Through most of the 20th Century. Their tube radios were generally high quality with great sound and good looks. This example from 1949 is in a chocolate brown high gloss bakelite case and is the standard American Five tube chassis configuration. The radio has been thoroughly renewed with new components added where needed to assure it operates within the original specifications. Most of the old capacitors have been changed out as they were originally a paper and wax construction and had become brittle. Several resistors were also changed. The tubes have all been tested and operate as they should. This radio does not have a dial light. A new polarized power cord has also been installed. As with all tube radios, this one takes a minute or so to warm up and then plays really well with strong reception and plenty of volume. It has a large speaker and great sound. Cosmetically, the case is in great shape with no cracks or damage and features the original baked on gloss finish. The knobs do show some of the original gold paint trim worn and there is a stabilized spider-web bruise on the left side of the dial lens (see photos 4 and 6). This radio is a good size for lots of locations. It is a little over 12 inches long, 7 inches high and 6.5 inches deep. The case and chassis have been thoroughly cleaned and the case waxed with carnuba wax to bring out its shine. There is lots of metal inside the radio so it is quite heavy.