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Museum Quality 1923 Kennedy V Receiver With Exposed Tubes * Original Throughout For Sale
your interest in antiques leans in the direction of early battery
radios, cylinder phonographs or mechanical music players, make sure to
check out all of my sales
after you've looked at this one. I've assembled some very collectable
this week, and all of them are in superb condition. Here's a 1923 Kennedy Type V battery radio with three exposed 01A tubes. The Type V was one of the most beautiful radios manufactured during the 1920's, and it was sold by the most technologically advanced radio company operating on the west coast.As you can see in the photographs, the receiver is in superb condition
throughout. The polished bakelite panel is nearly flawless, with no
chips, scratches or other blemishes. Dials and knobs are likewise close
to perfect, with original nickel-plating that literally gleams.
Beautifully bronzed corner supports. The furniture-quality cabinet --
which on most examples you see of this radio is trashed -- retains its
original finish and is gorgeous: carefully crafted
tongue-in-groove joints, rounded corners and molding that's essentially
flawless. There's a fine, age-related stress crack running vertically along the left rear corner, but it has no bearing on the integrity of the cabinet. In fact, overall the condition of the cabinet is as good as
you'll find on any Kennedy slant panel set. The fragile lid card is
original, and it shows normal wear and tear, but it is complete and wholly legible. All four original felt feet are still present on the underside of the base, and they're all in excellent condition.The chassis is clean and correct and original
throughout. No rewiring or circuit modifications, and both of the
original AF transformers are original. One of the transformers has an open winding that will need to be bridged if you wish to operate the radio. Operating the radio will also require a good regulated DC power supply (I'd recommend and ARBEIII) and a longwire outdoor antenna, and some understanding of how to tune a 1920's battery set.Original binding post nuts on
back, and original battery wires inside, with all of the thin metal tags still intact.
Wiring on variometer is still tightly wound, and the condenser stays put
once a station is tuned. On back of the cabinet, adjacent to the binding posts, are three tiny holes through which "B" wires can be threaded so that that radio can be connected to a power supply without needing to keep the lid open. All three tubes test good.That's about it. I will package everything
carefully and properly, and I can assure you that it will show up at
your doorstep in the same fine condition in which it leaves mine. I have
been shipping antique phonographs and radios for years, and if you
check my response, you'll see that I know how to do it correctly. Buyer
prepays and includes shipping. Paypal okay.
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Museum Quality 1923 Kennedy V Receiver With Exposed Tubes * Original Throughout: $566