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PostSubject: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:25 am

Has anyone ever seen one of these before? Wow, that's strange! Smile It looks like one of those old canister-style vacuum cleaners.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Setchell-Carlson-Cylindrical-Model-570-Plastic-Radio-/200531494699?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb09bc72b

What do you think of the $75 starting price?

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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:40 am

Never saw one of those! That's pretty neat. I think there is a brown bakelite one shaped like that made by I can't remember who in the late '30's that is a real collectors' item. $75 bucks? Depends on how bad it wants to go home with you! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:44 am

This is Setchell Carlson country and I've NEVER seen or heard of one. I would normally say it's too high but it's in great shape and it has to be quite rare.
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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:04 am

I have a green one and they are quite neat
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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:34 am

oldradio99 wrote:
I have a green one and they are quite neat

It looks like they use a "pillow speaker." How do they sound?

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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:56 am

That's pretty cool. I like it. Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:46 am

I think the other brand that made one like that was Silvertone. I think from about 1938.
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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:54 am

That's it, the Silvertone Rocket.

http://www.tuberadioland.com/silvertone6110_main.html
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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:21 am

These aren't as rare as the Silvertone rockets, but they don't show up very often. They are very fragile and usually have some kind of damage. The main body is like a "rolled" sheet of plastic... very thin. Many times the end pieces get damaged from bangs and bumps, not to mention heat damage to the main body from tubes. This one will probably land around the $150 range.

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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:54 pm

Slusser (Bunis) 7th Ed. (2008) values it $80-$105, for what that's worth. Circa 1950. I saw one in an antique mall a couple of years ago. Seller ws asking $30. Went home. Checked "value". Went back with intent to buy. It was gone. He who hesitates! Now I take my price guide with me whenever the wife drags me to an antique mall.
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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:00 pm

I have to drag my wife to Antique stores, and I get pissed if they have no radios. This is Maine and antiques is our 2nd biggest industry.
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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:09 pm

Looks like the head of Rosie the Robot.

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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:57 am

mhallack wrote:
I have to drag my wife to Antique stores, and I get pissed if they have no radios. This is Maine and antiques is our 2nd biggest industry.

Yep, my wife and I like hanging out in antique stores, too. I always go in the vain hope that I'll find a radio or two. Most of the time, there's nothing but crap there, but occasionally I find a good one. Maybe I should take a trip to Maine! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Setchell-Carlson "canister" radio   Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:02 am

Actually they have the name wrong, this is a Satchel-Carryon.

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