Production year 1927 at $130 with-out tubes.
The Radiola 17 was produced by the Radio Corporation of America(RCA) as their first radio designed to operate on AC wall current rather then by battery power.
This radio is a tad heavy and is housed in a rectangular shaped cabinet, The cabinet top, bottom and sides are made from solid mahogany. While the front and back panels are made from veneered plywood. Like many of the broadcast band receivers from this era, it is rather simple to operate with only three operator controls on the front consisting of a volume control on the left, tuning control in the center, and an On/Off power switch located on the right.
From my research on this receiver, it appears that RCA produced around 200,000 of these radios. This receiver has seven tubes and 3 tuned AM circuits. An external speaker or headphones is required on this set. An external loudspeaker of headphones is required for operation.