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Detrola 159 (1937)
(wood tube table radio w/SW)

Detrola 159 (1937)

Detrola was founded in 1931 by John J. Ross in Detroit Michigan. They started making their own radios, using outside sources for their cabinets. The company grew rather quickly and soon 90% of production was for brands such as Aria, Sears and Roebuck (Silvertone), Western Auto (Truetone) and many brands for other businesses. Production ceased in 1948 over union issues. The 159 is a five-tube, two-band (SB,SW) and is basically an AC/DC radio utilizing an autotransformer. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. Replaced resistors and tubes where needed. A power cord, antenna lead and safety fuse were installed. The radio receives stations on both bands and has plenty of volume. Gary stripped the cabinet and did some nice toner work and ended up with a "piano" lacquer finish. This seldom seen Detrola is a nice entry level radio for your collection, or a unique Detrola for someone looking for something different to add to their collection. 14"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $499.00. (1600521)

Detrola 159 (1937)

Detrola was founded in 1931 by John J. Ross in Detroit Michigan. They started making their own radios, using outside sources for their cabinets. The company grew rather quickly and soon 90% of production was for brands such as Aria, Sears and Roebuck (Silvertone), Western Auto (Truetone) and many brands for other businesses. Production ceased in 1948 over union issues. The 159 is a five-tube, two-band (SB,SW) and is basically an AC/DC radio utilizing an autotransformer. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. Replaced resistors and tubes where needed. A power cord, antenna lead and safety fuse were installed. The radio receives stations on both bands and has plenty of volume. Gary stripped the cabinet and did some nice toner work and ended up with a "piano" lacquer finish. This seldom seen Detrola is a nice entry level radio for your collection, or a unique Detrola for someone looking for something different to add to their collection. 14"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $499.00. (1600521)
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