The Pepsi bottle tube radio was made during the 1940's and the earliest versions were first available around 1940. It's 24" tall, made of Bakelite, featuring the "All American Five" tube line-up". The cap serves as the station dial and tuning knob. Volume control on/off switch is at the bottom right side, speaker faces down from the inside bottom. You can distinguish the early and late versions by the tubes used, the late versions used miniature tubes, the early versions had octal based tubes.
VINYL DECAL SET AVAILABLE AGAIN
After much effort and expense trying all the water-slide decal material I could find on the 'net, I've given up on providing a quality water-slide decals. I have found a very good source for thin membrane vinyl that I've found to be quite satisfactory.
Now you have your choice, aged look or like new (same price). Enlarge both samples to compare.
NEW ITEM: bottom cover made of .1" stiff cardboard with schematic (quite small), external antenna clip, solder lug and tube chart, just like the original. NOTE; the tube chart & tiny schematic are for the model with the miniature tubes (35W4, 50B5 etc).
If ordered in addition to the label stickers, they will be shipped together and excess postage refunded. NOTE; the bottom cover schematic is barely readable , even with a magnifying glass. I offer a re-mastered, professionally drawn large clear copy as an option.
NEW ITEM: Schematic & parts list for the above version of the Pepsi Bottle Radio (tube line-up; 35W4, 50B5 etc). Re-mastered, enlarged from the original and professionally drawn. $20.00 (for schematic only) or $5.00 additional if added to any of the above offerings.
Chassis internal views
RadiolaGuy's Collection, the radio is not for sale