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 Post subject: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Wed 26, 2018 9:14 pm 
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This looks like a training video - early War. Any one know what radio this is?


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Wed 26, 2018 9:24 pm 
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Also seen in Normandy


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Wed 26, 2018 10:18 pm 
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The dial reminds me of a Crosley radio.


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Thu 27, 2018 3:24 am 
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Obviously battery powered - or could run off the 6v battery of the Jeep? Anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
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Maybe a Sparton?


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Sat 29, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Sat 29, 2018 1:29 pm 
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It's similar to many portables from the period but I can't name it.


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Sat 29, 2018 9:31 pm 
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The dial is similar in color and layout to the Minerva Tropic Master.

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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
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You're right-the dial does look similar to the Minerva.

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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
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With the smooth rounded corners, and no attached cover, maybe this is a commercial version ?
Templetone also made a morale radio, with dial on the right and three knobs below the dial, but their dial art was different.
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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
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Look closely at the dial. There are two words on that dial. Whatever brand of radio that is, it's a brand that's either made up of two words or some other word followed by "Radio". That should help narrow it down a little bit. Also the first word looks shorter then the second word.

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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
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Morale radios came out post 1944. The first set of photos depict an early was state side training (1943). The last photo is a couple days post D- Day when they were unloading Jeeps and other vehicles on the secure beach head. Maybe a precursor to the morale from one of the companies.


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Sep Sun 30, 2018 3:12 am 
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It does have some similarities to this General Television portable receiver.

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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
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I'm not sure when the film industry started using mock ups for radio receivers, but this could be one.

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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
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Another usage photo.


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
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I don't recognize this receiver, but don't think it was made for the military. I expect it was made no later than April, 1942, when production of radios for civilian use was halted.


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 Post subject: Re: WWII Radio ID
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 2:47 am 
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Anyone?? My research has come up blank. Possible British set from the troops being stationed there pre-D day?


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