Phil's Old Radios

 

Tube Portable Radio Gallery

These portable radios use vacuum tubes instead of transistors. Tube portables are not a recent innovation. The first portable with built-in speaker was a 1924 Zenith. Their heyday came after the development of small tubes with modest power demands. The sets shown here date from the late 1940s to mid-1950s.

See other portables in our TransOceanic and Transistor galleries.

Admiral
5F21N
Arvin
852P
Emerson
558
Emerson
640
GE
601
Motorola
A1
Motorola
5P21N
Motorola
51M1U
Motorola
52L1A
Motorola
55L2
Motorola
69L11
Olympic
489
Packard Bell
4RB1
Philips
LX444AB/01
RCA
94BP1

RCA
BX-57
RCA
BX-6
RCA
B-411
Schaub-Lorenz
9312
Sentinel
312-P
 
 
 
Trav-ler
5180
Westinghouse
H-496P4
     

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