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.
 
My Radio Attic is having a SALE!

 

Aetna 30A67W AM/SW (1935)

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Aetna 30A67W AM/SW (1935)

Back in the day, numerous retail stores sold their own branded radios and Walgreen's was no exception. Mount Aetna was the logo for these radios and was prominently displayed on their dials. This one is a very cute and smallish tombstone with a very detailed, decorative Art Deco influenced dial bezel. This appears to be the first time this unusual model has been available for sale on The Attic. I refinished the cabinet several years ago, using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers and it is still lovely. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band, much better than you would expect from a four-tube TRF set and it sounds very nice, picking up all the stations in my area. The shortwave band is what some refer to as Police Band, which is not overly active today. 13-1/8"H x 10-3/4"W x 6"D.  $289.00. (1390241)

 

Airline 62-317 AM/SW (1936)

Airline 62-317 AM/SW (1936)

Airline radios were distributed by retail giant Montgomery Ward, both within their stores and through their catalogs. Various manufacturers made radios for them through the years. This particular one is believed to have been made by Belmont of Chicago IL. Stepped waterfall top, beautiful colored dial, large airplane style dial pointer with a smaller split-second dial pointer and a bright green magic tuning eye. Quite a lovely set and they don't come up for sale too often. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster. The dial cover has been replaced with a new one so that you can enjoy the colorful dial. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on both the AM broadcast band and the two shortwave bands, as you'd expect from a seven-tube (including the eye tube) super-het set. This radio has an amazing sound you're sure to enjoy! 17-1/2"W x 10"H x 8-3/4"D.  $329.95. (1390229)

 

Crosley "New Fiver" Tombstone (1935)

ON SALE
until
July 31

Crosley "New Fiver" Tombstone (1935)

The Art Deco influence is absolutely wonderful on this Crosley tombstone. With its exotic veneer inlays, book-matched veneer and design, it strongly resembles a Deco sky scraper of the era. This lovely cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous 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 and also has the old Police band, which isn't in use today. 13-3/4"H x 11"W x 8"D.  Was $329.00, now $288.95. (1390205)

 

Detrola 319 (1940)

Detrola 319 (1940)

Nice and small Detrola with inlays, handle and a beautiful colorful dial with an airplane style dial pointer. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster. The dial cover has been replaced with a new one so that you can plainly see the dial. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. 10-1/2"W x 6-1/4"H x 5-1/4"D.  $219.00. (1390231)

 

Electrohome "Viking" by Dominion (1937)

Electrohome "Viking" by Dominion (1937)

Here's a nice older, unusual set from Canada. I searched The Attic and was unable to find anything like it. Not to say it is rare, it's just that Canadian radios don't often find their way into the US. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band. 13"W x 8-3/4"H x 6-1/4"D.  $129.00. (1390240)

 

Emerson EC-425 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1942)

ON SALE
until
July 31

Emerson EC-425 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1942)

Beautiful and small radio with a lovely sound. The cabinet was designed by Ingraham, which would explain the fine maple used and accenting veneers. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster. The distinct airplane-style dial pointer and gold dial stand out with the new, clear dial cover. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band, plus I have added an MP3 input so you can also enjoy your own supplied music. This one won't take up much room, as the dimensions are only 10-1/4"W x 7-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D.  Was $195.00, now $154.95. (1390227)

 

Firestone R-1661-A AM/SW (1936)

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Firestone R-1661-A AM/SW (1936)

Firestone once sold their own name branded appliances, including radios, within their tire stores. The R-1669-A seven-tube set, in its walnut cabinet, was just a step below much larger console radios in terms of sound quality. It was The top model Firestone offered in their 1936-37 line-up. With an 8-inch speaker and advanced electronic design for its time, it rivaled the best sets of its day; considering it was manufactured by Stewart Warner, that was no surprise. The new green magic tuning eye is mesmerizing to see in a darkened room as is the drop dead gorgeous 6-inch graphic rich dial with the airplane style dial pointer. The wooden knobs are unique with their Art Deco distinctive graphic design. This cabinet has been lovingly refinished using the very finest grain fillers and lacquers, producing a beautiful luster. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM and both shortwave bands. I've added not only a MP3 input, but am also including a Bluetooth receiver, so you can expand your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music. 20-1/4"W x 11-3/4"H x 9-1/2"D.  $595.00. (1390242)

 

Firestone Air Chief S-7402-4 "the Reporter" (1939)

ON SALE
until
July 31

Firestone Air Chief S-7402-4 "the Reporter" (1939)

It’s not too often we have the good fortune to know the ownership history of the radios we collect; however, this little Air Chief is quite the exception. Upon graduating from high school, this Firestone was a gift to a lovely lady as a present from her parents. Marrying in 1941, she took the radio with her, moving to Ohio where she remained after WWII. Then her husband worked for the military overseas, living in Germany, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Panama and then back to Washington DC in 1968. Retiring to Florida in 1977, her prized radio was carefully stored. Just a beautiful story! The Bakelite cabinet has been nicely polished and a small crack in the top left rear louver was professionally repaired. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, has a polarized line cord and it is internally fused for your safety), it plays very well, has an internal loop antenna, picks up lots of stations on the AM band and has plenty of volume. 8"W s 5-1/4"H x 4-1/2"D.  Was $175.00, now $148.95. (1390233)

 

Goodyear Wings 741 AM/SW (1937)

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Goodyear Wings 741 AM/SW (1937)

Goodyear sold appliances and radios within their tire stores for many years. Back in the day, people associated tire stores with more than just tires. This is the first 741 I've ever seen anywhere and offered here first on The Radio Attic. It is loaded with Art Deco influence from the distinctive grille, the accent stripes, wooden grooved knobs and the waterfall front. The dial is very colorful and the airplane style dial pointer is very stylish. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on both the AM broadcast band and the two shortwave bands, as you'd expect from a seven-tube with two 6F6 tubes for push-pull audio. I have also added an MP3 audio input so you can listen to your own selected music. 19[1/2"W x 11"H x 8-3/4"D.  $495.00. (1390244)

 

Motorola 51X19 (1941)

Motorola 51X19 (1941)

Beautiful little pre-WWII set with white bullet knobs and a white Plaskon speaker grille. The grille does have some stress cracks, which is to be expected for its 77 years. Beautiful dial and red dial pointer, seen clearly through its new dial cover. I'm not much into Catalin radios, but I understand the Motorola 51X shares the same chassis as this 51X19 at a fraction of the cost! The cabinet has been nicely refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band with its internal loop antenna. 11-1/2"W x 7"H x 5-3/4"D.  $209.00. (1390237)

 

Olympic 6-502 (1946)

Olympic 6-502 (1946)

An unusual post-War set with a slanted dial and vertical grille bars accented in black, which I would say has a late Art Deco influence by Olympic Radio and Television Company. The cabinet has been nicely refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a lovely luster. The clear round plastic dial cover has been polished, but does have a small crack at the very bottom, which does not distract from viewing the dial. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band with its internal loop antenna. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music should you wish. 13-3/4"W x 7-1/4"H x 5-1/4"D.  $169.00. (1390238)

 

Remler 21-3 "Minuette" Cathedral AM/PB (1932)

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Remler 21-3 "Minuette" Cathedral AM/PB (1932)

A very small, early cathedral from the San Francisco California based manufacturer, Remler. The Minuette had several cabinet designs, and in my opinion, this particular one is the most desirable. This model is not often seen on The Radio Attic and some consider it scarce. Though just a four-tube set, it plays loudly through its 8-inch speaker and also has a tone control. This cabinet has been lovingly refinished using the very finest lacquers, producing a beautiful luster. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and is internally fused for your safety), has new period specific grille cloth and a new period specific cloth covered power cord with a Bakelite plug. It plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band, picking up all my local stations. It also has the Police band, which is no longer used today. As always, I've included plenty of antenna wire for good reception. 13"H x 10-1/4"W x 7"D.  $297.00. (1390245)

 

Simplex "P" Mini-Cathedral (1934)

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Simplex "P" Mini-Cathedral (1934)

Simplex was a small radio manufacturer located in Philadelphia PA, which began in 1923 and later moved to Sandusky OH in 1947, leading to the demise of the company. In financial distress, they were acquired by Philco, who immediately closed the plant and eliminated a formidable competitor. Simplex is a brand very hard to come by and when found, stay in the hands of collectors. This model "P" cathedral is the only one I have ever seen and I believe the smallest five-tube superhet they ever made. This cabinet has been lovingly refinished using the very finest lacquers, producing a beautiful luster. The grille cloth and knobs appear to be original and a period specific cloth cord has been added. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and is internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM band. 12-1/2"H x 10-1/3"W x 7-1/4"D.  $335.00. (1390243)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1802-A AM/SW (1937)

Stewart-Warner R-1802-A AM/SW (1937)

Lovely multi-shouldered cube-style set which preceded the R-180. Original knobs, grille cloth and finish. Gorgeous gold filigree detailed dial with the Stewart-Warner logo imprinted. It just about looks like it's out of a time warp, as it is so clean, both inside and out. Cabinet was polished and waxed, showing little wear for being 81 years young! Premium Stewart Warner cabinets wore "Craft-Built" metal tags, designating their very best models. This tag is proudly displayed on the back. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on both the AM broadcast and shortwave bands. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. The large speaker and separate tone control makes this set quite the "boomer!" 16-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D.  $299.00. (1390236)
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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:
1) Money Order or Bank Cashiers Check.
2) PayPal funded from your checking account or PayPal balance only.  No credit card payments of any kind through PayPal unless you absorb all fees.
3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only) 

< David's Radio Attic Testimonials >
  • "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'm 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!
  • Just wanted to let you know that the radio arrived safe and sound. It's a beauty! And it sounds great—very pleasing and relaxing. It's a joy to look at and listen to!
  • My Emerson arrived safely and wow, what a great packing job! I LOVE it and I'll be back for more of your radios!!!
  • I'm so tickled with this radio. Why oh why did I wait so long to buy one? Its great! Thanks!
  • The package arrived yesterday---and he loved it!!! Thank you so much.
  • Excellent... It plays very well. Your reputation is flawless!
  • 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'll be buying something else from you to take its place!
  • David the radio arrived looks and works great. Thanks.
  • Its good to deal with a nice person in this world of e-bay cheaters and liars. Love the radio and all the attention to detail you put into it… Oh, it plays GREAT!
  • 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 – "WOW"….. The R-169 radio both looks and sounds like it literally came out of the factory yesterday,
  • Radio arrived today and it's 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's 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!
  • I have never received better-packed radios than the Belmont you sent!
  • It's refreshing to do business with someone of your character that does what they say they'll do, especially in this day and age. Thank you very much! Oh, the radio is lovely, too!
  • 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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