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Mantola R-453 (1940)
Mantola R-453 (1940)
This gorgeous radio is the Mantola R-453 manufactured in 1940. Mantola was the brand name of the radios which B.F. Goodrich sold in their Goodrich Silvertown tire stores. Back in the 1930's and 1940's every decent sized city in Pennsylvania had a Goodrich store, as did I am sure many other parts of the country. My research indicates that this radio was manufactured by Continental Radio and Television, later known as Admiral. This is a larger table radio at 16"W x 10"H x 8"D. It is a six-tube set with a transformer. The cabinet was stripped and lacquered with three coats and turned out fantastic. It looks just like it did when it was manufactured with a beautiful walnut shade with black trim. I replaced all of the capacitors and all out of tolerance resistors. I also added a new back and a new polycarbonate dial cover. In terms of performance, it is very strong throughout the dial and provided excellent sensitivity and tone on both the AM and SW bands. Just a gorgeous example of radio history.  $350.00. (1780008)
Mantola R-453 (1940)
This gorgeous radio is the Mantola R-453 manufactured in 1940. Mantola was the brand name of the radios which B.F. Goodrich sold in their Goodrich Silvertown tire stores. Back in the 1930's and 1940's every decent sized city in Pennsylvania had a Goodrich store, as did I am sure many other parts of the country. My research indicates that this radio was manufactured by Continental Radio and Television, later known as Admiral. This is a larger table radio at 16"W x 10"H x 8"D. It is a six-tube set with a transformer. The cabinet was stripped and lacquered with three coats and turned out fantastic. It looks just like it did when it was manufactured with a beautiful walnut shade with black trim. I replaced all of the capacitors and all out of tolerance resistors. I also added a new back and a new polycarbonate dial cover. In terms of performance, it is very strong throughout the dial and provided excellent sensitivity and tone on both the AM and SW bands. Just a gorgeous example of radio history.  $350.00. (1780008)
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