The 1471 & 1481 amps were the 'Champs' of the Silvertone line for a number of years. 5 watts of power into an 8" speaker. They were both sweet little amps, with simple volume and tone controls and two inputs. Sears sold a ton of them, and they both still enjoy great popularity today.
Fall/Winter 1961 at $37.95
as the 57G1471C
It became the
57K1481L in Spring/Summer '63
Fall/Winter 1968 at $39.95 at 7 watts power
New pages for these amps:
The main visual difference between the two models was the covering material: the 1471 was covered in "black leatherette" with white piping towards the front edge, and the 1481 was "gray leatherette." The V/T knobs were different as well; the 1471 had white 'dome' ribbed knobs, same as the 'U' shaped guitars of the time, while the 1481 shared knobs with the amp-in-case amps and guitars; the black, ribbed cylindrical ones with the paper insert.