Tom Albrecht's Radio and TV Attic
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Philco 90 Cathedral (1931)
(wood tube cathedral radio)

Philco 90 Cathedral (1931)

NEW!Philco's model 90 is the quintessential cathedral that everyone recognizes and loves. Designed by Edward Combs, it set the course for a very popular design trend in the early 1930s. It was also an advanced superheterodyne when it was introduced. Imagine the joy that buyers had when operating a radio like this compared to the 1920s radios they were replacing -- this Philco would have been a giant step forward in sensitivity, sound quality, and simplicity. It was also reasonably priced for its time; no wonder that Philco sold a zillion of these. This is the "middle" model with a single 47 output tube and AVC. The chassis has been fully restored with new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a careful alignment so that it performs like new. The power cord has been replaced with a modern vintage-style cord (keeping the original plug) and a fuse has been added for improved safety. The dial has some pencil markings from the 1930s showing west coast stations of the time. I've left the markings as part of the history of this radio; you can easily remove them with an eraser if desired. The cabinet has been nicely refinished. Knobs, dial, and escutcheon are original; grille cloth and speaker have been replaced. 18-3/4"H x 17-1/4"W x 12"D.  $950.00. (1310164)

Philco 90 Cathedral (1931)

NEW!Philco's model 90 is the quintessential cathedral that everyone recognizes and loves. Designed by Edward Combs, it set the course for a very popular design trend in the early 1930s. It was also an advanced superheterodyne when it was introduced. Imagine the joy that buyers had when operating a radio like this compared to the 1920s radios they were replacing -- this Philco would have been a giant step forward in sensitivity, sound quality, and simplicity. It was also reasonably priced for its time; no wonder that Philco sold a zillion of these. This is the "middle" model with a single 47 output tube and AVC. The chassis has been fully restored with new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a careful alignment so that it performs like new. The power cord has been replaced with a modern vintage-style cord (keeping the original plug) and a fuse has been added for improved safety. The dial has some pencil markings from the 1930s showing west coast stations of the time. I've left the markings as part of the history of this radio; you can easily remove them with an eraser if desired. The cabinet has been nicely refinished. Knobs, dial, and escutcheon are original; grille cloth and speaker have been replaced. 18-3/4"H x 17-1/4"W x 12"D.  $950.00. (1310164)
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