Nest Egg Auctions
Live Auction

The Collection of Dr. Vincent DeAndrea

Sat, Aug 5, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 38

Emerson BD-197 "Mae West" Radio

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000

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$500 $50
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Manufactured in 1938. This distinctive piece is popularly known as the "Mae West". Tested. Both "shortwave" and "broadcast" tuning pick up signals. Unit measures approximately 15" wide, 9" high and 8" deep. VG-EX condition with original finish. Finger wear at knobs, scattered contact marks to case, only the slightest shrinking and only very minor warping to the plastic parts. Back plate missing. Keywords: vintage, art deco, midcentury, audio, novelty, tube