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Old 12-24-2018, 02:16 PM
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'41 Imperial portable

I thought I'd post another interesting battery only portable radio. This one is a 1941 Imperial. I don't know of a model number connected to it as it was a catalog radio sold by Paramount Supply Company. It's a generic Chicago based set that is found with several different badge names on it. Imperial radios were actually very nice radios. They were not second rate sets at all. This one is in excellent original condition and has a convincing alligator covering. The previous owner installed a small battery eliminator in the case so I can use this one as much as I want. It's a good performers as all of these early battery sets are.

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Old 12-24-2018, 06:38 PM
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That could be real alligator skin I hear the weren't protected or endangered yet, and back then and alligator skin was popular enough that demand eventually led to them becoming protected.

I was expecting a Chrysler product based on the title...
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I was expecting a Chrysler product based on the title...
I can understand that as Imperial radios are not too common.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:28 AM
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Nice!
Thanks. I have to say, for the money these sets are great. I had one those Twilight-Zone experiences with it. I had done a little tweaking to it, turned it on, went down the dial and suddenly, loud and clear, was the very beginning of the classic "A Christmas Carol" radio show with Lionel Barrymore and narrated by Orson Wells! I just sat and listened to the entire broadcast and it was like going back in time. Really strange how that happens.
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