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 Post subject: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 7:47 pm 
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Seller says it is a RCA Radiola 1932


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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 8:03 pm 
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RCA Radiola RAE-79

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rca_rae79.html

http://www.nostalgiaair.org/pagesbymode ... 043648.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 8:12 pm 
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WOW. 995.00 in 1931.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 8:14 pm 
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If that's something that's up for sale, for the right price it would be well worth perusing. It should be just as impressive now as it was back then.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
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I'd say that's a pretty good price. I'm guessing it's resale value, once it's been restored, to be around $750 or more. Hard to say, I've never seen what a fully restored example sells for.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Wed 13, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Ktewell - if you decide not to pick this up, please let me know as I would make a spot for it to preserve it.

Thanks and good luck negotiating!


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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Sun 17, 2017 11:43 pm 
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I tried to get the radio and the guy would not let the first person go. It went to a 65 year old collector of RCA


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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Sun 17, 2017 11:58 pm 
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Well at least a collector got it, that's important rather than someone who's going to butcher it and sell the parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Mon 18, 2017 1:48 am 
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ktewell wrote:
I tried to get the radio and the guy would not let the first person go. It went to a 65 year old collector of RCA



He is a friend. This unit is complete and will not be parted out but fully restored to operating condition. I have one myself currently in the process of restoration:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=323907&hilit=RAE

The RAE-79 is very rare, cost $1,000.00 new, $15,000 account inflation today, only 500 were made, and cabinet front-sides-feet are hand carved. These units are an early 30's technical marvel and worth in the thousands restored to the right collector today. The surfacing of this unit now makes for 3 documented complete original units known to exist. There are several bare cabinets known to exist lacking original RAE-79 specific components. Complete with remote and motorized tuning, this unit was the top of the line for RCA in 1931 and one of the most high end radio's "in general" offered in 1931.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Mon 18, 2017 2:10 am 
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ketron281989 wrote:
ktewell wrote:
I tried to get the radio and the guy would not let the first person go. It went to a 65 year old collector of RCA



He is a friend. This unit is complete and will not be parted out but fully restored to operating condition. I have one myself currently in the process of restoration:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=323907&hilit=RAE

The RAE-79 is very rare, cost $1,000.00 new, $15,000 account inflation today, only 500 were made, and cabinet front-sides-feet are hand carved. These units are an early 30's technical marvel and worth in the thousands restored to the right collector today. The surfacing of this unit now makes for 3 documented complete original units known to exist. There are several bare cabinets known to exist lacking original RAE-79 specific components. Complete with remote and motorized tuning, this unit was the top of the line for RCA in 1931 and one of the most high end radio's "in general" offered in 1931.

Jon

Well let your friend know to remember me when he's ready to make room, I'll be happy to take it off his hands :)


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 Post subject: Re: Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Mon 18, 2017 2:25 am 
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That is so cool! :)


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