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Firestone Air Chief S-7398-3 "Cosmopolitan" (1942)

Firestone Air Chief S-7398-3 "Cosmopolitan" (1942)
Firestone sponsored the "Voice of Firestone" radio program which started in 1928. In 1949 the program was simulcast on NBC television. You can't help but think this helped Firestone sell a lot of radios out of their tire stores all over the world. The "Air Chief" brand was trademarked in 1940 and was first used on air conditioners, their own record label, and then expanded to radios. The S-7398-3 was a six-tube, two-band (SB,SW) AC/DC set. I believe the chassis was made by Belmont or Stewart-Warner. This radio has great fidelity including lots of bass response. Blake replaced all of the capacitors. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. He installed an audio cable to hook up external devices such as an iPad or Bluetooth unit. Gary performed his mastery in refinishing the walnut, maple and mahogany veneers. He applied a couple of coats of lacquer and hand-rubbed the radio to a gorgeous luster. The original dial is perfect and we installed a new, crystal-clear dial cover and a new reproduction grille cloth. The radio has the original knobs, chassis and speaker. A beautiful set for a great price! 18"W x 10-1/2"H x 9"D.  $499.00. (1600268)
Firestone Air Chief S-7398-3 "Cosmopolitan" (1942)
Firestone sponsored the "Voice of Firestone" radio program which started in 1928. In 1949 the program was simulcast on NBC television. You can't help but think this helped Firestone sell a lot of radios out of their tire stores all over the world. The "Air Chief" brand was trademarked in 1940 and was first used on air conditioners, their own record label, and then expanded to radios. The S-7398-3 was a six-tube, two-band (SB,SW) AC/DC set. I believe the chassis was made by Belmont or Stewart-Warner. This radio has great fidelity including lots of bass response. Blake replaced all of the capacitors. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. He installed an audio cable to hook up external devices such as an iPad or Bluetooth unit. Gary performed his mastery in refinishing the walnut, maple and mahogany veneers. He applied a couple of coats of lacquer and hand-rubbed the radio to a gorgeous luster. The original dial is perfect and we installed a new, crystal-clear dial cover and a new reproduction grille cloth. The radio has the original knobs, chassis and speaker. A beautiful set for a great price! 18"W x 10-1/2"H x 9"D.  $499.00. (1600268)
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