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"God Bless America!" WWII radio toy

Object Number: 
2010.16.10
Date: 
1942
Medium: 
Cardboard, plastic, and metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (5.1 x 8.3 x 5.4 cm)
Description: 
Box radio with victory imagery and directions, attached listening tape strung through bottom hole with paper attachment "Press on/ Staple". Text: Top: GOD BLESS AMERICA! Side: TALK A BOX / DIRECTIONS / Hold box firmly with front facing/ listener. Do not let fingers touch/ back or front sides./ Pull paper/ tab along/ talking tape while pressing/ on the staple to produce a/ loud, clear voice./ to avoid breaking tape, do not crease or bend it sharply, when/ using it or winding tape around the box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group