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 Post subject: Airmight metal case
PostPosted: May Wed 25, 2022 6:23 am 
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Garage sale find. I googled and found nothing. Anyone know anything? Someone has already monkeyed with it from the new cord. Thanks for any info.


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 Post subject: Re: Airmight metal case
PostPosted: May Wed 25, 2022 6:59 am 
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It's a rebadged Detrola model 568

Rider pages, 1945
http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/074/M0004074.htm

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okay… Detrola 568 is AM broadcast band only. lol

The dual band AM+SW set 568-13-221D can be seen here…
The four page Sams Photofact Set-9 Folder-10 (568-13-221D) can be downloaded from radiomuseum.org for free.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/detrola_568_13_221d.html

Your model with suffix -14 should be close enough. lol

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Also in Beitman's Most-Often-Needed Volume 1946
https://worldradiohistory.com/Beitman-Manual.htm


Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Airmight metal case
PostPosted: May Wed 25, 2022 7:10 am 
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AIRMIGHT is a registered trade/brand name.


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 Post subject: Re: Airmight metal case
PostPosted: May Wed 25, 2022 1:21 pm 
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Another one of the 52+ different brand names which Detrola built in the prolific years right after WW2 ended. Some of the brands are quite obscure and were only distributed in a certain region, as in this case. It only took an order for a few hundred radios for Detrola to make up a silk screen and put any name the buyer wanted onto them.

Cavendish Trading appears to have been a wholesaler supplying merchandise consisting of a wide variety of items also including clothing and lamps to small retail stores. Cavendish must have done fairly well to afford a showroom on Broadway in NYC, there are photos online taken in 1956 so that entity must have been in business for at least a decade.

568's work really well having originally been designed to be troop entertainment sets near the end of the war, but the war ended and the contract was canceled, so they became among the first radios produced for civilian use at the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Airmight metal case
PostPosted: May Wed 25, 2022 3:28 pm 
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Thank you very much to everyone


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