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 Post subject: Radio Identification Needed, Please
PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 3:55 am 
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Hi,

This is a radio we found at my 90 year old father-in-law's house. Can anyone identify the manufacturer? We are not currently at the house, so only have this picture to go by.

Also, what is the generic name for these types of radios? Console radio?

I appreciate any information you can give me.

Thanks,
Cathy


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 Post subject: Re: Radio Identification Needed, Please
PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 4:30 am 
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It is a console radio, the style is what we call a "Highboy" due to the long legs. Many manufacturers had this style, among some of those were Majestic, Atwater Kent, and several others. A better shot of the front showing the dial would help to identify it, and a shot of the rear would be great and you might see a manufacturers label which could include the model number.

Many of these were quite heavy and moving thes heavy beasts could stress the legs so lift it as you move it. Then we should be able to further identify this radio. Vintage could be late 1920s to early 1930s.

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 Post subject: Re: Radio Identification Needed, Please
PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 8:12 am 
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Is that definitely all one construction? It looks as though it may be a tombstone sitting on a table. Possibly a table made for it, but I wonder if they may separate.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio Identification Needed, Please
PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 12:02 pm 
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It is a Brunswick-Balk 12...
I sold mine to DecoJoe last year...

:)

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/brunswbalk_12.html

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 Post subject: Re: Radio Identification Needed, Please
PostPosted: Jun Sun 13, 2021 12:45 pm 
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Thank you all!

I am going out to the house today, so I will see if I can find a Brunswick label on it.

Cathy


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 Post subject: Re: Radio Identification Needed, Please
PostPosted: Jun Mon 14, 2021 4:12 pm 
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Those were made after Brunswick bought the Bremer Tully factory and after Warner Brothers bought Brunswick. At least the record and radio division.

The billiards and bowling alley equipment division didn't sell.

These use a very unusual tuning arrangement with a rotating 3 gang variable capacitor. Very unique!

-Steve


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