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Addison 2 Catalin (1940)

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Addison 2 Catalin (1940)

Here we have the highly collectible Addison model 2 Catalin radio. The color combination of a maroon grille with yellow cabinet is rare. This radio has no chips, scrapes or cracks, and the colors are clear and vibrant. Blake went through the radio replacing all of the capacitors, checked the resistors and tubes and replaced where needed. This five-tube, AM only radio plays great! 10"W x 6"H x 5"D.  $1,099.00. (1600104)

 

Arvin 664A (1947)

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)

 

Atwater Kent 185 (1934)

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.  $399.00. (1600037)

 

Belmont 526 "Scotty" (1938)

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.  $449.00. (1600101)

 

Bendix 526C Catalin (1946)

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Bendix 526C Catalin (1946)

Here we have a beautiful Bendix green and black Catalin radio. There are no cracks or chips, and the Catalin plastic has wonderful color and depth. Blake replaced all the capacitors, checked and replaced resistors and tubes where needed, and aligned the radio. This radio performs well on the AM band. This is your chance to have a top condition Catalin radio at a great price! 11"W x 7"H x 6-1/4"D.  $699.00. (1600105)

 

Crosley 5H1 Tombstone (1934)

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.  $649.00. (1600084)

 

Emerson 26 (1935)

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 167 (1938)

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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 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 888 "Pioneer" (1958)

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.  $129.00. (1600085)

 

Emerson 888 "Vanguard" (1958)

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.   $149.00. (1600086)

 

FADA 1000 "Bullet" (1946)

FADA 1000 "Bullet" (1946)

This highly collectable Catalin radio is in excellent condition. They are known as the "bullet" for their Art Deco streamlined design. The colors are good, and there are no cracks, chips or hairline fractures. I haven't seen this particular color combo, the completely red face and knobs with a butterscotch body. The knobs appear to be from a pre-War version, which are a more desirable knob, but not correct to this year. FADA first manufactured Catalins in 1940. Initially with an AM only, five-tube chassis, they later produced a model that had a shortwave band and six tubes. Being made from a phenolic resin plastic allowed them to be available in an array of colors, quite a change from the brown and black Bakelite radios that came before them. This model 1000 design was carried over to post-War, offering AM only, and a fantastic choice of color combinations. Blake went through this radio, replacing capacitors, checking and replacing resistors and tubes as needed. He then aligned the radio, and it performs well. The cabinet has great color and has not been touched. 10-1/2"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $1,299.00. (1600073)

 

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)

 

Garod 6AU-1 "Commander" (1940)

Garod 6AU-1 "Commander" (1940)

Here we have a beautiful Garod Catalin radio. This radio was manufactured in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York and has a "drop handle" which raises up and down upon lifting. It's hard to find this model with a complete, functioning handle as they were easily broken or missing. This Catalin radio has no cracks, chips, or hairline fractures. Blake went through the chassis, replacing capacitors and out-of-tolerance resistors. Tubes were checked and replaced as needed. The radio was aligned and is a good performer. The cabinet is untouched and original. Look to our site for more Catalins in the near future. 11"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $999.00. (1600074)

 

General Electric E61 Tombstone (1936)

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)

 

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)

 

Midwest HH-7 Tombstone (1936)

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 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 38-62 (1938)

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.  $649.00. (1600089)

 

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 80B "Philco Junior" (1932)

Philco 80B "Philco Junior" (1932)

There's something about the Philco cathedral radios that define the genre. They manufactured several different cathedrals, but the Philco 90 to me is the quintessential cathedral. Starting with the model 20, followed by the 90, 80, 70 and 60, they are all to this day sought after and highly collectable. Here today we have the smaller model 80B, known as the "Philco Junior." This was the entry level radio for Philco in 1932, priced at $18.75 with tubes! They sold over 200,000 units, prompting many other manufacturers to offer their own versions of an under $20 radio. This four-tube, AM only radio was a bare-bones design, but plays loud and clear across the dial. All the capacitors were replaced, tubes and out-of-tolerance resistors replaced where needed. A nice, new period-correct cloth cord was installed, and the original knobs went back onto this beauty. A reproduction Philco grille cloth was added. Gary refinished it with a nice satin tone. If you are looking for a Philco 80 to fill out your collection, this one would grace any shelf! 14"H x 12"W x 8"D.  $349.00. (1600099)

 

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)

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 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)

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 557 "The Sled" (1936)

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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.  Was $4,295.00, now $3,999.00. (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)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 61-H (1936)

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.  $599.00. (1600078)

 

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)

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-R-135 (1937)

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.  $499.00. (1600080)

 

Zenith 5-S-127 Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 5-S-127 Tombstone (1937)

Here we have a beautiful, mid-size Zenith tombstone radio from Joe's Radio Shop. At Joe's, we never take shortcuts or simple repairs, we do full, in-house restorations to provide you with years of listening pleasure. This three-band (SB, SWx2) five-tube Art-Deco style radio is a very popular and collectible. Blake has completely restored the chassis by replacing all of the wax/paper capacitors with the new modern Mylar caps. The tubes and low-voltage resistors have been tested and replaced as needed. A new line cord, fuse, audio cable and a precise alignment have been added, making this a sensitive, great playing Zenith. Gary has refinished the cabinet with grain filler, lacquer and toners just as it was done in the 1930's for an original-looking finish. These Zenith tombstone radios don't come up for sale that often so don't hesitate to give Joe a call! 19"H x 13"W x 9"D.  $699.00. (1600102)

 

Zenith 5-S-319 (1939)

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Zenith 5-S-319 (1939)

You are looking at another fully restored Zenith radio by Joe's Radio Shop. These "Racetrack Dial" Zeniths are rare and hard to come by and this is our first 5-S-319 in 25 years of vintage radio restoration. Blake has professionally restored the chassis by replacing the wax/paper capacitors with the new Mylar caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed and Blake has added a fuse for safety. A cable was installed to plug and play your own device. This five-tube, two-band (SB,SW) was given a precision alignment for years of listening pleasure. Gary has refinished the cabinet with the proper grain filler, toners and lacquer for a factory fresh finish. Even the back, bottom and the inside of the cabinet are finished because the team at Joe's believes a radio should look as good in the back as it does in the front. 13"W x 8"H x 7-1/2"D.  $789.00. (1600107)

 

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.  $899.00. (1600021)

 

Zenith 7-S-433 "Zephyr" (1940)

Zenith 7-S-433 "Zephyr" (1940)

Zenith manufactured several models collectors call the "Zephyr," named after the Art Deco train car design from the '30's and early '40's. This table radio was the last "Zephyr" made by Zenith, it is rare and highly sought after by collectors. There were two different chassis for this radio and a few other models. I've seen a black dial, and also a gold dial on this and other models. This radio is a seven-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) and has a "Wavemagnet" internal loop antenna that works well with this chassis. It has separate bass and treble boost switches, giving this radio great fidelity. Joe went in and replaced all the capacitors, resistors and tubes where needed, and aligned the radio. It performs well across the dial. Gary stripped and refinished the cabinet, applying several coats of lacquer for that "piano finish", just as they came from the factory. What a wonderful radio for any collection, yet another popular Zenith model that is getting harder and harder to find. 14"W x 14"H x 11"D.  $999.00. (1600079)

 

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 LH "Zenette" Cathedral (1931)

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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.  $849.00. (1600103)
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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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