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Details about  1923 Trego 3-Tube Regenerative Radio * Kansas City * Unusual, Scarce & WORKING

1923 Trego 3-Tube Regenerative Radio * Kansas City * Unusual, Scarce & WORKING
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Make sure to check out all of my other auctions after you look at this one. I'm running more than a half dozen special five-day auctions this week, all of them ending on Sunday night.  You'll find an eclectic assortment of antiques and collectibles, and I suspect there will be something to interest just about everyone.

Here's a hard-to-find Trego 3-tube regenerative battery radio, manufactured in 1923 Kansas City, MO.  Trego was run by Mrs. Nellie Trego, perhaps the only woman in the history of early radio to find herself at the reins of her own company, and her receivers were assembled with parts made by Tri-City Electric, a supplier for many small midwestern radio concerns.

Condition is reasonably good throughout, although the radio has some replacement (period-correct) parts, including a dial and one of the AF transformers.  There's a stain on the right exterior side of the cabinet, and the cabinet overall has its share of nicks and minor marks. Panel is undamaged, no binding post nuts are missing, and the tuning assembly is in good shape. 

Much to my surprise, the radio actually worked pretty well when I powered it up with an ARBEIII, and if you're patient enough to wait until late in the night to use it, you'll probably be surprised yourself with the large number of stations its able to receive.  The radio comes with three good triode tubes and will arrive ready to display or to play.  If you wish to operate it, you'll need a good regulated power supply (such as ARBEIII), a longwire outdoor antenna (ham radio type; at least 100 feet long and 20 feet above the ground), a good indoor ground connection, and a pair of headphones or 1920's horn loudspeakers.  It will also help to have some experience using a ca. 1920's battery radio.  They can be tricky to tune, even under the best circumstances.

Shipping weight, properly packed, will be about 25 lb.

That's about it. I will package the radio properly so that it arrives at your doorstep safely. I have been shipping antique phonographs and radios for years, and if you check my feedback, you'll see that I know how to do it correctly.

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Q: Hello, Could you please advise the cost to sent to Australia? Kind regards, Joe
A: USPS Priority Air Mail shipping to Australia will cost approximately $139.
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