Exceptional Radios LLC

the Radio Attic
Lew Magrish
336-255-4489
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All of my radios are repaired to offer many years of perfect performance.  The radios have seen a superb technician with fifty years experience with the electronics with these old radios.  The work is done as if I was adding these radios to my own collection.  We have an "old school" mentality and take no "short cuts."  The radios are tested and retested to offer the very best performance possible.  All of the work is strictly done by the book!

All of our radios have preinstalled mini-jacks at no additional charge.  These are installed with no damage to the integrity of the radio or cabinet damage.  These will allow you to input to your old radio from any modern device.  These include phones, pad and computers.  I enjoy listening through my broadband connection.  My favorites are: pandora.com, iheart.com, and internet-radio.com.  The content is prerecorded, live FM, and shortwave and free.

NOW!  Bluetooth adaptors available with a simple add on.  The cost is $25.  Stream audio to your radio from any Bluetooth enabled device.  The range of these units is 25-30 feet.

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Airline 62-228 (1938)

Airline 62-228 (1938)

You are looking at a massively sized table radio. The factory was Wells-Gardner, who made terrific radios, and this was made exclusively for Montgomery Wards. The radio is a sophisticated eight-tube super-het that plays on AM and SW. There are quite a number of deluxe features to detail. Note the tone controls and the highly detailed multi-colored dial which measure a huge 9 inches. The radio sports a brand new eye tube, which winks with great sensitivity as you tune from station to station. Les has done his completely professional repairs and between the highly sophisticated engineering and the massively sized cabinet, the radios sings like few others. The cabinet retains the original finish, very acceptable with only a subtle blemish on the top right side near the back (see photo). Built on a chrome chassis, with some accumulation of tarnish this is one of the finest playing table radios you could wish to own. This set because of size and weight is going to cost more in shipping. The scale of this radio makes it ideal for the installed mini-jack and as with all of my radios Bluetooth is available for $25. 23"W x 15-1/4"H x 11"D.  $799.00. (0961303)

 

Airline 62-346 (1939)

Airline 62-346 (1939)

You are looking at a moderately sized table radio. The radio sports a unusual tuning feature which was the rage in the later part of the thirties decade. Fashioned like a old fashion telephone dial, you could "dial up" your favorite station. Before we went to touch tone phones everything had a circular dial. Oh the memories! The cabinet has been beautifully refinished with accurate reproduction speaker cloth. Contained within is a six-tube super-het chassis that is very selective. There is a brand new eye tube which winks as you fine tune in the stations. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio should perform as new for decades to come. He added the mini-jack for your modern device input of or the additional Bluetooth receiver for $25 to stream content of your choice to the radio. 17"W x 9-3/8"H x 9"D.  $499.00. (0961444)

 

Air Castle "Tulips" Tombstone (1937)

Air Castle "Tulips" Tombstone (1937)

Air Castle was the house brand for the famous Chicago based Spiegel catalog company. They were not a maker, but designed and contracted their products from some of the better factories and contract manufacturers. This happens to be a very rare radio. The radio is never found and very seldom seen. Note the name came from the highly deco cut out grille. The radio is subtly shaped in a slightly curved cabinet. The condition is outstanding with a terrific factory finish, and all of the factory installed parts. You will be delighted with the originality and performance from the six-tube super-het chassis. I bought this at auction out of the famous Mark Stein collection. In forty five years of active collecting, I had never seen another available to own. My technician has done all of the repairs necessary and the radio is a real performer. If you collect deco radios, in fine original condition, you would be hard pressed to find a better set to add to your collection. 16-1/4"H x 13"W x 9"D.  $499.00. (0961008)

 

Air Castle "Tulip Grille" (1937)

Air Castle "Tulip Grille" (1937)

With nearly fifty years of collecting, simply there are radios I have only seen in books. Before you are one of them, as it is so scarce I have seen only this one. Air Castle was the house brand for Spiegel Catalogue Company and Macy's Department Stores. The radio is so distinctive with the dramatic tulip shaped grille and it has a motor drive allowing the preset of your favorite channels with a push of the button change. The radio is a six-tube model playing on both AM and Shortwave. The cabinet was refinished by a previous owner and the speaker cloth is an accurate replacement. The balance of the radio is factory original. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a fine player. Made for Spiegel by the famed RPC factory from Chicago, the electronics are first class. The motor works great and the radio is like it left the factory. Les added a mini-jack for your input of any modern device or add a Bluetooth receiver for only $25. Rare, rare, rare! 17-5/8"W x 9-3/4"H x 9-1/2"D.  $799.00. (0961364)

 

Atwater Kent 84 Cathedral (1932)

Atwater Kent 84 Cathedral (1932)

This is a very nice example of a desired Atwater Kent cathedral radio. The company had a fine reputation for making the finest radios of this era. These fine electronics were the most advanced of the early super-het era, and the factory made some of the finest cabinets as well. This example has a very nice and accurate refinished cabinet, period correct reproduction speaker cloth and factory knobs. This particular radio has a beautiful book matched veneer front. This radio is remarkable for 85+ years of service. This radio offers Broadcast reception only, as it was created before the shortwave era. The radio has an accurate cloth covered cotton/silk reproduction power cord and plug. The radio is a classic seven-tube super-het with automatic volume control. My technician has done an outstanding job making the repairs to the radio, and it plays great. He also added a 3.5mm mini-jack to this set, allowing you to connect any modern device to the radio and play an unlimited amount of content of your choice. Bluetooth is available for $25. 19"H x 15-1/2"W x 10"D.  $599.00. (0961458)

 

Atwater Kent 735 Cathedral (1934)

Atwater Kent 735 Cathedral (1934)

Here is one of the high-styled and top quality receivers from the famed Philadelphia based factory. There was no finer maker of this era, and the company's dedication to electronic and cabinet artistry is legendary. This model is considered to be a classic! This is another uniquely shaped set, with very detailed ornate carvings. This radio is a particularly nice example with a nice and beautiful original finish cabinet. The veneer is fine and the finish is great with few signs of use. The radio is a five-tube model with broadcast and shortwave capabilities. My tech has done a first class repair replacing all of the aged rubber coated wire with brand new and safe wire. The radio has a very tight factory original speaker cloth and fancy wood knobs. This example has the cleanest chassis you will ever see. The tuner has been aligned, and the new power cord and plug ensure your safe operation. My tech has added a mini-jack for your other devices which offer a tremendous number of content options. Bluetooth is available for $25. Impressive at 19-1/2"H x 14"W x 10"D.  $799.00. (0961452)

 

Climax UE-54 (1936)

Climax UE-54 (1936)

You are looking at the first example of this super scarce radio made in Chicago, Illinois. Climax Radio made some of the edgiest radios ever design. This model is a more traditionally crafted design. The radio sports an oversized (5-1/2") multi-colored dial. The dial is especially spectacular in a darkened room. The radio is an AM/SW receiver on a six-tube super-het chassis. It is a powerful player through a side mounted speaker. The radio has been refinished by a prior owner, the work is pretty nice. There is one blemish which you can see in my photos, but it is pretty minimal and stable. The radio has been professionally repaired by Les whose 55 years of experience has returned the radio to a "like new" performance. The radio has a mini-jack installed for your choice of any modern device and an unlimited amount of content. Bluetooth is available for $25! 16"W x 10-1/2"H x 8"D.  $699.00. (0961381)

 

Colonial 301 (1933)

Colonial 301 (1933)

Here is a beautiful example of a classic wildly Deco chrome front radio from the 1930's. The five-tube model plays on AM only. I think the cabinet may have been refinished and very well. The chrome is excellent showing no clouding and signs of wear. The knobs and paper labels around the dials are original, and complete. Les has done a fine job in his repairs. The radio plays well and like new. Les also added a mini-jack to the electronics, allowing a modern device to be connected to the set. This addition will connect to any modern device and you can choose your own content from your stereo, phone, pad or internet. This is a very impressive set! 10-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 6"D.  $699.00. (0961238)

 

DeForest Crosley 5D511 (Canada 1934)

DeForest Crosley 5D511 (Canada 1934)

You are looking at a extremely well made radio in both cabinet and electronics. Canadian radios by government requirements were often superior to American manufacture and in way fewer numbers. This oval shaped five-tube super-het plays on both AM and SW. The cabinet has a good original finish and retains both the metal tags from DeForest and the cabinet factory. Les has done his complete and professional repairs, returning the set to factory new performance. Les also added a mini-jack to allow the connection of an external input device. This connection will allow you an unlimited choice of content from an infinite number sources. A nicely sized table radio. 19"W x 10"H x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961222)

 

Detrola 4D1 Cathedral (1934)

Detrola 4D1 Cathedral (1934)

Here is a stunning example of one of the smallest cathedral radios ever made. The radio is about as pristine condition as you might ever find for an 80+ year old example. The four-tube chassis plays on the AM band with a decent amount of selectivity and output. The highly ornate radio was designed with hand laid beading on either column and enhances the radio's classic looks. The radio retains all of the factory installed parts and is an unusually fine example. These midgets were designed to bring classic living room looks to smaller rooms of your home. Les has done his complete and professional work, repairing the radio to a factory like new condition. He has also added a mini-jack allowing your connection of a modern input device. This will allow you to enjoy this "midget" and choose any content from an unlimited choice of sources. Note the tiny size, 10-5/8"H x 9"W x 6"D.  $599.00. (0961250)

 

Detrola 148EA (1936)

Detrola 148EA (1936)

You are looking at an exotic and scarce model made by Detroit Radio under the trade name Detrola. This particular model has a unique form factor and is a pretty decorative piece. The radio offers an oversized and highly detailed dial with the major clear channels and shortwave capitals clearly marked. The radio does offer both broadcast and shortwave playing in a terrific manner off a six-tube super-het chassis. The condition of this example is tremendous and completely original. The radio is so pristine, it still retains the factory installed back, something I have never seen before! You will never find a better example! Les has done his professional repairs to the electronics and the radio plays again in the fine fashion as new. With his repairs was his addition of a mini-jack for your connection of any type of modern device or add a Bluetooth receiver to the package for only $25 additional! 14-3/8"W x 11"H x 8"D.  $849.00. (0961455)

 

Detrola 149E Tombstone (1938)

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Detrola 149E Tombstone (1938)

This is another of the terrific receivers made by Detroit Radio. The radio offers a sensitive eye tube for refined tuning and a super sensitive six-tube super-het chassis. The radio offers both AM and Shortwave capability. The radio is a remarkable example with a very clean factory finished cabinet and the speaker cloth and knobs, factory original. Please note the oversized multi-colored dial with the dramatic addition of the clear channel stations of the era and foreign capitals for wartime shortwave broadcasts. The effect of this dual bulb and brightly lit dial in a darkened room is pretty dramatic. My tech has made his professional repairs and the radio has returned to a like new performance level. He has added a mini-jack to the circuit for your option of a modern device connection and offering you complete choice of listening content. Add a Bluetooth receiver and stream from any Bluetooth enabled device for an additional $25! 18"H x 12-1/2"W x 8-1/4"D.  $799.00. (0961462)

 

Detrola 175E (1937)

Detrola 175E (1937)

This dramatic motorized tuning Detrola with a bright and sensitive tuning eye is a real treat. The condition is superb, with an original cabinet and replacement (period correct) speaker cloth. Note the highly detailed dial with many clear channel stations and locations dramatic with the brightly back lit. This high quality radio receives both Broadcast and Shortwave in a dramatic manner playing through an eight inch speaker. Add eight presets on a perfectly performing motor drive with the nine-tube chassis and this becomes a fantastic set. Les done a fantastic job with his repairs and has added a mini-jack to this model for your ability to have an unlimited amount of content. These were well made radio by a premier factory. Bluetooth is available for $25 extra. Clearly a find for both of us! 21-1/2"W x 12"H x 9"D.  $899.00. (0961355)

 

Detrola D-724 (1939)

Detrola D-724 (1939)

You are looking at a collector favorite. The radio was produced by the Detroit Michigan factory and offered under the Detrola, Truetone, and Silvertone labels. The radio sports a brightly lit multi colored dial measuring six inches across. The detailing with all of the clear channel stations around the parameter adds to the visual impact. The cabinet is large with a full range 8-inch Rola speaker, making the radio a terrific listening set. The cabinet is in fine shape with a good refinish done by a prior owner. The speaker cloth is a correct period replacement and the knobs are factory. The chassis is a very sophisticated eight tube super-het offering both AM and Shortwave. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the radio is a powerhouse. Les added a mini-jack to the circuit and you can input from any modern device. The radio offers a tone control which will allow you to tailor the sound to your tastes. Listen to the radio or your phone, pad or computer, this radio is a terrific radio to listen to. They are great players! 21"W x 12"H x 10"D.  $799.00. (0961287)

 

Emerson 28 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1934)

Emerson 28 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1934)

You are looking at a beautiful example of an Ingraham Cabinet created for Emerson Radio. The caliber of woodworking this famed clock case factory crafted of the finest American walnut, are stunning radios. The set is all factory original, with the high luster lacquer finish intact. The radio is a petite tombstone, with a five-tube super-het chassis. The radio plays on the AM and Shortwave bands. Les has done a complete electronic repair and the set really sings. I was impressed with the quality of sound from the factory supplied Jensen speaker. Les has added a mini-jack to allow the input of any modern device. Listen through the radio to your phone, pad or computer an unlimited amount of free content. Bluetooth is available for $25.00! 17"H x 12"W x 8"D.  $399.00. (0961117)

 

Emerson 31 (1934)

Emerson 31 (1934)

This is the nicest example of this very scarce radio. The entire radio is covered with repwood, which is a casted combination of wood and rubber. Due to the delicate nature of these 80 year old coverings, seldom do you find this level of perfection. The radio is dramatic with the texture of the castings with the classical decorative elements. The radio is the more deluxe model with the decorative coverings on four sides. The radio is a five-tube super-het that plays on AM only. Les has done his highly professional repairs and the aged resistor line has been replaced with a modern and safe polarized power cord and plug. Les has added to the radio a mini-jack to allow the connection of any modern type of input device. Listen to any content of your choice or add a Bluetooth receiver for only $25. This is a rare model in prime condition! 10-1/2"W x 8"H x 5-3/4"D.  $399.00. (0961354)

 

Emerson 104 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Emerson 104 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Here is a monstrous eight-tube super-het tombstone from the liaison between Ingraham Cabinet and Emerson Radio. This is the largest and most sought model of the partnership. The radio plays on both broadcast and shortwave. The cabinet looks to be an older refinish and the work is excellent. The craftsmanship of the Ingraham people is well preserved and it appears to my eye to be crafted of rosewood. The refinisher preserved the factory installed speaker cloth and it is in very respectable condition. The wood knobs are original to this set. The radio offers macro and micro tuning ability which offers the most sophisticated tuning available. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a fantastic player. Les has added a mini-jack for your choice of modern input device. You can listen to your phone, pad or computer using this connection. Bluetooth is available for $25! This is an extremely large and heavy radio, so shipping will cost a bit more. 21-1/4"H x 17"W x 12"D.  $899.00. (0961362)

 

Emerson 141 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Emerson 141 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Here is a super five-tube super-het tombstone from the liaison between Ingraham Cabinet and Emerson Radio. The radio plays on both broadcast and shortwave. The cabinet is all original in condition with a complete decal and foil Ingraham tag on the back. The craftsmanship of the Ingraham people is well preserved and it appears to my eye to be crafted of book matched walnut. The retains the original knobs and speaker cloth This is an uncommon radio and the nicest one I have seen. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a fantastic player. The chassis is the more deluxe version and plays on both AM and Shortwave. The repairs are excellent and this All American Five offers a terrific sound with the vertical mount speaker. The radio offers a full room level of sound. Les has added a mini-jack for your choice of modern input device. You can listen to your phone, pad or computer using this connection. Bluetooth is available for $25! 13-1/2"H x 11-3/4"W x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961423)

 

Emerson AT-172 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Emerson AT-172 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

This is one of the most desired Ingraham Cabinet models in their noteworthy liaison with Emerson Radio. This model is highly unusual in form and sports the rage of the times "Teledial" tuning along with a more standard knob control. Contained within is a six-tube super-het chassis that offers both Broadcast and Shortwave. The radio has a two position tone control and a roll type of tuning dial. The cabinet is all original with only a tiny imperfection on the back lowest right corner. The finish is still terrific for the age and everything is factory installed. The radio has been professionally repaired and return to a like new condition. The radio plays extremely well and with an original speaker with one small repair which does not affect the sound quality. Take a good look at this set, as they are stunning and very rare…you will hard pressed to find another. There is a mini-jack installed for your connection of any modern device. This will allow your unlimited choice of content. Add a Bluetooth device for only $25! 18-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H x 10-3/4"D.  $899.00. (0961445)

 

Emerson C-134 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1938)

Emerson C-134 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1938)

This is a massively large radio from the famous liaison of these two premier companies. The radio displays all of the wonderful use of exotic veneers and craftsmanship that makes these radios especially collectable. The radio is a wonderful eight-tube chassis which offers deluxe performance with tone control on both AM and Shortwave. The cabinet has been professionally refinished with an exacting eye to duplicate the Ingraham work of 80 years ago. The speaker cloth is a classic reproduction, and note the fancy control knob with ornate metal inserts. The radio chassis has been professionally repaired by Les whose 55+ years of experience have returned it to factory like operation. The brand new eye tube winks with great sensitivity as you dial from station to station. The sound is dramatic with the huge cabinet lending to listening nature. This is the largest and one of the scarcest models made, as it was extremely expensive when new. Note the factory metal tag is still attached. Les added a mini-jack to the radio to allow your connection of any modern device. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! 21-3/4"H x 17-1/2"W x 13-1/2"D.  $899.00. (0961369)

 

Emerson CR-261 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Emerson CR-261 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Here is a highly unusually styled radio from the famous liaison of these two premier companies. The radio displays all of the wonderful use of exotic veneers and craftsmanship that makes these radios especially collectable. Many collectors prize these radios for the unique silhouettes. This particular set is a rather scarce model which retains the foil medallion from Ingraham Cabinets. The radio has been refinished by a prior owner and the work decently resembles the factory original work. Contained within is an "All American Five" chassis, with the factory installed loop antenna for optimal reception. The radio is an AM/SW model. Everything is a factory installed part, with only the dial face showing wear for the 80 years of service. Les has done his professional repairs and the set is a fine and stable player. Les added a mini-jack for your installation of any modern device to the radio. This will give you an unlimited choice of content and stream via Bluetooth with the additional $25 device. 13-3/4"W x 9"H x 6-3/4"D.  $399.00. (0961391)

 

Emerson DX-356 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1941)

Emerson DX-356 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1941)

You are looking at a fantastic example from the liaison between Emerson Radio and the reknowned Ingraham Cabinet Company. Emerson was known for reliable radios and Ingraham best known for clock cabinets offered the exquisite combination of exotic veneers and the highest quality craftsmanship. Note the unique form and the big radio cabinet size and sound. The radio is a highly reliable six-tube super-het chassis with a built-in loop antenna. The radio plays on both AM and Shortwave. The condition of the cabinet is excellent and the radio retains all of the factory installed parts and a complete set of decals. The radio has been professionally repaired and it is as good as new. Added to the circuit is a 3.5 mm. mini-jack for your ability to connect the choice of a modern device and use the radio as a speaker system. Bluetooth is available for only $25 additional! 16-3/4"W x 10-1/2"H x 10-1/4"D.  $699.00. (0961454)

 

FADA 270T (1938)

FADA 270T (1938)

Don't let my photos deceive you, as this is a large deluxe table radio. Only the second example of this model ever offered on the "Attic," the radio is scarce and choice. The condition of the cabinet is original and excellent with only one sign of wear on the left side to show for its decades of service. The speaker cloth is replacement and everything else is factory. The radio is a six-tube super-het with a brand new green tuning eye that winks from station to station with great sensitivity. The radio performs well on both AM and Shortwave. I was attracted by the Deco lines and waterfall front. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the set plays dramatically with a full range 6-1/2" speaker. Les has added a mini-jack allowing you to connect any modern device. With such a large cabinet, you can imagine this is a radio to offer great listening. Use your phone, pad or computer to access internet radio. Bluetooth is available! 20-1/2"W x 11"H x 10-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961317)

 

Fairbanks-Morse 58A Tombstone (1937)

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Fairbanks-Morse 58A Tombstone (1937)

Here is a terrific radio from the famous Indianapolis, In factory. Not a common model, this radio offered a fine level of detailing in the cabinetry and a brightly lit and multi colored huge dial. The radio offers a fine level of service from a five-tube super-het chassis. The radio cabinet is in original condition and the speaker cloth is a replacement from the exact era. The knobs are factory as well. The radio plays in a fine manner, as it has been professionally repaired by my tech and carefully to assure you the very best performance. My tech has replaced the ancient power cord with a perfect cloth covered reproduction. A mini-jack is installed to allow you to connect the radio to many types of modern devices. This will allow you to enjoy the set with an unlimited choice of content. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25. 18-3/4"H x 14-1/4"W x 10-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961456)

 

General Electric J-72 cathedral (1933)

General Electric J-72 cathedral (1933)

Here is a model that must be scarce. I don't remember ever seeing this model before and clearly it was a top of the line classic "grand cathedral." The radio is dramatic and rather unique with the decorative speaker grille opening. The radio must have seen some repair before I stumbled upon it, as there was a repair on the right side (see photo). The work is excellent, as I didn't notice it until I detailed the radio for the pictures. The speaker cloth might be a replacement, but is in excellent condition and period correct. The wooden floral knobs are correct. The seven tube super-het chassis plays in a terrific fashion. Les has completed his professional repairs noting the chassis was made by RCA for G.E. He has added a mini-jack for your connection of any modern device. Listen to the radio using your phone, pad or computer and have an unlimited choice of content. Les added a fine fabric or and new Bakelite plug to mirror how the radio left the factory and for your safety. Add a Bluetooth adapter for only $25! 19"H x 14-1/4"W x 11"D.  $799.00. (0961408)

 

General Electric M-64 Tombstone (1935)

General Electric M-64 Tombstone (1935)

This is a special radio. Wildly Deco with the high luster black lacquer trim and a beautiful tiger mahogany veneered front. The cabinet has been refinished by a previous owner in a high luster "piano" hand rubbed finish. The speaker cloth and dual macro/micro wood knobs appear to be original. The dual tuning offers the most accurate way to tune a set, and is a deluxe feature. The six-tube super-het chassis really sings in a dramatic fashion. The radio is an AM/SW model. Les has done his complete professional repairs and the radio is a super player. Les has added a mini-jack to allow the connection of any modern device including your phone, pad or computer. This will allow your unlimited content of choice. Bluetooth is available. 19-1/4"H x 14"W x 10"D.  $899.00. (0961276)

 

General Electric M-82 Tombstone (1933)

General Electric M-82 Tombstone (1933)

This is the largest and most sophisticated radio ever offered by General Electric. It shares the same chassis as the RCA 143, heralded as one of the best receivers ever made. The radio is remarkable with the advanced circuits and dramatic shortwave reception ability. The radio offers all of the whistles and bells, tone control and macro/micro watch dial tuning by extending and depressing the tuning control. The radio has been refinished by a professional and is dramatic in the matched burl veneers on the face of the radio. The speaker cloth and knobs are original to the radio. This massive scaled eight-tube super-het offers a sound like no others. Les has done his complete professional repairs and remarked on the caliber of the circuits. He also added a mini-jack for your attachment of any modern device and allowing you to listen to anything you would choose. This is a radio to listen to. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! This is an extremely heavy and large radio so know the shipping will be more expensive. 20-1/8"H x 17-1/2"W x 16"D.  $899.00. (0961380)

 

General Television 476 Mantle Radio (1932)

General Television 476 Mantle Radio (1932)

Here is a handsome mantle type of radio. The radio is a beautifully crafted cabinet with stunning veneers and black lacquer trim. Added to the cabinet are chrome strips accenting the Deco lines. Inside the radio is a five-tube and very early super-het chassis. The radio plays on AM only. Being so limited in size, this type of radio was designed for a den or bedroom where limited size and sound production were less important. Les has performed his highly trained efforts in the repairs and the radio plays as good as new. Les has added a mini-jack which allows you to connect to any modern device. With this connection you can listen to any content you might want to listen to. Bluetooth is available for $25 additional! 10-3/4"W x 8-3/8"H x 5-1/2"D.  $399.00. (0961392)

 

Grunow 700 Tombstone (1933)

Grunow 700 Tombstone (1933)

This is a very good radio and in fine factory condition. This vintage radio is in the famed ”skyscraper” shape, highlighted by a chrome grille with a wildly Deco shape. The radio is a seven-tube super-het chassis and offers both broadcast and shortwave reception. Impressive with the dramatic matched veneers and metal inset knobs. The radio has a very good original finish, showing a minimal amount of wear for the 85 years of service. The chrome grille is very bright and is 98% free of pitting and clouding. The radio must have lived a good life for the chrome to be so good. The speaker cloth and knobs are factory installed parts. The radio has been professionally serviced and returned to a "like new" operating condition; she really sings for such an early radio. A fine Rayon covered reproduction power cord and plug will offer safe operation. The mini-jack is installed for your direct connection of any modern type of device or add for $25 a Bluetooth receiver. 18"H x 14"W x 10"D.  $799.00. (0961449)

 

Grunow 750 "the Commander" Tombstone (1934)

Grunow 750 "the Commander" Tombstone (1934)

You are looking at the largest and finest tombstone radio made by this premier company. You can see the extraordinary effort in cabinetry and the styling. Contained inside is a terrific seven-tube super-het chassis playing both AM and Shortwave. The radio has a nearly perfect original finish along with perfect factory speaker cloth and wood knobs. The radio has received the extremely professional repairs done by Les and it is a tremendous performer. It is clear why this radio was the jewel of the factory. This model was intended to be the flagship model made by this fine factory and you can see and hear why. Les has added a mini-jack to this set, allowing you to input any modern device. Regardless of the phone, pad, satellite or broadband connection you will really enjoy the fantastic performance. Your choice of content is unlimited! This extraordinary radio is sure to delight! 20-1/4"H x 17"W x 12-3/4"D.  $899.00. (0961424)

 

Herbert Horn "Tiffany Tone" 62 Cathedral (1931)

Herbert Horn "Tiffany Tone" 62 Cathedral (1931)

You are looking at a really scarce radio. The factory was located in Los Angeles, California, and made some of the most ornate and high caliber radios on the West Coast. Since they were more of a regional factory, few were sold and are seldom seen. You can see the fine original condition of the radio, with a very nice factory finish, with factory speaker cloth and highly detailed and ornate Bakelite knobs. The radio is a six-tube broadcast band TRF, and a very well designed electronically. My technician has done a complete repair of this blue chip set, replacing the filters in the power supply, condensers and resisters as needed. Checking the tubes and giving the set a complete alignment. Being a very early type of chassis, the radio does not have AVC (automatic volume control). Working great with the closest radio stations the most powerful, this plays well for this type of circuit. He has added a fine reproduction cotton/silk power cord and new Bakelite plug for your safe operation. 15-1/2"H x 13-1/3"W x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961060)

 

Howard World Seven Tombstone (1936)

Howard World Seven Tombstone (1936)

Howard radios are extremely prized by the most advanced collectors. Based in Chicago, they made terrific radios and in limited numbers. This model is the top of the line model offering both Broadcast and Shortwave on a seven-tube super-het chassis. The radio is a fantastic performer. The radio looks to me to be a older refinish and a terrific job. The speaker cloth and knobs are the factory originals. The highest caliber veneer work shows the craftsmanship Howard built. The novelty of the unusual back lit dial and the band select lighting your selection of dial scale. Les remarked how unusual the radio is while he completed his highly professional repairs. Les added his appreciation for the engineering of the circuitry. He has added a mini-jack to the circuit so you can input your choice of modern device. Using your phone, pad or computer there is an unlimited amount of listening of your choice. Bluetooth is available for $25! 18-3/4"H x 15"W x 9-1/2"D.  $799.00. (0961360)

 

Imperial 6U-106 Tombstone by Triangle Industries (1939)

Imperial 6U-106 Tombstone by Triangle Industries (1939)

Often referred to as "Fahrenheit," this is an unusual and rare set. The nickname comes from the thermometer in the middle of the back painted multi-colored dial which raises and lowers as you change the various bands. This company was based in Chicago and made quality radios for various catalogue retailers and a few choice radios under their own label. Contained within this highly detailed refinished cabinet is a sophisticated six-tube super-het playing on AM and Shortwave. The radio offers a brand new green tuning eye which winks as you change from station to station. The speaker cloth is a period correct pattern with the copper ringed six sided factory wood knobs. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a terrific player. Les included a mini-jack to allow you to connect with any modern device or add the Bluetooth receiver for only $25. 17-1/4"H x 15-1/4"W x 10-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961428)

 

Kadette 790 (1939)

Kadette 790 (1939)

This is a tremendous table radio. Made by International Kadette, the radio employs a fantastic nine-tube super-het chassis with a green tuning eye. The radio plays both AM and Shortwave with a dramatic amount of selectivity. My pictures make the radio look more modest in size than the actual measurements which are at the end of this ad. The cabinet has been refinished nicely, and the work highlights the decorative racing stripe design. Les has done his completely professional repairs and remarked at the sophistication of the circuits. Les also added a mini-jack to the radio allowing your choice of input device to have the option of listening to an unlimited choice of content. Great looks and performance, this radio was designed to be a favorite! 19-1/4"W x 12-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D.  $599.00. (0961242)

 

International Kadette 845 AM/SW (1938)

International Kadette 845 AM/SW (1938)

This is one of the finest models ever produced by this Ann Arbor, MI factory I have seen. The radio is spectacularly constructed using American walnut with a book matched veneered top. The sheer size of the radio is very impressive along with the dramatically detailed slide rule dial with clear markings of clear channel and foreign stations identified. I believe everything is factory original: finish, speaker cloth and knobs. The radio is a powerhouse with a high eight-tube chassis offering both AM and Shortwave. Les has completed his professional repairs and the sheer power of the high tube count makes the radio a listening pleasure. The chassis has a tone control which allows an tailoring of the sound tone. This radio has the mini-jack preinstalled to allow your connection of any modern device. The choice of listening can be of your choosing and streaming ability is available via Bluetooth for an additional $25! 22"W x 10-1/4"H x 10"D.  $659.00. (0961425)

 

Lafayette M69 (by Ozarka) Tombstone (1933)

Lafayette M69 (by Ozarka) Tombstone (1933)

Lafayette was a catalog seller of high-end radios based in Chicago. They contracted some of the finest factories to produce radios for them under the Lafayette name. The radio before you was made by Ozarka (North American Mohawk) using dramatic embellishments crafted from rep-wood. The radio has the factory installed speaker cloth, original finish and heavily sculptured knobs. Ozarka was the holy grail maker and limited in numbers. The condition is fantastic showing a tiny amount of wear from the decades of use. The radio contained is a seven-tube model, and is an early super-het. The radio was designed as a triple band radio, playing today on both Broadcast and Shortwave. Les has made his meticulous repairs and the radio plays like the deluxe receiver it was designed to do. This is a very rare and connoisseur level set. 19-1/2"H x 15-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D.  $999.00. (0961165)

 

Majestic 331 Grand Cathedral (1933)

Majestic 331 Grand Cathedral (1933)

The radio is one I have never seen before other than in books, as it is a stunning cathedral with an exotic veneered front and in a Gothic European church appearance. The radio is in factory original condition with a highly ornate speaker cloth design. There is one tiny imperfection which does not detract from the visual impact and the radio retains the factory installed wood and embossed knobs. This is the earlier type of super-het chassis with automatic volume control and offering a powerful seven-tube chassis. The radio plays on AM only, yet offers a tone control allowing a tailor of sound tone. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is ready for your regular use. Included is a mini-jack for the connection of any modern device and your listening to any content of choice Bluetooth is available for only $25 additional! 18"H x 14-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D.  $899.00. (0961432)

 

Midwest HH-7 "The Moderne" Tombstone (1936)

Midwest HH-7 "The Moderne" Tombstone (1936)

This was a very difficult radio to photograph. The previous owner did a fine job replicating the highly decorative toning of the model and added the highest gloss "piano" finish to the radio I have ever seen. So, if you see reflections in my photos, it's the luster. I noted that there is a tiny amount of lacquer loss at a couple of the seams, but the all over hand rubbed finish is unique. The radio is a monster tombstone with a five band, seven-tube super-het chassis. Les has done his very expert and complete repairs. He has added a new power cord and plug for safe operation and a mini-plug for your outboard input device at no charge. The radio is a brute with tremendous power and a large speaker to deliver the sound. You might make note of the dial, which is highly stationed and very Deco in appearance. These are rare radios, and the highly hand-polished cabinet makes it a focal point of your collection. 20"H x 14-3/4"W x 9-1/2"D.  $1,299.00. (0961130)

 

Pilot "Junior" Cathedral (1931)

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Pilot "Junior" Cathedral (1931)

Advanced collector's prize radio from this maker. Based on Long Island, NY, this company although not well known, made some of the best radios. This particular model is one of the earliest super-hets made with the earlier distance/local switch option on the side. The radio is a stunning example which shows only a bit of shrinkage due to the age on the left side of the cabinet. Contained within is a five-tube chassis which plays on Broadcast only. The radio has replacement and period correct speaker cloth and there have been a few repairs to the 8-inch speaker which does not detract from the sound quality. My tech has completed his professional updates to the radio and it quite a performer. The radio lives up to the company's reputation! Note the fine cloth covered power cord in a perfect replication of the factory original along with a safe reproduction plug. Adding to the set is a mini-jack allowing your connection of any modern type of device. You can now choose your own listening pleasure along with the radios designed function. Add a Bluetooth receiver for only $25! 19"H x 16-7/8"W x 10"D.  $699.00. (0961461)

 

RCA T8-14 Tombstone (1937)

RCA T8-14 Tombstone (1937)

I love selling all of these tombstones radios from RCA. They are tremendous performers and offer some of the best reception and selectivity of any radios made in this era. The set before you is a monster with a highly selective eight-tube chassis offering both AM and Shortwave. I might mention, these radios are some of the best shortwave performers you can buy. With the complete controls with a tone control and massively sized cabinet the radio sports a large 8-inch speaker. The cabinet is all original, with a bit of wear; the worst of it is on the upper left side. I thought is to be acceptable and simply cleaned it up. Look at picture #4 and see what you think. All of the parts are original to the radio and in fine condition. Les has done his highly professional repairs and the radio performs in a spectacular fashion. Les added a mini-jack for your modern device input or a Bluetooth receiver for wireless capability. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25. This is an extremely large and heavy radio, so shipping will be a touch higher. 20"H x 14-1/2"W x 13"D.  $699.00. (0961352)

 

Remler 21 "The Minuette" (1932)

Remler 21 "The Minuette" (1932)

This is a scarce radio from a west coast factory. Very tiny in size, and super ornate with a Middle Eastern flavor to the cabinet design. As you can see the condition of the cabinet and grille are with a decent factory finish. The speaker cloth and knobs are accurate replacements. The tiny size of this early four-tube chassis was highly unusual along with the early style tuning dial. These tiny radios were favored in smaller rooms, such as a den or bedroom. The extremely ornate veneer makes for a very decorative set. The four-tube chassis offers, as you would expect, a limited amount of selectivity and sound output. These radios were scarce and fragile in design, so to find such a nice example is a rare treat! My technician has done a complete repair and returned the radio to its factory like new operation. He added a fine silk/cotton cord and new plug for safe use. The radio plays on the broadcast band only. 12-1/2"H x 10"W x 8"D.  $499.00. (0961068)

 

Silvertone 1942 Tombstone (1936)

Silvertone 1942 Tombstone (1936)

Silvertone radios were made by many different factories for Sears. The breadth of the line was dramatic and the set before you was on the top of their selection. The advanced eight-tube super-het offered a highly sensitive green eye tube along with an advanced squelch and tone control. Note they "borrowed" the dual watch dial pointer configuration from Zenith. The radio has been nicely refinished and retains accurate speaker cloth and proprietary wood knobs. I thought the cabinet refinishing was done well, with the expected amount of aging from decades of service. These were very advanced receivers and play with fine sensitivity and sound. Les has done a fantastic job with his repairs and this plays like the deluxe model it was designed to be. He added a mini-jack to the radio, allowing you an unlimited choice of content with an external device. Choose your phone, pad or computer, the universal fit is there for any modern electronics. Bluetooth is available. 18"H x 15"W x 12"D.  $699.00. (0961330)

 

Silvertone 4464 Tombstone (1937)

Silvertone 4464 Tombstone (1937)

You are looking at a much desired "gold dial" Silvertone tombstone. As the top of the line series, this is a seven-tube super-het that offers both broadcast and shortwave. The radio retains a very fine original finish and the entire factory installed parts. I noted even the Tenite knobs and bezel were for their age in very good condition. An added bonus is the radio retains all of the factory instructions and service tag. Collectors prize these radios, as they are terrific in performance. The radio has had the complete professional repair. Les has mentioned how well the radio plays. Les added a mini-jack for your option of a modern device input. Play content from your phone, pad or computer through the radio for an unlimited choice content. Add a Bluetooth device for wireless connection for $25! 16-3/4"H x 12-1/2"W x 9-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961348)

 

Silvertone 4566 (1937)

Silvertone 4566 (1937)

You are looking at a very interesting radio. The cabinet in a subtle trapezoid shape is a mixture of veneers. The radio features ribbed corners. The radio cabinet has been refinished and the work is nice. The radio retains the factory installed circular dial bezel and ornate knobs crafted of Tenite. This material has a tendency to shrink, yet this example they are all perfect. The speaker cloth is period correct and replacement. These radios are known as "gold dials" with the Silvertone globe and dual pilot light lit at night. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the radio sings. The seven-tube super-het chassis is a sophisticated performer with a brand new green tuning eye which winks from station to station with great sensitivity. The radio was designed to be a three-band model; one is vacant today and the set offers both AM and Shortwave. Note the complete factory back. Les has added a mini-jack to the circuit and this additional connection will allow you to input any modern type of device. Your phone, pad, computer or any other will provide you unlimited content. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25. 17-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H x 10"D.  $499.00. (0961299)

 

Simplex G Tombstone (1937)

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Simplex G Tombstone (1937)

Here is an interesting and quality tombstone from this Sandusky, Ohio factory. Known for high quality radios, this company struggled in the highly completive world and was shortly after sold to Philco. Philco promptly shuttered the factory, getting a good competitor out of the market. The radio is a dramatic player with a sophisticated seven-tube super-het chassis with a brand new tuning eye. Note the brightly lit and multicolored fan shaped dial. This radio is both an AM and Shortwave receiver as one would expect from such a good maker. The cabinet has been nicely refinished and the speaker cloth a period correct reproduction. The brand new tuning eye dances with the elevated level of sensitivity. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a terrific player. He installed a mini-jack to allow your connection of modern input or add Bluetooth for only $25 additional. 16-1/4"H x 12-1/2"W x 8"D.  $599.00. (0961469)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1251 "The Strand" (1933)

Stewart-Warner R-1251 "The Strand" (1933)

This is a most desired model of S-W tombstone radios. The wildly Deco cabinet is a dramatic contrast of veneers with a whimsical grille design. This is a very impressive radio! Contained within is a five-tube super-het chassis that offers both AM and Shortwave. The condition is beautiful with the refinish cabinet work done by a previous owner. There is one small scratch on the left side and minor blemish on the top which are insignificant. The speaker cloth and knobs appear to be original to the radio. Les has completed the professional repairs and the radio plays like new. He has added the mini-jack for your connection of any modern device or the add on Bluetooth receiver for $25 additional. You can now choose to listen to anything including the websites mentioned in my home page. 17"H x 13-1/4"W x 9"D.  $899.00. (0961421)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1252A "Berkley" Tombstone (1933)

Stewart-Warner R-1252A "Berkley" Tombstone (1933)

S-W made some of the most dramatic and Deco designed radios of the 1930's. Here is one of their mid-sized models called the "Berkley." This is a five-tube super-het chassis that plays on both AM and Shortwave. You can see the flair of a tapered cabinet and stunning cut out grille. The radio was accurately refinished by a previous owner, to which I added the correct reproduction speaker cloth. As you can see, although not the biggest or most expensive of the collection, the factory gave the radio great attention. Les has done his complete and professional repairs returning the radio to a factory "like new condition." The radio plays very well and with the addition of a mini-jack, this mid-sized set offers you the ability to listen to any modern device. Always a favorite, you will love this radio too. Bluetooth is available for $25! 17-1/2"H x 14-1/2"W x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961430)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1262A "The Stuart" Tombstone (1936)

Stewart-Warner R-1262A "The Stuart" Tombstone (1936)

This was the most deluxe model of these highly Deco and stylized tombstones. These are considered to be a connoisseur blue chip model. The radio is a real stunning use of mixed exotic veneers, the face out of Birdseye Maple, striped Mahogany and American Walnut. The condition is excellent and has been professionally refinished. The radio has a nice gloss to the black lacquer top and accurate reproduction speaker cloth and original wood knobs. The radio is a stunning example! This deluxe model is a seven-tube super-het that plays on both AM and Shortwave. Les has done his highly professional repairs and the radio plays as if new. Les has added a mini-jack to the radio allowing your addition of any modern device. You can listen to any content from your computer, phone or pad. Bluetooth is available for $25 additional. 19-1/2"H x 14"W x 13"D.  $1,599.00. (0961443)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1272 "Prado" Tombstone (1933)

Stewart-Warner R-1272 "Prado" Tombstone (1933)

Here is one of the wildly Deco tombstones made by S-W. These are some of the most decorative radios made. This model is a five tube early super-het offering both AM and Shortwave. As you can see the cabinet is as wild as they come with African mahogany, chevron with Birdseye maple in the center of the front. The balance of the cabinet is highly detailed and made of American walnut. The cabinet looks to be a highly professional refinish with the factory installed speaker cloth and skirted wood factory knobs. The radio has a black lacquer top in great condition. Les has completed his usual professional repairs and he radio plays in a dramatic fashion. These were expensive radios in the depths of the Depression and scarce due to the limited numbers produced. Les added a mini-jack so you an input your choice of modern device and enjoy an unlimited choice of content. His repairs included a fine reproduction silk/cotton power cord and Bakelite plug for your safe operation. 17-1/2"H x 14"W x 9-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961335)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 228H (1938)

Stromberg-Carlson 228H (1938)

You are looking at a very desired antique radio! The radio company was known for the highest quality radios and scientific equipment and was in business for nearly a century. They were known for some of the highest quality cabinets ever created and this is one choice design. The cabinet is crafted of African mahogany book matched on the sides and top with a front handcrafted out of Birdseye maple; the veneers are stunning and very elaborate. The striping effect makes the streamlined appearance all the more pronounced. The cabinet has been wonderfully refinished by a previous collector. The speaker cloth and knobs are also factory installed. Les has done his professional repairs and has installed a bright green tuning eye that winks with a great level of sensitivity. The radio is a powerful six-tube super-het chassis and plays on both AM and Shortwave. The speaker is an 8-inch full range which makes the radio a super sounding model. The cabinet is large and with a larger sized speaker, the radio has an extremely fine sound. The radio has the installed mini-jack to allow you to connect to any modern device or add a Bluetooth device for only $25 additional! 19-1/4"W x 11-1/2"H x 10"D.  $699.00. (0961451)

 

US Radio 9A Tombstone (1932)

US Radio 9A Tombstone (1932)

Here is one I had never seen before. The radio is very impressive with one of the most interesting dials. The radio offers a triple play of controls, and the largest nine-tube chassis I have ever seen on a 1932 radio. The set has replacement speaker cloth and sounding board, likely done decades ago. The finish is fantastic, perhaps original possibly refinished; there are a few very minor chips on the top. Such an ornate sculptured face with a fantastic "horse shoe" shaped dial makes this radio a standout. The powerhouse nine-tube chassis has been completely repaired and this large tombstone plays with a fantastic level of sound and selectivity. Les added the cloth covered power cord and plug for your safe use. The mini-jack is installed and Bluetooth is available for $25! 19-1/2"H x 16"W x 12"D.   $699.00. (0961387)

 

Wells-Gardner 9A (1934)

Wells-Gardner 9A (1934)

Here is a deluxe mantle radio from the famed Chicago maker Wells Gardner. A very high quality maker of many radios, the bulk for the better catalogue sellers of the 1930's as house brands. This model under their own label is a very ornate radio featuring hand laid beading in the most elaborate and fine craftsmanship in the cabinetry. The radio is all original including the paper dials without tears or measurable wear. The chassis is a fine early super-het that uses five tubes to receive both AM and shortwave. Les has done his usual excellent repairs returning the radio to a like new playing condition. Les also added a mini-jack to the circuit allowing you to connect your modern device to the radio and the ability to have an unlimited choice of content. This is a handsome set! 11-1/4"W x 8"H x 7"D.  $499.00. (0961193)

 

Western Air Patrol 136T (1935)

Western Air Patrol 136T (1935)

Here is a highly unusual and scarce mantle style radio. The radio was made by Gamble-Skogmo in Los Angeles for Western Auto Stores. In the 1930's, often radios were offered for sale to customers while they waited for repairs to be made to their automobiles. Rather a captured audience and rather common done by others like General Motors. This radio is a sophisticated six-tube super-het offering four bands and a superior level of electronics. Of course most bands today are vacant, but as a broadcast receiver, it is a fine player. The cabinet is in remarkable condition for the 82+ years of service. Note the fine detailing of veneer work with book matched areas on the top. The radio has been completely serviced by my tech to perform as new. With his repairs, a mini-jack has been installed allowing your connection of any modern device. You now can choose whatever you wish to listen to using your vintage radio. Add a Bluetooth receiver add-on for only $25! 14-1/2"W x 9-1/4"H x 8"D.  $499.00. (0961450)

 

Westinghouse WR-22 tombstone (1934)

Westinghouse WR-22 tombstone (1934)

You are looking at a remarkably nice and original tombstone. The radio is rather fancy with dramatic matched veneers on the face and great detailing to the face. Contained inside is a five tube super-het chassis that plays on both AM and Shortwave. The radio retains all of the factory installed speaker cloth, and finish showing a minimal amount of wear. I loved the highly decorative wooden knobs that are also original to the radio. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the radio plays as good as new. Les added a mini-jack to allow your connection of any modern external input device. This offers you an unlimited choice of content. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! 13-3/4"H x 10-3/4"W x 8"D.  $499.00. (0961368)

 

Westinghouse WR-100 "the Juke" (1935)

Westinghouse WR-100 "the Juke" (1935)

This is a very interesting radio. The radio is extremely petite, yet offers a full size performance. The radio was designed to resemble a juke box and is unusual with the rep wood front. Rep wood is a casted combination of wood and rubber offering a dramatic detail. The radio is a five-tube super-het offering both AM and Shortwave. The condition is all original retaining a near perfection cabinet with the ornate original speaker cloth and a pair of acorn Bakelite knobs. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio performs very well. Les added a mini-jack for your ability to connect any modern device for an unlimited choice of content. Add a Bluetooth device for streaming audio for only $25! 19-3/4"H x 8-7/8"W x 6"D,  $459.00. (0961431)

 

Zaney-Gill "Vita-Tone Midget" (1931)

Zaney-Gill "Vita-Tone Midget" (1931)

If you are a collector of the super rare and wildly Deco radios, this radio is a must. A tiny four-tube early cathedral crafted from mahogany with a black lacquer grille. The grille is really special with a whimsical palm tree motif. Displayed in numerous radio books, these are some of the scarcest radios you will ever find. The Los Angeles factory produced very few, and with only west coast distribution, you know how limited production was. I believe everything is factory original and in fine to very fine condition. The four-tube chassis has been professionally repaired by Les, allowing a decent level of reception. Due to the tiny size and small speaker, these radios were never destined to larger areas, but bedroom and den sized rooms. Note the very earliest date of manufacture, with the dial reflecting the earliest dial scale. Clearly a radio offered once a decade for sale, the black lacquer grille is stunning and unique. We did not add a mini-jack to this radio, but is available at no charge. Note: This radio does not have a mini-jack due to the type of circuit. It also will not accept a Bluetooth device. 13-1/2"H x 9"W x 9"D.  $799.00. (0961314)

 

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

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

Here is a collector favorite. These extremely reliable models are compact in size and offer a dramatic level of performance. This particular model is a five-tube (All American Five) chassis that plays on the AM/Broadcast band only. Note the black dial, a highly lauded feature of the middle to late 1930's Zenith radios along with the iconic wood "Z" factory knobs. This example has been nicely refinished in an accurate manner. I would describe the color as red mahogany, with a fine lacquer finish. The work is good and the only issue showing age is a slight stress crack by the speaker grille on the left side. This is a common issue for a cabinet now 80+ years old. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio plays in a terrific manner. Les added a mini-jack to allow your connection of any modern device. It also will accept a Bluetooth receiver available for $25 additional. A great performer in a modest sized radio! 12"W x 9-1/2"H x 10"D.  $499.00. (0961370)

 

Zenith 5-S-29 Tombstone (1935)

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Zenith 5-S-29 Tombstone (1935)

Here is one of the most popular Zenith tombstones. The radio is a five-tube super-het that plays on both AM and Shortwave. The dial lights up in a dramatic manner which changes color as you flip between the bands. The radio before you is a fine example, with a nice refinished cabinet in nearly perfect condition. The speaker cloth is replacement and in excellent condition. The radio retains the iconic "Z" wood knobs which are Zenith originals. The radio plays like a new set, as Les has done a terrific job in making his repairs. I noted the fine selectivity of the tuner section, and how many stations the radio received with clarity. Les also added a mini-jack for your external input device offering you an unlimited amount of content of your choice. Once you try these external inputs, you will love the option. These are one of the most popular models, nicely sized and a solid player. 17-1/4"H x 13-3/4"W x 9"D.  $679.00. (0961460)

 

Zenith 5-S-228 Tombstone (1938)

Zenith 5-S-228 Tombstone (1938)

You are looking at another "black dial" Zenith tombstone. The interesting element of this particular radio is the size which offers the superior properties of own a Zenith with a smaller size. The radio is a five-tube super-het which offers both AM and Shortwave. The radio displays beautifully with a quality refinished cabinet and a nice top luster. There were a couple of tiny repairs made on the back edge of the cabinet which are virtually invisible. Note, the radio retains the factory speaker cloth and the wood and iconic "Z" knobs. Les has given the radio his professional repairs and the set plays with a terrific level of sensitivity. The radio has a mini-jack for your connection of any modern device. You now can listen to literally anything of your own choice from any modern input device and add a Bluetooth adapter for only $25 and stream your content from another device in the same room. 15-3/4"H x 10-1/4"W x 10-3/4"D.  $599.00. (0961406)

 

Zenith 6-B-129 Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 6-B-129 Tombstone (1937)

This radio is a very interesting set. The radio shares the same cabinet as the 8-S-129. Originally created as a battery radio, this example has been converted to regular AC operation and it offers a simple "plug and play" for ease of use. The same astute collector has refinished the cabinet and installed accurate replacement speaker cloth. The knobs are the iconic "Z" wood knobs highlighting the large and colorful back dial for which Zenith was famous. Everything operates as perfectly as you could wish. Les has refined the repairs and commented on how fine the work was and the tremendous performance of the radio. Adding a mini-jack to allow you to connect any modern device or a Bluetooth receiver and have the unlimited choice of content. This is a very large and impressive radio, and with the large speaker and cabinet it offers a large room sound. Bluetooth is available for $25! This is a terrific playing radio and offers a tremendous value. Extremely large at 23"H x 17"W x 13"D.  $799.00. (0961386)

 

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1936)

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1936)

You are looking at a highly desired Zenith tombstone. This model is a six-tube super-het that plays on both AM and Shortwave. Along with the massive cabinet, the radio offers controls to tailor the sound to your tastes along with a large 8-inch speaker. The multi colored over-size 7-1/2" dial is brightly lit by a pair of lamps. The convex glass dial cover makes for reflections in my time exposure, but know this is a reflection. The cabinet has a very nice factory original finish with reproduction speaker cloth. I noted a veneer repair on the top, hardly noticeable but please study picture #5. The iconic embossed wood "Z" knobs are factory originals. My tech has done a stellar professional repair to the set, returning it to a fine and strong player. All functions operate perfectly. He has added a mini-jack to the radio, so the radio is a wonderful one to listen to. You can connect any modern device and enjoy any content of your choice, including your phone, pad or computer. Bluetooth is available for $25! Shipping will be a tad higher due to the massive size of the radio. 22-3/4"H x 16-3/4"W x 12-1/2"D.  $799.00. (0961453)

 

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1938)

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1938)

You are looking at one of the iconic tombstones that made Zenith famous. The brightly lit 6-inch dial was the source of the "black dial" fame with fly wheel tuning. The radio is a five-tube super-het which receives both AM and Shortwave. The cabinet condition is original and showing a minimal amount of wear for the 81 years since it left the factory. I did a bit of touch up to the top due to a watermark and on the right side near the top (see photo #4). The speaker cloth is original and the radio is complete with the iconic wood "Z" knobs. The radio is a tremendous player with great selectivity and sound quality. Les has done a complete repair with all of the aged parts which have failed being replaced and those that might be prone to future failure. He added a mini-jack to allow you an unlimited choice of content along with a fresh power cord and plug for your safe operation. These radios are a collector favorite, which good reason: they are terrific radios. Bluetooth is available for $25! 18"H x 13-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961434)

 

Zenith 8-S-137 "Zephyr" Tombstone (1937)

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Zenith 8-S-137 "Zephyr" Tombstone (1937)

You are looking at the second rarest of the Zenith tombstones! This is the eight-tube version with a workhorse super-het chassis plus targeted tuning that plays on both AM and Shortwave. Clearly one of the most distinctive radios ever created, this model is especially rare. I have seen only one other in my 45 years of radio addiction. The scale of this radio is massive with the horizontal ribbing skirting the cabinet made out of striped Mahogany. The cabinet has been refinished professionally in a hand rubbed shellac finish and the radio has accurate reproduction speaker cloth and the iconic embossed "Z" wood knobs. My tech has completed his professional repairs to the chassis and true to Zenith radios, it plays as well as any radio you might own. He has added a mini-jack to the circuit, allowing you to input any modern device or stream Bluetooth from the optional Bluetooth receiver. A real investment grade addition to your collection! Free Bluetooth! 23"H x 18-1/4"W x 14"D.  $3,999.00. (0961472)

 

Zenith 9-S-30 Tombstone (1936)

Zenith 9-S-30 Tombstone (1936)

You are looking at one of the most desired of all of the Zenith tombstones! This model is a rare one, as they were expensive in the depths of the Depression. This was one of the models that employed a console chassis in a large table style cabinet. I had the radio professionally refinished with an exacting eye to originality. The pictures clearly document the expertise Scott brought to the restoration. The radio retains the factory installed speaker cloth and the iconic "Z" wood knobs. The multi-colored dial is pristine. This model also offers micro/macro tuning for the finest tuning and reception. Les has done his usual highly professional level of repairs. The chassis was in terrific condition, and with the repairs the radio is as good as new. Les has added a mini-jack to this radio. The sheer size and sound quality of this model makes this radio a true delight to listen and enjoy. With the mini-jack you can input from any modern device and enjoy any of the unlimited content you might wish to listen to. You will never find a nicer example! 22-1/2"H x 16-1/2"W x 12-1/2"D.  $2,299.00. (0961459)

 

Zenith 9-S-232 "Walton" Tombstone (1938)

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Zenith 9-S-232 "Walton" Tombstone (1938)

Considered as one of the most collectible of all of these old radios and displayed on the popular television program "The Waltons." These radios appreciate in value, as they are scarce and offer a dramatic quality of sound. The condition of the cabinet is a professional refinish with a high degree of duplication of the original. The speaker cloth is a highly accurate reproduction, and the knobs the iconic "Z" wood knobs. The motor works well. My tech has replaced all of the components required to update the radio and ensure that you enjoy problem free ownership. He has completely disassembled the shutter dials and cleaned and oiled them for smooth operation. Add the huge fly wheel to the tuning and you have the finest of accurate tuning. We replaced the dead eye tube with a super sensitive 6E5 eye tube. He also has added a mini-jack allowing you to connect to an external device. Use your phone, pad or computer to allow you an unlimited choice of content. A reprint of the original owners and operational booklet is included. Bluetooth is now available for $25! 23-1/4"H x 17-3/4"W x 13"D.  $2,999.00. (0961473)

 

Zenith 10-S-130 Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 10-S-130 Tombstone (1937)

This large and commanding tombstone radio was Zenith's top-of-the-line table model for 1937. The cabinet is indisputably the "squared-circle" edition of the "big black dial." This is gracefully accented with vented side pilasters and an uncomplicated upper grille area to create a refreshingly clean and simple appearance. This is a rare radio and one fine playing set. The finish is all original. The speaker cloth is an accurate reproduction and the iconic "Z" knobs are original to the set. The ten-tube super-het chassis plays on both AM and Shortwave. The speaker is a tremendous 8-inch full range Zenith and original. Les has given his highly professional efforts in the repairs and the radio plays in an extremely fine manner. Les also added a mini-jack to the circuit allowing your input any modern device. Using your phone, pad or computer you can enjoy an unlimited amount of content. This is the fourth one of these I have had in eight years, so don't let it get away; these are highly collectable and rare. Bluetooth is available! 23"H x 17-1/2"W x 13-1/2"D.  $2,999.00. (0961416)

 

Zenith 288 Tombstone (1934)

Zenith 288 Tombstone (1934)

Here is a scarcer monstrous model of a Zenith Radio tombstone. Contained within is a very powerful eight-tube super-het chassis with both AM and Shortwave capability. The radio is one which offers a keyhole dial and multi band reception with three of the five vacant today. Everything is factory original to this prime example with the exception of a very accurate reproduction speaker cloth. The condition is remarkable with one tiny flaw, with a sliver of veneer missing on the back edge of the left side by the bottom. Please study photo #4: it is minimal and hard to find. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the radio now plays in a terrific manner. He remarked of the performance and with good reason. Les added a mini-jack for your connection of any modern device and the unlimited choice of content you might wish to listen and enjoy. Add a Bluetooth adapter for only $25! 19"H x 16-1/4"W x 12"D.  $999.00. (0961382)

 

Zenith 712 "Challenger" Tombstone (1934)

Zenith 712 "Challenger" Tombstone (1934)

You are looking at a scarce model, which was one of a trio of Zenith tombstones with highly edgy form factors. The tapered sides with a fine hand laid beading on either column and a dramatic birds-eye maple arch over an American walnut cabinet make a stunning appearance. The radio has a fine factory finish with only on tiny sign of wear for the 85+ years of use. The radio is a good and advanced super-het playing on AM only off a six-tube chassis. The cabinet is original, with accurate replacement speaker cloth and factory installed wood knobs. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio performs perfectly. Being a Zenith with fine engineering, you know it is a solid player. Les added a mini-jack to allow you to input any modern device or add $25 for a Bluetooth receiver to stream without the hassle of wire connection. Lastly Les added a fine reproduction cloth covered power cord and new Bakelite plug. 15"H x 14-1/4"W x 8-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961426)

 

Zenith 715 Tombstone (1934)

Zenith 715 Tombstone (1934)

Here is one of the most decorative and beautifully crafted radios from Zenith Radio. The radio is a eight-tube super-het chassis and plays on AM only. The highly crafted cabinet with a delicate cut out grille is an interesting mix of American walnut with the arch of Birdseye maple. I always admire the large lit thumb wheel dial with the ornate bronze escutcheon. The condition is very fine with a well refinished cabinet and reproduction and accurate Zenith reproduction speaker cloth. The knobs are intricately carved floral wood knobs and are factory originals. The eight-tube chassis has been repaired in Les' professional manner and the radio is a dramatic receiver. Note the large eight-inch speaker which offers a large room level of sound. This radio has been retrofitted with a 3.5 mm mini-jack for your input device of any modern type, or adds Bluetooth for an additional $25. This is a scarce model, and seldom offered. 17-1/2"H x 15-1/4"W x 10-1/2"D.  $999.00. (0961442)
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