September 1st 1939 witnessed the start of WW2 hostilities as Hitler invaded Poland.
Click here to read the Radio Almanac for 1939
About The Radio
This radio was a birthday gift from my son and his family, thank you! The chassis number on this radio is 109.290. The number 109 indicates that the radio was built for Sears by Detrola. The Detrola Radio & Television Corporation was founded in Detroit in 1931 by John J. Ross. Detrola became known for affordable radios in the midst of the Great Depression. They manufactured private brand radios for department stores and small retailers including the Silvertone brand for Sears.