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Aetna 251 (1936)
(wood tube table radio)

Aetna 251 (1936)

Aetna was the house brand for Walgreen, the drug-store chain. Like all retailers, they bought their radios from another manufacturers. I am unable to determine who made this one. Possibilities (according to posts on Antique Radio Forum) include Sentinel, Pacific, Belmont, Detrola, and Warwick, Pacific as well as Climax. They contracted with several of the independent manufacturers to build radios with the Aetna name on them. This is a TRF, four-tuber, with very nice cabinet with Deco fluting that runs from top down both sides. Also a perfect lighted dial that has "Two Worlds" behind the glass. New era correct grille cloth. Recent restore & plays well for a four-tuber on the short wire antenna attached, but may require a longer antenna for your area. Very nice small radio that is ready to play/display. Compact cutie. 10"W x 7-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D.  $229.00. (1640250)

Aetna 251 (1936)

Aetna was the house brand for Walgreen, the drug-store chain. Like all retailers, they bought their radios from another manufacturers. I am unable to determine who made this one. Possibilities (according to posts on Antique Radio Forum) include Sentinel, Pacific, Belmont, Detrola, and Warwick, Pacific as well as Climax. They contracted with several of the independent manufacturers to build radios with the Aetna name on them. This is a TRF, four-tuber, with very nice cabinet with Deco fluting that runs from top down both sides. Also a perfect lighted dial that has "Two Worlds" behind the glass. New era correct grille cloth. Recent restore & plays well for a four-tuber on the short wire antenna attached, but may require a longer antenna for your area. Very nice small radio that is ready to play/display. Compact cutie. 10"W x 7-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D.  $229.00. (1640250)
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