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TC Chris

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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2019, 05:03:22 PM »
They made radios that Montgomery Wards sold under their "Airline" brand.  I have my grandfather's 1935 console and sevral other Airlines.

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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2019, 05:31:14 PM »
They also made radios for Gamble stores.  Trade name Coronado.

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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2019, 07:12:52 PM »
And located in Chicago, as I recall.  Yay for the midwest!

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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2019, 07:28:40 PM »
I don't need Google.  My wife says she knows everything.

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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2019, 10:31:54 PM »
Interesting article on W-G.

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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2019, 04:05:01 PM »
Here's one that I think is identical to the one that I gave my son.  I was wrong about it having a separate amp and tuner.  https://youtu.be/X8tXp0rByhM

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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2019, 09:28:27 PM »
I emailed Gary at VM, he said VM only supplied changers, no components, no full console stereos.  The only made consoles for the VM brand.

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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2019, 11:21:41 AM »
Interesting! W-G had quite a history! They were much like Sargent-Rayment, another old radio company most have never heard of:  started in the '20s, made gear for the Navy in WW II, and post-war went on to go into the Hi-Fi and stereo business, up until 1961 when, in their case,  they folded. I wrote an article on them once for Vacuum Tube Valley (issue # 20).
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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 09:21:30 AM »
I learned the W-G was Airline only recently. There were few Montgomery Wards locally, and very few Airline antiques around here. A friend of mine from lower Delmarva traded me a Airline AM-SW console from the W-G factory, post-war. I had several GE consoles and traded a 1939 GE for it.

Having seen many a Silvertone and non-import Sears-branded set 40+ years ago, I always thought they were unlike the others and then learned of Warwick from Chicago.
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Re: Bradford console?
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019, 05:24:27 PM »
Another name Warwick built TV's for was...again Gamble stores, Coronado brand.