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Truetone D-724 "Globetrotter" (1937)


Truetone D-724 "Globetrotter" (1937)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Truetone was a brand name of Western Auto Supply, formed in 1909 by George Pepperdine, who later founded Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. He eventually sold the business in 1939, and the company continued to prosper. At one point they had 1,200 stores, plus 600 "associate" stores which were the first "franchise" operations in America. This radio was made by Detrola and branded for Western Auto. There are other versions of this radio, even a Detrola model. The D-724 is an eight-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio. It utilizes push-pull audio through an 8-inch Rola speaker. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. We added a safety fuse, polarized power cord and an audio input cable. The dial is a Radio Daze reproduction, and it's perfect! Steve stripped the Walnut cabinet, did a few repairs and ended up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The knobs, speaker and chassis are original. We installed a new, crystal-clear dial cover from Mark Palmquist. This is a really nice version of this collectable radio, ready to grace your collection! 21"W x 12"H x 10"D.
Truetone D-724 "Globetrotter" (1937)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Truetone was a brand name of Western Auto Supply, formed in 1909 by George Pepperdine, who later founded Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. He eventually sold the business in 1939, and the company continued to prosper. At one point they had 1,200 stores, plus 600 "associate" stores which were the first "franchise" operations in America. This radio was made by Detrola and branded for Western Auto. There are other versions of this radio, even a Detrola model. The D-724 is an eight-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio. It utilizes push-pull audio through an 8-inch Rola speaker. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. We added a safety fuse, polarized power cord and an audio input cable. The dial is a Radio Daze reproduction, and it's perfect! Steve stripped the Walnut cabinet, did a few repairs and ended up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The knobs, speaker and chassis are original. We installed a new, crystal-clear dial cover from Mark Palmquist. This is a really nice version of this collectable radio, ready to grace your collection! 21"W x 12"H x 10"D.
Sold by Joe Millward on January 6, 2023
Listed price on date of sale - $949.00
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