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 Post subject: Cool! A "Chrysler" tombstone radio
PostPosted: Dec Fri 07, 2018 11:16 pm 
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I'd so love to have this one in my collection. I never saw a radio with the Chrysler name on it. Looks like it wouldn't take much to clean and detail it.


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 Post subject: Re: Cool! A "Chrysler" tombstone radio
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 9:21 am 
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Interesting one! Wonder if it was a promotional gift or something?

It looks like the tag on the chassis says "Made in USA by D.R.Co. Detroit."

I guess that means it was made by Detrola?


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 Post subject: Re: Cool! A "Chrysler" tombstone radio
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 1:27 pm 
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Over the years I've seen several radio with car manufacturer names on them, but never found any information about them.


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 Post subject: Re: Cool! A "Chrysler" tombstone radio
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 10:51 pm 
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Yes, it's a Detrola. I had a different cabinet style but around the same vintage Chrysler tombstone built by Detrola for a number of years, I think it was somewhat bigger than this one but I think the Chrysler name was on a metal tag tacked on below the dial rather than being printed on the dial scale itself.

Could have been a promotion, or an incentive reward to dealers for selling a certain number of new cars in a given time period. They definitely are not commonly seen but of course that doesn't make them valuable. I would expect this type of radio to have much more of an interest from people who collect Chrysler cars from the late 30's than it would from radio collectors, and be valued accordingly by them. But I'd bet that almost no Chrysler car collectors are even aware that such radios existed then or now.

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