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Olympic 449 (1948)


Olympic 449 (1948)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
These cute little flip-top radios were somewhat popular in the late 40s and early 50s. Emerson sold most of them, but used a very brittle plastic on many of theirs which has held up poorly over the years. This bright red Olympic knock-off of the Emerson design has a far more durable case, most likely made of Nylon (which was a brand new material at that time). The cabinet has some wear and tear, but has held up structurally very well over the years. Flip it open, and inside the radio is nice and clean. I'm always amazed at what great performers these four-tube portable radios are when properly restored and aligned. The paper and electrolytic caps in this one have been replaced, and the very expensive 67-1/2 volt "B" battery has been replaced with seven 9 volt batteries and clips. The 9-volt batteries will last several years, but when the time comes to replace them, the job is nice and easy. The big "D" cell for the "A" battery will need replacing more often, but you'll get many hours of listening with each replacement. In addition to being a fun and cute little radio, it's lightweight, so shipping will be inexpensive! Batteries included. 9"W x 2-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D.
Olympic 449 (1948)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
These cute little flip-top radios were somewhat popular in the late 40s and early 50s. Emerson sold most of them, but used a very brittle plastic on many of theirs which has held up poorly over the years. This bright red Olympic knock-off of the Emerson design has a far more durable case, most likely made of Nylon (which was a brand new material at that time). The cabinet has some wear and tear, but has held up structurally very well over the years. Flip it open, and inside the radio is nice and clean. I'm always amazed at what great performers these four-tube portable radios are when properly restored and aligned. The paper and electrolytic caps in this one have been replaced, and the very expensive 67-1/2 volt "B" battery has been replaced with seven 9 volt batteries and clips. The 9-volt batteries will last several years, but when the time comes to replace them, the job is nice and easy. The big "D" cell for the "A" battery will need replacing more often, but you'll get many hours of listening with each replacement. In addition to being a fun and cute little radio, it's lightweight, so shipping will be inexpensive! Batteries included. 9"W x 2-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D.
Sold by Tom Albrecht on December 19, 2022
Listed price on date of sale - $135.00
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