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.
 

 

Crosley "New Fiver" Tombstone (1935)

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.  $419.00. (1390205)

 

Detrola 100 (1936)

Detrola 100 (1936)

What a beautiful Detrola with the huge Network dial. These only seem to come up for sale every few years or so, as they are quite difficult to acquire and treasured by most serious collectors. I've had this one in my office many years and it is now time to pass it on to another loving home. The cabinet has been refinished using the very 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 and also has the old "police" shortwave band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music, such as Johnny Mercer or The Andrews Sisters. 14"W x 10"H x 7"D.  $469.00. (1390192)

 

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.  $199.00. (1390172)

 

Emerson DA-287 AM/SW (1939)

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Emerson DA-287 AM/SW (1939)

This Emerson isn't often seen or found for sale. Nicely designed relatively large cabinet produced by Ingraham for Emerson. Aside from a beautiful detailed gold dial, above the dial are three different colored lighted jewels, which illuminate according to which band selection is made from the band switch on the rear of the chassis. The cabinet is an older restoration and very presentable, including the gold decals along with a nice and clear dial cover so you can see the lovely airplane style dial pointer. 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 and shortwave bands. I have added a MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. 16"W x 10-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  $229.00. (1390213)

 

Emerson EP-406 "Patriot" (1941)

Emerson EP-406 "Patriot" (1941)

Striking example of American patriotism by Emerson in an Ingraham cabinet. Maple wood, oak color and wonderful red, white and blue accent stripes. Excluding the stars, this Emerson just about looks like an American flag! These are uncommon and increasingly difficult to find. Introduced in the fall of 1940 in Emerson's 1941 lineup. This is actually a pre-War set, as the US didn't enter WWII until the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. The cabinet was previously refinished by someone else in the past and has a nice presentable finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays nice and loud 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 Bing Crosby or Ozzie Waters. 10-1/4"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-3/4"D.  $199.00. (1390193)

 

Fairbanks-Morse 5C AM/SW (1937)

Fairbanks-Morse 5C AM/SW (1937)

Here's a very gorgeous and not often seen Fairbanks-Morse radio. It has an amazing colorful dial, airplane style dial pointer and three receiving bands, one AM broadcast and two SW. Lots of Art Deco influence! 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 and shortwave bands. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music. This will be The Key Focal Point of any room or collection. 17-1/2"W x 12-1/8"H x 9-1/2"D.  $459.00. (1390198)

 

Farnsworth GT-051 "Bullet" (1947)

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Farnsworth GT-051 "Bullet" (1947)

Stunning, shiny, beautiful brown Bakelite with some marbling, rounded corners with a finned wrap around grille. Wow! Much like the costlier FADA Bullet sets, this bullet styled set really stands out! Good things do come in small packages! The swirling design on both the dial knob and volume knob is colorful and the dial is backlit, accenting the translucent dial pointer. An amazing radio with the original back (loop antenna) and crisp intact labels on the bottom as you would expect for such a pristine set. Difficult to obtain, very few of these are ever offered for sale, so don't hesitate if you appreciate such beauty! 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 band picking up local and distant stations. 11"W x 5-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D.  $319.00. (1390214)

 

General Electric 107 (1948)

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.  $99.00. (1390179)

 

Philco 40-125 AM/SW (1939)

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Philco 40-125 AM/SW (1939)

Philco introduced the 40-125 in their fall line-up for 1940 and it was a big hit. This beautiful original finish cabinet (sans the grille, which looks like it was touched up) has very little wear and looks fabulous. Original handle on top, push buttons, nice knobs, and back. 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 with its internal antenna and also has the old "police" shortwave band. I've added an MP3 input for your listening enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music. You’ll really love the style and due to its small size, it will fit just about anywhere. 10-3/4"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/4"D.  $191.00. (1390211)

 

Philco 41-226C "Sled" AM/SW (1940)

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Philco 41-226C "Sled" AM/SW (1940)

Introduced in Philco's 1940 fall lineup, this was their very special "Sled" with the finned side, inlaid herring bone style accent veneers and push button pre-set tuning and dial tuning. They even eliminated the on-off switch that was normally on the volume control and assigned that function to the top left push button, which was advanced design for the era. Original knobs, push buttons, brass station ID bracket and even the original station tags. Lots of Art Deco influence in this one! The cabinet has been lovingly 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 and shortwave bands, utilizing the original internal loop antenna. Just a beautiful set! 12-1/2"W x 8"H x 6-1/4"D.  $289.00. (1390215)

 

Pilot 193 AM/SW (1936)

Pilot 193 AM/SW (1936)

Pilot, a small radio manufacturer out of Brooklyn, NY, produced very high quality, well engineered radios. The 193, a top of the line offering for 1936, is highly coveted by serious collectors and very rarely comes up for sale here on The Attic or elsewhere, as they nominally remain in collections for decades. Beautiful 6-inch stationized airplane style dial that lights three ways, top and bottom (AM Broadcast) and top or bottom depending which shortwave band is in use. Cabinet design is gorgeous with the inlay veneer and bookend style matching corner veneers. The cabinet has been refinished using the very 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). It plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band and shortwave bands through its 8-inch speaker. In addition to adding an MP3 input, I am including a Bluetooth receiver so you can directly connect your MP3 device or stream your music using your own Bluetooth device. A USB charger cable is included for charging the device's battery. 21-3/4"W x 11-3/4"H x 8"D.  $489.00. (1390208)

 

Pilot X-1252 AM/SW (1939)

Pilot X-1252 AM/SW (1939)

First time offered on The Attic is this beautiful pre-War Pilot. Nice inlay accents and a nicely designed cabinet. Pilot radios are somewhat difficult to attain. Founded in 1919 by Isidor Goldberg who first offered radio kits for home use, they went bankrupt in 1933 in the Depression and reopened shortly thereafter, with factories in several different countries. In 1963, the Pilot name was bought by Emerson. Their history is quite interesting. This beautiful cabinet has been refinished using the very 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 and shortwave bands and receives stations better than many other radios of this era due to its advanced design and internal loop antenna. 13-1/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D.  $199.00. (1390189)

 

RCA 115 (1933)

RCA 115 (1933)

This RCA's "skyscraper" style cabinet screams Art Deco as much as any radio I’ve seen before, what with the contrasting veneers and stepped top. Yowza! This one has been in my personal collection nearly 30 years. The finish, to me, looks original and I couldn't bring myself to refinish it, as it looks too good, so I cleaned up and polished it. There is some wear, but I think it is gorgeous looking. This set is very hard to come by and prized by collectors. 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. 13-1/2"W x 9-1/8"H x 8"D.  $439.00. (1390209)

 

Silvertone 4468 AM/SW (1936)

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Silvertone 4468 AM/SW (1936)

A Top of The Line model for Silvertone in 1936. Beautiful gold dial, magic tuning eye, airplane style dial pointer, original finish on the stylishly designed cabinet, original grille cloth, original knobs, just a lovely, original radio someone must have cherished, as it is in such nice condition. This is the first time this model has been seen and offered on The Attic and is considered difficult to find. The cabinet was carefully cleaned and polished, preserving its beauty and luster. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). It plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band and both shortwave bands through its large speaker. In addition to adding a MP3 input, I am including a Bluetooth receiver, so you can directly connect your MP3 device or stream your own music using your own Bluetooth device (smart phone, tablet, etc.). A superb preserved original specimen suitable for any discerning collector. 16-1/2"W x 10-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D.  $469.00. (1390210)

 

Stewart-Warner R142-AS "Ferrodyne" (1936)

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.  $229.00. (1390181)

 

Zenith 5-S-127 AM/SW Tombstone (1937)

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Zenith 5-S-127 AM/SW Tombstone (1937)

Introduced in Zenith's 1936 Fall model lineup, this beautifully designed cabinet with its rounded finned shoulders and burl walnut veneer patterns was quite a big hit with the public. Everyone loved the big black backlit dial with the white "Z" airplane style pointer and red split-second pointer. It is a wonderful performing radio, having three bands (AM broadcast and two short wave bands – A, B & C thus 540kc – 19mhz) and a wonderful sound. New period correct grille cloth, original wooded "Z" knobs, new rubber chassis mounts, tuner mounts and dial belt. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous look. 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 and shortwave bands. I have added a MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. Whether this would be your first Zenith Black Dial or you are a Zenith collector, this will certainly compliment anyone's collection. A suitable Bluetooth receiver may be added for an additional $35. 18-3/4"H x 13-1/2"W x 9-1/4"D.  $579.00. (1390212)

 

Zenith 6-S-511 AM/SW (1941)

Zenith 6-S-511 AM/SW (1941)

Super pre-War Zenith in brown Bakelite, gold regionalized dial and station push buttons. Beautiful radio and it's no wonder it has a handle, as it's no light weight! Wonderful playing radio on AM and shortwave with that sound and design that made Zenith famous. Nice "Z" knobs, tortoise shell handle and original cardboard back. This cabinet has been carefully polished, has a nice reflective sheen and is without cracks. 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 shortwave. 14"W x 7-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  $199.00. (1390187)
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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.

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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'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!
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  • 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.
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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 – "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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