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Unkown Transitone 1940 - BILL - 11-02-2010 06:48 PM
I just bought a Transitone like the 1940 "UNKOWN" in the Gallory, for $2.24.
I'd like to hear about some more Philco mistory sets , One I'd like to know more about is the Philco cathedral in the move "Driving Miss Dasiy" the sides where made of wicker ? What was it, did anyone else see it in the movie?
Re: Unkown Transitone 1940 - Ron Ramirez - 11-02-2010 07:28 PM
I've never seen the movie, but I was told an interesting story about this radio several years ago.
It seems someone found a dilapidated old Philco 60 with the top/sides in very poor shape. This person removed the old top/sides and replaced them with wicker, and then painted the entire thing white.
Someone later bought this radio and took it to Hollywood to use as a prop; you saw it in Driving Miss Daisy.
It never left the factory with wicker sides, nor was it painted white by the factory.
Re: Unkown Transitone 1940 - BILL - 11-15-2010 10:26 PM
I've got that Unkown Transitone, 1940, home ,it's kind of cute! I'm planing on fixing it up , OK now how can we deside what model it is ? found an open output tube heater ,loctal, can't really read the tube number 35a5? Is there a simular model?
Re: Unkown Transitone 1940 - BILL - 11-16-2010 10:04 PM
I just looked at the Gallery ,and got my answer, it's the same as a TH 4