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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sat 30, 2016 7:02 pm 
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I hate to ask this question, you guys will know I'm an extreme pushover. But are we sure this radio wasn't manufactured this way?

I mean, there are at least two represented in this thread, possibly three. And if it's just somebody manually gluing the rhinestones on those radios at home, they're doing an awfully good job of setting them in straight, evenly-spaced arcs.

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sat 30, 2016 7:11 pm 
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I took it as an actual model. No two lone nuts are out there that would do one the same way


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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sat 30, 2016 8:06 pm 
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I agree, they look TOO perfect for anyone to glue on even with self sticking backs.


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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sat 30, 2016 8:11 pm 
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I'm convinced that these radios were completely factory made and were designed primarily to appeal to women. I'm guessing that the cabinets were molded with small indentations on each of the curved speaker bars and then the jewels were glued in place at the factory. The name "Artone" is basically made up of two words, "ART" and "TONE". Artone seems to be a fitting brandname for such an artistically themed little radio.

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sat 30, 2016 9:45 pm 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
I'm convinced that these radios were completely factory made and were designed primarily to appeal to women. I'm guessing that the cabinets were molded with small indentations on each of the curved speaker bars and then the jewels were glued in place at the factory. The name "Artone" is basically made up of two words, "ART" and "TONE". Artone seems to be a fitting brandname for such an artistically themed little radio.


Come on you guys! Where's our local detective? I guess that will have to be me today!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXCELLENT-VINTA ... 7675.l2557

This is the same radio as the one radios10467 sold, notice the handwritten serial number on the bottom of the cabinet. Also the high bidder has the letters r and d in his username.

If these radios were factory made, they'd all probably have the jewels lined up in ROY G. BIV color order... as in a rainbow, which our friend radios10467 failed to do. Also, if you count the second innermost ring on the radio in the first post, it uses 7 jewels, whereas the latter radio uses 8.

I must compliment radios10467 on his significant $600 profit (minus fees) on an already restored radio. Well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sat 30, 2016 9:49 pm 
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Wow, it sold for $656 !!

get your bedazzle kit here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bedazzler-Refil ... SwoydWrR1V

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sat 30, 2016 9:54 pm 
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i would not want that jeweled up piece of garbage for free.

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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classicradiorepair wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXCELLENT-VINTA ... 1715222896

This is the same radio as the one radios10467 sold, notice the handwritten serial number on the bottom of the cabinet. Also the high bidder has the letters r and d in his username.

Dang! You're right!...

Well, I gotta say that I don't hate it. I think it gives that fairly boring radio some character. It's not as though rhinestones weren't used on lots of things in that time period. An AMI model A jukebox has a nice swirly embellishment with rhinestones that looks great. Heck, even an Emerson Mae West has two little rhinestones for the band selection.

I bet if you put a stock Artone 140 in your collection, no one would even notice it. But if you put a bedazzled one on your shelf, it will always be the first one people ask about.


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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sun 31, 2016 3:26 pm 
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Im surprised he didnt spring for a new back cover. Not like he didnt have an example to use as a guide (he seems to have ended up with the OP example)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1940s-O ... 7675.l2557


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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sun 31, 2016 3:44 pm 
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jimzinnc wrote:
Im surprised he didnt spring for a new back cover. Not like he didnt have an example to use as a guide (he seems to have ended up with the OP example)


You like that fake back on the radio in the June auction? It's nothing more than a computer generated printout glued on a piece of cardboard or chipboard. Looks like he created it just to try to give it the "Rainbow" name to try to convince people it was a real factory issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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Not that I like it...Im just surprised he didnt bother is all.


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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
PostPosted: Jan Sun 31, 2016 4:10 pm 
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jimzinnc wrote:
Not that I like it...Im just surprised he didnt bother is all.

Because the seller is in too much of a hurry to flip his recent acquisitions..


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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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OMG, radios10467 had me fooled. : :mrgreen: :oops:
He sure made a darn cute little radio, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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Added to archive his latest...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/372033727675

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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B-L-I-N-G! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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Added to archive his latest...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/132771252399

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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unbelievable… :|

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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Looks like the end product of an AA5 and a Lite Brite...


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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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ARSEtone

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 Post subject: Re: Here is an Artone for you
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And another from Eric Fogel at radios10467. This time branded Grantline.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133082805575

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