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General Electric 500 "Turbine" (1939)
(plastic tube table radio)

General Electric 500 "Turbine" (1939)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

GE produced a lot of radio models, but none as distinctive and stylish as the "turbine" lineup from 1939. They were not only a great design, but these late 1930's sets had incredible brown and tan mottling in the cabinets. This model is in excellent condition. It's been recapped and is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum. The dial lamp shines thru the white dial wheel when the radio is turned on, creating quite an unusual effect. This model came without a built-in loop antenna, so it used an antenna wire. The case is excellent, with no chips, cracks, or hairline cracks. All knobs are original. I have replaced the original back with a perfect Retro-Tronics replacement. It's a small radio at about 9"W x 5-1/2"H x 5"D.

General Electric 500 "Turbine" (1939)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

GE produced a lot of radio models, but none as distinctive and stylish as the "turbine" lineup from 1939. They were not only a great design, but these late 1930's sets had incredible brown and tan mottling in the cabinets. This model is in excellent condition. It's been recapped and is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum. The dial lamp shines thru the white dial wheel when the radio is turned on, creating quite an unusual effect. This model came without a built-in loop antenna, so it used an antenna wire. The case is excellent, with no chips, cracks, or hairline cracks. All knobs are original. I have replaced the original back with a perfect Retro-Tronics replacement. It's a small radio at about 9"W x 5-1/2"H x 5"D.

Sold by David Spivey on May 9, 2012
Listed price on date of sale - $169.00
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