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 Post subject: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
PostPosted: Aug Wed 25, 2021 4:40 pm 
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This looks interesting:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/728611647218311/permalink/4278988508847256/

Notice the rare “visuglo” tuning indicator. I believe the set has ten or eleven tubes. It’s not as electrically sophisticated as the Triolions, but certainly unique.


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 Post subject: Re: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
PostPosted: Aug Wed 25, 2021 4:42 pm 
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“Still has tubes, but removable to transform into cocktail or coffee bar“


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 Post subject: Re: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
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At $300, I wouldn't even haggle, I'd just pay it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
PostPosted: Aug Thu 26, 2021 4:36 am 
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I saw one of those in an antique store in Adamstown, PA, about a month ago. They were asking $465 and the speaker was missing, good shape otherwise. It's probably still there. If anyone's interested, let me know, I snapped some photos.

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 Post subject: Re: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
PostPosted: Aug Thu 26, 2021 11:53 pm 
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palegreenthumb wrote:
I saw one of those in an antique store in Adamstown, PA, about a month ago. They were asking $465 and the speaker was missing, good shape otherwise. It's probably still there. If anyone's interested, let me know, I snapped some photos.

Out of curiosity, do you remember which mall? For anyone going to Kutztown next month, it's worth your while to take that Sunday to visit Adamstown a half hour away. There's a larger Renningers in Adamstown, and we always hit Black Angus (got renamed this summer to Stoudt's something, I think) and the Mad Hatter.

Can't promise you radios left and right (besides, you just got enough of that :)), but Adamstown is probably the densest spot on the planet for quality antiques. Scored a Victor wall plate at the Mad Hatter some years back:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kathryn/25867619284/in/album-72157667085590732/


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 Post subject: Re: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
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Tim, it was "German Trading Post", right on the northeast corner of where 222 crosses over 76.

When you walk in the front door you're facing a cashier's counter, and the radio was just a few feet to the left of the counter.

Beautiful radio! Wish I could've brought it home with me!


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 Post subject: Re: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
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palegreenthumb wrote:
Tim, it was "German Trading Post", right on the northeast corner of where 222 crosses over 76.

When you walk in the front door you're facing a cashier's counter, and the radio was just a few feet to the left of the counter.

Beautiful radio! Wish I could've brought it home with me!

Thanks Rodney. Not sure if I've been to that mall, will def check it out next month. I like it too, but already have a highboy waiting in the queue.

Repeating myself, anyone who hasn't been should hit Adamstown. It's just nuts. There's so many square feet of antiques there that even after going for several decades I know there are places we haven't been.

And go to Boehringer's for great ice cream and burgers! :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
PostPosted: Aug Fri 27, 2021 12:04 pm 
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The Sparton Embassy model 135 is a beautiful radio! It uses a 10 tube chassis same as in the model 104 with P-P 42 outputs.

The cabinet is not anywhere near as large as the 301 Equasonne, but its still bigger than average.

That dial likes to fade, but being behind a door usually saves them :D

Here are the facebook pics.

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 Post subject: Re: 1935 Sparton Embassy In MA
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Those delicate inlays are sexy!


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