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Guild TK-1577 "Teakettle" Novelty Radio (1957)


Guild TK-1577 "Teakettle" Novelty Radio (1957)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
This Guild novelty is an early transistor set, very cutting edge for its vintage. The radio plays fine on and off the charger, but for some reason it performs better while on its charging stand (the trivet). The rectifier and filter capacitors in the power supply have been replaced with fresh ones. The radio originally had a big square 9 volt battery that isn't manufactured any more. I added two plastic sleeves to accept two 4-pak AA battery holders and I have even included eight brand new Nickel-Cadmium batteries in the radio. The body is solid wood not veneer. I have refinished it and applied multiple coats of lacquer. The brass pieces are solid brass, not plated. I polished each piece on a high speed buffer then coated them with special Mohawk "Lacquer for Brass." It will not need to be re-polished. The white part is porcelain ceramic. I will double box the radio and I will ship the cast iron trivet power supply in a separate box. For picking up more distant stations, the external antenna connection is connected to the handle so you can add an external antenna simply by clipping it to the handle.
Guild TK-1577 "Teakettle" Novelty Radio (1957)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
This Guild novelty is an early transistor set, very cutting edge for its vintage. The radio plays fine on and off the charger, but for some reason it performs better while on its charging stand (the trivet). The rectifier and filter capacitors in the power supply have been replaced with fresh ones. The radio originally had a big square 9 volt battery that isn't manufactured any more. I added two plastic sleeves to accept two 4-pak AA battery holders and I have even included eight brand new Nickel-Cadmium batteries in the radio. The body is solid wood not veneer. I have refinished it and applied multiple coats of lacquer. The brass pieces are solid brass, not plated. I polished each piece on a high speed buffer then coated them with special Mohawk "Lacquer for Brass." It will not need to be re-polished. The white part is porcelain ceramic. I will double box the radio and I will ship the cast iron trivet power supply in a separate box. For picking up more distant stations, the external antenna connection is connected to the handle so you can add an external antenna simply by clipping it to the handle.
Sold by Bob Atchison on January 27, 2011
Listed price on date of sale - $175.00
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