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Monarch Midget Cathedral by Detrola (1934)


Monarch Midget Cathedral by Detrola (1934)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Beautiful Midget made by Detrola with the Monarch name plate. In 1985, this midget cathedral won First Place in the AWA (Antique Wireless Association) contest. There is a label inside, stating the previous owner was Lawrence Boyer of Myrtle Beach, SC. Research showed this gentleman worked for RCA Laboratories prior to his retirement to SC. (It gets better...) He even took the time to handwrite a label on the bottom of the radio with tube layout and operational notes. You just normally don't have history with a radio like this. At some time before 1985, it appears he may have touched up the original finish, however, the grille cloth and knobs appear original. This has been a key focal point in my collection for decades, but it's time to pass it on to another loving home. The electronics have been completely restored, the dangerous ballast power cord was replaced with modern technology (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band for a TRF set. It also has the old now defunct Police band. This midget cathedral will be loved by whomever owns it. 11"H x 10"W x 6-1/4"D.
Monarch Midget Cathedral by Detrola (1934)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Beautiful Midget made by Detrola with the Monarch name plate. In 1985, this midget cathedral won First Place in the AWA (Antique Wireless Association) contest. There is a label inside, stating the previous owner was Lawrence Boyer of Myrtle Beach, SC. Research showed this gentleman worked for RCA Laboratories prior to his retirement to SC. (It gets better...) He even took the time to handwrite a label on the bottom of the radio with tube layout and operational notes. You just normally don't have history with a radio like this. At some time before 1985, it appears he may have touched up the original finish, however, the grille cloth and knobs appear original. This has been a key focal point in my collection for decades, but it's time to pass it on to another loving home. The electronics have been completely restored, the dangerous ballast power cord was replaced with modern technology (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band for a TRF set. It also has the old now defunct Police band. This midget cathedral will be loved by whomever owns it. 11"H x 10"W x 6-1/4"D.
Sold by David Martin on March 14, 2018
Listed price on date of sale - $395.00
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