David Martin's Radio Attic

the Radio Attic

Marietta, GA 30062
770-655-3003

   
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I have actively collected and restored old radios for well over 25 years.  As an amateur radio operator, even my ham equipment is tube operated.  I love old radios that "Glow In The Dark."  Restoring these beautiful old sets brings me a great deal of enjoyment, and being able to share these with other interested parties is certainly very satisfying.  If you happen to be in the Atlanta metropolitan area and would like to view the radios for sale here on my Attic, please e-mail or call me. It would be my pleasure to meet you.   Please click here to read my terms & conditions.
 

 

Arvin 417 "Rhythm Baby" AM/SW (1936)

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Arvin 417 "Rhythm Baby" AM/SW (1936)

This is the more difficult to find of the Rhythm Baby models, as it has the Color dial. Years ago, I had two of these, one with the plain mundane dial and this one. Someone "just had to have a Rhythm Baby," and I let the one I liked least go and kept this one. Gosh, it's so beautiful! It's been my "Baby" for a long, long time, but now it's time for someone to adopt it and give it a good home! Lots and lots of Art Deco influence in the design. This beautiful cabinet has been lovingly refinished using the finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a beautiful finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on both the AM Broadcast and shortwave bands. New period correct grille cloth, cloth power cord and Bakelite plug. Nice correct spoked Arvin wood knobs are even present. 11-1/2"H x 9"W x 7-1/2"D.  $399.00. (1390182)

 

Coradio Coin-Op (1948)

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Coradio Coin-Op (1948)

This is a late 1940's coin operated radio. Typically found in hotels and motels and were ruggedized to keep guests from tampering with them. This particular one does come with a pair of keys; a quarter, when inserted, will allow you to listen to your favorite AM broadcast stations for an hour. There is a money box inside of the heavy cabinet to collect the quarters (I left one in the mechanism so the first playing is on me!). Not trying to date myself, but I don't remember these in motels/hotels, but I do remember the beds with "Magic Fingers," in motels that would vibrate the bed for around 15 minutes for a quarter! Those were fun, too. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. Someone nicely painted the cabinet in the past and it is very presentable. Would be a great addition to your "Man Cave." These are somewhat scarce to come by and is the first one I've ever seen. 14-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-3/4"W.  $179.00. (1390177)

 

Emerson AX-217 w/Ingraham Cabinet & Original Box (1937)

Emerson AX-217 w/Ingraham Cabinet & Original Box (1937)

Wonderful stylishly small set from Emerson in their famed Ingraham cabinet, with the tag on the bottom. Yes, this is the original shipping box, worn as you would expect after 70 years. Lovely Art Deco influence from the period. From its amazing gold dial to its airplane style pointer, this is definitely a "keeper" and quite the conversation piece! The cabinet's finish is original, has been cleaned and polished, quite presentable but does have some wear. It was nice enough that I couldn't bring myself to refinish it. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music. How can you refuse? Make this gorgeous little Emerson yours today! 9"W x 5-1/2"H x 4"D.  $295.00. (1390172)

 

Emerson CS270 AM/SW (1939)

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Emerson CS270 AM/SW (1939)

Nice round curved top cabinet designed by Ingraham. The vertical grille bars and gold airplane style dial really set this Emerson off! It receives well and plays nicely on both the AM broadcast band and shortwave. I guess I'll always be a "sucker" for a nice Emerson! This lovely cabinet has been refinished using the finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a lovely finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). Nice rich sounding radio ready for you to listen to your favorite ball games. I believe this is the first time a CS270 has been offered for sale on The Attic. 12-1/2"W x 9-1/4"H x 8"D.  $239.00. (1390178)

 

Emerson DB315 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1939)

Emerson DB315 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1939)

Beautiful Ingraham cabinet Emerson from 1939 with accent inlays and a concentric type speaker grille. This lovely cabinet has been refinished using the finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a lovely finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music, such as Doris Day or Ray Noble. 11"W x 8"H x 5-1/2"D.  $319.00. (1390167)

 

General Electric 107 (1948)

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General Electric 107 (1948)

Nice chocolate brown Bakelite radio with distinct horizontal grille bars that curve around both sides of the front. It receives the AM broadcast band very well with its internal loop antenna and sounds so nice. The cabinet was polished and the electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). Ready for your enjoyment! 12"W x 8"H x 7"D.  $159.00. (1390179)

 

Silvertone 4421 (1936)

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Silvertone 4421 (1936)

Nice cube shape and the round gold dial collectors love. This model started its life as a farm radio and likely during the "rural electrification" that began in the farmlands around 1936, was converted to operate on regular AC power, with the addition of a transformer, rectifier tube and the elimination of the vibrator. Beautiful radio and it appears to be the first model 4421 offered on The Attic. This lovely cabinet has been refinished using the finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a lovely finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. 14"W x 11-3/4"H x 9"D.  $249.00. (1390180)

 

Stewart Warner R142-AS "Ferrodyne" (1936)

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Stewart Warner R142-AS "Ferrodyne" (1936)

What a beautiful Art Deco influenced cabinet design and to top it off, it's a Stewart Warner. You just don't seem many of these around. Cabinet designed by Mastercraft, and it's lovely with the curvy speaker grille cut-outs and walnut insert. This Deco cabinet has been refinished using the finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a lovely finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. These seem to be a bit hard to come by and sure would make a nice addition to your collection. 15"W 10"H x 8"D.  $279.00. (1390181)

 

Wilcox-Gay 6AC5 AM/SW (1939)

Wilcox-Gay 6AC5 AM/SW (1939)

This radio screams Art Deco! Gorgeous design work. Wow! Some collectors say this was one of Wilcox Gay's attempts to take on the "Mae West" radio, which was made famous by Emerson, and it's very easy to see why. This Art Deco beauty features a gorgeous solid walnut cabinet, accent stripes, bright colorful backlit round dial coupled with a round grille, elegant toned accent trim along with very nice performance on both the AM broadcast and shortwave bands. This lovely cabinet has been refinished using the finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a lovely finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM Broadcast band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music. 14-1/4"W 6-1/2"H x 7-3/4"D.  $309.00. (1390174)

 

Zenith J504 (1953)

Zenith J504 (1953)

If you like 1950s Zenith radios, it just doesn't get much better than this; you'll love it! This Zenith was designed to play on both house current and battery power as a portable, but no way does a portable normally sound this good! The color combination is just the prettiest of any I've seen, tan tweed and a burgundy case and knobs, just gorgeous! The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). The reception is excellent on the AM broadcast and the sound is warm and rich due to design and its larger speaker. The cabinet has been hand polished to preserve its beauty. 14"W 9-1/2"H x 5-1/4"D.  $159.00. (1390163)
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Antique radios are very delicate instruments that were designed and manufactured many decades ago.  It normally takes several minutes for a vacuum tube radio to fully 'warm up' and begin receiving signals.  Most antique radios will not receive signals unless you attach a very long, thin wire as an antenna.  Long distance reception is generally better during the evening hours, but strong local stations are typically received well during the daytime.  Buyers should not expect the same sound quality and performance from an antique radio that can be achieved by more modern radios.  Lastly, since these radios are between 60 and 80 years old, they just simply not as reliable as modern radios.  Some household appliances, dimmer switches, monitors, garage door openers and florescent lighting can cause noisy interference.  It is very important to note that antique radios should never remain permanently plugged in, left playing for long periods of time or left unattended.  When you're finished enjoying your radio, unplug it.

I will hold a radio for five (5) calendar days for the first buyer to send an email expressing their intention to purchase the radio.  If payment is not received in full within five (5) calendar days, it will be eligible to be sold to any other potential buyer.  I do not accept partial payments, deposits or monthly payment plans, or hold checks.

If a buyer is not satisfied with a radio, they have seven (7) calendar days after delivery to contact me by e-mail.  If a buyer wants a full purchase price refund, the radio must be returned in as-sold condition.  Any returned item must be shipped at the buyer's expense and fully insured for the original purchase price.  The buyer must promptly return the radio, so the seller receives it within fifteen (15) calendar days after it was initially delivered to the buyer, which would be confirmed by a tracking number.  The seller will refund the full purchase price within ten (10) calendar days after the radio is received and inspected as long as these conditions are satisfied.

All packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the buyer.  My radios will be very carefully packed and shipped using FedEx or UPS, as I do not use the services of the Post Office.  Please note that I do not ship outside of the Continental United States, nor do I ship to Canada or to any Post Office box.  If your radio is damaged in shipping and you want a refund, you will have to take the radio and all of the original packaging to your FedEx or UPS location for inspection.  This is FedEx and UPS policy.  In certain cases, FedEx or UPS may retrieve the radio and packing materials from your home upon your request.

Payment Options:
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3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only) 

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  • "Hello David, just letting you know the radio is playing well in the UK, and I'm enjoying it very much."
  • I received my '37 Delco R-1126 "The Companion" today. It's really beautiful and plays very well. I almost expected to hear Bennie Goodman play "Sing Sing Sing" or the Count Basie Orchestra playing "One O'Clock Jump" when I turned it on!
  • David, what can I say? Can you hear Louie Armstrong in Georgia? Spectacular looks and SOUND! I can't wait till dark to see the lighted dial. You did a beautiful job and I知 mesmerized!
  • Such a cool little radio. I darkened the room to get the full effect, which is JUST fantastic. It really has soul!
  • Hi David, the radio looks and sounds great! Very happy, thanks for everything!
  • The radio is just beautiful and pulling in local mega station WBZ very strong! Thanks a million!!
  • The Arvin arrived safely. Plays and looks great. Thanks so much!
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  • My Emerson arrived safely and wow, what a great packing job! I LOVE it and I値l be back for more of your radios!!!
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  • The package arrived yesterday---and he loved it!!! Thank you so much.
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  • Got the radio today. Thanks! I was well packed and looks great.
  • The Sylvania radio just arrived and is a beauty! Thanks!!
  • Received both radios today, in good condition. I think I built up my arm muscles in unpacking them! Well done.
  • Got the General radio last night. Spent the evening unpacking it! Nice job! Beautiful radio, am very happy.
  • Just want to let You know that the Radio was received on Tuesday, and I Love It !! You did a Great Job Restoring the Radio! Thanks for the Nice job on the packing too!
  • The Fada arrived yesterday, but I didn't open it until this morning. It is LOVELY, and the packing was so good that I shall use it to cover my fallout shelter! Thanks for adding yet another radio to my collection of more than several hundred.
  • Just opened the Radio and it sounds great, plugged it in and tuned in my sports station now life is good. Thank you!
  • This is SO beautiful!!! Thank you.
  • The radio arrived safely; great packing! For me, this is a killer radio. The "look" is incredible. I am a sucker for unusual-looking wood. This is a piece of furniture in my eyes. Thanks again!
  • It's in great shape. Thank you!!
  • I wanted to update you on my FADA. It looked too good and sounded too nice. My daughter talked me right out of it so I値l be buying something else from you to take its place!
  • David the radio arrived looks and works great. Thanks.
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  • Hi David, I just received your package and the radio works fine. Thank you SO much!
  • Just wanted to let you know the radio arrived safely and looks and sounds great. Thanks!!!
  • Holy cow this thing is awesome!!! Yeah, music all through the house!!! Thank you!!
  • Got it. Great radio. Thanks!!!
  • One word sums it all up 展OW賠.. The R-169 radio both looks and sounds like it literally came out of the factory yesterday,
  • Radio arrived today and it痴 beautiful. Thank you so much for the speedy shipping and protective packing!
  • The radio came today! No problems. The radio is beautiful. Thank you!
  • Hi I received the radio yesterday and it is beautiful... Thanks!
  • Whoa! That is a cool radio. I gave it to my Dad this morning. He opened it and loved it. We immediately plugged it in and drooled over it. Really cool!! Thank you!
  • The radio came at 11am this morning . It plays great ! Man when you package something you package !! It is very shiny. I want to thank you very much and I plan on getting many listening hours with it!
  • What a sweet radio! It was packed fantastic. I had high expectations from the photos and the Emerson AD-110 Mini-Tombstone exceeded them by far. It is a gem.
  • It is indeed here! Nice packing job. It is exactly what I had hoped for. It is connected and playing well as this is being written. A very special Christmas gift for me. Yep, it takes me back to a very special place in time.
  • I am really enjoying the Fairbanks-Morse 5C radio. It is a beautiful radio and I have been pleased with the reception I am getting with the long wire antenna.
  • The Zenith arrived safe and sound and everything is working great. Thanks very much!
  • Wanted to thank you for the new addition to my collection. She痴 a real beauty!!!!
  • What a beautiful little desktop! My wife absolutely loves it. It arrived safely and is now playing a local station in our home office. We are both extremely pleased with this radio. Thank you so much!
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  • As expected, the WG made Airline is superb! Sounds great, playing the great old music that should be playing on it, through my in-house transmitter. When I opened the box, the usual fear of what you might find was quickly put to rest, great packing job.
  • You probably know that I received the Emerson. WOW! It is so beautiful! And it's playing right now. I love that golden dial backplate. It looks very rich!
  • The Phantom Junior arrived safely and works well. This was one occasion when your expert and conservative packaging helped because the box arrived with a gash on one side. The extra interior cardboard really save the day on this one. Great looking set, particularly with the lighted dial on. I feel most fortunate.
  • David - the Zenith 5-S-228 is truly beautiful. I appreciate your detailed workmanship, plus the careful packaging to ensure safe delivery. Thanks very much.
  • Thank you for your attention to details with the radios I purchased. As always, seeing your treasures on the Radio Attic is always a real treat.
  • The radio just arrived and it is beautiful!!! I love it and so will my wife. As promised the moment we put it up I will send a few pictures. Thank you so very much. This will make Christmas very special for my wife and I.

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