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This gorgeous pre-WWII tube radio is over 80 years old! Imagine a time before the advent of TV when the family would gather around and listen to broadcasts and radio programmes. Well, this stunning 1935/36 Westinghouse model 155 was the perfect tablemodel radio for such a gathering. Framed in a hardwood cabinet, this radio uses five tubes (aka "radiotrons") and receives both broadcast (AM 550 - 1700) as well as shortwave (16 - 54 METERS). Frontal panel features a grill cloth that covers the single 6-inch speaker, and a octagonal tuning dial face that contains an image of the world in the center. Measures 13¾" wide by 17½" tall and 9½" deep, while weighing nearly 10 kilograms.
There is a neat Westinghouse schematic drawing on the back of this radio which shows the tube connections. Considering the fact that this radio is 80 years old it is amazing that this paper is still intact. Another paper says "Cabinet by Snyder's, Waterloo".
A rare radio, indeed: there are no others available on the internet (for sale or otherwise). The only other same model 155 can be found at RadioMuseum. Particulars can be seen here: www.radiomuseum.org/r/canadwest_155a_155x_155.html
Condition: It would appear to contain all-original parts including tubes. We plugged it in, and it works, but were unable to 'receive' any stations for reasons unknown - possibly it requires an external antenna. Other issues include:
• Wood is worn, requires refinishing.
• 'Glass' is missing from front octagonal window.
• Slat of wood is broken/missing from font panel (near speaker hole).