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Willard Radio (model unknown, 1932)
(wood tube cathedral radio)

Willard Radio (model unknown, 1932)

NEW!Finding any information about the Willard Radio Company has been very difficult. An article in my 2016 SCARS Gazette about the first "Peter Pan" radio, gave me the information that I was looking for. The first Peter Pan radios were made by the Flint Radio Company in the spring of 1931 at the Gilfillan plant in Los Angeles. They were called "Pee-Wee" radios because of their size. When Flint merged with Jackson-Bell in June of 1931, the Peter Pan image (model 84) replaced the floral grill of the Flint Peter Pan. Jackson-Bell continued using TRF electronics from Flint until switching to Superheterodyne process in the early 1930's. It is suggested that the name Willard came from Willard Bell, the brother of Herb Bell, the founder and owner of Jackson Bell. Jackson Bell and Willard Radio Company stayed in business until the end of 1932. Willard radios were only sold in the Pacific Northwest. This Willard is a four-tube, AM-only TRF radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. The original plug was used on a new period-correct power cord. A safety fuse and audio input cable were added. Gary stripped off the old finish and ended up with a gorgeous refinish! The knobs, Lansing speaker and chassis are original. Here is yet another radio that no one probably has, and it's priced right for anyone's collection! 11"H x 9-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D.  $399.00. (1600538)

Willard Radio (model unknown, 1932)

NEW!Finding any information about the Willard Radio Company has been very difficult. An article in my 2016 SCARS Gazette about the first "Peter Pan" radio, gave me the information that I was looking for. The first Peter Pan radios were made by the Flint Radio Company in the spring of 1931 at the Gilfillan plant in Los Angeles. They were called "Pee-Wee" radios because of their size. When Flint merged with Jackson-Bell in June of 1931, the Peter Pan image (model 84) replaced the floral grill of the Flint Peter Pan. Jackson-Bell continued using TRF electronics from Flint until switching to Superheterodyne process in the early 1930's. It is suggested that the name Willard came from Willard Bell, the brother of Herb Bell, the founder and owner of Jackson Bell. Jackson Bell and Willard Radio Company stayed in business until the end of 1932. Willard radios were only sold in the Pacific Northwest. This Willard is a four-tube, AM-only TRF radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. The original plug was used on a new period-correct power cord. A safety fuse and audio input cable were added. Gary stripped off the old finish and ended up with a gorgeous refinish! The knobs, Lansing speaker and chassis are original. Here is yet another radio that no one probably has, and it's priced right for anyone's collection! 11"H x 9-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D.  $399.00. (1600538)
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