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Abbotwares Z477 (1947)

Abbotwares Z477 (1947)

From 1947 to 1949, Abbotwares of Los Angeles produced ten different varieties of an Art Deco, horse-themed radio. They are quite rare and very hard to find in such pristine condition. It still has the original patina, dark brown and copper just like the factory produced them. So many of these radios have had the patina polished away, missing the reins or the saddle. Blake has replaced all of the paper capacitors, tested and replaced bad resistors and checked all of the tubes. He performed a proper alignment, making this little five-tube, AM only radio play like new. A very cool gift for that horse lover, or man cave. 13-3/4"H x 12-1/4"W x 5-1/4"D.  $549.00. (1600044)

 

Airline 62-125 Console (1935)

Airline 62-125 Console (1935)

This beautiful radio was made for Wards Airline by Wells-Gardner & Company of Chicago. Wards used Belmont and Wells-Gardner to produce their pre-War radios under contract to become one of the most prolific mail order catalogue sellers of the time. This powerful ten-tube, two-band console (SB and police) is quite rare; this is the first one I have seen. Blake did a terrific job of restoring the electronics to perform like new. The capacitors were replaced and the resistors and tubes were tested and replaced as needed. The radio was aligned and performs quite well across the dial. The Art Deco cabinet is made of English Walnut, Maple, Ebony and painted Maple. A fantastic refinish by Gary Marvin using grain filler, toner and lacquer to give it a professional long lasting finish. An input has been added so you may add music from your own device. Add $150 for professional packing and shipping to your nearest Greyhound Depot. 40"H x 24" W x 13"D.  $995.00. (1600029)

 

Arvin 664A (1947)

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February 28

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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February 28

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 $349.00. (1600037)

 

Atwater Kent 735 Cathedral (1934)

Atwater Kent 735 Cathedral (1934)

In the 1920's and 1930's, Atwater Kent radios were known for their beautiful cabinets and performance, and this desirable "Gothic cathedral" is no exception. As we have noted before on one of our Atwater Kent radios, they were known as the "Cadillac of Radios." This five-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) has its original 8-inch speaker and Bakelite knobs with a new dial lens and grille cloth. Blake has masterfully rebuilt the chassis by replacing the all capacitors and replaced the tubes and resistors as needed. A proper alignment ensures peak performance and years of listening pleasure. (A picture of his work is shown) A fuse and MP3 cable have been added for your own choice of music. Gary has professionally refinished the cabinet in semi-gloss with toners and lacquer for a new "factory finish." This is an opportunity to own one of the best radio collecting has to offer. 19-1/2"H x 14"W x 10"D.  $799.00. (1600062)

 

Emerson 26 (1935)

ON SALE
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February 28

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 511 "Moderne" (1947)

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 DB301 (1940)

Emerson DB301 (1940)

Here we have a beautifully restored 1940 Emerson in a Bakelite cabinet. If you like retro, then this radio is for you. This AC-DC "All American Five" (five-tube AM only) radio has had the capacitors replaced, and the tubes and low voltage resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. Blake has aligned the set to peak performance to play like new and it comes with a tuned antenna to bring in broadcasts across the dial. Gary skillfully repainted this radio to get that "showroom floor" quality that he is known for. Please allow $38 for packing materials and shipping. 9-1/2"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $249.00. (1600033)

 

Fairbanks-Morse 5BT2 (1937)

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February 28

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.  Was $395.00, now $349.00. (1600050)

 

General Electric E61 Tombstone (1936)

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February 28

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)

 

Grunow 680 Tombstone (1935)

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Grunow 680 Tombstone (1935)

Fresh off the bench is this beautiful 1935 Grunow Tombstone radio. Starting in 1928, Grigsby-Grunow produced the famous and high performing Majestic brand radios. They hired the brightest engineering talent available and became one of the most prolific radio and tube manufacturing companies of the time. In spite of the depression in 1929, Majestic radios sold well and were even distributed in Europe and Africa. This rare and beautifully constructed tombstone radio is an "All-Wave" six-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) set that retains its original 8-inch speaker. Blake has replaced all the wax/paper capacitors with the new long lasting caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed and a safety fuse has been added. Gary has professionally restored the cabinet back to a "like new" factory finish using semigloss lacquer and toners. Gary said the finish on the grille was so nice that he didn't have to restore it. A new reproduction grille cloth has been installed. An auxiliary jack with cable is included so you can plug and play your own device. 19"H x 13-1/2"W x 10"D.  $425.00. (1600064)

 

Mantola R7543 (1947)

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)

ON SALE
until
February 28

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.   Was $1,499.00, now $999.00. (1600009)

 

Philco 40-155 (1940)

Philco 40-155 (1940)

Up for sale we have an eight-tube, four-band (SB, 2xSW and police) Philco. This strong playing radio has two 41 audio tubes for push-pull amplification. There were a few of these "slant face" designs made, basically using the same chassis but with different cabinets. Blake went through this radio replacing all of the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, bad tubes and installed a new power cord with a safety fuse. The radio was aligned and plays well on all bands. Gary stripped and refinished the radio to give it that beautiful "factory fresh" look. The knobs and grille cloth are original. Please allow $38 for packing and shipping. 18"W x 11"H x 12-1/2"D.  $349.00. (1600034)

 

Philco PT-2 Transitone (1941)

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)

 

Philco PT-44 Transitone (1941)

Philco PT-44 Transitone (1941)

A lot of people think that the PT-44 developed in 1940 for the 1941 model line had a cabinet that was designed by Ingraham. In reality, the radio was designed in house to show that Philco could design and manufacture an Ingraham-quality cabinet. It competed well against the Emerson, Firestone, and many other companies using Ingraham cabinets. The AC/DC five-tube, broadcast only radio is really a gorgeous cabinet utilizing bookend walnut veneers and lacquer finishes. Joe went through this radio replacing all of the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked tubes and replaced if needed. A lot of bad rubber wire was replaced, and a new power cord installed. Also added was a new dial cover and grille cloth. The knobs are original. The back of this radio is truly unique, made of walnut with a lyre cutout. Gary did a great refinish, copying the factory lacquer finish to a tee. These radios don't come up for sale very often as they are tucked away in a lot of personal collections. 12"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $349.00. (1600055)

 

Setchell-Carlson 416 (1946)

Setchell-Carlson 416 (1946)

We will soon begin posting some beautifully restored Bakelite, Plaskon and Styrene plastic radios on Joe's Radio Attic. This nice five-tube, Standard Broadcast only, AC/DC radio is one of many you will see appearing here. All of the capacitors have been replaced, the tubes and resisters checked and replaced as needed. A new power chord was installed. There are no cracks or repairs on the Plaskon cabinet with painted grille and knobs. 10"W x 6"H x 7"D.  $225.00. (1600047)

 

Setchell-Carlson 588 (1939)

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February 28

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 $299.00. (1600010)

 

Silvertone 4667 (1938)

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February 28

Silvertone 4667 (1938)

It never ceases to amaze how many different models of radios were manufactured by U.S. companies, and Silvertone was no exception. Seeing this model, the first thing that comes to mind is this large table radio could have been Silvertone's answer to the popular "Walton" model by Zenith, and to the many large tombstone radios that were offered for sale in 1938. This eight-tube, four-band radio (SB, 2xSW and police) with push button electric tuning. Each button is assigned a frequency range that can be set by the user. The chassis was restored earlier and was done well, boasting good sensitivity across the dial, with an active tuning-eye tube. Gary did a magnificent refinish making this one large, gorgeous radio! I reused the original grille cloth as it just fits this radio design. Check out the intricate dial, with a mechanical pointer identifying the band being used. The Tenite escutcheons for these radios are impossible to find, and have a tendency to shrink and break. This one shows some repair, which was done quite well. This large, heavy radio will be shipped via Greyhound to a depot near you. Please add $150 for packing and shipping. 22"W x 15"H x 11-1/2"D.  Was $599.00, now $499.00. (1600027)

 

Silvertone 6120A (1939)

ON SALE
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February 28

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 $399.00. (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. The original chrome screw on the end of the cabinet was misplaced by the previous owner and will be sent on when located. 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.  $4,295.00. (1600052)

 

Sparton 617 Tombstone (1937)

Sparton 617 Tombstone (1937)

You are looking at a fabulous 1937 Sparton six-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) tombstone radio, manufactured by the Sparks-Withington Co. of Jackson, Michigan. This radio features the "Sparton Photochromatic Dial" which first came out on several of their 1936 models for the 1937 season. Blake has replaced all the capacitors and checked the tubes and resisters and replaced them as needed. An alignment has been performed and a fuse has been added for safety. Gary has skillfully restored the cabinet with an eye to originality. We at Joe's Radio Shop do all of our own work and we love restoring these gorgeous Sparton radios. Their colorful, unique and easily read glass mirror dials and Art Deco cabinets made them a leader in innovative radio design. This is a large size tombstone with console radio performance at 20-1/2"H x 16"W x 9"D. Ask us about our deals on shipping!  $795.00. (1600045)

 

Western Air Patrol 11M3C Console (1936)

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)

 

Western Air Patrol 76 (1935)

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Western Air Patrol 76 (1935)

Joe's Radio Shop is offering for sale this beautiful, high performing Western Air Patrol radio. Manufactured in 1935 by the Gilfillan Bros. Inc. of Los Angeles, these radios were sold by the Western Auto Supply Stores for the California and West Coast markets. Blake has professionally restored this seven-tube, three-band chassis (SB, SWx2) by replacing the old capacitors with the new long lasting caps of equal values as well as the out-of-tolerance resistors. The tubes have all been replaced with new (NOS) tubes because a radio like this deserves the best. The radio has its original 8-inch Jensen speaker, knobs and grille cloth. Blake commented on how well the radio performed with an tuned RF circuit. An 8-ft antenna and safety fuse have been added. Gary professionally refinished the cabinet back to a "factory like-new" semi-gloss finish of the Ebony, Mahogany and Walnut veneers. A cable adapter has been added for your favorite device and listening pleasure. 23-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H x 11-1/2"D.  $499.00. (1600063)

 

Westinghouse H-540T4-A Clock Radio (1955)

Westinghouse H-540T4-A Clock Radio (1955)

This beautiful retro, mid-century clock radio looks like new and and performs like new. The case is made of modern plastic and there are no breaks or repairs. The color is called "Coral Salmon." It is in such nice cosmetic condition, perhaps grandpa received this radio for Christmas... he didn't like the color so he put it away for 60 years. Blake has replaced the capacitors, bad resistors and tubes. An alignment was performed to get this AM only radio playing great across the dial. The clock has been cleaned and serviced. You can set the alarm to awaken to the sound of your favorite radio station. 11"W x 6"H x 6"D.  $225.00. (1600046)

 

Zenith 5-R-216 "Cube" (1938)

Zenith 5-R-216 "Cube" (1938)

Zenith manufactured seven varieties of radios with the "Cube" cabinet in 1938. It was a popular design copied by many other companies and still sought after by collectors today. This five-tube radio is a fabulous performer on the broadcast (AM) band with plenty of volume and tone. Blake has restored the chassis by replacing all the capacitors, bad resistors and tubes as needed. A proper alignment was done for peak performance and a fuse was added for safety. Gary has refinished the cabinet with the proper toner and lacquer for a new "factory finish." A cable has been added to plug in any device for your listening pleasure. A really nice Zenith "Cube" for your collection! 12"W x 9-1/2"H x 10"D.  $399.00. (1600059)

 

Zenith 5-S-119 (1937)

Zenith 5-S-119 (1937)

I really like the big Zenith table radios, and this model is no exception. This five-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) performs well across the big, black dial with plenty of volume. This was the largest five-tube radio Zenith made; I like the elaborate grille, burled walnut veneer with hardwood ends, and the maple inlay that runs over the top and through the dial... just a classy radio! I went through this radio replacing all capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, bad tubes, installed a new power cord and aligned the radio for peak performance. Gary did a nice refinish, adding the proper highlights around the bottom and sides. The radio retains its original "Z" knobs. Collectors like this radio, and this particular model is getting hard to find. Here's a really nice one, all finished and ready for your collection. 20"W x 11"H x 9"D.  $599.00. (1600056)

 

Zenith 5-S-127 Tombstone (1937)

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February 28

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!  Was $799.00, now $699.00. (1600002)

 

Zenith 5-S-338 Chairside (1939)

ON SALE
until
February 28

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.  Was $899.00, now $799.00. (1600021)

 

Zenith 6-D-525 (1941)

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)

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.  $799.00. (1600003)

 

Zenith 6-S-362 Console (1939)

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February 28

Zenith 6-S-362 Console (1939)

Zenith made two versions of the "Stars and Bars" or "Stars and Stripes," patriotically named to the alternating stars and bars on the escutcheon. The larger 9-S-365, which used the 9-S-262 cabinet, and the smaller 6-S-362. Both radios were in the 1939 Zenith line and very collectable. This six-tube, three-band (SB, 2xSW) has had all the capacitors replaced, resistors replaced where needed, tubes checked and replaced if necessary. We aligned the radio and it's ready to perform! With gorgeous quilted Maple inlay and Walnut veneers, Gary did a great job refinishing the beautiful radio, with really nice highlights of the lines and curves. This radio will be professionally packed and shipped via Greyhound. Please allow $150 for shipping. 40"H x 24-1/2"W x 14"D.  Was $949.00, now $849.00. (1600038)

 

Zenith 8-S-463 Console (1940)

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 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 10-S-130 Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 10-S-130 Tombstone (1937)

This particular ten-tube, four-band (SB, SWx2, police) Zenith radio from 1937 is a standout! Possibly the rarest Zenith Tombstone radio, next to impossible to find. The 10-S-130 tombstone uses the same big chassis found in three larger 1937 console radios, the 10-S-160, 10-S-155 and the 10-S-153. This chassis has multiple tone control, "target tuning," spinner tuning, and sensitivity control. The radio has some features from its big brother 12-U-159, top of the line console, like the side-vented pilasters, and the bold "square circle" Art Deco design. This beautiful radio has been completely restored in and out. Blake did the chassis work and Gary refinished the radio. It retains its original knobs, 8-inch speaker (unique to this radio) and with the two 6L6 power tubes offering a strong 12 watt push-pull audio. It's a rare "must-have" radio for Zenith collectors. 22"H x 17"W x 12"D. Due to the weight of this large radio, we will ship by Greyhound. Call for shipping details and costs.  $2,999.00. (1600057)

 

Zenith 10-S-464 Console (1940)

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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February 28

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.  Was $849.00, now $699.00. (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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