1918 Stromberg Carlson cone speaker for tube radio

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 25,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
A Stromberg Carlson code no. 5-A patented July 2, 1918 large floor standing cone speaker that measures over 34" tall, 22" wide and has a 15" cone that is dish shaped with an additional bend backward at the perimeter. The red paper cone is in great shape and appears to be more recent that the speaker itself. I found this with other vintage and antique radio stuff in Louisville Ky. a few years ago. I have played this on my Radiola 18 and it sounds way better than I hoped.The wires for the speaker connection are newer as it would have had the cloth covered wire with nickle plated pin connectors. The large wood ring has a hinge pin and tilts on the tripod stand, the finish on this ring is very old and has checked some with age, I have not attempted to clean this so I will leave that up to you. A careful wet sanding with 1500 grit wet or dry and some mineral spirits will bring back the shine while maintaining the original finish. The 3 legged stand has not suffered the crazing to the same extent as the ring and shows minor signs of being moved about for almost ninety years. Pick up for this item is recomended, but if you insist upon me shipping it to you I will send it in 2 boxes, one for the stand and one for the cone section to keep them from destroying each other and to avoid the unreasonable oversize package charges that can be 50.00 above normal size package charges. As with all vintage electronics and radios this item must be offered as is due to the nature of the beast. I have no idea how much shipping will be until it is packed, I would guess that it will come out to 2 boxes with dimentional weight of 25lbs each because of the size boxes this will require. So look up shipping based on 2, 25lb boxes at from 45238 Cincinnati, Ohio to your place and that should give you a good idea of the charges. I would prefer that this item be picked up so it does not have to survive shipping because it is RARE FRAGILE AND BIG it would be a tragedy to have something as old and as unique as this rare speaker destroyed in transit. I will ship this overseas at your own risk and will not be responsible for damage or loss of any sort, the boxes required for this item may be too large for international shipping so check the USPS web site for size limits before bidding. I hate to be this way but I have had some awful times with international shipping so remember it is at your risk and paypal only payments are required for overseas bidders.