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Grunow 470 (1935)
(wood tube tombstone radio)

Grunow 470 (1935)

SALE!  After Grunow merged with US Radio and Television to form General Household Utilities Corporation in 1933, they still sold radios under the Grunow name. This smallish Grunow 470 tombstone, while only a four-tuber, surprised me by having a massive 8-inch speaker crammed into it. Consequently, the sound is the best of any four-tube radio I have ever restored. The cabinet has a bit of grain still showing on the sides, but otherwise a very nice finish. A previous servicer replaced the On/Off switch with an On/Off/Tone control, which works well, so I left it. It has the early 30s antenna volume control so you have to crank the volume for weak stations. Reception from the meticulously restored chassis is good for a four-tuber. Noteworthy is the interesting practice of mounting the rectifier on top of the power transformer, the logic of which is lost on me. I had to make a replacement for the missing tuning knob. All in all, if you want great sound at a great price, this should be what you are looking for. Requires an external antenna. 14"H x 12"W x 7"D.  Was $250.00, now $199.00. (1680126)

Grunow 470 (1935)

SALE!  After Grunow merged with US Radio and Television to form General Household Utilities Corporation in 1933, they still sold radios under the Grunow name. This smallish Grunow 470 tombstone, while only a four-tuber, surprised me by having a massive 8-inch speaker crammed into it. Consequently, the sound is the best of any four-tube radio I have ever restored. The cabinet has a bit of grain still showing on the sides, but otherwise a very nice finish. A previous servicer replaced the On/Off switch with an On/Off/Tone control, which works well, so I left it. It has the early 30s antenna volume control so you have to crank the volume for weak stations. Reception from the meticulously restored chassis is good for a four-tuber. Noteworthy is the interesting practice of mounting the rectifier on top of the power transformer, the logic of which is lost on me. I had to make a replacement for the missing tuning knob. All in all, if you want great sound at a great price, this should be what you are looking for. Requires an external antenna. 14"H x 12"W x 7"D.  Was $250.00, now $199.00. (1680126)
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