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RCA - "Radiola" model 500, ca: 1941

Beautiful styling, small "Walnut finish" Bakelite cabinet

The real "Radiola's" were the RCA line made during their "Golden Years", 1920 - 1930. All Radiola models were built by other companies in the '20's as RCA was only a paper company (they built no hardware). Around 1930, RCA purchased the Victor company and built their first sets under the RCA Victor brand in Camden N.J. Afterwards the "Radiola" name was discontinued.

The name was resurrected by RCA Victor a few times in the late 1930's & early '40's for special promotions etc. Those models were nothing more than one their standard table sets with the "Radiola" name applied along with some cosmetic differences. The above model differs from their standard models as it features a reverse painted glass dial with a unique pointer that only appears on the part of the dial area being tuned. When tuning the upper or lower section, the pointer automatically disappears when tuning from one to the other.
 

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