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 Post subject: Silvertone 1928
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 4:43 pm 
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I'm not too familiar with radios like this but this one seems interesting. Close to me. Is it worth the $100 asking price?

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/64195072


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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 1928
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 5:03 pm 
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I can't see the ad, but it is a farm radio. Probably a 4 tube model, maybe 5.

I see veneer damage and something going on with the top, plus finish issues at the bottom.
A speaker screw is missing on the front. Not sure what else it needs inside.

It will need cabinet work and a power supply or batteries to run it.

Id say its not a $100 radio. Maybe half that at best.

Farm radios rarely fetch much money as they are limited on performance to conserve battery power.

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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 1928
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 6:15 pm 
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And here I thought there were never any radios for sale in Utah, which I always found weird.

Turns out you're are just hiding them on a UT-only website!

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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 1928
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Steve is right, the last time I bought a similar A-B battery set in this condition I paid $25. They're too expensive and difficult to power, so whatever use this has is as a pretty decoration, which it currently is not. It's mostly good for practicing your cabinet finishing skills on, and $100 is kind of a lot for that unless overpaying by fifty bucks isn't a concern for you.

I think eBay would eventually yield an AC powered 1936 Silvertone for $100 if you like this kind of style.


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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 1928
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 9:19 pm 
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Steve and Paul, thanks for the info on value. I didn't know if it was a desirable radio or not. I don't think I will go after it.

Rodney, eBay rarely has interesting radios close to me. KSL.com has a few radios now and then, but they are usually consoles. As a matter of fact, there was a Zenith Stratosphere Z-1000 on KSL two years ago that was advertised as free! It was no joke. I asked the seller why he was giving it away and he said that he just wanted it out of his garage. He didn't know it was a valuable radio. Long story short, it now belongs to someone on this forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 1928
PostPosted: Jun Tue 15, 2021 8:39 pm 
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What a weird design with that tiny dial.


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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 1928
PostPosted: Jun Tue 15, 2021 9:06 pm 
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It’s a five tube A-B-C battery set. I’d bet that chassis is about four inches square. :) All the empty room in the case is to hold the four B batteries it needs.


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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 1928
PostPosted: Jun Tue 22, 2021 5:04 pm 
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Whoever designed this had a weird sense of balance of the dial size and the cabinet. it almost looks like a fun house mirror distortion..jeez


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