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 Post subject: Help identify "Sheraton" tube radio
PostPosted: Feb Mon 25, 2013 12:30 am 
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Hi,
Can anyone help identify this radio (see attached picture) ?? Has standard 5 tube lineup typical for late 40's early 50's. I have searched for the "Sheraton" name for radios everywhere but can't find anything. Is this made by someone else? Looks sort of like an Emerson cabinet.

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 Post subject: Re: Help identify "Sheraton" tube radio
PostPosted: Feb Mon 25, 2013 12:36 am 
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Any other markings or tags anywhere on the set? American or Canadian origin? There were several Sheraton TV's around 1952, the brand appears to have had a short life. One would reasonably expect this radio was made by the same company if they were actually a manufacturer and not a retailer.

Looks like the typical entry level model built by the smaller independents. Those knobs are fairly generic, seen on several brands of radio and TV back in the late 40's-early 50's. Sometimes the independents bought up surplus cabinets from other companies and built their own chassis to fit them. The backward tuning dial scale is unusual, but some sets were built that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Help identify "Sheraton" tube radio
PostPosted: Feb Mon 25, 2013 12:52 am 
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No, there are no other markings on the radio and the back is missing. The power cord is cut and the case cracked on the bottom. I just bought this off Ebay for $9.00 and since I had been on a roll for repairing and restoring odd ball radios, I figure I'd take my chances on this one.

I have looked on the "Radios Identified" web page and no "Sheraton" radio was listed. Also looked in the Rider's Volumes with no luck. Google "Sheraton" radio and don't get much back.

I am thinking it might be Canadian.
And yes the backwards dial looks a little funky. I have a solid state Zenith that has a backwards dial, too.

Derek.


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 Post subject: Re: Help identify "Sheraton" tube radio
PostPosted: Feb Mon 25, 2013 1:53 am 
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No Sheraton is listed in my Canadian RCC schematics CD, 1927 to 1953.
Private label?
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 Post subject: Re: Help identify "Sheraton" tube radio
PostPosted: Feb Mon 25, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Both Emerson and Arvin used backwards dials. The knobs look like late '40's Philco. Neat little radio...................GREG

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