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Setchell-Carlson 416 "Frog Eye" Coin-Op (1947)


Setchell-Carlson 416 "Frog Eye" Coin-Op (1947)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Rare, all-original set has a perfect Plaskon cabinet with no cracks, chips, repairs nor stress nor paint. It is another version of SC's "Frog-Eye" collection. Its upside-down chassis is just as clean as the rest. Like the Dahlberg, it also has the pillow speaker and can be placed in the side mount when not in use. The coin slot is on top and the dial faces the floor. The numbers are backwards so it can be read while in bed. The way it works is you drop a dime into the slot, turn on the radio and tune it in. These were sold mainly to hotels, motel, and possibly hospitals. Remember, this was a time of no TV and a welcome entertainment for those venues. I don't know how the radio actually attached to the bed, as there are no screw holes in the bracket. I assume there was a bracket with slots in it that screwed to the bed and the radio slid down into the slots. A wonderful example and conversation piece for both radio and coin-op collectors. It shines & looks sharp from any angle! The six tube AM only upside down & bottom mounted chassis plays well. Another great radio from my smoke-free personal collection. About 12-1/4"W x 8"H x 7"D.
Setchell-Carlson 416 "Frog Eye" Coin-Op (1947)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Rare, all-original set has a perfect Plaskon cabinet with no cracks, chips, repairs nor stress nor paint. It is another version of SC's "Frog-Eye" collection. Its upside-down chassis is just as clean as the rest. Like the Dahlberg, it also has the pillow speaker and can be placed in the side mount when not in use. The coin slot is on top and the dial faces the floor. The numbers are backwards so it can be read while in bed. The way it works is you drop a dime into the slot, turn on the radio and tune it in. These were sold mainly to hotels, motel, and possibly hospitals. Remember, this was a time of no TV and a welcome entertainment for those venues. I don't know how the radio actually attached to the bed, as there are no screw holes in the bracket. I assume there was a bracket with slots in it that screwed to the bed and the radio slid down into the slots. A wonderful example and conversation piece for both radio and coin-op collectors. It shines & looks sharp from any angle! The six tube AM only upside down & bottom mounted chassis plays well. Another great radio from my smoke-free personal collection. About 12-1/4"W x 8"H x 7"D.
Sold by Tom Hunt on December 17, 2020
Listed price on date of sale - $229.00
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