Greg Plant's Radio Attic
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This is a very basic, but clean example from the early 1960s. Bottom label is missing, so determining the model number required some research. One tiny chip can be seen in the photos. A four-tube superheterodyne, it has reasonable sensitivity, and would be a perfect ballgame or news/talk radio for a kitchen, workshop, or garage. The four-tube design might have only marginal performance in a basement unless you are in an area with good signal strength. There is no provision for an external antenna. It has been fully serviced (new capacitors, resistors checked, tubes tested and replaced as necessary, and aligned).
General Electric C485A Clock Radio
Here is a cool little General Electric clock radio. This is a very standard PC board based AA5 design. The unit performs 100% as it would have when brand new. Cosmetically, it cleaned up nicely. It does have a small portion of the front of its left "foot" chipped off. The radio sits on a table perfectly normally, and the chipped foot can be seen, but is not terribly apparent, especially if sitting on a surface lower than eye level. Still, due to the flaw, the radio is offered at a lower price than it would be otherwise. The radio has had a proper alignment performed after all required components were replaced. All of the tubes have been tested and any that were even marginal were replaced. The radio has excellent sensitivity due to proper alignment and due to having a nice large flat loop-style antenna in the back. There is no provision for an external antenna. This would make a great "starter" radio for someone wishing to get into the hobby of collecting and playing with vintage radios. It would also work well as a "daily driver," sitting on a nightstand and waking you up in the mornings as it was designed to do.
RCA 9-X-641 (about 1949)
A very nice Bakelite six-tube set with a tuned RF stage in the front end. This radio cleaned up nicely and has been restored to 100% functionality. And check out the gorgeous dial lighting in a dark room! All electrolytic and film capacitors have been replaced, resistors checked and replaced as needed, and all tubes have been tested and replaced as needed. I then gave the radio a proper alignment per factory specifications. This radio is an excellent choice for DX listening due to the tuned RF stage and the provision for an external antenna if desired. This radio also has a factory installed phono input which could be used with your MP3 player if desired.
Greg Plant's Radio Attic Terms of
- Payments are accepted through PayPal. Credit cards can be
used to pay with PayPal.
- I stand behind my work. I offer a 30 day guarantee to the
original buyer on any radio sold through the Radio Attic. If
you are not satisfied with your radio, I will offer a refund once
the radio is shipped back to me in the same condition it was in
when I shipped it. If you purchase a radio from me and then
resell it, any guarantee becomes your responsibility. I will
not be held responsible for the condition of a radio that I did
not pack for shipment.
- Every radio I sell is double-boxed with thick layers of
bubble wrap for shipment. This is not something I will "negotiate"
about, since it is the only way to ship a vintage radio with a
reasonable expectation of a safe journey to your door. The extra
bulk and weight add to the shipping cost, but safe shipment is
best for both the buyer and the seller.
- To make shipping costs simple for the buyer, I will ship my
radios anywhere in the continental US for a maximum of $20
shipping cost to the buyer. The way it works is simple. Assuming
the buyer is in the continental US, the total purchase price is
the listed (or negotiated) price of the radio + $20. If the actual
shipping cost turns out to be greater than $20, I will cover the
additional cost. If the actual shipping cost turns out to be less
than $20, I will refund the difference to the buyer. I do not
charge for shipping materials or "handling fees", and I absolutely
do not profit on shipping.
- My goal here is not only to sell radios, but to have lots
of customers who are eager to buy a second radio from me based on
their experience with the first one.
... a Greg's Radio Attic Testimonial
- I've purchased two radios from Greg, and couldn't be happier
with them or with the service provided by Greg. Not only
were the radios exactly as described, they arrived very quickly,
and were perfectly packaged. Also, Greg was very helpful
with the questions I had, and answered my emails quickly, and
pleasantly, and is very nice to deal with. It's a nice way
to conduct business, and harkens back to the "old days"-when many
of these radios were brand new! I plan on purchasing a few
more radios, and wouldn't hesitate to buy them from Greg.
Thank you for the great radios, the great prices, and the great
service-all are appreciated! -- Tim R.
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