Retro Images of the Week: 1947 Bendix Tabletop Radio

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Here at Retroplanet.com we are surrounded by all things retro. Not only the things we sell but original items and collections that decorate our offices. We thought it might be interesting each week to bring you a photo and information of an interesting, and maybe unusual, retro item we have kicking around. Please note these items are not for sale.

This is a Bendix table model radio model 526B made in 1947. It has been fully restored and painted a striking silver and black combination. The console is made of plastic and the original paint color was ivory. The Bendix Radio Company got its start as a division of Bendix Aviation in WWII, making radio equipment for both the US and British military. Bendix made the switch to production of radios for the home and automobiles after the war.

Dimensions: 11.3″L x 7″W x 7.25″H

Manufactured by:
Bendix Radio
Baltimore, Maryland

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Last updated: Jun 12, 2009
Filed under: Retro Images of the Week Tagged with: 1940's Radios, Bendix, Bendix Model 526B, Bendix Radio