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Crosley 148 "Fiver" (1932)
Crosley 148 "Fiver" (1932)
1932 was the height of the Great Depression, and radio sales were way down this year. To compete, Crosley came out with this popular mini cathedral known as the "Fiver" (five tubes). Small, compact design, yet high on style, right down to its unique green "cat's eye" dial scale. This example was painstakingly traced out, component by component and every single capacitor and resistor was replaced for optimal performance. A strong tested set of tubes was installed, controls were cleaned and lubricated. The original cloth line cord is still soft and pliable, so it was left installed. It receives all of my local stations with a long wire antenna attached. Since the set has no AVC, the volume control is part of the antenna circuit, so the louder the volume, the stronger the stations will come in, but it will blast if you go from a distant station to a local station (both hands are needed on the controls as you tune!). The cabinet was completely stripped and refinished using rich color spray toners and topped off with a light coat of clear enamel for durability. A new exact pattern grille cloth was installed. 14"H x 11-1/2"W x 9"D.  $219.00. (1790102)
Crosley 148 "Fiver" (1932)
1932 was the height of the Great Depression, and radio sales were way down this year. To compete, Crosley came out with this popular mini cathedral known as the "Fiver" (five tubes). Small, compact design, yet high on style, right down to its unique green "cat's eye" dial scale. This example was painstakingly traced out, component by component and every single capacitor and resistor was replaced for optimal performance. A strong tested set of tubes was installed, controls were cleaned and lubricated. The original cloth line cord is still soft and pliable, so it was left installed. It receives all of my local stations with a long wire antenna attached. Since the set has no AVC, the volume control is part of the antenna circuit, so the louder the volume, the stronger the stations will come in, but it will blast if you go from a distant station to a local station (both hands are needed on the controls as you tune!). The cabinet was completely stripped and refinished using rich color spray toners and topped off with a light coat of clear enamel for durability. A new exact pattern grille cloth was installed. 14"H x 11-1/2"W x 9"D.  $219.00. (1790102)
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