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Philco 49-501 Radio

This innovative design from 1949 is worth quite a bit these days with clean examples selling for as much as $600.00. Made of bakelite (an early plastic).

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2 responses

  1. Vintage bakelite rarely looks this glossy – is there a way of cleaning up the surface of this material?

    November 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm

  2. That one may have been refinished but I would think simple soap and water.

    November 29, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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