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Old 12-12-2009, 03:48 PM
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Need help finding an old fashioned style radio for the family room. Want it to be a focal point as well as funtioning radio like our parents used to listen to sitting around the fire. I think a style is called "cathedral". Is there a store selling these "looking" radios at any of the big box stores? What brand and what price range are we talking about? Would either be sitting on the floor or on a table top. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:04 PM
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Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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The Cathedral style radio was manufactured from around 1928 to the late 1960's. Jackson Bell, Philco and Crosley were probably the largest builders of the radio.

Here is a remake with a CD player

Crosley Old Style Cathedral Radio CR32CD (http://www.classicremakes.com/products/Crosley-Cathedral-Radio.html - broken link)

Here is a rebuilt older model

Cathedral, Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone at Best Selling Collectibles

You can buy restored units from around $20 to a couple hundred depending on the age, brand, and detail of the box. Remakes can be had from $20 to $150 depending on what you want in them.
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