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PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 10:30 pm 
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This is the Airphone Radiotrola Baby Grand Portable which was advertised in October 1924 as the Monodyne Baby Grand and in November 1924 with a name change to Radiotrola Baby Grand.
These ads in Radio News are the only ones I have found and this radio is one of two that have seen.
This company later moved to Brooklyn, NY and became Somerset Radio selling conventional TRF sets.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 10:33 pm 
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This is the Airphone Radiotrola Baby Grand Portable which was advertised in October 1924 as the Monodyne Baby Grand and in November 1924 with a name change to Radiotrola Baby Grand.
These ads in "Radio News" and some in "The Radio Dealer" are the only ones I have found and this radio is one of two that I have seen.
This company later moved to Brooklyn, NY and became Somerset Radio selling conventional TRF sets.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: May Tue 08, 2018 8:12 pm 
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Lets keep this going.
These are the Moore Radio Demon radios made by Electric Service Products Company of Chicago which was established in 1910.
These were distributed through the "Chicago Daily News Radio Laboratories"
The one tube regenerative tuner is Model C which retailed at $32.50, , the one stage amplifier is Model D which retailed at $18.50, the two stage amplifier is Model E which retailed at $35 and the three tube regenerative receiver was Model Y which retailed at $70. These came to me from various sources a few years ago They are from 1923.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: May Wed 09, 2018 8:14 pm 
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I have this little Desko radio with speaker coming out the front panel. may not be rare but I don't think I have seen one before. Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Oct Wed 03, 2018 1:21 am 
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I'd like to see this thread get going again.
Here is a Resodon manufactured by Paul Niehoff Co. of Chicago in 1922. A friend has the one shown in Vintage Radio - the only other one we know about. The two are different models - both from 1922. Construction looks very complicated as there are actually a cabinet and a sub cabinet. It probably wasn't a profitable set.
I recall that Niehoff also made ignition parts for automobiles.
Ads are seen in the Dec 1922 ROTARIAN and Sept 1922 RADIO and probably a few other.
The company exhibited at the Pageant of Progress show at Chicago in as described in the
August 5 1922 issue of MUSIC TRADE REVIEW. It probably disappeared soon after.
Any more of these around?


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Great thread, thanks for getting it going Merrill.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Irving “Aristoctat” 5 tube TRF. 1925. Irving Radio Corp. Columbus, OH.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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So I guess a 1914 crystal set really doesn't fit in... :oops:
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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Merrill Bancroft wrote:
I'd like to see this thread get going again.
Here is a Resodon manufactured by Paul Niehoff Co. of Chicago in 1922. A friend has the one shown in Vintage Radio - the only other one we know about. The two are different models - both from 1922. Construction looks very complicated as there are actually a cabinet and a sub cabinet. It probably wasn't a profitable set.
I recall that Niehoff also made ignition parts for automobiles.
Ads are seen in the Dec 1922 ROTARIAN and Sept 1922 RADIO and probably a few other.
The company exhibited at the Pageant of Progress show at Chicago in as described in the
August 5 1922 issue of MUSIC TRADE REVIEW. It probably disappeared soon after.
Any more of these around?

Merrill:
Nice set!

Any pictures of the inside, showing the component layout and wiring?

BR,

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 2:56 am 
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Al, That crystal set is awesome. It almost looks new! I assume it works, have you actually listened to it?


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Where's the battery? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 10:16 am 
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Terrey:
I didn't get any inside photos of the Resodon
I probably should have.
I had another flood after the last big rainstorm and I kind of got sidetracked. It is very difficult to photograph. It's really quite a monstrosity.

Keep the early stuff coming on here!!


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Supertone Type G. P. L. -4


Actually finally found some information on this set. Here is my page dedicated to the set including the information I found.

http://www.rhodeislandradio.org/supertone.shtml

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Mar Wed 06, 2019 1:44 pm 
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I dont know if it is considered rare.
I found this in a 40 yard dumpster.. I could not find the broken piece though...
I have a new piece of Bakelite custom cut but i have not drilled it out yet. (too scared) lol
It is a Fenway and here is some info on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Hmm, they chose Martin Copeland (Mar-Co) dials over the more expensive National Velvet Vernier dials.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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It seems very few collectors have one of these so I'm guessing it qualifies as rare, Deforest Interpanel MR-6.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
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Here we have a seldom seen Cutting and Washington Type 11


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Merrill:

Here is something I'll bet you've never seen before (of my many Pennsylvania Wireless pieces, this one is the only one that has Pennsylvania spelled out in full. All of the others, have PENNA. in it's place).

I cannot find this speaker, or any speaker, in any of my Pennsylvania Wireless documentation/catalogs. It may also be a Hamburg Bros out of Pittsburgh, PA speaker...the label is a little hard to read. This speaker and receiver were together when found years ago...and together they will remain!

Very Rare Pennsylvania Wireless (or Hamburg Bros.) Speaker (the cone was a collaboration with the late great Jane Chidester based on the music notes stamped into the front of speakers base):

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Of my many PA Wireless p
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BR,

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Mar Fri 08, 2019 8:50 pm 
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Here we have a seldom seen Cutting and Washington Type 11



Very cool looking set! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare 1920's Battery Sets
PostPosted: Mar Fri 08, 2019 9:54 pm 
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Terry:
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Merrill
Now they are.
There was an amp like that at AWA a couple of years ago.
Never saw the speaker ever.


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