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Arvin 352-PL (1950)

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Arvin 352-PL (1950)

This is a 1950 Arvin Retro tan portable in really nice original condition, undamaged, no cracks, chips or breaks. The radio is 100% original with two ivory knobs and a half moon dial on the right. The original handle is in excellent condition, and the back snaps shut as it should. The radio is playing fine on AC, it is untested on battery power. Complete label inside the back cover. These early 1950s portables really have great design and style, and ushered in the era of rock and roll. About 9"W x 7-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D.  $95.00. (1150620)

 

Crosley 10-137 (1950)

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Crosley 10-137 (1950)

Chartreuse or lime green Retro Crosley dashboard color radio. This case is in the nicest condition of any I have seen in 25 years. All original knobs, paint and back. No cosmetic issues at all, no cracks, chips or breaks. Excellent metal condition. An iconic radio from the 1950s with automobile inspired design. The radio is playing very well, with no filter hum or distortion. Great reception on my local AM stations Beautiful color for any collection. About 13"W x 7"H x 7"D. Free shipping to anywhere in the USA.  $224.00. (1150618)

 

Crosley 11-124U (1951)

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Crosley 11-124U (1951)

This Crosley "Buick front" color radio is a retro icon from the 1950's and is in really beautiful condition. This model 11-124U midnight blue color is very difficult to find. It's identical to the Crosley D-25 series sets, which did not offer this color. The clock is working fine, keeping time. The brass colored escutcheons have very little wear, and are in just about the best condition that I have ever seen. The radio has been recapped and is working and playing all my local AM stations nicely. No cracks, chips or hairline cracks, only a few minor paint rubs and chips, primarily on the bottom. The original back and label are present. About 13"W x 7-1/2"H x 7"D.  $279.00. (1150621)

 

Crosley D-25 Clock Radio (1953)

Crosley D-25 Clock Radio (1953)

A Crosley Retro icon from 1953 inspired by 1950's automotive styling, in a beautifully restored fire engine red case. This professionally painted case is a color you seldom see. No structural repairs were required or made. The colored coordinated clock and two front knobs are in place, the clock has been oiled and is working quietly and keeping time. The brass colored clock and dial escutcheons are in very nice condition. Usually these pieces have a lot of tarnish and wear, but these just show minimal use. The radio has been gone over by a professional and is working and playing all my local AM stations clearly. The cosmetic condition is excellent. The original back is present. About 13"W x 7-1/2"H x 7"D.  $329.00. (1150609)

 

Emerson 616-A w/Ingraham Cabinet (1949)

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Emerson 616-A w/Ingraham Cabinet (1949)

The beautiful refinished case of this Emerson radio was designed by Raymond Loewy, an important industrial designer of the 20th century, who designed many iconic products and corporate logos. This particular design was offered in either plastic or wood. The much rarer wood case version was manufactured by the Ingraham Clock Company of Bristol, CT, of book-matched American walnut with inlay. Ingraham was founded in the 1850's and became famous for their beautiful mantel clocks. Ingraham began manufacturing radio cases in the 1930's for several different radio manufacturers, but only Emerson specifically credited Ingraham. This 1949 case was very near the end of Ingraham cases made for Emerson. The chassis has been completely restored, everything changed out that needed changing, and the radio plays great, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. About 10"w x 7"H x 7"D. Free Shipping to anywhere in the USA.   $189.00. (1150615)

 

Philco PT-61 "Pagoda" (1939)

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Philco PT-61 "Pagoda" (1939)

This Philco "Pagoda" or "Jewel Case" is one of most beautiful radios ever designed. It was introduced late in 1939 for their 1939/1940 model year. I don't believe you will find one in better condition. According to the original advertising, the cabinet featured colorful veneers of "figured Aspen for the upper half, Birch for the curved base and rare Mexican Accra wood for the lower half." Full original back, grille cloth and knobs. The chassis has been completely checked out by a professional and the radio plays perfectly. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. The bottom legs add about an inch on each side. Free Shipping to anywhere in the USA.  $365.00. (1150617)

 

Sparton 132 (1950)

Sparton 132 (1950)

A really nice ivory Sparton Retro radio from 1950, nicknamed the "Football" radio for obvious reason. These cases were made out of plastic, and consequently most of the survivors show a lot of wear. But this case is in very nice condition, and few scratches and rubs, but no cracks, tube burns or major cosmetic issues. A couple of repairs were made to the plastic pieces inside the case that hold the back on the set. It does have its original back and original knobs with brass inserts. The chassis has been checked by a pro, and everything needing changing was replaced. The radio is playing well without any background hum, picking up all my local AM stations. About 13"W x 6"H x 6"D.  $179.00. (1150592)

 

Tom Thumb Automatic Camera Radio (1948)

Tom Thumb Automatic Camera Radio (1948)

Well, here is a radio that you just don't see very often, and in very near mint condition. I guess Automatic Radio of Boston thought you needed something to listen to when you were taking pictures. The reflex camera requires 127 Kodak film, and I have not tested its ability to take pictures, but everything seems to function property. I would suggest you take pictures with your iPhone. But the radio has been completely restored and plays fine for a four-tube set, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. It has two "D" cell batteries and a brand new 67.5V battery installed. The 67.5V battery cost $50, so I would play the set sparingly. The red crackle finish case is in really nice condition, just a few rubs. And all the original literature is still inside the case. The plastic strap is perfect. This is a highly collectible item among radio and camera collectors. About 11"H x 4-1/2"W x 4-1/2"D.  $349.00. (1150570)

 

Westinghouse 501 (1948)

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Westinghouse 501 (1948)

A Retro 1950 Canadian Westinghouse radio in a completely restored colorful fire engine red case. These Plaskon sets came in several bright colors: ivory, maroon, blue, gray, brown, black and green. I had a professional transform an ivory one into a bright red perfect Christmas present, and he did a beautiful job. These are three-way sets in that they can sit on either side, or on the end in an upright position, or they can be hung on a wall. This case is in great condition, and had no cosmetic issues. Its contrasting gold dial and white clown nose knob really make it stand out. The chassis has been recapped, and the radio is playing great picking up all my local AM stations. Original back in excellent condition. About 9"W x 6"H x 5-1/2"D. Free shipping to anywhere in the USA.  $179.00. (1150619)

 

Zenith 4-B-422 (1940)

Zenith 4-B-422 (1940)

A 1940 streamlined bullet shaped Zenith in a showroom shiny Bakelite case that is in beautiful condition. No damage, no cracks, no chips, no problems. This is one of the classic Zenith radios designed by Robert Davol Budlong that we all love the great streamline shape. They were originally farm sets powered by battery, before rural electrification in America. But the good news is that this classic set has been converted from battery to AC, so you are able to just plug it in and listen to your favorite AM stations. An extended length of antenna wire will help pull in stations. I have included about 6' of wire. It has a perfect replacement back on it, everything else is original. The size is about 13"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D.  $194.00. (1150614)

 

Zenith 5-G-403 (1940)

Zenith 5-G-403 (1940)

Pre-War 1940 Art Deco Zenith portable in really nice refinished condition. The chassis has been restored, all capacitors and resistors out of tolerance replaced, tubes checked, and the radio is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. The photo finish strip on the top of the case is in excellent condition, and the beautiful two tone front really stands out. It has its original Zenith "Z" knobs. The model number is printed on the antenna inside the back. It does not appear to have its Wave Magnet antenna, but the radio plays fine with its original loop antenna. There are two jacks for headphones on the upper right of the case. And there is underneath storage for a battery. This set probably went on many picnics in 1940 and 1941 when people were listening to the growing threat in Europe. It is a heavy radio, even without its battery. A great part of Zenith history, very seldom seen. About 12"W x 10"H x 7"D.  $198.00. (1150607)

 

Zenith 6-D-525 (1941)

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Zenith 6-D-525 (1941)

Black dial pre-War Zenith in a beautiful professionally refinished solid walnut case, one of only a few Zenith cases attributed to the Ingraham Cabinet Company. This model is one of the last production runs before Zenith switched over to WWII operations. These cases really look fantastic when they have been refinished, just like the day they came off the showroom shelf. The radio has a unique design where tube heat is released through slats in the case. The chassis has been gone over by a pro, and all tubes, resistors and capacitors that required changing were replaced. The radio is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum. The dial lamp work fine. It has its "Z" knobs, "Z" dial pointer, and an original back, usually always gone. One of everyone's favorite models, and this one is really nice. About 11-1/2"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D. Free shipping anywhere in the USA.  $198.00. (1150616)
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Restoration philosophy

My restoration philosophy is to leave these classic radios in their original condition as much as possible.  I hate refinishing or repainting a set unless it's absolutely necessary.  When this is necessary, I use a professional person for refinishing & repainting.  Over many years, I have attempted to acquire the best original undamaged examples of all models I could find.  They have been restored to playing condition unless noted. Any repairs that have been made, and any cosmetic flaws associated with the radio, are completely disclosed.  Keep in mind that these radios are 60+ years old, and, consequently, are not meant to played all the time.  We all love for these radios to play, but we also recognize that they should not be played all the time.

Warranty information

All radios are tested to make sure they are playing prior to shipping.  A lot of jostling in shipping can make tubes loose and connections become unconnected.  These are some of the unforeseen results associated with shipping.  I have no control over how the shipper treats the package.  If you purchase a radio and it is not working and playing when you receive it, I will offer several suggestions to help it work.  If those suggestions don't solve the problem, you are welcome to ship it back to me for any repairs that are necessary.  The radio will be shipped back to you at my expense, or your purchase price will be completely refunded if the set can't be repaired.

Conditions for return

I want you happy with any radio you purchase from me.  If you're not completely satisfied after receiving the radio, all you have to do is send it back in the same condition as shipped, and I will be happy to return your purchase price.  No sale is complete until you are satisfied.

Shipping

Anyone who has bought a radio over the past years can relate many horror stories about opening a box, and finding a cracked and busted radio inside.  I have experienced this, and consequently I do everything possible to prevent this from happening to you.  A seller really only has three choices for shipping.  I have had the most success using FedEx Ground.  My packing procedure is to wrap the radio in a foam pad (like a mattress pad), wrap that in large bubble wrap, lay the wrapped set on a thick layer of styro peanuts, and surround the package in the box with thick brown packing paper to make sure it's stabilized in the box.  Then top off with a layer of peanuts.  Another secret to safe shipping is to use a box much larger than the radio so there is plenty of room for protection.  When you cram a radio in a box about the same size as the radio (to save on shipping), you are asking for trouble.  Many people double box radios for shipping. I have found that if a radio is packed properly, single boxing is adequate and very safe.  All radios are insured and tracking information sent to the buyer.

<<--  David's Radio Attic Testimonials  -->

  • The Philco arrived today. It is in amazing condition, much better than I expected, looks like a new one. Thanks again for your perfect service and packing.
  • Hello David. Both radios arrived today in superb and working condition. What a great packing job-the very best.
  • The Zenith arrived today in Finland. It is so wonderful condition. Thanks again for your excellent service and packing.
  • Thanks so much! The radio arrived in great shape and looks beautiful.
  • Awesome Crosley. Awesome! Very excited to get a great restore. I will be watching your page for more radios.
  • The Motorola looks beautiful without a scratch on it thanks to your extremely perfected packaging technique. On top of that, it sounds great. Tonight I picked up 14 stations.
  • The Admiral arrived today, it's an amazing radio. Thanks for the excellent packing job, material of the radio looks very fragile.
  • David, The radio arrived yesterday , I love it! You did a Great Job!
  • The FADA arrived safely this morning. It far exceeds my expectations! The photo on Attic does not do it credit. It is lovely. The packing is superb as well.
  • The Philco arrived yesterday in great condition due to your superior packing.  Thank you so much!
  • Radio arrived today in Australia, and I am VERY pleased with my purchase!!! Plugged it in, switched it on and it plays magnificently - very clear and plenty of volume. Also my thanks on the packing - excellent wrapping and packing of the radio.
  • She's a beauty David, playing an oldies station now. Thanks for the great packing job.
  • The restoration is fabulous, and it plays just as well. The packaging is first rate. This is one of the best-packed radios I have ever received.
  • I received the little red RCA today. Thank you for doing such a great job of packing. The radio receives as good as it looks....GREAT! It is playing loud and clear.
  • Hi David, The 2 radios arrived yesterday in good shape. They are beautiful! Thank you very much.
  • The radio arrived today and I love it! it's so cool, and about the way you packaged the radio, very neat and well done! you know what you're doing
  • Hi David. Just to let you know that my Fada has arrived safely in Australia, and is working well. I am listening to it as write this email.
  • Hi, David the radio plays great and we love it here, picks up all the stations, nice tone.  Thanks for selling these!
  • The radio is at home in Spain. It is in PERFECT CONDITION, clearly thanks to the SPECIAL CARE you have taken when packing it, and it is VERY NICE and WORKS VERY WELL.
  • David, just wanted to let you know the radio arrived yesterday... beautiful. Thanks for taking great care in the packaging...arrived with no issues at all.
  • The Philco is beyond expectations.  You were also the best wrapper I have ever met.
  • Just to let you know that the Setchell Carlson arrived today in Australia without a hitch and in perfect condition. It performs extremely well & clear. Thanks for packing it well & look forward to future trades!
  • Brilliantly packed and man does that radio play like a champ! You are the best vintage radio seller, hands down. Thank you thank you!
  • The radios arrived today, safe and sound - thanks for a super packing job.
  • Just a quick note to let you know that the radios arrived last Friday, and both look great!!
  • The radio arrived in good shape and working fine. I wouldn't hesitate to order another radio from you.
  • I purchase from you because I trust you and you are a man of your word. What you sell is true to what you say it is.
  • The G.E. H-510 came today in great shape!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much, you did a good job restoring this one!!!
  • Prompt shipping, great packaging, excellent housing, and excellent playing radio. Thanks.
  • Just received the radio, what a great addition to our collection.... Thanks!
  • I want to thank you for your great customer care. I wish there was a place I could leave you feedback!
  • The radio arrived today. It looks great and plays well. Thanks for a thorough packing job.
  • The wood Crosley is a beauty! Thank you for the great packing and a fine radio to add to my personal collection.
  • Just a quick note to tell you the radios arrived last week and I got a chance to open the boxes today. I'm delighted with both, and the way they were packed. Thank you! Thank you!
  • Just got the Crosley!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Everything works great!!!!

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