Greg Plant's Radio Attic
(Texas Radio Restoration)
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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.
Stromberg Carlson 1100 Series 12 (1947)
This Stromberg Carlson radio is a beautiful brown Bakelite design. The cabinet really cleaned up well. A brand new dial cover has been installed. This radio is a six-tube (Loktal) design and works very well. All electrolytic and wax/paper capacitors have been replaced. All tubes test strong (two of the tubes are brand new). Resistors checked and replaced as needed. All rubber chassis grommets have been replaced. A new power cord has been installed. The radio has had a full and proper alignment performed. The sensitivity is very good, and there is an external antenna connection provided for optional connection of an outdoor antenna for even better performance. Like any radio I offer, this is definitely not just a pretty shelf decoration. It is ready for daily use. About 14"W x 8"H x 8"D.
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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