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Arvin 664A (1947)

ON SALE
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October 31

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.  Was $325.00, now $299.00. (1600023)

 

Atwater Kent 185 (1934)

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October 31

Atwater Kent 185 (1934)

Here we have an original cabinet AK tombstone. Atwater Kent first designed ignition systems in 1907 for early automobiles. With the success of that endeavor he opened his first Pennsylvania radio factory in 1921. He produced a very high quality product and his company's reputation was very important to him, referred to as the "Cadillac of Radios." He chose to close down production and retire in 1936 rather than produce a cheaper radio of lesser quality to compete in the market of that day. This five-tube, two-band radio (SB, police) has a great Art Deco design. The walnut veneers are separated with brass strips that accentuate the linear look of this radio. This radio has an older electronic restoration and plays well across the dial. The cabinet, knobs and grille cloth are all original. Please allow $38 for packing and shipping.  Was $399.00, now $299.00. (1600037)

 

Belmont 526 "Scotty" (1938)

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October 31

Belmont 526 "Scotty" (1938)

It might be an interesting project to find out now many radio companies had a model called the "Scotty." Maybe not, but we can agree that most of them are rare and collectable. This Belmont 526 is no exception; you just don't see them come up that often (although we have it and a Remler "Scottie" on our site right now). The Belmont version is a five-tube, AM only set with push-button station selectors. I will include instructions to set up the buttons to the stations in your area. The identifying tabs above each button are available online. Joe went through the chassis replacing all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. The radio was aligned and has great sensitivity and volume across the dial. We hand-polished the cabinet and put in a new grille cloth. A really nice version of the Belmont "Scotty" for anyone's collection! 10"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D.  Was $449.00, now $399.00. (1600101)

 

Crosley 5H1 Tombstone (1934)

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October 31

Crosley 5H1 Tombstone (1934)

In 1920, Powel Crosley Jr. introduced the first low priced radio for $20 and soon became the largest producer of radios in the world. It earned him the reputation as the "Henry Ford of Radios." This beautiful full-size tombstone radio with its chrome escutcheon and green back-lit dial is striking to behold. The 5H1 is a five-tube, two-band (SB, SW) radio with a 6-inch electro-magnetic dynamic speaker. Blake has replaced all the paper/wax capacitors with new Mylar caps and replaced the tubes and resistors as needed. He aligned the set to perform like new. Gary has restored the original faux finish to perfection and refinished the cabinet with a toning lacquer to a semi gloss sheen. The speaker, dial scale and knobs are original, and the chassis has its original zinc oxide coating. A schematic is available "on line" but an actual picture of a 5H3 Crosley is not. This is a very limited production radio! 16"H x 14"W x 8"D.  Was $649.00, now $599.00. (1600084)

 

Crosley 634 Tombstone (1936)

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Crosley 634 Tombstone (1936)

Here we have a beautiful 1936 Crosley tombstone that is offered on the Radio Attic for the first time. This wonderful six-tube, two-band (AM,SW) Super-Heterodyne radio has great sensitivity across the dial. All the wax/paper capacitors have been replaced with new epoxy coated capacitors of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed, and a precise alignment has been done for years of listening pleasure. A safety fuse was installed, and an audio cable has been added to plug and play your own device. This high performing chassis is also used on Crosley's model 649 console radio. Gary has professionally refinished the cabinet with the finest lacquer, grain filler and toner for a "factory like" piano finish. The knobs, chassis and speaker are original to this beautiful Crosley, and a new reproduction Crosley grille cloth completes this restoration. 15-1/2"H x 12-1/2"W x 8"D.  $699.00. (1600115)

 

Emerson 26 (1935)

ON SALE
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October 31

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.  Was $449.00, now $349.00. (1600006)

 

Emerson 167 (1938)

Emerson 167 (1938)

Here is another beautiful Ingraham cabinet radio built for Emerson for the 1938 model year. This super-clean chassis has been restored by Blake. All the wax/paper capacitors have been replaced by modern equivalents, the tubes and resistors have been tested and replaced as needed. It receives local broadcasts loud and clear and has one shortwave band. A fuse, line cord and an audio cable have been added to plug and play your own device. Gary has expertly refinished this beautiful cabinet that is made of American Walnut, Maple and trimmed with Australian Laurel. The speaker, chassis and knobs are all original to the set and a new dial cover and Emerson badge completes the restoration. 14"W x 9"H x 7"D.  $425.00. (1600106)

 

Emerson 888 "Pioneer" (1958)

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October 31

Emerson 888 "Pioneer" (1958)

This eye-catching Emerson transistor radio in "Tropical Turquoise" is a beauty. There are no chips or cracks in the "Nevabreak" case and the battery pack is clean and present. Does not play.  Was $129.00, now $99.00. (1600085)

 

Emerson 888 "Vanguard" (1958)

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October 31

Emerson 888 "Vanguard" (1958)

Here we have an Ivory Emerson Vanguard 888 transistor radio in working condition with no cracks or chips or scratches. Nice clean radio and back.   Was $149.00, now $99.00. (1600086)

 

Fairbanks-Morse 5BT2 (1937)

Fairbanks-Morse 5BT2 (1937)

Fairbanks-Morse entered the radio manufacturing business with the acquisition of the Audiola Radio Co. in 1934. Manufacturing consoles and table radios, they are very popular for their colorful dials and Art Deco cabinet designs. This super rare five-tube, two-band (SB, police) radio receives AM broadcasts across the dial with volume and tone. All of the original capacitors have been replaced and the tubes and resisters have been tested and replaced as needed. A proper alignment has been applied and it plays like new. Gary has taken extra care in refinishing the cabinet with an eye towards originality and it's gorgeous! Audio adapter available at no charge. 14-1/2"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D.  $395.00. (1600050)

 

General Electric E61 Tombstone (1936)

ON SALE
until
October 31

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.  Was $299.00, now $249.00. (1600019)

 

Jewell R-188

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Jewell R-188

Here is another rare and collectible radio from Joe's Radio Shop. A 1936 Jewell "Chrome Front" radio made by Stewart-Warner at the plant in Ontario, Canada. Notice the fine sculpturing on the front and the beautifully grooved shoulders that was copied by Zenith in 1937. Chrome front radios were produced by several manufacturers and popular at the peak of the Art Deco era from 1933 to 1937. The original capacitors have been replaced with new long lasting capacitors and a fuse was added for safety. The four tubes and resistors were checked and replaced as needed. A precise alignment was done and an 8-ft antenna was added so this AM only radio plays like new. The cabinet was refinished beautifully, in dark walnut and ebony satin by the previous owner. This is a rare and collectible radio that is beautiful to display. 12-1/2"H x 9-1/2"W x 7"D.  $695.00. (1600114)

 

Majestic 161 (1933)

Majestic 161 (1933)

Grigsby-Grunow Company started manufacturing radios in 1928 in Chicago. In 1933, they introduced the "smart sets." The Majestic 161 was not in any of the advertising for the "smart sets." The only mention of it was later in an ad for Gambles, who had bought the remaining inventory after the bankruptcy. We guess that it was available at the end of 1933, thus making it it possibly the last "smart set" model manufactured, since the company went bankrupt in February of 1934. They are one of the rarest and most desirable chrome grille "Smart sets." We went through the chassis and replaced all of the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked the tubes and replaced where needed. The radio was aligned and plays great across the dial. Gary did a fantastic job stripping and refinishing this rare radio. It has all of the original knobs, and I believe the grille cloth is original. The chrome is perfect and polished up to a beautiful luster. You seldom see this model, and never in this perfect condition. I've seem less than five of them for sale over the years. Here's a chance to own one of the rarest Majestic chrome grille radios! 18"H x 14"W x 9"D.  $1,695.00. (1600081)

 

Packard-Bell 5DA (1948)

Packard-Bell 5DA (1948)

At Joe's Radio Shop we never take short cuts, we complete a full restoration of these beautiful radios. Packard-Bell table radios are a lot of fun to have in the kitchen, workshop, or on that nightstand in the bedroom. A five-tube, AM only radio with its own internal tuned antenna for increased sensitivity across the dial. Blake has changed the old wax/paper capacitors for the new Mylar caps and replaced the tubes and resistors as needed. The Bakelite cabinet has never been chipped, cracked or repaired. Gary has finished it in "Hunter Green" with matching dial scale, white knobs and new, crystal clear dial cover. 9-1/4"W x 5"H x 5"D.  $225.00. (1600087)

 

Philco 16B Tombstone (1935)

Philco 16B Tombstone (1935)

In 1934 for the 1935 model year, Philco produced their model 16B "second series" with an improved circuit for greater performance. This eleven-tube, four-band (AM, SWx3) radio has been fully restored for years of visual and listening pleasure. All of the capacitors have been changed and the tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. The original ten-inch speaker is present, and this big radio produces ten watts of push-pull audio. A fuse has been added for safety and a cable has been added to plug and play your own device. The semi-gloss finish is amazing! The toners and lacquer have been properly applied for a factory-like finish and the grille cloth is an authentic reproduction. Often called the "Holly Grail" of Philco collecting, don't miss your chance to own the best of the best for a great price! 22"H x 17"W x 12"D.  $995.00. (1600111)

 

Philco 38-62 (1938)

ON SALE
until
October 31

Philco 38-62 (1938)

Here is another beautiful and collectible radio fresh off the bench at Joe's Radio Shop. This great performing, five-tube radio receives local broadcasts (AM) loud and clear. Blake completed a professional restoration of the chassis, replacing the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A fuse and audio cable have been added. These beautiful sets are seldom seen because the faux finish in front is often damaged or missing. Gary has skillfully restored cabinet and the faux finish back to its former glory. Great collector piece! 16"W x 10"H x 10"D.  Was $649.00, now $599.00. (1600089)

 

Philco 45 "Butterfly" (1934)

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Philco 45 "Butterfly" (1934)

Here is another beautifully restored radio from Joe's Radio Shop. There are never any shortcuts or simple repairs at Joe's. This six-tube, two-band, (AM, SW) Philco performs like new. All the wax/paper capacitors have been replaced with new Mylar caps and the tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A precision alignment has been done for peak performance, and a safety use has been installed. Gary has refinished the cabinet in Ebony and Walnut, polishing it to a "like new" gleaming luster. The chassis, speaker, knobs and grille cloth are factory originals. 16"W x 10"H x 9"D.  $795.00. (1600118)

 

Philco 70 Cathedral (1931)

Philco 70 Cathedral (1931)

Here is another "Time Capsule" from Joe's Radio Shop. This amazing example of Philco's engineering and cabinet making came from the family of the original owner in Portland, Oregon. The Philco model 70 cathedrals came in mahogany or walnut cabinets. This is a early first series Mahogany cabinet that has had no repairs. Gary has documented the fine airbrush and toner application by the skilled Philco team for other cabinet restorations in the future. The knobs, speaker, speaker cloth, line cord and finish are all original to the set. Blake has replaced the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors were checked and replaced as necessary and a fuse and audio cable were added. A precision alignment was done, and the radio plays great with a lot of sensitivity, volume and tone. The chassis still has all of its original Zinc Oxide coating with all the original Philco labels. Your new Philco will be professionally packed and shipped Fed Ex to arrive in perfect condition. 18"H x 16-1/2"W x 10"D.  $749.00. (1600091)

 

Philco 118 (1935)

Philco 118 (1935)

Here is another clean and original cathedral radio from Joe's Radio Shop: an iconic Philco 118. This eight-tube, two-band (AM, SW) has fabulous tone and sensitivity. Blake has replaced the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar equivalents. He then checked and replaced the tubes and resistors as needed. A safety fuse, audio cable and a reproduction cloth cord were added, then a precision alignment was performed. The eighty year old cabinet is in beautiful condition and it still retains its original glossy finish. The knobs, speaker, grille cloth and chassis are all original to the radio. These high-performing cathedral radios are near impossible to get in such good original condition. They are going up in value, so don't miss your chance to own this beautiful work of art. 19"H x 16"W x 11"D.  $749.00. (1600092)

 

Remler 6000 "Scottie" (1949)

Remler 6000 "Scottie" (1949)

This fabulous Ivory Plaskon "Scottie" radio was made by Remler Radio Manufacturing in San Francisco, California. Many of the Remler radios were produced with "Stationized" dial scales for major California radio stations. This rare model does not have the stationized dial, and was made to be sold across the nation. This is a six-tube, AM only AC/DC set with an RF Stage for greater tuning sensitivity. The capacitors have been replaced and all of the tubes have been checked. It plays like new and pulls in a lot of stations with it's internal loop antenna. The Plaskon cabinet and back are in great condition with no cracks or repairs. The knobs, dial scale and drop handle are original and without defects. It is difficult to find such a rare, collectible radio in perfect condition, but here it is! 11"W x 5-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D.  $449.00. (1600083)

 

Setchell-Carlson 588 (1939)

ON SALE
until
October 31

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!  Was $399.00, now $349.00. (1600010)

 

Silvertone 3972 (1938)

Silvertone 3972 (1938)

In 1886, R.W. Sears began his mail order catalogue company and soon became the most prolific mail order company in the nation. Here we have a beautiful Silvertone five-tube, AM-band only radio, fully restored with great sensitivity across the dial. Blake has replaced the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed and a fuse was added for safety. This is first year for push-button presets for favorite stations (not working) and the radio performs very well with good tone and volume. Gary has refinished the cabinet back to the original factory finish in walnut and ebony with the proper toners and grain filler. 16"W x 8-1/2"H x 8"D.  $295.00. (1600110)

 

Silvertone 4586 Console (1936)

Silvertone 4586 Console (1936)

Sears, Roebuck & Co. started catalog sales in 1888 right up to present times with on-line shopping. In the mid '20's, they produced "Silvertone" radios that you could have shipped right to your front door. The Golden Jubilee Series with their large gold dials, a strategically placed tuning "eye" and trouble-free operation sold well. This high-performing ten-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) radio brings in long distance stations all across the dial. Blake did his usual fine work replacing all capacitors, resistors and tubes where needed, and topped it all off with a precise alignment. A safety fuse was installed, and an audio cable has been added to plug and play your own device. Gary has refinished the cabinet with the correct lacquer and toners to give the radio a "factory fresh" finish. The radio will be professionally packed and shipped to your nearest Greyhound depot for $150. We use Greyhound because they handle freight as if you are on the bus. 38"H x 22"W x 11"D.  $995.00. (1600070)

 

Silvertone 6120A (1939)

ON SALE
until
October 31

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!   Was $499.00, now $329.00. (1600011)

 

Sparton 557 "The Sled" (1936)

Sparton 557 "The Sled" (1936)

Joe's Radio Shop is proud to present another exceptional Art Deco radio. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the Sparks-Withington Co. of Jackson, Michigan. Radio people refer to it as "The Sled" and it's highly sought after by collectors. There is a reproduction available of this iconic radio, however this is an authentic one! This All American five-tube radio receives broadcasts across the AM band and was professionally rebuilt by Blake, a proud member of the Joe's Radio Shop team. The capacitors have been replaced, tubes and resisters tested and replaced as needed. A new cloth line cord was added as was an 8-ft antenna. A complete alignment was performed to complete the chassis restoration and the radio plays like new. The cabinet was refinished, all of the mirrors have been re-silvered and the chrome bars have been replated. Don't miss out on an opportunity to own this wonderful piece of art! You will never regret buying the best! 18"W x 9"H x 8"D.  $3,999.00. (1600052)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 61-H (1936)

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October 31

Stromberg-Carlson 61-H (1936)

Stromberg-Carlson Co. based in Rochester New York, made high-quality radios, telephones, and after WWII, televisions. They also entered the broadcast industry, acquiring WHAM in Rochester around 1939. The station changed its call letters to WBZA and is still in operation today. The 61 series had eleven models, including the large, 61-H table radio we have here. This seven-tube, two-band (SB, SW) with its iconic octagon dial and gorgeous veneers, is highly collectible. This radio has had all of the capacitors replaced, resistors and tubes checked and replaced where necessary. We aligned the radio and it plays well across the dial in both bands. Gary did his usual magic, stripping the old finish, repainting, toning and adding just the right amount of black trim. He then applied several coats of lacquer and then hand-rubbed the radio to a beautiful luster. The knobs are original, and a period-correct grille cloth was added. I acquired this radio from a guy that said it was used as a prop in the movie "The Untouchables," but have yet to verify that! 20"W x 11-1/25"H x 10"D.  Was $599.00, now $549.00. (1600078)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 225H (1937)

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Stromberg-Carlson 225H (1937)

Here we have one of the more sought after Stromberg-Carlson radios. This Art Deco design is flawless, with its use of Rosewood veneer for the main body of the radio. There is a maple inlay, sided by oak and walnut, a beautiful combination of veneers. A tulip motif of the ebony grille and the octagonal dial make this iconic radio pop! This five-tube, three-band (SB, SW, police) radio performs well. It has a lot of sensitivity across the dial as Stromberg-Carlson was well known for quality products. We went through the radio replacing all of the capacitors, checked and replaced resistors and tubes where needed. We added a safety fuse and installed a cable to "plug and play" your external device. A full alignment was completed, and this radio is ready to go! Gary didn't have to do much to the cabinet as it was in great original condition. He cleaned it up, and applied a thin coat of lacquer. A new grille cloth and original knobs completed the restoration. These radios are hard to find, and this is a wonderful example of an iconic design. 16"W x 9"H x 8"D.  $899.00. (1600117)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 230H (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson 230H (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson was known for well built, quality engineered radios. This large and very rare seven-tube three-band (SB, SWx2) set will be the centerpiece of any radio collection. This radio still retains its original finish, not perfect but too nice to refinish. Even the grille cloth, 8-inch speaker and knobs are original. Blake has replaced all of the original paper capacitors with new Mylar capacitors with today's values. The tubes have been replaced with NOS (new old stock) tubes and the low voltage resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A cable is included to plug and play your own device and a safety fuse has been installed. 24"W x 13-1/2"H x 10"D.  $769.00. (1600065)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 231-R Chairside (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson 231-R Chairside (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson radios are known for their heavy-duty construction, Art Deco design and reliable performance. This beautiful "Half Round" chairside is no exception with its "Zephyr" style cabinet and mirror top. In 1937, it drew a crowd wherever it was displayed. This seven-tube, four-band (SB, SWx2, police) chairside has the original 10-inch speaker, knobs and dial scale. The glass mirror top is perfect with some light scratches due to wear and not noticeable. Blake has replaced all of the original wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps. The tubes and resistors were replaced as needed. A bright, new tuning eye was installed. A new power cord and safety fuse were installed, along with a cable to plug and play your own device. Gary meticulously refinished the cabinet using grain filler, toners and lacquer for a beautiful "factory-like" finish. A new Stromberg-Carlson badge and dial indicator decals were applied in the finishing process. This Stromberg-Carlson chairside is not only a high-performing radio, it is a beautiful piece of furniture!  $1,499.00. (1600072)

 

Western Air Patrol 11M3C Console (1936)

ON SALE
until
October 31

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.  Was $699.00, now $649.00. (1600016)

 

Zenith 5-R-135 (1937)

ON SALE
until
October 31

Zenith 5-R-135 (1937)

In 1937, this was an entry level radio for Zenith costing less than $30. Most of the companies manufacturing radios offered a lower priced model due to the recession. Even at $30, this was still a high price for many people, but allowed a working family to have a nice Zenith radio in their home. This five-tube, two-band (SB, police) is a good performer with lots of sensitivity across the dial. Joe replaced all of the capacitors, resistors and tubes where needed, and performed an alignment. This radio plays great with lots of volume, utilizing an 8-inch speaker. This radio was rough when purchased, having been left in the trunk of a car for years! Gary did a fantastic job bringing this radio back to a "like new" factory lacquer finish. You don't see these around much, and this is one of the best restorations of a 5-R-135 I've seen; they are usually pretty rough. Priced right for a really nice addition to your collection. 16-1/2"H x 12"W x 7"D.  Was $499.00, now $399.00. (1600080)

 

Zenith 5-S-338 Chairside (1939)

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.  $799.00. (1600021)

 

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1937)

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Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1937)

The Zenith tombstone radios from the 1937 model year are some of my favorites. Standing close to two feet tall and a foot and a half wide, they are the dominant feature in any room they are displayed in. This six-tube, three-band (SB, SW, police) radio with its original 8-inch speaker has plenty of volume and nice fidelity. Blake went through the chassis replacing all of the capacitors, checking and replacing resistors and tubes where needed. He aligned the radio, and it plays well across the dial. Gary stripped the cabinet and did a total restoration using the proper toners and lacquers. The radio has a factory "piano" finish and it's a beauty! We added a period-correct Zenith reproduction grille cloth, and retained the original wooden knobs. These radios are getting scarce as people are buying them and putting them in collections. If you have been looking for a nice, restored Zenith tombstone, then look no farther! 22"H x 16-1/2"W x 12"D.  $899.00. (1600120)

 

Zenith 7-S-432 (1940)

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Zenith 7-S-432 (1940)

The table radios Zenith developed for the 1940 line had innovative cabinet designs, retaining an "Art Deco" look with a bit more modern influence. The curving, "Ingraham" style curved wood speaker grille, and the use of walnut veneer and a touch of "faux" finish. This seven-tube, three-band (SB, SW, police) also incorporated tone switches for bass and treble boost. It also utilizes an internal "loop" antenna. We replaced all of the capacitors, resistors and tubes checked and replaced where needed. The cabinet was in good, original condition. Gary restored it, giving it a "factory fresh" look. The radio is gorgeous and performs well across the dial. 17-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 10-1/2"D.  $699.00. (1600119)

 

Zenith 8-S-548 Chairside (1941)

Zenith 8-S-548 Chairside (1941)

Chairside radios were designed to sit next to a person's favorite chair, allowing them to simply reach over to tune in a station. Zenith made several models of chairsides, and the eight-tube three-band (SB, 2xSW) 8-S-548 is a beautiful radio of style and design. Blake replaced all original paper capacitors with new Mylar coated capacitors of equal values. He checked and replaced resistors and tubes as needed, then aligned the set for peak performance. A fuse is added for safety. Gary has professionally refinished the cabinet to be showroom fresh and installed new Zenith grille cloth. 21"H x 27"W x 15"D.  $995.00. (1600039)

 

Zenith 707 (1933)

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Zenith 707 (1933)

Here we have a seldom seen Zenith model 707. There has never been one offered for sale on the Radio Attic, and there is very little information available on it. It's the big brother to the model 705, which is a fairly common radio. The 707 sports an ornate grille with a maple motif across the top and bottom of the front. The sides feature two sculptured bookends. The gorgeous burled walnut veneer makes this radio a standout! We went through this six-tube, AM only chassis, replacing all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes and replaced where necessary. The radio was aligned and plays well across the dial. Gary refinished it with his usual masterful touch, creating that "piano" finish that everyone looks for. The radio has retained its original knobs, and the grille cloth was replaced with a reproduction design from the period. This is a rare one folks, and would grace anyone's collection. 15"W x 8-1/2"H x 7"D.  $799.00. (1600116)

 

Zenith LH "Zenette" Cathedral (1931)

Zenith LH "Zenette" Cathedral (1931)

Prior to the manufacture of The "Zenette" line in 1931, other radio manufacturers had started producing "discount" radios in 1930 due to the onset of the Depression. Zenith was a little late with its L series, as Philco had already introduced its model 20 "Baby Grand." Nonetheless, the Zenette line brought big profits to Zenith, and carried them through the early Depression years. The LH was the top of the line Zenette, with beautiful veneers and intricate grillework. This was the only seven-tube Zenette, playing broadcast band only. We went through this radio replacing all of the capacitors, checked and replaced resistors and tubes where needed. The radio was was given a precision alignment. These early cathedrals were great performers. This radio picked up stations sitting on my workbench with no antenna. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished with his usual expert craftsmanship. This LH has a beautiful face with Birdseye maple adorning the crown. Gary finishes these radios like the factory did...this radio is gorgeous! 19-1/2"H x 16"W x 10"D.  $799.00. (1600103)

 

Zenith S-829 Tombstone (1935)

Zenith S-829 Tombstone (1935)

Joe's Radio Shop is proud to present this amazing 1935 Zenith S-829 "Chrome-Front" radio. There were three models offered by Zenith in 1935 that utilized chrome grilles. The cabinets were designed by Chicago-based industrial designers, Rosenow and Company, who also designed the Grigsby-Grunow Majestic "Smart Set" radios. This explains the likeness of the Zenith S-829 to the Majestic 161 "Chrome-Front." The second series S-829 has an improved circuit with triple-filtering. The shortwave was increased from 12mcs to 16mcs over the earlier model 829. The restoration is "top shelf;" all of the wax/paper capacitors have been replaced with the new epoxy coated caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A precise alignment was done, a safety fuse was installed, and a cable added to plug and play your own device. Gary has professionally refinished with the finest lacquer, toners and grain filler for a factory-like finish. The grille has been re-chromed and the knobs are a perfect reproduction of the originals. Don't miss this opportunity to own one of the most beautiful, rare and collectible radios made! 18-5/8"H x 15"W x 8-1/2"D.  $3,995.00. (1600113)
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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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