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APEX Super Five (1925)

APEX Super Five (1925)

This APEX three-dialer is from the 1925 model year. The cabinet was restored beautifully and is an attractive display piece. One interstage transformer had been replaced when I bought it (tests good). The other original interstage transformer has an open primary so will need to be replaced or bypassed with an RC circuit. Both original transformer cans are still installed, and I think small replacement transformers could be inserted in them. No tubes are included, but I do have them available if needed. 21"W x 10"H x 11"D; weighs 23 lbs.   $250.00. (1030235)

 

Dixie Five Battery Set (1926)

Dixie Five Battery Set (1926)

This Dixie Five three-dialer is from the 1926 model year. The cabinet was restored beautifully and is an attractive display piece. It was sold by American Wholesale Corp in Baltimore Maryland. Research reveals that it was made by Liberty Transformer Corp in Chicago, and was named the Liberty Five. I have a write up about the history of this Baltimore brand and will include it. The included cardboard label was loose when I bought it. It belongs in the center of the inside top, but I will leave it to the next owner to reattach. The award ribbon was inside the set so I assume it was awarded for this set; it is also included. A typical five-tube radio, there are two stages of RF amplification, a detector, and two stages of AF amplification. Has separate filament voltage control for each stage! All the rheostats test good. One interstage transformer had been replaced when I bought it (it tests good). The other original interstage transformer has an open primary so will need to be replaced, or use RC coupling instead. No tubes are included but I have them available. 28-1/2"W x 10-1/2"H x 12-1/2"D; weighs 30 lbs.   $250.00. (1030236)

 

Emerson AX-238 "Jewel Box" (1938)

Emerson AX-238 "Jewel Box" (1938)

This vintage and quite rare "Jewel Box" radio was designed by Ingraham and has been electronically and cosmetically restored. It works very well, and covers the broadcast (540-1700 KC) band. The finish is nearly perfect (new clear and toned lacquers) and displays very well, showing off the wonderful grain pattern! The toned lacquer is darker than shows in the pics, due to the flash. All veneer is tight with no problems and you would be hard pressed to find a nicer example. The only fault I am aware of is that the on-off switch (uses a rod so it turns on when opened) was missing when I bought it, and has been replaced with a switch on the volume control. 90 day warranty applies. This very nice and rare radio would be a great addition to any collection! 10"W x 6"H x 8-1/2"D; shipping weight is 10 pounds.  $399.00. (1030004)

 

Firestone S-7427-8 Air Chief (1940)

Firestone S-7427-8 Air Chief (1940)

This is a very attractive radio featuring a waterfall top, curved sides and speaker grille. It would look great in any room. It was the top of the line for Firestone in 1940, retailing for $34.95. Featuring seven tubes, (including a working magic-eye tube) and Super-Heterodyne design, it has the Broadcast band and one Short Wave band. It has a built-in loop antenna that works very well, and connecting a short wire antenna will improve reception for short wave. Never offered before on the Radio Attic, it has been completely recapped, all resistors and tubes checked and replaced as needed, and alignment done. Has pushbuttons for station select, and they work. Very nice original finish with no issues, but I did touch up the shoulders and base. Finish is a bit darker than shown due to lighting used. Original knobs, lighted dial and speaker in perfect condition. Chassis pics available, email for them. 90 day warranty. Aux input cable (iPod, CD player, etc.) has been added, and can be used with a Bluetooth receiver to stream tunes to the radio from your phone or other Bluetooth equipped device. Impressive at 15-1/2"W x 13"H x 8"D.  $395.00. (1030248)

 

Freshman Masterpiece 5F5 (1925)

Freshman Masterpiece 5F5 (1925)

This Freshman Masterpiece is from the 1925 model year. The cabinet was restored beautifully and is an attractive display piece. A typical five-tube radio, there are two stages of RF amplification, a detector, and two stages of AF. It has the original Utah horn speaker, and it tests good (reads 1100 ohms and clicks when a 9v battery is touched to the terminals). Both rheostats test good. The dial scales in the windows are still readable. Both original interstage transformers have open primaries so will need to be replaced, or you can use RC coupling. The tubes shown are for display only. I have good tubes available. 30"W x 9-1/2"H x 10-1/2"D; weighs 26 lbs.  $250.00. (1030234)

 

Hickok 620 TV Linear Pattern Generator (1949)

Hickok 620 TV Linear Pattern Generator (1949)

This Crystal Controlled Linearity-Pattern (LP) Generator was designed to help the service man in the proper service of TV receivers. It can be used for many purposes, including: vertical & horizontal linearity adjustments (including hold controls), trouble shooting when no TV transmitter is on the air (like now), receiver sensitivity, horizontal deflection circuit for hum, and many other uses. It powers up but is untested and sold as-is (one of the screws on the front is stripped so it will have to be drilled out to get inside). Includes no power cord (cheater type needed) and no test cord. Original manual is included. I have digital copy of manual and can email to you, or visit this site for a free download. Shipping is extra: it weighs 10 lbs and is 11"W x 9"H x 7"D.   $20.00. (1030095)

 

Philco 116X Console (1936)

Philco 116X Console (1936)

This excellent radio is ready for you to proudly display and listen to. A classic and rare model, this is a five-band AC-powered superhet using eleven tubes, with RF stage, dual IF amplifiers and, in the words of Philco, a "High-Fidelity audio system," based upon a pair of (expensive) 6A3 triodes operated in "super class A" push-pull and providing a maximum of 15W undistorted output, featuring three "acoustic clarifiers." The dial uses a lighted pointer for station selection; click here for more info. The cabinet was restored using toning and clear lacquers. The radio plays very well with just a short antenna. The electronics are completely restored. The chassis looks as nice as the cabinet. Aux input cable has been added: play your favorite tunes or old time radio shows from CD player, iPod, etc. Bluetooth receiver can be added for $30 and you can stream audio from your phone, etc. 90 day warranty applies. Pickup preferred but Greyhound shipment is available. 42"H x 27"W x 13-1/2"D.  $799.00. (1030190)

 

RCA 96T1 (1938)

RCA 96T1 (1938)

This is a very attractive radio with the curved top and sides. It would look great in any room. Featuring six tubes and Super-Heterodyne design, it has the Broadcast band only. It needs a wire antenna for reception (supplied). It has been completely recapped, all resistors and tubes checked and replaced as needed. Has pushbuttons for station select, and they work. Very nicely refinished, has new grille cloth and looks great (is a bit darker than shown due to lighting used). Original knobs, lighted dial and speaker. 90 day warranty. Aux input cable (iPod, CD player, etc.) can be added for no cost, and can be used with a Bluetooth receiver to stream tunes to the radio from your phone or other Bluetooth equipped device. Weighs 15 pounds, 15"W x 12"H x 7"D.   $249.00. (1030241)

 

Silvertone 4563 (1936)

Silvertone 4563 (1936)

This superb playing tabletop radio is ready for you to proudly display and listen to. An attractive Art Deco waterfall design, it was sold under the Sears & Roebuck brand name "Silvertone" as part of the "Sears Golden Jubilee," which offered a series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles. A six-tube receiver, it covers the broadcast band (550-1850 KC) and has short-wave band coverage (in two bands) up to 19 MC. All three bands work great! Wire antenna is needed (supplied). The cabinet was expertly restored with nitrocellulose lacquer as used originally. The electronics were restored, replacing all old paper and filter capacitors with modern equivalents. All tubes and resistors were tested and weak or bad ones replaced. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer example. Dial is perfect and illuminates for night use. Original Tenite escutcheon around dial is excellent. Original knobs have correct lettering, grille cloth is correct reproduction, original perfect speaker. 90 day warranty applies. Aux input (iPod, CD player, etc.) has been added, and can be used with a Bluetooth receiver to stream tunes to the radio. Weighs 16 pounds, 15-1/2"W x 10"H x 9"D.  $499.00. (1030211)

 

Silvertone 4566 (1938)

Silvertone 4566 (1938)

Offered is another great looking and playing tabletop radio ready for you to proudly display and listen to. It was sold under the Sears & Roebuck "Silvertone" brand as part of the "Sears Golden Jubilee," which offered a series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles. A seven tube receiver, it covers the broadcast band (550-1800 KC) and has short-wave band coverage (in two bands) up to 19 MC. The cabinet was restored using the finest toning and clear lacquers in semi-gloss finish. The electronics were totally restored. Dial is perfect and lights up brightly, original escutcheon in perfect condition, original glass dial cover, bright and working magic tuning "eye." Knobs are correct; grille cloth is reproduction. Aux input has been added: play your favorite tunes or old time radio shows from CD player, iPod, etc. A Bluetooth receiver can be added for $30 (my cost) and you can stream your tunes from your phone, etc. 90 day warranty applies. Weighs 20 lbs, 17"W x 11"H x9"D.  $599.00. (1030201)

 

Silvertone 4575 (1938)

Silvertone 4575 (1938)

This great looking and playing tabletop radio is ready for you to proudly display and listen to. It was sold under the Sears & Roebuck "Silvertone" brand as part of the "Sears Golden Jubilee," which offered a series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles. A six-tube receiver, it covers the broadcast band (550-1800 KC) and has short-wave band coverage (in two bands) up to 19 MC. The cabinet was restored using the finest toning and clear lacquers in semi-gloss finish. The electronics were totally restored. Dial is perfect, original escutcheon in perfect condition, original glass dial cover, bright and working tuning "eye." Knobs are correct; grille cloth is reproduction. Aux input has been added: play your favorite tunes or old time radio shows from CD player, iPod, etc. A Bluetooth receiver can be added for $30 and you can stream your tunes from your phone, etc. 90 day warranty applies. Weighs 20 lbs, 17"W x 11"H x 9"D.  $599.00. (1030186)

 

Silvertone 4586 Console (1936-37)

Silvertone 4586 Console (1936-37)

This is one of the "Sears Golden Jubilee" series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles. It has the largest and most impressive gold dial of the series at six inches diameter. Smaller than most consoles at 38"H x 22"W x 12"D, so ideal if space is a problem. Has ten tubes with push-pull output, including a "magic eye" tuning tube. Receives AM broadcast band and two short-wave bands, covering up to 18 MHz. Restoration of the cabinet with correct nitrocellulose lacquer was performed, then rubbed to a semi-gloss smooth finish. It displays great! Knobs are original, grille cloth is reproduction, tuning eye is new and bright, dial lights up brightly. Complete electronic restoration was performed (see how I restore radios link on my main page), The original flawless ten-inch diameter speaker provides wonderful sound! Aux input cable is included so you can plug in an iPod, CD player, etc. and play audio through the radio. If Bluetooth receiver is added you can stream tunes from phone, computer, etc. Pickup preferred but shipment is available, allow $150 to your local Greyhound station. 90 day warranty. You will love this radio!   $995.00. (1030246)

 

Silvertone 4763 (1938)

Silvertone 4763 (1938)

This fantastic looking and superb playing large tabletop radio is ready to be proudly displayed and enjoyed. It was sold under the Sears & Roebuck brand name of "Silvertone" as part of the "Sears Golden Jubilee," which offered a series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles in the late 1930s. A six tube receiver, it covers the broadcast band (550-1800 KC) and has short-wave band coverage (in two bands) up to 18 MC. The cabinet was restored using the finest toning and clear lacquers, then hand rubbed to a beautiful finish. The electronics are restored and original except for some tubes and the replaced capacitors and resistors under the chassis. You will be hard pressed to find a nicer example; cabinet has no patches, dial is perfect, original escutcheon and dial glass in good condition, bright tuning "eye." Original knobs, reproduction grille cloth, speaker re-coned. Aux input cable was added: you can plug in an iPod, CD player, etc. and play audio through the radio. Bluetooth receiver can be added for $30 (my cost) and you can stream your tunes from your phone, computer, etc. Chassis pics are available, 90 day warranty. Weighs 20 pounds, 15"W x 12"H x 9"D.  $899.00. (1030202)

 

Stewart-Warner R-407 (Canada, 1938)

Stewart-Warner R-407 (Canada, 1938)

This attractively designed table radio was made by Stewart-Warner-Alemite Corp. Of Canada, LTD., Belleville, Ontario, Canada. It is a five-tube superhet with three bands: Broadcast 550-1750 KC, Short-Wave 1: 1.7-5.5 MC, Short-Wave 2: 5.5-18 MC. It has been totally restored and all bands work great! Electronic restoration included: all capacitors were replaced, all tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed, power cord replaced with new, and a complete alignment performed. Cosmetic restoration included: cabinet refinished using proper stains and lacquers, and new reproduction grille cloth. Schematic included. 90 day warranty applies. This would be a great addition to any antique radio collection! An impressive set at 19"W x 11"H x 10"D; weighs a hefty 21 pounds.   $349.00. (1030069)

 

Truetone D-723 "Tulip" (1937)

Truetone D-723 "Tulip" (1937)

This rare and very impressive radio is seldom seen or offered for sale. Manufactured by Detrola for the Western Auto "Truetone" brand. With seven tubes, it receives the Broadcast band (550 to 1650 KC) and Short Wave in two bands from 1.65 to 16 MC. Features an 8" Rola speaker for great sound, and a brightly illuminated multicolor dial for night use. Was nicknamed "The Tulip" by collectors because of the speaker cutout. It has had a complete electronics tuneup with all new capacitors, tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed. It performs very well on all bands using a 10-ft wire antenna. The cabinet was professionally restored using the same type nitrocellulose lacquer as originally used. There are no veneer patches, and the waterfall front is absolutely stunning. Knobs, dial, escutcheon (with glass dial cover) are all original. It displays beautifully and will be a highlight of any collection. Aux input cable has been added; play your favorite tunes or old time radio shows from CD player, iPod, etc. A Bluetooth receiver can be added and you can stream tunes from your phone, laptop, etc. 90 day warranty. 20"W x 11"H x 9"D.  $995.00. (1030243)

 

Truetone D-727 (1937)

Truetone D-727 (1937)

This rare and very impressive radio is seldom seen or offered for sale. Manufactured by Detrola for the Western Auto "Truetone" brand. With nine tubes, it receives the Broadcast band (550 to 1700 KC) and Short Wave in two bands from 1.7 to 17 MC. Has a bright "eye" tube for tuning, 8" speaker for great sound, nine station presets with motorized tuning (working) using the pushbuttons below the dial, and a brightly illuminated dial for night use. It is nearly identical to the one I sold on October 6, 2016. Had a complete electronics tuneup with all new capacitors, tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed (chassis pics available). The cabinet was professionally restored using the same type nitrocellulose lacquer as originally used. It displays beautifully and will be a highlight of any collection. Aux input cable has been added; play your favorite tunes or old time radio shows from CD player, iPod, etc. A Bluetooth receiver can be added and you can stream tunes from your phone, laptop, etc. 90 day warranty. Large and heavy: 26 lbs, 21"W x 12"H x 9"D.  $995.00. (1030237)

 

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 6-S-254, 5-S-250 (1938)

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 6-S-254, 5-S-250 (1938)

This is for one color copy (on 11" x 17" card stock) of a 1938 newspaper advertisement featuring Zenith radio models 6-S-254 and 5-S-250. The image size is 13-1/2" x 10". Matted and framed it makes an excellent wall hanger, as shown in one of the pictures (the framed piece is NOT included). Even if you don't have one of these models, it will be a great display piece. Will be sent in a mailing tube so it will be rolled up. First Class Mail in US is $5. I do not have the original advertisement, and I realize not many collectors own these receivers, but if you do, it is a nice item to have.  $19.95. (1030219)

 

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 9-S-262, 12-S-265, 12-S-266, 6-S-238, 6-S-229 (1938)

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 9-S-262, 12-S-265, 12-S-266, 6-S-238, 6-S-229 (1938)

This is for one color copy of a 1938 newspaper advertisement featuring Zenith radio models 9-S-262, 12-S-265, 12-S-266, 12-S-245, 6-S-229, 6-S-238 on 11" x 17" card stock. The image size is 15-1/2" x 11". Matted and framed it makes an excellent wall hanger, as shown in one of the pictures (the framed piece is NOT included, this is for one print only). Even if you don't have these models, it will be a great display piece. Will be sent in a mailing tube so it will be rolled up. First Class Mail in US is $5. I do not have the original advertisement, and I realize not many collectors own these receivers, but if you do, it is a nice item to have.  $19.95. (1030221)

 

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 15-U-269, 15-U-270, 5-S-228, 5-R-216 (1938)

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 15-U-269, 15-U-270, 5-S-228, 5-R-216 (1938)

This is for one color copy of a 1938 newspaper advertisement featuring Zenith radio models 15-U-269, 15-U-270, 5-S-228 and 5-R-216 on 11"x17" card stock. The image size is 13-1/2" x 10". Matted and framed it makes an excellent wall hanger, as shown in one of the pictures (the framed piece is NOT included, this auction is for one print only). Even if you don't have these models, it will be a great display piece. Will be sent in a mailing tube so it will be rolled up. First Class Mail in US is $5. I do not have the original advertisement, and I realize not many collectors own these receivers, but if you do, it is a nice item to have.  $19.95. (1030220)

 

Zenith Chassis 5905 Operating Instructions (1938)

Zenith Chassis 5905 Operating Instructions (1938)

This is for one copy of the 1938 Operating Instructions for the nine-tube 9-S-232 (Walton) table radio, 9-S-262, 9-S-263, 9-S-264 consoles, 9-S-242, 9-S-244 chairsides, and 9-S-204 phono & radio console. The booklet (looks original) from which the copy was made is in very good condition so copies are very clear and legible. Pictures may appear to be washed out in places, but the actual copy is not. Pictures also distort booklet but it is rectangular and small, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", with nine pages printed both sides (all pages are shown). The cover is printed on card stock. Last page shows dial readings for short wave stations in North America in 1938. The 9-S-262 console and 9-S-232 are very popular radios, so if you have one (or the less common others) it is a nice display item to have. Add $3 for First Class Mail shipping.  $14.95. (1030217)

 

Zenith Radio 12-Tube Operating Instructions/Station Log (1937)

Zenith Radio 12-Tube Operating Instructions/Station Log (1937)

This is for one copy of the 1937 Operating Instructions and Station Log for the 12-tube console radios 12-U-158, 12-U-158Y and 12-U-159 which used the 1203 chassis. The original from which the copy was made had water damage stains, which can be seen on the bottom half of the images. However, current copies do not show the stains at all. It is small, 8-1/4" x 5-1/2", with six pages printed both sides. The cover is printed on card stock. The camera flash used for the pictures washed out the images; the pages are darker and the printing is very legible on the copy. I realize not many collectors own these receivers, but if you do it is a nice item to have. Add $3 for First Class Mail shipping.  $14.95. (1030218)
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