How di I get my radio fixed?/ help with repair.
What is my radio worth?/Will you buy it?
What kind of radio do I have?
This Email falls into the last category. I found it particularly interesting, so, with permission, I am posting it here.
Thomas from Stockholm said:
Dear Russ !
Our family owns this very old big radio that used to belong to king Gustav the 5th of Sweden in the 1930 ´s . Would you with your expertise now what model it is and when it was built ?!
We would truly appreciate your knowledge!
The radio section its self appears to be a RCA Radiola 28, but that is not the model number of the whole assembly.
In 1927 and 1928 RCA was in the process of acquiring the Victor Talking Machine Co. That is where the RCA Victor name came from. This is an Electrola, a name denoting the electric phonograph as opposed to a wind-up model. It is likely to say Victor talking Machine Co somewhere on it. The gold escutcheon near the roller knobs would have said “Radiola 28 Super-Heterodyne Radio Corporation of America had it not been made to be put into the Electrola (Victor) cabinet.
I do not know the model of the whole RCA Victor cabinet/assembly Which may have been a very limited production or even a custom assembly.
If you were to send larger pictures I might be able to tell more.
If you like I could post your pictures and story on my blog. Other people might know more about it and reply.
Radiolas are not my specialty. I can tell you about the many versions that I have worked on - This is not one of them. The radio is in storage so no additional pictures are available at this time.
Thomas is going to monitor this blog for comments, which are invited.
Steve, on ARF Said:
That looks like a Victor Hyperion. That is quite a radio/phonograph!