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Automatic "Tom Thumb" Portable (1947)


Automatic "Tom Thumb" Portable (1947)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
The Automatic Radio Manufacturing Co. of Boston, MA, famous for the "Tom Thumb" series of radios, started business in the 1920's and manufactured radios into the 1950's. Automatic made all sorts of radios from wood, to Bakelite and two models made of Catalin. The "Tom Thumb" name fits perfectly, as radios made by the company are some of the smallest radios ever made. This vertical portable set is a classic example. It has a wooden case covered in imitation reptile leatherette with brown Tenite trim. The chassis is a four-tuber and can be operated on AC or battery power. It has a cool place in the back door to store the AC cord when not in use. The case is in good used condition, with no major cosmetic flaws. The leather handle on the top is in good condition, and the front and back latches work fine. Unlike many of these vertical sets that start playing when the front door is opened, this model has an on/off switch. The radio is playing clearly on AC, picking up all my local AM stations without any problem. It has not been tested on battery, as batteries for this set are expensive But remember it is just a four tuber. 8-1/2"H x 4-1/2"W x 4-1/2"D.
Automatic "Tom Thumb" Portable (1947)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
The Automatic Radio Manufacturing Co. of Boston, MA, famous for the "Tom Thumb" series of radios, started business in the 1920's and manufactured radios into the 1950's. Automatic made all sorts of radios from wood, to Bakelite and two models made of Catalin. The "Tom Thumb" name fits perfectly, as radios made by the company are some of the smallest radios ever made. This vertical portable set is a classic example. It has a wooden case covered in imitation reptile leatherette with brown Tenite trim. The chassis is a four-tuber and can be operated on AC or battery power. It has a cool place in the back door to store the AC cord when not in use. The case is in good used condition, with no major cosmetic flaws. The leather handle on the top is in good condition, and the front and back latches work fine. Unlike many of these vertical sets that start playing when the front door is opened, this model has an on/off switch. The radio is playing clearly on AC, picking up all my local AM stations without any problem. It has not been tested on battery, as batteries for this set are expensive But remember it is just a four tuber. 8-1/2"H x 4-1/2"W x 4-1/2"D.
Sold by David Spivey on May 4, 2019
Listed price on date of sale - $96.00
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