Tom Albrecht's Radio and TV Attic

the Radio Attic 6469 Oberlin Way
San Jose, CA 95123
408-362-1550
   

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Atwater Kent 165 Cathedral (1933)

Atwater Kent 165 Cathedral (1933)

This beautifully designed cathedral radio features delicate latticework and a two-tone walnut veneer front. The refinished cabinet is in superb condition with original grille cloth and knobs. The chassis is unusually clean, with good original nickel plating throughout. Owning a radio like this in 1933 would have been a real treat -- radio technology was changing rapidly, and this radio is among the earliest to include all of the improvements that define a "modern" radio, including a superheterodyne architecture for excellent sensitivity and selectivity, an automatic volume control to equalize the volume of strong vs weak stations, a good-sounding electrodynamic speaker with cloth surround, and a vacuum tube diode detector for low distortion. Restoration included replacement of all electrolytic, paper, and mica capacitors, new resistors where needed, replacement of deteriorated wiring (including the main power transformer leads), a full RF and IF alignment, a strong set of tubes, installation of a fuse (for improved safety), and a new vintage-style power cord and plug. This radio will be a standout in any collection. 14-1/2"H x 12"W x 8"D.  $575.00. (1310065)

 

Atwater Kent 708 Cathedral (1933)

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Atwater Kent 708 Cathedral (1933)

This beautiful Atwater Kent cathedral radio was a bit of an engineering marvel in its time. With continuous coverage of 0.54-20 MHz in four bands (covering broadcast and shortwave), the eight-tube superheterodyne chassis with AVC was ahead of its time. Sensitivity and sound quality are excellent. The cabinet has been refinished to match the original very well in both luster and color. The delicate latticework is in great condition. Grille cloth is original; one knob is a replacement. Chassis restoration included all new capacitors and resistors, replacement of wiring with deteriorated insulation (including power transformer wires), a strong set of tubes, a new volume control/switch, a full RF/IF alignment and dial calibration for all bands, and addition of a fuse for improved safety. The previously replaced vintage-style power cord is in good condition. Lighted dial. 16-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H x 10"D.  $525.00. (1310069)

 

General Electric J-82 Cathedral

General Electric J-82 Cathedral

Now that's a real cathedral! The Gothic arch profile and grille make this General Electric a particularly compelling example of cathedral radio design. The original finish on this cabinet is very nice (not perfect, but surprisingly good), with very little fading of the original toner patterns. The original grille cloth has retained its color quite well. Someone took good care of this radio over its 85 year life. Can you do the same? The eight tube chassis is an earlier version than is usually found in the J-82. It is a superhet, with superb sensitivity and selectivity, but it lacks an AVC and uses the more primitive triode detector of early 1930s radios, with a sound quality and behavior a little different than later radios. You'll enjoy seeing how it compares with newer radios in your collection. Chassis restoration included replacement of all paper and electrolytic capacitors, new resistors throughout, a strong set of tubes, replacement of deteriorated wiring, addition of a fuse (for improved safety), and a better-than-factory RF/IF alignment for top performance. The previously replaced vintage-style power cord and plug are in good shape. 19"H x 14"W x 11"D.  $535.00. (1310067)

 

Zenith 6-D-525 (1941)

Zenith 6-D-525 (1941)

This Zenith table radio from 1941 is more than just another table radio. Both inside and out, this radio has a lot to offer. I was rather surprised to find it has a shielded loop antenna -- something often seen on the best consoles, but rarely in table radios. A shielded loop is the best built-in antenna a radio can have, because it reduces static and noise substantially. The six-tube circuit also has an extra RF amplifier stage for superb sensitivity. The cabinet is special, too, with solid walnut sides and top with deeply sculpted air ventilation slots. This one has been refinished in a manner that restores the original color and sheen very faithfully. Grain has been filled for a beautiful shine. Electrical restoration included everything that matters: new capacitors throughout, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, a full RF/IF alignment, and rewiring of the switch circuit for best safety with the new polarized cord. It's really a hot performer. Lighted dial. 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 7"D.  $245.00. (1310068)

 

Zenith 712 "Challenger Line" (1933)

Zenith 712 "Challenger Line" (1933)

Here's an opportunity to own one of these much-sought-after early Zeniths at an affordable price. The ornate cabinet features elaborate scrollwork, raised flourishes, and patterned inlays. This cabinet was refinished by a previous owner and has a nice satin finish which was applied in many coats. It lacks the original burl pattern on the front crest, and the original brass "Zenith" nameplate has been replaced with a decal. Knobs and grille cloth appear to be replacements. The six-tube chassis is a superheterodyne design with AVC, a shadow meter (the left window on the front) and diode detector for low distortion, so it had all the newest technology for 1933. My electrical restoration included all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF and IF alignment. The original power cord is in good enough shape to continue using (a rare find!), but if you prefer a new one, I will install at no extra cost. Sensitivity and sound quality are excellent. Lighted dial and shadow meter. 14-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D.  $375.00. (1310066)
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  • Actual shipping costs are paid by buyer. Contact me to determine shipping cost to your address. Shipping overseas is possible, but the customer must be willing to pay for shipping services with delivery verification and insurance. All radios are shipped double boxed, insured, with delivery verification.

  • An audio input jack can be provided on any of the radios I sell at no extra charge if you request it, and a Bluetooth adaptor can be installed for $25.

  • All radios and televisions are electrically restored by me. I have many years experience and have restored hundreds of vintage radios, TVs, phonographs, and stereos. If your radio or TV arrives dead or fails within the first 60 days of normal use (and no internal modifications made by the buyer), I will repair for free. Shipping costs for U.S. and Canadian customers for repairs in the first 60 days are split (you pay for shipping to me, I pay for return shipping to you). After 60 days, normal repair and shipping fees (both ways) will apply, although my charges are very reasonable. For customers outside the U.S. and Canada, the customer must pay shipping both ways for repairs, even for those within the first 60 days.

  • If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please contact me and I will do my very best to make things right.

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