Very Rare WWI U.S. Air Service S.C.R. 59 Radio Receiver

25-PRTS-5

Regular price $925.00

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WWI Western Electric Radio Receiver used in flight in conjunction with Western Electric No.1A helmet (not part of this offering) and Western Electric S.C.R. 57 Interphone (not part of this offering).  Not often offered for sale; the very first U.S. in-flight radio.  All tubes are intact and condition is fair-good; lower right tuning knob and one brass wingnut missing.  After 104 years, interior mounts deteriorated and loose.  Remarkable condition considering its age.  I would prefer local pickup or at the 2023 SOS in February.  I will ship in careful packing but somewhat reluctantly.