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Radio Bar Company of America Philco Radio Bluetooth Adapter Restored Refinished and Ready

Item #2656 SOLD

This spectacular Art Deco Philco Radio Bar is one of the most highly sought after pieces by radio and bar enthusiasts alike. Created originally during the Prohibition Era – a time of fascination with hidden and secret liquor bars, it reached a high point with its 1936 design.  All the pieces  (glassware in many sizes, decanters, cocktail shaker and accessories) fill this radiobar we are very proud to offer.  Some of the glass is original for these bar and some has been replaced with vintage glassware to which can be changed and adjusted.  The cabinet and radio has been recently restored and is now ready for another 50 years of fun. With a few added improvements.

 

Additionally, this radio has been fitted with an 1/8 inch adapter which will allow you to use this with your iPhone, smartphone, iPods or record player. Access your old vinyl, or tune into Pandora, Apple Music or the playlist on your computer to provide the tunes and use the Bluetooth connection to bring the warm, bright, analogue sound of a tube amplifier to any music or recordings you choose. The quality of the sound is excellent – just ask any guitarist since these kinds of tube based amps are still being made and used today. You will have the best of “digital” and “analogue” combined.

 

We have a copy of the original brochure which says it best:

 

 

Rare Art Deco Philco Radio Bar

 

“RadioBar provides the nucleus for formal and informal entertaining…hosts proclaim it , guests thrill to it…for the RadioBar with Philco is all things in one!  The 1936 models, all exclusively equipped with Philco radio receivers … are ideal for the living room, the den, the library, the “rumpus” room. Radiobar provides the host or hostess with a convenient and superbly appointed means of entertaining!  The Radiobar is not a “cellarette” to hide, but a magnificent piece of exquisitely designed furniture!”

 

Additionally, this radio has been fitted with an 1/8 inch adapter which will allow you to use this with your iPhone, smartphone, iPods or record player. Access your old vinyl, or tune into Pandora, Apple Music or the playlist on your computer to provide the tunes and use the Bluetooth connection to bring the warm, bright, analogue sound of a tube amplifier to any music or recordings you choose. The quality of the sound is excellent – just ask any guitarist since these kinds of tube based amps are still being made and used today. You will have the best of “digital” and “analogue” combined.

 

Rare Art Deco Philco Radio Bar

 

In addition to the high style design, and the uniquely amusing combination of a radio and a bar, the Radiobar is featured in so many movies of the period as a kind of iconic symbol of luxury. You’ ll find it in the Bogart/ Cagney film “Angels with Dirty Faces” and taking center stage in” Gold Diggers of 1933″ when Joan Blondell and Warren Williams meet in her stylish Art Deco Flat. Catch another glimpse of it in the  1935 Alfred Hitchcock  thriller “39 Steps” with Robert Donat.

 

1930s American Art Deco Radio/Bar • RadioBar

 

 

1930s American Art Deco Radio/Bar • RadioBar

 

Measurements

47″ T x 29″ W x 15″ D closed
60″ T x 54″ W x 15″ D open

Price (USD)

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