Silvertone serial number dating
All phonographs came with a two-week, money-back guarantee.
Look for round dials, many with the image of a globe or the word “Silvertone” inscribed on the dial itself.
Silvertone radios were first sold in the 1920s and became popular in the 1930s and early 1940s due to World War II and the public’s interest in information about the war.
Silvertone also sold antenna for the radios with “stratobeam reception” and wind generators to power the radios.
There are a few methods to identifying a Silvertone radio correctly. Many have the word “Silvertone” written on the dial.
In addition, the plates on Silvertone dials up to 1935 were often ornately designed and made out of copper, brass or nickel.