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Author:  mgrant [ Sep Fri 13, 2019 3:13 am ]
Post subject:  RCA tombstone R-73-B? Good deal?

I saw this RCA tombstone for sale the other day. The asking price is $95. It's missing two knobs, but the one that's present looks like the wrong one. There's a little veneer damage and the cabinet is a little loose at the joints. It's pretty heavy for how big it is. It looks like it's an RCA R-73-B. The chassis looks a little mousy - there's an asbestos sheet on the side that looks chewed up. Wiring looks pretty ratty. I only have one photo that my wife took. Good deal or not?

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Author:  JnTX [ Sep Fri 13, 2019 4:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: RCA tombstone R-73-B? Good deal?

Radio Museum shows an usrestored one selling for $260 in the last few days. It looks like you could make some $$ buying at $95 depending on how much you value your time. If it is for your collection, the price seems reasonable for the condition.

Jay

Author:  Alan Voorhees [ Sep Fri 13, 2019 6:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: RCA tombstone R-73-B? Good deal?

It's a nice looking set. Really heavy. The correct knobs are octagonal.

I had one that was missing the veneer on the top and sides that I never got around to restoring. I don't remember what I sold it for, but $95 doesn't sound unreasonable to me. Properly restored it would be an amazing radio to own.

Author:  badwaxcaps [ Sep Fri 13, 2019 12:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RCA tombstone R-73-B? Good deal?

A top shelf set in my book. $95 is a good deal.

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