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Echophone S-5 (1930)

Echophone S-5 (1930)
NEW!Founded by Arthur Bessey Jr. and his father in 1920, Echophone started producing radios in his father's poultry business buildings. They opened a sales location in San Jose CA in the old Bank of Italy building. In 1922, they produced simple sets and started the Bay Area radio station KJJ. By the time the S-5 was produced, Echophone had moved to Los Angeles, and shortly thereafter moved to Chicago. During the Depression, they merged with William Halligan and became Hallicrafters. The S-5 is an eight-tube, AM-only radio. It is one of the first super-hets made in the USA. It incorporates an 8-inch speaker with lots of tone and volume and has good sensitivity across the dial. Blake did a fantastic job restoring the chassis; replacing all of the block and electrolytic capacitors. He then checked the tubes and resistors replacing where necessary. The cabinet still retains its original semi-gloss finish, grille cloth, speaker and knobs. This early super-het cathedral with the gorgeous arched cabinet and beautifully ornate grille is a very rare and sought after radio. It's waiting to grace a lucky owners collection! 17"H x 14"W x 7-1/2"D.  $799.00. (1600188)
Echophone S-5 (1930)
NEW!Founded by Arthur Bessey Jr. and his father in 1920, Echophone started producing radios in his father's poultry business buildings. They opened a sales location in San Jose CA in the old Bank of Italy building. In 1922, they produced simple sets and started the Bay Area radio station KJJ. By the time the S-5 was produced, Echophone had moved to Los Angeles, and shortly thereafter moved to Chicago. During the Depression, they merged with William Halligan and became Hallicrafters. The S-5 is an eight-tube, AM-only radio. It is one of the first super-hets made in the USA. It incorporates an 8-inch speaker with lots of tone and volume and has good sensitivity across the dial. Blake did a fantastic job restoring the chassis; replacing all of the block and electrolytic capacitors. He then checked the tubes and resistors replacing where necessary. The cabinet still retains its original semi-gloss finish, grille cloth, speaker and knobs. This early super-het cathedral with the gorgeous arched cabinet and beautifully ornate grille is a very rare and sought after radio. It's waiting to grace a lucky owners collection! 17"H x 14"W x 7-1/2"D.  $799.00. (1600188)
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