Dating vintage radios dating a very rich girl
Here’s how to go about identifying an antique or vintage radio, and then how to decide if it’s playable.Tens of thousands of different radio models were manufactured over the decades, in the US alone. Most of the radios sold over those decades are not very interesting. The gallery pages are broken down by calendar year though 1934; model year from 1935 on.Philco did not observe "model years" until June 1934, which marked the introduction of their 1935 model lineup.Original selling prices and production figures for each model made between 19 are taken from information given in model through the 1957 model year. The views expressed herein regarding the former Philco Corporation are the opinions of the Philco Radio Historical Society.Pages for 1958, 19 Philcos may not show or list all of the radio models for these three years and may contain errors in the transistor radio listings. The Society shall not be held liable for their accuracy, nor shall they be held responsible for any damages caused to others by the expression of these opinions.Silvertone radios were first sold in the 1920s and became popular in the 1930s and early 1940s due to World War II and the public’s interest in information about the war.
I chose to colorize most of the prewar catalog illustrations to give an approximation of how the particular set looked.
Pictures and information about specific model numbers can be found on the website
Look at antique radio reference books at your local library, bookstore or online to view information about Silvertone radios and view photos of antique Silvertones.
These are indicative of dials made between 19 by Silvertone.
The plates for dials during this time were less ornate and more streamlined.