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Truetone D-712 "Egyptian" (1938)


Truetone D-712 "Egyptian" (1938)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
The "Egyptian" is one of the most sought after collectable radios in the world. With the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, the Egyptian motif was all the rage. The combination of a fantastic Art-Deco design with motorized electronic tuning made for big sales numbers. Manufactured by Detrola initially, there were two more companies, Silvertone and Truetone that sold the same radio. They are very similar, with a nine-tube or an eight-tube chassis with two different cabinet designs. The D-712 is a nine-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio. Blake replaced all of the capacitors, checked the resistors and tubes replacing where needed. He installed a new power cord, audio cable, antenna lead and a safety fuse. The motorized tuner works perfectly. Gary stripped the cabinet made up of Walnut, Burl Walnut, Maple and Australian Laurel. He finished with a beautiful hard lacquer "piano" finish. The original knobs and grille cloth are present and the speaker has been re-coned. The push-buttons are reproduction and a crystal-clear dial cover from Mark Palmquist. The exquisite radio is rare and highly collectable. They don't get much better than this! 22"W x 13"H x 9"D.
Truetone D-712 "Egyptian" (1938)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
The "Egyptian" is one of the most sought after collectable radios in the world. With the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, the Egyptian motif was all the rage. The combination of a fantastic Art-Deco design with motorized electronic tuning made for big sales numbers. Manufactured by Detrola initially, there were two more companies, Silvertone and Truetone that sold the same radio. They are very similar, with a nine-tube or an eight-tube chassis with two different cabinet designs. The D-712 is a nine-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio. Blake replaced all of the capacitors, checked the resistors and tubes replacing where needed. He installed a new power cord, audio cable, antenna lead and a safety fuse. The motorized tuner works perfectly. Gary stripped the cabinet made up of Walnut, Burl Walnut, Maple and Australian Laurel. He finished with a beautiful hard lacquer "piano" finish. The original knobs and grille cloth are present and the speaker has been re-coned. The push-buttons are reproduction and a crystal-clear dial cover from Mark Palmquist. The exquisite radio is rare and highly collectable. They don't get much better than this! 22"W x 13"H x 9"D.
Sold by Joe Millward on November 18, 2020
Listed price on date of sale - $3,495.00
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