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 Post subject: Radiola 48
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 9:14 am 
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Here's a Radiola 48 about an hour outside of Syracuse, NY - and about 3 hours from me.....How hard would that dial escutcheon be to find?

https://syracuse.craigslist.org/atq/d/r ... 37541.html


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 48
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 12:58 pm 
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Not a bad deal! The tubes are worth that! :D

That escutcheon shouldn't be hard to find. There are more than one Radiola 48 roaming around.
I've had a few myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 48
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 6:50 pm 
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I remember seeing one of those in and old Radio/TV shop when I was kid and had it on my list ever since. The charm of it is it's very small size. I like it's quirky early '30's look too. I'd grab that one in second. Unfortunately acquiring the dial bezel might prove to be a tough. It's either you find it very quickly or you're searching for years! I'd still grab the set even if you need to fabricate a bezel. It seems to be a fairly simple one: http://www.decoradios.com/consoles/radiola48.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 48
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 7:10 pm 
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Always liked that radio, something warm and fuzzy about the sculpted press-wood cabinet. A vertically built TRF, Ye ha.

Sadly, the two I found locally, a long time ago, were near destroyed from inhabiting a wet, fieldstone cellar...

The bezel looks like a good candidate for 3D printing.

I don't know what the original was made of, maybe it shrunk and fell off?

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 48
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 9:55 pm 
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Its an antiqued brass escutcheon with a celluloid insert.

I'll look through my box of parts when I can do so.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 48
PostPosted: Mar Fri 09, 2018 12:29 am 
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Looks like a stove to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 48
PostPosted: Mar Fri 09, 2018 4:13 am 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
Looks like a stove to me.

In the late '20's-early '30's very small console radios seemed to be popular. They still seem to be with collectors. The Atwater Kent 53 and Philco 20 console come to mind. In pictures they may not look like the prettiest sets, but in person the small, almost miniature size is what makes them appealing.


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