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Sparton 88 "Longbox" (1936)


Sparton 88 "Longbox" (1936)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Sparks-Withington of Jackson Michigan was founded in 1900 and manufactured numerous steel car parts for the new auto industry. They started producing radios in 1925, and produced their own tubes and radio circuits to avoid having to deal with RCA patents. They continued producing radios and televisions under the Sparton brand until 1956, when they were purchased by Magnavox. The model 88 is a rare Sparton. This seldom seen radio is an eight-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) set made in Canada. It has push-pull audio and is a strong performer. Blake replaced all of the capacitors. Checked resistors and tubes replacing where needed. A new power cable, antenna wire and audio cable were installed. The glass mirror dial is in perfect condition and a new, crystal clear dial cover was installed. The unique Zephyr cabinet was stripped and restored by Gary Marvin. A nice lacquer finish is perfection on this radio. The original knobs and grille cloth were used. Since this radio has been seldom seen, whoever ends up with it will have a wonderful piece of Sparton Radio history. This large, gorgeous "longbox" radio is ready for your collection! 23"W x 12"H x 10"D.
Sparton 88 "Longbox" (1936)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Sparks-Withington of Jackson Michigan was founded in 1900 and manufactured numerous steel car parts for the new auto industry. They started producing radios in 1925, and produced their own tubes and radio circuits to avoid having to deal with RCA patents. They continued producing radios and televisions under the Sparton brand until 1956, when they were purchased by Magnavox. The model 88 is a rare Sparton. This seldom seen radio is an eight-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) set made in Canada. It has push-pull audio and is a strong performer. Blake replaced all of the capacitors. Checked resistors and tubes replacing where needed. A new power cable, antenna wire and audio cable were installed. The glass mirror dial is in perfect condition and a new, crystal clear dial cover was installed. The unique Zephyr cabinet was stripped and restored by Gary Marvin. A nice lacquer finish is perfection on this radio. The original knobs and grille cloth were used. Since this radio has been seldom seen, whoever ends up with it will have a wonderful piece of Sparton Radio history. This large, gorgeous "longbox" radio is ready for your collection! 23"W x 12"H x 10"D.
Sold by Joe Millward on May 20, 2020
Listed price on date of sale - $995.00
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