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RCA Radiola III ca: 1924

The Radiola III was designed to use the new (at the time) WD11 tubes. They are low current, low voltage triode tubes (1.1 volts @ .25A).  Radiola IIIs are quite common (293,000 were made) but good functional WD11 tubes are quite scarce, especially the early (large ones with brass bass w/top tip).

The radio is in exceptionally nice condition, very clean and offered electronically restored and working properly. Includes a pair of good WD11 tubes. The audio transformer is original and also good. The battery cable is is great condition with ID tags still in place (typically these radios are found with the cable brittle and crumbling and tags missing). The wood case is sound and undamaged, however the finish (original) suffers some minor scuffs and the rear decal some blemishes. The Bakelite panel is quite nice with only a couple of minor scuffs.

I have replaced the rubber tube socket shock mounts (they are always found hard and in bad need of replacement). All the tubular stack capacitors have been checked and the two off value ones have been re-stuffed with new components. The audio capacitor can has also been stuffed with a new one.

1 good functioning WD11 tubes like included will sell for more than $100 per pair
2 My reprint manual is also included, a $24 value

All need to operate are a set of headphones and a power or battery supply.

 $275.00 plus $24.00 USA shipping.
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