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ERLA 86AE-1805 (1937)
(wood tube table radio w/SW)

ERLA 86AE-1805 (1937)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

ERLA (Electrical Research Laboratories) was founded in Chicago in 1921 by George Pearson. They marketed radios under the Pearson name that didn't use tubes, then as tube prices decreased around 1928, they dropped the line and started producing tube radios. As the company struggled during the recession, they reorganized as the Sentinel radio Corp. in 1934. The brand ERLA was used until 1945. The 86AE is an eight-tube, three-band (AM,SW,Police) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were replaced where needed. We installed a new power cord, safety fuse, audio input cable and a new antenna lead. The radio has push-pull audio through an 8-inch Jensen speaker. The dial is very unique with a couple of different ways to select stations. Gary stripped the cabinet and did a wonderful job refinishing the cabinet to a "piano" lacquer finish. The radio has its original knobs and Jensen speaker. Gary installed a reproduction grille cloth. ERLA radios of this vintage are next to impossible to find as they just didn't make many of them. For the collector looking for a rare radio, this set is for you! 21"W x 12"H x 10-1/2"D.

ERLA 86AE-1805 (1937)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

ERLA (Electrical Research Laboratories) was founded in Chicago in 1921 by George Pearson. They marketed radios under the Pearson name that didn't use tubes, then as tube prices decreased around 1928, they dropped the line and started producing tube radios. As the company struggled during the recession, they reorganized as the Sentinel radio Corp. in 1934. The brand ERLA was used until 1945. The 86AE is an eight-tube, three-band (AM,SW,Police) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were replaced where needed. We installed a new power cord, safety fuse, audio input cable and a new antenna lead. The radio has push-pull audio through an 8-inch Jensen speaker. The dial is very unique with a couple of different ways to select stations. Gary stripped the cabinet and did a wonderful job refinishing the cabinet to a "piano" lacquer finish. The radio has its original knobs and Jensen speaker. Gary installed a reproduction grille cloth. ERLA radios of this vintage are next to impossible to find as they just didn't make many of them. For the collector looking for a rare radio, this set is for you! 21"W x 12"H x 10-1/2"D.

Sold by Joe Millward on August 21, 2023
Listed price on date of sale - $895.00
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