A and B4X23A. There is also a B6X23A.
To me it looks mostly like the B4X23A, but without some of the switches and with a bigger top metal strip.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philips_b4x23a.html

So it is something from the Philips Plano Bi-Ampli Stereo line of radios.

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Here is a similar one for sale:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Philips-Tube-Radio-Gramm-Bi-Ampli-Stereo-FM-AM-LW-SW-Works-Well-V-G-C/323578334196?hash=item4b56c58bf4:g:y1MAAOSwqKNcAxTU:rk:11:pf:0

Thanks guys!

C


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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 2:31 am 
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Oh please. Don't let this get out or some ebay seller will have up "Philips Crazy Rich Asian Radio" for sale, and expect Walton money for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
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LoL. I really think the fans of that movie really didn't notice the radio! I was stuck watching and looking at the backgrounds. ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 3:41 am 
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I saw the movie last night and pointed out the radio to radiobabe.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
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Kestas wrote:
I saw the movie last night and pointed out the radio to radiobabe.
Your icon, by any chance?
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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
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Doesn't look like a "Plano" either

the radio in the movie doesn't have the white thumb wheel controls beside the push buttons.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=350319

it's probably just a plain jane B4X47A like this one pictured below.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
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Yeah, that's the one.

Here's the link to that other movie radios thread. Cheers!

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=90715&p=2952103#p2952103

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 Post subject: Re: Radio seen in "Crazy Rich Asians" movie
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Yup that B4X47A is it! Good find Rocco! Right knobs and shiny top bar.
I do think this is still a "Plano", as that was the style I think. But no "Bi-Ampli" and not "Stereo".


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