Rick’s Langhorn, one of the diamonds of his collection! Rick had a small photo of this radio on his web site and it looked like it had been restored and spiffed up. After seeing it in person, I can attest that it is 100% original. A very beautiful 1920s superheterodyne! Here is what Rick had to say about the Langhorne, copied from his database:
Three-dial super. Gorgeous set! This appears to be factory assembled as the workmanship is superior. Information from Art H. Redman from Portland (8/05): "I would of got back to you sooner but first I had to make a trip to the Mulnomah County Library to find some information. In 1923 Thomas J. Langhorne worked for the C.L. Boss Auto Company. The City Directories from 1924 to 1926 list the Thomas J. Langhorne and Company Radio Parts and Manufacturers at 316 Commonwealth Building. In 1927 and 1928 the Company is listed as the Langhorne Radio Company. The 1928 listing has a C.S. Finley as an associate. No mention of Langhorne. There is no listing in the 1929 City Directory. Therefore the company was in business only from 1924 to 1928. There are no articles mentioned in the indexes of the two Portland, Oregon newspapers the Oregonian and the Oregon Journal." (Thanks, Art! Editor) The first RF stage is tunable with the first of three dials. Not a hybrid. Very long set with engraved panel, but no brand name. Based on the tube sockets used on one of the only two sets known to exist, they were made in early 1925. Buit each IF says "Langhorne Radio Company" which places it in 1927 or 28.