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General Television "ME" (1938)
(wood tube table radio w/SW)

General Television "ME" (1938)

Here we have another company where there is very little information available. General Television was founded in New York City in 1932, but then apparently moved to Chicago in 1938. At that time they acquired Climax Radio And Television Corporation, which possibly explains a lot about this radio. From this point on the desirable Climax radios started appearing: The Emerald, Teardrop and the "Angry Face" and others, which brings us to this radio. The schematic I used for this radio was under Climax listed as the ME chassis, which also matched the cabinet and chassis of the "Angry Face." The only difference is the dial, which has the General Television logo on it. My conclusion is that General Television made all of the radios for Climax after 1938. The GTV model ME is an eight-tube, three-band radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. A new power cord, safety fuse and audio input cable were added. This radio performs well across the dial with a bright tuning eye tube. The dial is in perfect condition and I've never seen another one like it! Gary stripped off the old finish and turned out a gorgeous cabinet. The grille is very unique and ornate, and the "piano" lacquer finish makes this radio pop! The knobs, speaker and chassis are original. This radio is a "one-off" set. If you're looking for a radio no one else has, here you go! 20"W x 12"H x 9"D.  $1,195.00. (1600537)

General Television "ME" (1938)

Here we have another company where there is very little information available. General Television was founded in New York City in 1932, but then apparently moved to Chicago in 1938. At that time they acquired Climax Radio And Television Corporation, which possibly explains a lot about this radio. From this point on the desirable Climax radios started appearing: The Emerald, Teardrop and the "Angry Face" and others, which brings us to this radio. The schematic I used for this radio was under Climax listed as the ME chassis, which also matched the cabinet and chassis of the "Angry Face." The only difference is the dial, which has the General Television logo on it. My conclusion is that General Television made all of the radios for Climax after 1938. The GTV model ME is an eight-tube, three-band radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. A new power cord, safety fuse and audio input cable were added. This radio performs well across the dial with a bright tuning eye tube. The dial is in perfect condition and I've never seen another one like it! Gary stripped off the old finish and turned out a gorgeous cabinet. The grille is very unique and ornate, and the "piano" lacquer finish makes this radio pop! The knobs, speaker and chassis are original. This radio is a "one-off" set. If you're looking for a radio no one else has, here you go! 20"W x 12"H x 9"D.  $1,195.00. (1600537)
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