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Emerson 520 Catalin (1946)
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Emerson 520 Catalin (1946)
This is a post-WWII "All American Five" radio, circa 1946, in a two-tone Catalin cabinet. This one has become known as "the poor man's Catalin," as it typically sells much less than the thousand or more dollars FADA's and many other Catalin sets go for. The butterscotch Catalin really sets it off and shows up well, especially on the top and sides. The white grille is somewhat warped (very common on these), but neither that nor the cabinet has any chips, cracks, or breaks. There is one vertical crack on the rear panel, which again is very common on these sets, due to shrinkage of the Catalin. This model was produced with three possible dials: the green one found on many Emerson radios of the period, a black dial, and a gold dial. This one has the scarce gold dial! Note that the plastic dial "glass" has yellowed. The grille cloth is original. 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. About 11"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D.  $160.00. (1500013)
Emerson 520 Catalin (1946)
This is a post-WWII "All American Five" radio, circa 1946, in a two-tone Catalin cabinet. This one has become known as "the poor man's Catalin," as it typically sells much less than the thousand or more dollars FADA's and many other Catalin sets go for. The butterscotch Catalin really sets it off and shows up well, especially on the top and sides. The white grille is somewhat warped (very common on these), but neither that nor the cabinet has any chips, cracks, or breaks. There is one vertical crack on the rear panel, which again is very common on these sets, due to shrinkage of the Catalin. This model was produced with three possible dials: the green one found on many Emerson radios of the period, a black dial, and a gold dial. This one has the scarce gold dial! Note that the plastic dial "glass" has yellowed. The grille cloth is original. 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. About 11"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D.  $160.00. (1500013)
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