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Detrola 208 (1939)
(plastic tube table radio)

Detrola 208 (1939)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

This compact Detrola is one of those time capsule radios that are hard to come by. The cabinet is beautiful, no warps or cracks at all. It still shines like new. Incredible for being 85 years old! The all-natural finish has an amazing dark cherry marble swirl pattern that's reminiscent of Catalins! The grille cloth and dial cover are all original. Even the embossed original back cover is still present! It's a cramped cabinet, too, that gets hot inside with those five full size ST style tubes. This set has been gone through with all new filter and paper capacitors, strong tested set of tubes, new line cord, controls cleaned and lubricated. This is a four-tube plus ballast TRF circuit, utilizing primitive early 1920's technology. As such it requires an external antenna to receive distant stations. Because of the primitive TRF circuitry, my standard add-on 3.5mm cord could not be installed on this unit. 9"W x 7"H x 5-1/2"D.

Detrola 208 (1939)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

This compact Detrola is one of those time capsule radios that are hard to come by. The cabinet is beautiful, no warps or cracks at all. It still shines like new. Incredible for being 85 years old! The all-natural finish has an amazing dark cherry marble swirl pattern that's reminiscent of Catalins! The grille cloth and dial cover are all original. Even the embossed original back cover is still present! It's a cramped cabinet, too, that gets hot inside with those five full size ST style tubes. This set has been gone through with all new filter and paper capacitors, strong tested set of tubes, new line cord, controls cleaned and lubricated. This is a four-tube plus ballast TRF circuit, utilizing primitive early 1920's technology. As such it requires an external antenna to receive distant stations. Because of the primitive TRF circuitry, my standard add-on 3.5mm cord could not be installed on this unit. 9"W x 7"H x 5-1/2"D.

Reported sold by Greg Van Beek on June 4, 2024
Listed price on date of sale - $129.00
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