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1940s Babe Ruth Radio (Working)

1940s Babe Ruth Radio (Working)

This piece is similar to, but ten times rarer than, the similar version that is a clock and a radio. The Babe's exploits glued fans to their radios in the 1920s and 1930s and for a time he even hosted his own radio program. Thus, this magnificent, copper and bronze radio is a perfectly fitting tribute to the first media star. The most famous and collectible of the early clock radio line produced by the Abbotwares company, it features a winsome 5" inch bust of Ruth mounted along the top - seemingly looking downward from that great high-frequency perch in the sky - between two bronzed baseballs, one of which is inscribed "Lifetime 714 Home Runs" and the other "One Season 60 Home Runs." Bakelite dark orange rotary knobs, one for the frequency and one for the volume and on/off, radio works perfectly. These clocks, produced after Ruth's death in 1948, were the top prize offered in various punch board games and prominently displayed in bars and taverns at the time. Today, they remain an extremely desirable showpiece highly coveted by collectors of baseball memorabilia and pre-digital and microchip Americana, with undeniable history and display appeal. Magnificent patina on copper and bronze, Measures 9x12" and is in NRMT condition.

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