Its forgotten today, but Sears was among the top few radio retailers in the day. By the early '40's, the small, personal radio became popular. This is a nice example, retaining its original (often missing today)back.
Silvertone was the house brand of the Sears, Roebuck and Co. retailer. Sears was the largest retailer of the era, and almost everyone had a copy.This set was built by Detrola for Sears, and the huge dial, magic green eye tube were not enough, Detrola offered the motorized tuning, among the first in the industry.