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Colin B. Kennedy 52 Cathedral (1931)

Colin B. Kennedy 52 Cathedral (1931)
These radios were marketed as "the Royalty of Radio," and were expensive and quality sets. The company went bankrupt in 1926 due to competition from lower-priced radios, but recovered. They did not, however, survive the Great Depression. The set has seven tubes, and is circa 1931. I personally prefer an original finish, even if it is less than perfect; unfortunately, the finish on this set was completely gone, so it has been refinished. There is one small area on the left column where there is a dark stain, and a pulled thread in the replaced grille cloth, on the right. There is what looks like a speaker bolt on one side of the cabinet. I suspect there was some veneer separation at some point, and this was added to strengthen the side. It has been re-glued now and shows no issues. The radio has been electronically restored; all the old paper and electrolytic capacitors, and out-of-value resistors have been replaced, and power cord and other components replaced as necessary. Note the cord was replaced with an authentic cloth-covered cord made to modern safety standards, as well as a reproduction acorn plug.  $300.00. (1500011)
Colin B. Kennedy 52 Cathedral (1931)
These radios were marketed as "the Royalty of Radio," and were expensive and quality sets. The company went bankrupt in 1926 due to competition from lower-priced radios, but recovered. They did not, however, survive the Great Depression. The set has seven tubes, and is circa 1931. I personally prefer an original finish, even if it is less than perfect; unfortunately, the finish on this set was completely gone, so it has been refinished. There is one small area on the left column where there is a dark stain, and a pulled thread in the replaced grille cloth, on the right. There is what looks like a speaker bolt on one side of the cabinet. I suspect there was some veneer separation at some point, and this was added to strengthen the side. It has been re-glued now and shows no issues. The radio has been electronically restored; all the old paper and electrolytic capacitors, and out-of-value resistors have been replaced, and power cord and other components replaced as necessary. Note the cord was replaced with an authentic cloth-covered cord made to modern safety standards, as well as a reproduction acorn plug.  $300.00. (1500011)
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