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Beautiful Crosley Broadband Shortwave wooden radio model B-2465A manufactured in Canada by Moffats Ltd. Made in 1947-48 in Weston, Ontario, the radio has a low serial number of just 3033. Considered a table-top or mantel model, the B-2465A wood radio was electric through batteries only, and ran on Viking A&B 1.5v/90 type batteries. Our Crosley retailed for $59.95 in the late forties, which was a small fortune at the time. Measures 9½" x 17½" and stands 11" tall.
Notice the marking "WLW" printed on the front dial face, located directly underneath the "70". This refers to the radio station & tower WLW in Cincinnati. Below is an advert taken from an Eaton's store catalogue from 1948:
"Crosley Battery Model B-2465. Five tube long and short wave battery mantel model. New modern chassis enclosed in a large attractive Walnut veneer cabinet. Size is about 17 inches wide by 11 inches tall by 9½ inches deep. Standard broadcast tuning range from 540 to 1600 kilocycles; short wave tuning range from 6 to 15 megacycles giving coverage of 19, 25, 31 and 49-metre stations."
Condition: This Crosley radio does not function. Sold as-is: use as a wonderful nostalgic display piece or perfect for a movie prop, however it would also make a great restoration project for anyone ambitious enough. Just a note: the back panel is not missing, it was never intended to be there. Many old radios were not encased at the back, as in this case. Other issues include:
• Wires are loose and many are disconnected, but it looks fairly complete. Stored indoors for the past 65+ years. Radio has entirely original parts.
• Tuning dial does not function (but the other 3 do).
• Plastic on the front has two small cracks on the right side.
• Some wear to the cloth sides, wear & scrapes to the wood case - as evident in the photos.