Western Auto Truetone AM-FM Radio -- Vintage

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 05,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

For your consideration, a nice Truetone Model D-2026 AM-FM "Stratoscope" radio from 1950. Truetone was Western Auto Supply's house brand, and proved a very popular and reliable brand throughout Western Auto's market area. This is a fine example of the craftsmanship and design that went into the making of this marque. The cabinet is a dark brown and appears to be made of bakelite material. T are no cracks or breaks in the cabinet, and it should buff out to a fine lustrous finish with minimal effort. After using my dim-bulb tester to determine the power transformer was still good, I plugged the radio in and was able to get some audio. However, the dial cord is broken or missing, and I could not tune any stations. This is a near-sixty-year-old piece of history that would make a nice restoration project for a collector or just a pretty decoration piece for a nostalgia buff.

I accept PayPal (preferred) and U.S.P.S. money orders only. Payment must be made within seven (7) days of end of auction, and I will ship the item as soon as the payment arrives by the method the buyer chooses at checkout. Figure the shipping weight to be 16 Lbs. from 72401. I highly recommend the buyer opt for insurance. I am known as a very careful packer, and tend to "over-pack" all the vintage electronic items that I sell on ebay, but one never knows what kind of mood a handler/driver will be in on a given day. Due to the age of this radio, it is being sold as used, "As-Is", so please ask any questions you may have prior to bidding. I will answer all questions promptly and honestly.

Thanks for looking, while , check out my other vintage radio auctions, and remember my motto: Bid early and bid often. Good luck and happy bidding.

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