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Jackson-Bell 88 "Tulip" (1931)


Jackson-Bell 88 "Tulip" (1931)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Jackson-Bell was notable for producing cathedral radios with distinctive grille patterns that are now highly collectable. Most famous of the Jackson-Bell patterns is Peter Pan, but other patterns such as swans, tulips, and peacocks are also highly sought-after today. This example of a tulip grille has been restored to beautiful condition. Unlike many Jackson-Bell radios which had very cheap radios wrapped in eye-catching cabinets, the Model 88 is actually an advanced design for 1931, with an eight-tube superheterodyne circuit. The only "modern" technology it lacks is AVC, which was still a year or two in the future for all manufacturers. Sensitivity, selectivity, and sound quality are excellent. The dial has a light and shadow pointer that move with the center tuning knob. The other knobs are tone and on/off-volume. Chassis restoration included replacement of paper and electrolytic capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF-IF alignment for like-new performance. The original Magnavox speaker is in great condition. A vintage-style power cord has been installed and a fuse has been added for improved safety. 17"H x 15"W x 9-1/2"D.
Jackson-Bell 88 "Tulip" (1931)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Jackson-Bell was notable for producing cathedral radios with distinctive grille patterns that are now highly collectable. Most famous of the Jackson-Bell patterns is Peter Pan, but other patterns such as swans, tulips, and peacocks are also highly sought-after today. This example of a tulip grille has been restored to beautiful condition. Unlike many Jackson-Bell radios which had very cheap radios wrapped in eye-catching cabinets, the Model 88 is actually an advanced design for 1931, with an eight-tube superheterodyne circuit. The only "modern" technology it lacks is AVC, which was still a year or two in the future for all manufacturers. Sensitivity, selectivity, and sound quality are excellent. The dial has a light and shadow pointer that move with the center tuning knob. The other knobs are tone and on/off-volume. Chassis restoration included replacement of paper and electrolytic capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF-IF alignment for like-new performance. The original Magnavox speaker is in great condition. A vintage-style power cord has been installed and a fuse has been added for improved safety. 17"H x 15"W x 9-1/2"D.
Sold by Tom Albrecht on February 6, 2021
Listed price on date of sale - $675.00
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