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Aria A-460 (1936)

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Aria A-460 (1936)

Up for sale is this beautiful five-tube, AC/DC radio, manufactured by Detrola under the Aria name. Aria radios are rare, one-of-a-kind radios that are hard to find and are very collectable. Blake went through the chassis replacing all capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, bad tubes, power cord and then aligned the radio for years of listening pleasure. Professionally refinished by Gary Marvin, Detrola used the finest solid walnut and walnut veneers to produce one of the most beautiful small wood radios I have seen! A very unique radio for your collection. 11-1/2"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D. Add $38for domestic shipping.  $325.00. (1600025)

 

Arvin 664A (1947)

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Arvin 664A (1947)

This gorgeous six-tube, AM only compact Arvin radio was manufactured by Noblitt-Sparks in Columbus, Indiana. Blake went through his usual replacement of all capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, power cord, bad tubes and completed an alignment for peak performance. Gary did a great job repainting this radio. A beautiful radio for any collection! 12-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D. Add $38 for domestic shipping.  $325.00. (1600023)

 

Emerson 26 (1935)

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Emerson 26 (1935)

Here we have a rare Emerson five-tube radio that I had never seen before. I did find a Radio Museum listing for it, and that's about all. A simple mini-tombstone design, with a little bit of inlay around the diameter. The radio has been restored in and out with capacitors being replaced, resistors checked and replaced where needed, tubes checked, and an alignment for top performance. A nice refinish by Gary Marvin. It plays well across the dial with an antenna.  $449.00. (1600006)

 

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

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Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

It seems like the word "Moderne" was used by companies and collectors more than once to name certain radios. There are two on my Radio Attic page alone! This interesting design came from industrial designer Raymond Lowey. Lowey designed dozens of products from 1930 to 1970 including locomotives, the Coke bottle, Studebakers, dishes, the list goes on. He did a few Emerson models, and either you love 'em, or hate 'em! This five-tube radio has an older restoration and plays really good. The issue, as shown in the pictures, is that there are three cracks in the Plaskon case. They have always been there, and haven't grown at all. Therefore we are offering the radio at a reduced price. I have always liked this quirky design, and I hope you do too!  $149.00. (1600020)

 

Emerson R156 Tombstone (1937)

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Emerson R156 Tombstone (1937)

Up for sale is a five-tube Emerson from 1937. It has a standard broadcast band and a police band which doesn't pick anything up in today's world. We went through this radio and replaced all the capacitors, put in new electrolytic capacitors, checked and replaced out of tolerance resistors, checked the tubes, put in a new dial cover and aligned the radio for peak performance. This radio has a nice walnut Ingraham cabinet refinished by Gary Marvin.  $349.00. (1600008)

 

General Electric E61 Tombstone (1936)

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General Electric E61 Tombstone (1936)

Here we have a nice six-tube, two-band (AM, SW) GE radio that has some cathedral styling, but yet looks more like a tombstone. Cathedrals were so popular that manufacturers would have elements of both styles as they transitioned to tombstones in the later 1930's. Zenith had already developed several large and mid-sized tombstone models, and everyone would follow that design. This radio has had our usual replacement of capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, bad tubes, a new power transformer and a complete alignment. The cabinet, knobs and grille cloth are all original and in great shape. This radio will play for many years to come--another "unpack and play" radio! You will need a 15 to 20 foot antenna, which we will enclose. 17"H x 11"W x 8"D.  $299.00. (1600019)

 

Mantola R7543 (1947)

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Mantola R7543 (1947)

Here we a five-tube, AC/DC, Mantola radio, sold nationwide by B.F. Goodrich out of their tire stores. Some of the Mantola radios were manufactured by Radio Products Company out of Chicago, but it's possible that many companies made the Mantola brand for B.F. Goodrich, including Admiral and Detrola. Mantola is sought after by discriminating radio collectors for their looks and performance. Blake performed his magic bringing this radio to life replacing capacitors, bad resistors, bad tubes, power cord and then aligned it for peak performance across the AM dial. This beautiful radio looks like Catalin but is actually Bakelite, free from cracks or defects, and was skillfully repainted by Gary. 11"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D. Add $38 for domestic shipping.  $325.00. (1600024)

 

Midwest HH-7 Tombstone (1936)

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Midwest HH-7 Tombstone (1936)

This rare five-band seven-tube radio has been dubbed "The Moderne" by collectors. Midwest radios are known for their dials, and this one has a beauty! Surrounded by a bronze tone escutcheon with all the correct knobs. We replaced all of the capacitors, replaced out of tolerance resistors, repaired the band selector switch, installed a new tone switch, and a new grille cloth. The tubes we checked and replaced where needed. The radio was aligned and performs wonderfully. Gary did a wonderful refinish using the toning techniques the factory used, only I think his is better! This particular model just doesn't come up for sale very often, due to the fact that Midwest didn't make many of these table radios. I've had it in my collection, and now it's time for someone else to enjoy. If you want a radio that no one else has, this is it! This is a large radio at 20"H x 13-1/2"W x 9"D.  $1,499.00. (1600009)

 

Packard-Bell 5R1 (1956)

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Packard-Bell 5R1 (1956)

Here we have an all original, clean and working five-tube, AC/DC Packard-Bell radio. This radio is exactly as I got it, and is one of the "newer" radios in my collection as I usually don't get radios from the 50's. It plays great and has a nice cabinet including the original back. These were available in kit form, or in this case, factory assembled. We will cover it with our 180 day guarantee.  $99.00. (1600018)

 

Packard-Bell 100A (1949)

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Packard-Bell 100A (1949)

In the early 1930's, Herbert Bell was part owner of Jackson Bell radios, one of the few companies that had a license from RCA to produce superheterodyne radios. In 1933, Jackson Bell closed and Bell partnered with Leon Packard, and Packard-Bell began manufacturing radios in Los Angeles. They were acquired by Raytheon in 1964. Like the 100A, several of their radios were known for the "Stationized Dial" that had the call letters for many large western cities on the dial. This five-tube AC/DC set has had all capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, bad tubes and the power cord replaced. The radio was aligned for peak performance. The dial cover is new and the cabinet is a beautiful, mottled brown Bakelite free from cracks or defects. 9-1/2"W x 6"H x 5"D. Add $38 for domestic shipping.  $149.00. (1600022)

 

Philco 90 Cathedral (1931)

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Philco 90 Cathedral (1931)

Up for sale is this absolutely gorgeous Philco 90, one of the best restorations I have seen! This is an early version with the dual 45 audio tubes with a push-pull output. A very strong radio that picks up a lot of stations, and can be loud if you want! The electronics were gone through, a new volume switch, all capacitors replaced, resistors checked and replaced as needed, tubes checked. The cabinet refinish is one of the best you'll ever see. This is one nice radio--the iconic Philco 90, the quintessential cathedral radio!  $999.00. (1600007)

 

Philco PT-2 Transitone (1941)

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Philco PT-2 Transitone (1941)

This is a very nice, small five-tube Philco radio that is standard broadcast (AM) only. It was a new model in 1941, continued into 1942 and then reappeared after WWII. The case has been polished and it has an older restoration of the chassis, and includes the original back. This radio is just as I got it, and has played great for several months, picking up stations all across the dial. I had this radio on my nightstand and listened to it almost every night. It will have our 180 day guarantee. A nice radio you can unpack and play. Check out our proven packing procedures.  $169.00. (1600017)

 

Setchell-Carlson 588 (1939)

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Setchell-Carlson 588 (1939)

Here we have a seldom seen Setchell-Carlson table radio. You just don't see a lot of these around, especially here in the West. A five-tube radio with a nice wrap-around case and a gorgeous gold dial. This radio is standard broadcast only and performs well across the dial. We replaced capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked tubes, installed a new grille cloth and aligned the radio for peak performance. A really nice refinish by Gary Marvin, and you have a really nice example of a Setchell-Carlson. A great addition to any collection!  $399.00. (1600010)

 

Silvertone 6120A (1939)

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Silvertone 6120A (1939)

Up for sale we have a beautiful Silvertone sporting an Ingraham cabinet. Ingraham Clock Co. made a cabinets for several radio companies. The Emerson R156 we have for sale is also an Ingraham cabinet. Known for their beautiful clock cases, their radio cabinets made the use of fine veneers, and had nice curves and angle features making the radios that have them unique and highly collectable. This Silvertone six-tube, two-band radio (SB and SW) was a perfect example. We believe this radio has a gorgeous original finish. Blake went through this radio replacing all the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked the tubes and installed a new eye tube. Cleaned the push button contacts and aligned the radio for peak performance. This one is a beauty and ready to go!  $499.00. (1600011)

 

Sparton 1268 Console (1938)

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Sparton 1268 Console (1938)

Sparton radios are a favorite among collectors for their Deco design, colorful dials and fabulous performance. This amazing radio has twelve tubes of power with two 45 tubes for a very strong push-pull audio. The multi-colored dial has three bands, one standard broadcast and two shortwave. Blake did a great job on the chassis restoration: all capacitors replaced, out-of-tolerance resistors replaced, tubes checked and replaced where needed, a new cord and fuse has been added for safety, the tuning eye is new and active, then a thorough alignment has the radio operating in peak performance. The speaker is the original Sparton Electromagnetic speaker and it too, is minty. The cabinet is constructed from Australian Laurel, Maple, English and American Walnut and has been carefully refinished with the proper lacquer and toners by Gary Marvin to be "like new" with rich colors and sheen. This radio will be professionally packed and shipped to your nearest Greyhound Depot, allow $150 for shipping and handling. Ask about free delivery to Oregon or Washington. This is one gorgeous console! A focal point in any room. 42"H x 25"W x 14"D.  $1,695.00. (1600012)

 

Western Air Patrol 11M3C Console (1936)

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Western Air Patrol 11M3C Console (1936)

Up for sale we have a rare Western Air Patrol console radio. These were sold on the west coast through Western Auto Supply stores. These radios were made at the Gilfillan factory in Los Angeles. For the east coast stores, they were marketed as Truetone and came out of the Gilfillan factory in Kansas City. The relationship between the two locations was very complicated and lengthy to go over here, simply two different makes of radios sold by the same company. Gilfillan made a lot of the chassis for them, but they also used other companies as well, all of them working out of the Gilfillan factories. This is a really nice eleven-tube radio with a perfect chrome chassis, and it's the only Western Auto model that I have seen with a chrome chassis. The chassis has been gone through in an older restoration, making this a good performing three-band radio. The cabinet is original with a little bit of damage on the wood grill work on one side. Other than that it's in great condition. This radio is just as I acquired it and will fall under our 180 day guarantee. This radio will be carefully packed and shipped by Greyhound. 38"H x 23"W x 14"D.  $699.00. (1600016)

 

Zenith 5-S-127 Tombstone (1937)

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Zenith 5-S-127 Tombstone (1937)

Here we have a beautifully restored Zenith. Touting a wonderful, large black dial, an Art Deco grille and two types of veneer with contrasting grains. This five-tube, three-band radio has had capacitors replaced, resistors replaced where needed, tubes checked, and then aligned for peak performance. The gorgeous cabinet refinished by Gary Marvin, and he gets them to look like they are factory fresh!  $799.00. (1600002)

 

Zenith 5-S-218 (1938)

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Zenith 5-S-218 (1938)

These highly collectable Zenith radios, referred to as the "Cube," represent a style of radio that was copied by other companies due to their popularity. This iconic, good sounding reliable radio created a huge following and are still desirable radios to this day. Zenith made five models of the "Cube" with the 6-S-222 being the largest. We have a 6-S-222 currently on the bench and will be offered for sale soon. The capacitors were replaced, out-of-tolerance resistors replaced, tubes checked and an alignment put the radio in peak performance. Another beautiful cabinet refinish by Oregon's Gary Marvin.  $649.00. (1600004)

 

Zenith 5-S-338 Chairside (1939)

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Zenith 5-S-338 Chairside (1939)

Our first post of a chairside radio is this rare Zenith. There was one sold by Buzz Stone in 2007, and that's the only one sold at the Radio Attic till now. This "Southwestern" styling is unique among Zenith radio design. Using the popular "Racetrack" dial and beautiful Walnut and Mahogany veneers with a curly Maple front bar, this radio is a standout! We did our usual replacement of all capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, power cord and completed an alignment for peak performance. This five-tube, two-band radio performs good on both Broadcast and Short Wave bands with push button station selectors. Gary did a fantastic job refinishing this beauty, and I installed a Zenith reproduction grille cloth. A truly unique Zenith radio for your collection! We have Diversified Packing prepare for shipping by Greyhound to a depot close to you at a cost of $150. 22"H x 21"W x 11"D.  $899.00. (1600021)

 

Zenith 6-D-525 (1941)

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Zenith 6-D-525 (1941)

Commonly known as the "Toaster," this is a six-tube AC/DC set. We went completely through the radio, replacing all of the capacitors and out-of-tolerance resistors. All of the tubes were checked, a new power cord installed, the speaker was re-coned and then the radio was aligned. A new reproduction back was added. It receives well on broadcast band only. The cabinet was refinished by Gary Marvin. This radio looks and plays great!  $349.00. (1600005)

 

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1937)

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Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1937)

This is a large table radio with a big sound! These are getting harder and harder to find, so if you are looking, this radio is one of the best I have seen. We do a complete electronics check of our radios, replacing all the capacitors, resistors where needed, as well as the tubes if necessary. If the radio has a problem, we trouble-shoot it till we find the issue and fix it. These larger radios, along with our console radios, are professionally packed and shipped via Greyhound. At 22-3/4"H x 16-3/4"W x 12-1/2"D, it will be a focal point in any room.  $949.00. (1600003)

 

Zenith 6-S-152 Console (1937)

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Zenith 6-S-152 Console (1937)

1937 was a great year for radio technology and design. Zenith introduced their big "black dial" radios that quickly became one of the most popular and high volume sellers in the world. This model was no exception. The 1937 line of consoles and table radios is at the top of my list, and I have collected many of them over the years. We offer this radio with our usual replacement of capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, bad tubes and any problems we find are fixed, then a complete alignment is performed. This six-tube radio has three bands (SB, SW, Police) and plays strong. This radio has an original finish, knobs and grille cloth. All I did was rub it out with some refinisher, and it turned out so good, I didn't want to strip it. We will be offering both refinished and original finish radios, as some folks like the patina that comes with the original finish. We ship our consoles by Greyhound. Please allow $150-$200 for shipping and handling. 40"H x 25"W x 13"D.  $799.00. (1600015)

 

Zenith 7-S-363 Console (1939)

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Zenith 7-S-363 Console (1939)

Again, the team at Joe's Radio Shop brings you the finest in Antique Radio collecting. 1939 was Zenith's first year for push-button tuning and tone control with a different, iconic Zenith black dial. This seven-tube, three-band (SB, SW, Police) is one of the most beautiful radios Zenith produced. Blake once again did a great job, replacing all capacitors, bad resistors, bad tubes, power cord, a new and active green tuning-eye tube, and aligned the radio. It draws in a lot of stations clear and loud across the dial. Gary outdid himself on an outstanding refinish. This radio boasts several types of veneer in an unusual and beautiful design. American and English Walnut, African Zebra wood, Maple, quilted Maple and Australian Laurel. What a beautiful addition to any living room or office, and anyone that enters the room will be drawn to it! You'll never regret buying the best! Please add $150 for packing and shipping via Greyhound to a depot nearest to where you live in the continental USA. 42"H x 26"W x 15"D.  $1,595.00. (1600026)

 

Zenith 8-S-463 Console (1940)

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Zenith 8-S-463 Console (1940)

This massive radio is beautiful in its own right. This is is another original finish radio, with correct knobs and original grille cloth. The "faux" finish is near perfect, something we all look for in this model. In addition, somewhere in the life of this radio, someone installed a ten-tube chassis (a 1005). The same chassis that is in the 10-S-464 we have for sale. We went through it, replacing all capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, bad tubes, the green eye tube, and any issue that may arise is diagnosed and repaired, then a complete alignment is performed. This 8(10)-tube radio has three bands (SB, SW, Police) and performs well across the dial. We ship our consoles by Greyhound. Please allow $150-$200 for shipping and handling. 42"H x 28"W x 15"D.  $749.00. (1600013)

 

Zenith 10-S-464 Console (1940)

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Zenith 10-S-464 Console (1940)

Here's another big Zenith radio from 1940. Again sporting an original finish with all original knobs, grille cloth and buttons in place. Blake went through this radio--capacitors, bad resistors, bad tubes all replaced. It has a new green tuning eye and power cord. It has a rotating self-contained antenna, and picks up stations strong across the dial. This is a strong radio that was in my living room for a while, and I listened to it every morning. The patina gives this radio some character showing it has lived its almost 80 years with style and grace. I bought this in working condition from an elderly couple that had it most of their 60 year marriage, but alas couldn't fit it in as they moved to a smaller place. What a great history and life it has had and it's ready for many more years of enjoyment. Great price for a working ten-tube console radio! We ship our consoles by Greyhound. Please allow $150-$200 for shipping and handling. 42"H x 29"W x 16"D.  $799.00. (1600014)

 

Zenith 808 Tombstone (1935)

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Zenith 808 Tombstone (1935)

This radio is one of my favorites, showing off that Art Deco "skyscraper" look from the 1930's! Using four different wood veneers with contrasting grains and beautiful inlay work, this is an absolutely stunning cabinet! This radio has three bands: police (non-functional), short wave and standard broadcast. It has had all the capacitors replaced and resistors checked and replaced where necessary. Tubes were checked and replaced if needed. The radio was aligned to achieve top performance. Refinished by Gary Marvin, one of the finest refinishers on the West Coast.  $849.00. (1600001)
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About Joe's Radio Shop

Shipping

At Joe's Radio Shop we do everything in our power to make sure our radios are packed with the utmost of care and protection.  We use double-sided boxes lined with Styrofoam creating a box within a box.  The radio has bubble wrap placed inside to protect the tubes, then double wrapped in bubble wrap and placed on packing peanuts on the bottom of the box.  The sides around the bubble wrapped radio are filled with packing peanuts and a piece of Styrofoam is placed on top of the radio and the box is then sealed.  Our larger radios and consoles have the speakers removed and are professionally packed by Diversified Packing and shipped via Greyhound.  We have never had any damage to any of our shipped radios.  We will ship radios with the company that offers the best rate; Fed-Ex, UPS, USPS and DHL are the preferred carriers.  Let us know if you have a preference for shipping.  Packages are shipped within three business days of payment.  Consoles and large radios may take a little longer due to a more involved packing process.  Tracking numbers will be provided to you, and we track the packages as well.

Payment

Joe's Radio Shop accepts payment through PayPal, credit cards (we use the Square, which requires a 3.75% fee) and checks.  Payment plus shipping must be deposited before we ship your radio to you.  Checks must clear our bank before shipping.  Joe's Radio Shop will not provide or sell your personal information to anyone.  Credit card information is shredded and discarded after the charge is made and deposited.  Upon ordering, you will receive an invoice via email with cost plus shipping charges.  A receipt will arrive with the radio.

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Joe's Radio Shop return policy:

We accept returns, but we would first try to resolve any issues and make sure your radio is functioning as it should.  A few guidelines for vintage tube radios to function properly:
1. Most radios need an antenna to function properly.  10-20 feet of wire connected to the "A" lug in the back of the chassis, which we will provide to you.  Some radios have internal antennas, or "loops."  For the most part, these radios should receive broadcast or "AM" stations in your area.
2. Multiple band radios that have 1-3 short wave bands will also need plenty of antenna.  There isn't much going on these day with short wave.  Many short wave stations have moved to satellite or the internet.  There are a few out there, and a good antenna is needed.  Ask us about antennas; we can describe how to make them to use at your home.  Try to place your radio on an outside wall, the reception will be better, especially with console radios.  Police and aviation (now UHF) bands no longer function in today's world.
3. There are things in a household that can cause static and interference.  Computers, fluorescent lighting, lighting potentiometers (dimmer switch), microwave ovens, digital TV and possibly your wi-fi system.  Try to keep the radio out of proximity to these devices.
4. Running the radio for long periods of time can can them to overheat causing damage.

Please contact us within seven days for a possible return.  E-mail us at joesradioshop1@gmail.com or phone us at 503-209-8414.  Our radios come with a six  month guarantee from the purchase date.  Any electrical damage or failure will be repaired free of cost minus materials and shipping.  If there is damage from shipping, the claim has to go through the shipper.  If we determine the damage is the shipper or buyers fault, we can negotiate a repair price.  If an issue can't be resolved to the buyer's liking, we will offer a full refund minus shipping and insurance.  If the buyer pays the shipper directly, the buyer assumes all responsibility for insurance settlements due to damage while in transit.  When shipping a radio back to us, please follow our packing guidelines listed under Shipping.  If the radio is improperly packed, the refund will be denied.


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