Tuesday, October 27, 2009
See the radio in the top pic?
It's a Philco Model 48-1256.
It became known as General Marshall's Radio because it was one of only two radios that he kept in his home.
General George C. Marshall lived from 1880-1959. He was Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the 3rd Secretary of Defense.
Winston Churchill called him the "Organizer of Victory" for the Allies in WWII. The plan for reorganizing Post War Europe was called The Marshall Plan...After him!
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. On a short list of greatest American Military leaders....he is ALWAYS on it. He lived in Leesburg Virginia, and you can tour his home now.
The radio is no longer at the Leesburg Estate because on my last visit to Virginia, I carted it sight unseen right out the back door. The radio now resides in Flint Michigan in my family room!
The top opens up and is a record player as well.
Of course the record player still works...
Of course the radio still works...
Of course I didn't steal it...Mines in better shape!
Although you would never know it due to my piss-poor photography!
This is one of the few items that I'll NEVER sell...
It's a beautiful piece of furniture!