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Gilfillan 521-T "Cube" (1937)


Gilfillan 521-T "Cube" (1937)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Most of us are familiar with the Gilfillan Bros. of Los Angeles. For many years they were the only company that could manufacture superheterodyne radios on the West Coast. RCA held that patent with an iron fist. If your company wanted to make a super-het, you had to do it under the auspices of the Gilfillans in their factory. The 521-T is a five-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio. I didn't know Gilfillan made a cube radio till I found this one in Eastern Washington state. Blake replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. He added an audio cable for Bluetooth etc, a new power cord and a safety fuse. The radio plays with good volume and tone with good sensitivity across the dial. Gary stripped the walnut cabinet, sanded it down and applied grain filler. The radio has a beautiful lacquer "piano" finish. The original knobs, multi-colored dial scale and speaker are original to the radio. The speaker is top-loaded with a unique flower-shaped grille. I've only seen one other one since I found this one, so I don't think they made many of them. Here's a very unique radio ready for your collection! 14-1/2"W x 12"H x 9-1/2"D.
Gilfillan 521-T "Cube" (1937)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Most of us are familiar with the Gilfillan Bros. of Los Angeles. For many years they were the only company that could manufacture superheterodyne radios on the West Coast. RCA held that patent with an iron fist. If your company wanted to make a super-het, you had to do it under the auspices of the Gilfillans in their factory. The 521-T is a five-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio. I didn't know Gilfillan made a cube radio till I found this one in Eastern Washington state. Blake replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. He added an audio cable for Bluetooth etc, a new power cord and a safety fuse. The radio plays with good volume and tone with good sensitivity across the dial. Gary stripped the walnut cabinet, sanded it down and applied grain filler. The radio has a beautiful lacquer "piano" finish. The original knobs, multi-colored dial scale and speaker are original to the radio. The speaker is top-loaded with a unique flower-shaped grille. I've only seen one other one since I found this one, so I don't think they made many of them. Here's a very unique radio ready for your collection! 14-1/2"W x 12"H x 9-1/2"D.
Sold by Joe Millward on April 13, 2021
Listed price on date of sale - $599.00
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