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Have a look at this web page.
"In 1925, Ted invented the world’s first alternating current (AC) radio tube that enabled radios to be powered by ordinary household current."

https://www.broadcasting-history.ca/pers … .php?id=92

If your radio is indeed this old , it is quite rare . It is too bad the socket was cut off, I believe they were fitted with a light bulb socket type plug , as many houses had electricity but very few appliances yet.

It would be nice to see a picture of it, If you have the ability to take a picture you can upload it here, or if you have difficulty you can email it to me and I will post it for you.

What you have sounds very special as it is one of the first AC powered radios !

A socket like that would be hard to find, but I have seen the type of socket that extends the bulb away from the socket and provides a couple of outlets. I have one of these downstairs as my house which was built in 1924