Tom Albrecht's Radio and TV Attic

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

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Airline 15GCB-1583 (1951)

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Airline 15GCB-1583 (1951)

This Airline Bakelite table radio is a little smaller than it looks. A sonic surprise is that the speaker faces out the left side, even though the wraparound grille would suggest it should face forward like many other radios of this general design. The Bakelite cabinet is in very nice conditions, with no chips, cracks, or significant scratches. There are a few flakes of graphics missing from the reverse painted glass dial, but it doesn't look bad. The chassis is a classic "All American Five" and performs perfectly, with superb sensitivity and good sound quality. Restoration included replacement of all electrolytic and paper capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, a full RF and IF alignment, a new dial light bulb, a new polarized power cord with rewiring of the power switch circuit for reduced shock hazard, and installation of a fuse and fuse holder for improved overall safety. This is a radio you can use every day and count on for good reliability for many years. Being relatively small and light, this radio will be fairly inexpensive to ship. 11-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  $150.00. (1310063)

 

Atwater Kent 165 Cathedral (1933)

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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)

 

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

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Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

This design of this Emerson "Moderne" is what the future looked like to a radio designer in 1947. The marbled Plaskon cabinet has beautiful curves, including the finished back, and a nice contrast with its dark red perforated metal grille. The dome-shaped molded transparent plastic dial has reversed raised lettering that is illuminated by the dial light for a very nice effect in a dark room. The cabinet has good shine and no significant scratches. A half-inch crack was repaired just to the lower right of the dial, and blends in quite well with the marbling of the cabinet so that it is not too obvious. The chassis is an "All American Five" that works perfectly, with good sensitivity and sound quality. Electrical restoration included replacement of all paper and electrolytic capacitors, new resistors where needed, a full RF and IF alignment, a new polarized power cord with rewiring of the power switch circuitry for reduced shock hazard, and installation of a fuse and fuse holder for generally improved safety. The striking design of this radio makes it a standout in any collection. 11-1/2"W x 7-1/2"W x 7-1/2"D.  $195.00. (1310064)

 

Silvertone 2016 (1953)

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Silvertone 2016 (1953)

The ivory Plaskon cabinet on this Silvertone AM table radio is clean as a whistle, and free of any scratches, cracks, or chips. The speaker grille has an attractive molded basket weave design. The original Plaskon shine is excellent; this radio has not been polished, waxed, or coated. The back cover and bottom label are in great condition; even the chassis inside is unusually clean. The reverse metalized plastic dial is in nice shape, and is lighted by a dial light. From a performance standpoint, this radio is perfect. The six-tube circuit has superb sensitivity with the built-in ferrite antenna and good sound quality. Electrical restoration included replacement of all capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, a full RF and IF alignment, and a new polarized power cord. The power switch circuitry has been rewired to maximize safety with the polarized cord, and a fuse has been added as well. Front panel controls are on/off-volume, tone, and tuning. This is a radio you can rely on for daily use for many years. 14"W x 6-3/4"H x 7"D.  $175.00. (1310061)

 

Zenith 5-R-312 "Beehive" (1938)

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Zenith 5-R-312 "Beehive" (1938)

This Zenith Bakelite table radio from 1938 is affectionately known as the "Beehive" with its cylindrical ribbed speaker grille. This radio's cabinet is in very nice condition, with one minor reddish blemish on the left side (visible in the photos). It works like new, with good sensitivity and sound quality when used with a wire antenna of at least ten feet. Restoration included replacement of all electrolytic and paper capacitors, replacement of resistors where necessary, a strong set of tubes, cleaning of pushbutton contacts, a full RF and IF alignment, addition of a fuse and fuse holder (for improved safety), a new polarized power cord, reconing of the speaker, a new curved speaker baffle, new mounting grommets for the tuning capacitor, new rubber feet, a new window for the dial, a new dial light bulb, and a reproduction back. A very distinctive radio to add to your collection. 12-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D.  $295.00. (1310062)
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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.

  • A packing charge of not more than $10 may apply. In many cases, I will have suitable packing materials and boxes available free of charge. If I don't have suitable materials, then I will ask the buyer to pay the actual cost for boxes and packing materials, up to a maximum of $10.

  • 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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