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 Post subject: Unusual Airline cabinet-can anyone identify it?
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 4:56 am 
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Here's a cabinet (seller says it's an Airline) available on Facebook in Lincoln, IL. Dirt cheap at $15. Can anyone identify this model? Thanks.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 849193129/
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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Airline cabinet-can anyone identify it?
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 3:49 pm 
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Sure looks like it's feet are missing. I say it's only worth $5, for the salvageable grill cloth and dial escutcheon/mounting screws.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Airline cabinet-can anyone identify it?
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 4:03 pm 
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I'm definitely NOT interested in it, but I'd sure like to know what it is.

It's almost as ugly as some frankenradios I've seen, including this one for sale now for $20 on facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 998175678/
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Yuk. Good for parts, AND firewood!

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Airline cabinet-can anyone identify it?
PostPosted: Nov Sat 16, 2019 5:26 pm 
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I don't know the model, but it's definitely an Airline. In the 1932-33 timeframe, Airline was using cabinets with 2-panel grills like that. Higher-end models (9+ tubes) had 4-window escutcheons on them.

With the 2-window escutcheon, this was probably a low-mid model in the 6-8-tube range, similar to the Airline 62-25...

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/montgomer ... ne_25.html

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Airline cabinet-can anyone identify it?
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Ive seen that cabinet before, but can't say what model it is.

I always thought the grill looked similar to a pair of scarab beetles.

I wish someone would fine some old 20s and 30s Montgomery Wards catalogs to get pictured from them.
Maybe publish a book like the Silvertone book Mr. Stein put together.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual Airline cabinet-can anyone identify it?
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I asked my wife, and she said she thinks the grill looks like a pair of "insect pods" of some kind. That's pretty close to scarab beetles, I guess.

I think it looks like a pair of snowshoes. :)

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