Charlie McCarthy Radios

With the huge radio popularity of Charlie McCarthy in the 1930’s the Majestic Radio Corporation released radios with the unforgettable character Charlie sitting on the front.

These radios were made of Bakelite, an early plastic, and came in two colors. They were made by the thousands but today are rather scare and are now very collectible.

Here are a couple pictures for you to see what they looked like.




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One Response to Charlie McCarthy Radios

  1. LeeDean says:

    I bought an old railroad suitcase trunk, looked something like a Frank Marshall case and it had a Bakelite handle, almost completely cracked off at the two hinge points, so this early plastic must have had a cracking problem.

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