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1946 Westinghouse "refridgerator" radio

I always regretted selling my little H-126 ivory Westinghouse "refrigerator" radio years ago. I finally came across a nice original working one recently and grabbed it. I liked the idea of it being the model H-125 green-blue version with dark green plastics. Although it often looks light blue in photos, it actually is a nice, very 1940's, slate blue tone in person. I'm sure this was a color option on Westinghouse refrigerators at the time. I was ready to give this one a careful touch-up, but it came out so nice after an extensive cleaning/polishing, I think I'm just going to leave it as-is. It has a very nice patina, and as anyone who has one of these knows, a surprisingly good performer! A must have set in any collection.
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Wow she is goregous!!!!!!

Please give her a pet for me next time ya clean her
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Wow she is goregous!!!!!!

Please give her a pet for me next time ya clean her
Thank you Dude! It really is a very cute radio and has a very solid, quality feel to it. I also love the vents down the back. Very machine age. I would recommend one of these to any radio collector who doesn't already have one.
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It does seem this blue-green color was used on period Westinghouse refrigerators!
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Thank you Dude! It really is a very cute radio and has a very solid, quality feel to it. I also love the vents down the back. Very machine age. I would recommend one of these to any radio collector who doesn't already have one.
I got a broken up one several years ago.
There must've been such a demand for them because this one was made by Wells Gardner. I've also seen the Westinghouse built one. Very little difference, even circuit-wise. The W-G one had the tube types stamped on the chassis. I don't the Westinghouse built one did.
Some had a 35A5 and some had a 35L6GT.
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I got a broken up one several years ago.
There must've been such a demand for them because this one was made by Wells Gardner. I've also seen the Westinghouse built one. Very little difference, even circuit-wise. The W-G one had the tube types stamped on the chassis. I don't the Westinghouse built one did.
Some had a 35A5 and some had a 35L6GT.
I heard that these were one of the very first new radios on the market after WWII. They are often even dated as 1945. I read that there was various chassis revisions made in the several years they were produced. It's a very unique little radio and they work as good as they look.
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