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**CANADIAN Antique Radios**

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Addison Radio model 5D Courthouse red catalin cabinet, 1946 Addison Radio model 5E Courthhouse black catalin cabinet, 1946
Addison Model 5D and 5E, AM and Shortwave, available in various catalin color combinations.
(see example of dramatic marbling), 1946.
Schematic , Alignment , Dial String Diagram

Addison Radio model 2 waterfall design, black white marbled Addison Radio model L2 waterfall design, green plaskon cabinet with white trim

Marbled black/white plaskon, green & white plaskon L2
Addison Radio model 2 waterfall design, white plaskon cabinet with maroon trim Addison Radio model 2 waterfall design, maroon cabinet with white trim
white & maroon and maroon & white plaskon versions
Addison Radio model 2 waterfall design, catalin
one of the catalin versions that were available

The "small" or "waterfall" Addison radio from the 1940s is one of the greatest radio designs in history!
The fabulous waterfall grill and matching trim came in many different color combinations.
The cabinets and trim were made from bakelite, plaskon and catalin plastics.
Factory-painted finishes were also available.

Schematic Addison model 2A, 2B, 2C (R5A1 chassis),
Schematic Addison model B2A, B2B, B2C (R5A1 chassis),
Schematic Addison model 19 (battery),
Schematic Addison model L2.


Canadian Crosley Radio model G1465 butterscotch catalin cabinet, tortoise shell split grille

Made in 1946 by Moffats Ltd in Weston, Ontario for the Canadian branch of Crosley.

General Electric

Canadian General Electric Radio model C400, blue-green plaskon cabinet

Model C400, in mottled robin-egg blue beetle. A midget set that was made in various colors.
The US General Electric model GD-500 is nearly identical, only the volume and tuning knob were different and it did not have the small hood above the tuning dial.

Canadian General Electric Radio red, green, black bakelite vacuum tube ash tray Canadian General Electric Radio black, white marbled beetle vacuum tube ash tray Canadian General Electric Radio red, green, black speckled bakelite vacuum tube ash tray
Advertising ashtrays put out by Canada General Electric for Radiotron tubes (the base of the tubes say, "Made in Canada").
Red/green/black bakelite, marbled white/black, and spotted bakelite.

Northern Electric

Northern Electric Radio model 5000 Baby Champ, red, blue and green hammertone finish, 1947

The model 5000 "Baby Champ" is referred to among collectors as the "Rainbow". It was made in Canada in 1947.
The cabinets had an attractive metallic shimmer from the variety of hammertone enamel finishes that were available
including red, blue, green and red gold. White and unpainted brown cabinets were also options.
There were a couple of 3-knob versions; a 2 band AM/Shortwave version and also an AM set with a third knob for tone control.
There were a couple different dial and dial pointer designs.
Check out these 1947 advertisements

Northern Electric

Northern Electric Radio model 414, wood cabinet, 1936

Model 414, 1936.

Phonola - Dominion Electrohome

Phonola Dominion Electrohome Radio model 8A63X wood radio, magic eye tuning tube, pushbuttons

Model 8A63X(?).


Rogers Radio model Ten-51 wood tombstone style radio, 1935

Model Ten-51, 1935


Canadian Sparton Radio model 5040 mini bakelite cabinte with marbled split grille, 1939

Model 5040, a midget radio with a marbled tenite "Split grill" and matching knobs. Made by Sparton of Canada, Ltd., London, Ontario, 1939.


Canadian Sparton Radio model 154B Bluebird, round blue mirror with chrome accent design, 1936

1936 Sparton "Bluebird" 154B


Canadian Westinghouse model B-428-A wood battery set

Westinghouse B-428-A

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