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Aetna M-253 (1935)
(wood tube table radio)

Aetna M-253 (1935)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

Made in Chicago, Aetna was a budget-minded brand sold via Walgreens stores. This is a four-tube plus ballast TRF circuit, utilizing primitive early 1920's technology. As such it requires an external antenna to receive even strong local stations. No AVC. It's a pity that Aetna put such a poor radio in such a stylish cabinet. But what it lacks in performance, it makes up for in looks. The mini cube cabinet has been totally refinished using spray toners and topped off with a light spray of clear enamel for durability. Even the original wood back is still present. Comes with a set of tubes that tested strong, all new paper and filter capacitors, out of tolerance resistors replaced, and a new line cord. Because of the primitive TRF circuitry, my standard add-on 3.5mm cord could not be installed on this unit. 10-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 7-1/4"D.

Aetna M-253 (1935)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!

Made in Chicago, Aetna was a budget-minded brand sold via Walgreens stores. This is a four-tube plus ballast TRF circuit, utilizing primitive early 1920's technology. As such it requires an external antenna to receive even strong local stations. No AVC. It's a pity that Aetna put such a poor radio in such a stylish cabinet. But what it lacks in performance, it makes up for in looks. The mini cube cabinet has been totally refinished using spray toners and topped off with a light spray of clear enamel for durability. Even the original wood back is still present. Comes with a set of tubes that tested strong, all new paper and filter capacitors, out of tolerance resistors replaced, and a new line cord. Because of the primitive TRF circuitry, my standard add-on 3.5mm cord could not be installed on this unit. 10-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 7-1/4"D.

Sold by Greg Van Beek on September 25, 2023
Listed price on date of sale - $159.00
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