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1930-1937 The Depression and the Rise of the Golden Age of Radio

Table of Contents (CLICK LINK TO GET TO PAGE)
Page 1 Cathedrals, Consoles, Tombstones and large Wooden Table Radios:
DEPRESSION RADIOS PAGE 1
Page 2 Compact and Midget Radios
DEPRESSION RADIOS PAGE 2
Page 3 Large Table Radios (greater than 12 " across)
DEPRESSION RADIOS PAGE 3
Page 4 Repairing an American Bosch Model 360 Radio Speaker
BOSCH SPEAKER REPAIR

The challenges of restoring "dead tech" see my personal experience on the Westinghouse WR-21 Radio restoration.
                                                         click link DEPRESSION RADIOS PAGE 2

Page 1 
Consoles, Cathedrals, and Tombstones

CONSOLES and TOMBSTONE Style Radios

1931 RCA Radiola Superette Console- Model R9.
This rare  version R7. RCA controlled the superheterodyne patent and was basically the only one that could sell the better design for a premium price of course.


RCA Radiola Superette R7 (1931) - Table Radio


Comparison of the R7 Superette with the Console Superette  R9


Crosley 167 "FIVER"  (1933)
 

American-Bosch 360 (Aeroscope) from 1932: Bosch was a German manufacturer that wanted a American foot hold. This radio is American made. Bosch is still in business today.
This radio was previously owned by Jack, who donated it to me in 2013. More on this model
in the Bosch Speaker Repair page. Go to the link above.



Jackson Bell 62
(1931)

The CATHEDRAL or Gothic Style Table Radios.
Made popular by Philco Radio

Philco 20 "Deluxe" (1931) Made in Canada

The Radio that started Cathedral craze in the 1930's


Inside a Philco 20
Typical early 1930 technology

Zenith 5S29 (1936)




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