1936 Antique brown bakelite Remler vacuum tube radio. This is a model #51, advertised as the “Skipper”. Remler radios, made in San Francisco have a particularly keen style and quality that seasoned collectors know and appreciate. They are generally much heavier and sturdy than most competitor models of the same era, attesting to their high quality. A seldom seen bakelite radio especially in this pristine condition, this highly art deco brown bakelite Remler 51 shares many similarities with the Emerson bakelite radio cabinet designs of the mid-thirties. Emerson had made the switch to transformerless AC-DC radios at the time and Remler continued to use a small power transformer in this model 51, which is quite unusual for a small radio in the mid-1930s and likely an expensive design choice. The Tuned Radio Frequency (TRF) circuit utilizing two tubes and the audio output tube was also a bit dated for 1936. Nevertheless, the striking visual appearance of this Remler makes it a nice addition to my collection. Radio has no cracks, chips, nicks, dings, deep scratches, or tube burns. The chassis is clean and complete. Original brown bakelite knobs and molded back panel are present. IF you are looking for a bargain, and enjoy the pleasure that is derived from doing your own restoration at your pace, please check out these most affordable radios. You can listen to Spotify, IHeart, Pandora, Sirius XM, and many FM radio stations through this old vintage radio. The item “1936 Remler SKIPPER vintage ART DECO Bakelite Vacuum Tube Radio #51″ is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Radios\Tube Radios\1930-49″. The seller is “classicdecoradio” and is located in Toledo, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Remler
- Featured Refinements: Bakelite Tube Radio