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 Post subject: Philco 41-255Restoration started and finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 14, 2020 5:43 pm 
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Nine tube 1941 Philco with three bands. Nice radio, the plastic bezel I got from Larry Bordonaro many years ago, available now from Renovated Radios. The pushbuttons came from Renovated Radios. The finish on the cabinet was beyond bringing back so a strip and refinish was in order. The paper for the pushbuttons came from the original bezel and the original grill cloth was in great shape. After a recapped and alignment check the radio plays wonderfully no need for an external antenna, the built in loop is plenty good. May put this in my study for daily driver?


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 Post subject: Re: Philco 41-255Restoration started and finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 14, 2020 6:41 pm 
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Great job Larry, looks good.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 41-255Restoration started and finished
PostPosted: Mar Sat 14, 2020 11:00 pm 
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Nice work, Larry! I've got a 41-255 that I picked up at a club auction last year. I recently ordered a replacement escutcheon and pushbuttons from Renovated Radios, and it's in the queue to be recapped. I think the finish will freshen up without stripping it.

I was pretty excited to get it. I was eyeballing it before the auction, but there were a lot of radios to sell, and it was on the last table. Everyone was losing interest by the time we got to it, so the auctioneer sold the whole table as a single lot. My wife saw a dozen radios stacked together and told me no, I couldn't bid.

But the guy who did win the table said he just wanted one radio, so if anyone wanted any of the others, we could take what we wanted. I went right over and claimed the 41-255!

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 41-255Restoration started and finished
PostPosted: Mar Sun 15, 2020 12:29 am 
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[quote="palegreenthumb"]Nice work, Larry! I've got a 41-255 that I picked up at a club auction last year. I recently ordered a replacement escutcheon and pushbuttons from Renovated Radios, and it's in the queue to be recapped. I think the finish will freshen up without stripping it.

I was pretty excited to get it. I was eyeballing it before the auction, but there were a lot of radios to sell, and it was on the last table. Everyone was losing interest by the time we got to it, so the auctioneer sold the whole table as a single lot. My wife saw a dozen radios stacked together and told me no, I couldn't bid.

But the guy who did win the table said he just wanted one radio, so if anyone wanted any of the others, we could take what we wanted. I went right over and claimed the 41-255![/quote

It has been so long since I got mine, I don't remember what I paid for it, back then I would rarely pay more than $20 for a radio.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 41-255Restoration started and finished
PostPosted: Mar Tue 17, 2020 2:23 am 
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Nice job, Larry. These are great looking and sounding radios.
I love the classy styling.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 41-255Restoration started and finished
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Very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Philco 41-255Restoration started and finished
PostPosted: Mar Tue 17, 2020 3:34 am 
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Nice work, Larry! You did a lot to it to bring it back to presentability..
One of the nicer looking Philco models in my opinion, I had one I sold on here a couple years ago that needed pushbuttons and a few other details,
wonder now if It ever got restored all the way.

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