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RRS Super 500-501 (by Clinton, 1934)
(wood tube tombstone radio w/SW)

RRS Super 500-501 (by Clinton, 1934)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

Here's truly a one of kind radio. A first timer listing for Radio Attic. There is very little known about this five-tube mini-tombstone, other than the chassis was made by Clinton Manufacturing Co. who supplied countless chassis under countless different names. But even the brand name of this radio is surrounded in mystery, R.R.S. Super. The "Super" part stands for Superheterodyne and possibly the R.R.S stands for "Radio Receiver Set," but, as someone pointed out, the logo on the dial face looks a lot like the logo Republic Pictures used on their movies of the 1930s. Could this set have a motion picture tie-in? We may never know. But one thing that is certain is the Art Deco inspired design of the very stylish cabinet, which has been totally refinished using multiple color toner and topped off with a light coat of clear enamel. The two band (AM/SW) chassis has been gone through with all new wax and filter capacitors, and all out of tolerance resistors replaced. Comes with a strong tested set of tubes. New cloth line cord and correct pattern grille cloth completes the extensive restoration. This set requires its wire antenna to be connected to an external source for more distant/SW reception. And when you switch over to the SW band, the dial turns from amber to red, a very cool effect! 14"H x 10-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D.

RRS Super 500-501 (by Clinton, 1934)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

Here's truly a one of kind radio. A first timer listing for Radio Attic. There is very little known about this five-tube mini-tombstone, other than the chassis was made by Clinton Manufacturing Co. who supplied countless chassis under countless different names. But even the brand name of this radio is surrounded in mystery, R.R.S. Super. The "Super" part stands for Superheterodyne and possibly the R.R.S stands for "Radio Receiver Set," but, as someone pointed out, the logo on the dial face looks a lot like the logo Republic Pictures used on their movies of the 1930s. Could this set have a motion picture tie-in? We may never know. But one thing that is certain is the Art Deco inspired design of the very stylish cabinet, which has been totally refinished using multiple color toner and topped off with a light coat of clear enamel. The two band (AM/SW) chassis has been gone through with all new wax and filter capacitors, and all out of tolerance resistors replaced. Comes with a strong tested set of tubes. New cloth line cord and correct pattern grille cloth completes the extensive restoration. This set requires its wire antenna to be connected to an external source for more distant/SW reception. And when you switch over to the SW band, the dial turns from amber to red, a very cool effect! 14"H x 10-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D.

Sold by Greg Van Beek on March 27, 2024
Listed price on date of sale - $249.00
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