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Charlie McCarthy model 2

 

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Majestic Charlie McCarty Radio ca: 1938

The 1938 Charlie McCarthy radio has always been a popular collectable for radio collectors as well as other collectors of vintage memorabilia. There were two versions with very little difference between version 1 & 2. Version one had a slight difference in the dial scale and the metal logo. There is also a minor difference in the radio's circuitry. The radio pictured above is model 2.

1): The paint looks near perfect and factory but I canít say for sure that its not been repainted, yes it looks that good.

2): The Charlie figure has been professionally repainted just like the original, his monocle is not original. The original was nothing more than a single piece of wire bent to form the eye loop and the other end inserted into his chest. I made one that looks more authentic using a loop from a piece of jewelry and attached with a piece of thick thread to his chest. I should have the original somewhere (if I can find it). I found the original to look rather hokey, thatís why I made a better looking one.

3): The back is my creation

4): all labels are in place and original

5): all else is original sans a new power cord and the parts (resistors/capacitors) used in the electronic restoration.

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By popular demand, I have replicated the often damaged dial scale. However, I have not yet come up with an affordable process to make it in the same fashion as the "Bubbled" original. My replica is flat but fits, looks and functions quite well.  It can be ordered from the "Dial Scale" section of my site. Images below show both the original and replica scale mounted in my radio.

         
  The above Charlie McCarthy radio and the Pin (linked below) are now for sale

 $1295.00 with Free USA Shipping.  MAKE OFFER

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