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Gilfillan radios sold!
|Sold by Joe Millward on October 25, 2019|
Listed price on date of sale - $399.00
|From 1930 to 1940, the only place you could get licensed to build radios was from RCA. They had the patents for the TRF radios and eventually superheterodynes. Since Gilfillan had permission to utilize the patents, other companies had to build their radios at the Gilfillan plant as sub-contractors. They had to build a specific number of radios per week under strict quality guidelines in order to be considered for a license. RCA eventually lightened up the licensing requirements in the early 1940's. The 5G8 was a five-tube, AM only radio. Gilfillan radios were well built and performed quite well. Blake replaced all of the capacitors, checked tubes and resistors, replacing where necessary. A new power cord, audio cable and safety fuse were installed. Gary stripped the Mahogany cabinet and refinished it using high quality products. He applied a nice lacquer finish at the end making this radio look like new! A really nice radio at a great price that will last for years. 11-3/4"W x 7"H x 6"D.|
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