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My Radio Attic is having a SALE!

 

Admiral 113-5A (1938)

ON SALE
until
March 20

Admiral 113-5A (1938)

A very rare Machine Age 1938 Admiral Art Deco radio in wonderful undamaged condition. For a case to survive 70+ years and have no cracks, chips or hairline cracks is very rare. It has an absolute killer red dial that magnifies the station positions as you tune it. Original knobs. Four original push buttons. Made by Continental Radio & TV for Admiral. The chassis has a power transformer and has been completely checked, and the radio is playing OK, picking up my local AM stations, much better utilizing an extended antenna wire. Reproduction back is on the case. About 11"W x 7"H x 7"D.  Was $179.00, now $150.00. (1150419)

 

Admiral 4R12 Portable (1950)

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Admiral 4R12 Portable (1950)

This Admiral AC/DC portable set from circa 1950 is one of the most unusual and ingenious radios ever made. The dial is hidden inside the case. When you push the button down on the right top, the dial and red dial pointer spring up, and the radio turns on. You turn the radio off by closing the dial down into the case. Very clever, and unlike any radio made before or since. The maroon styrene case is undamaged, just a few scratches and rubs. The radio is playing strongly & clearly on AC. The plastic covered handle is in good condition. Admiral name on front is in good condition. A wonderful example of a Retro 50's radio. Displays really nicely. About 9"W x 7"H x 4"D.  $149.00. (1150430)

 

Arvin 450-TL (1950)

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Arvin 450-TL (1950)

A really nice example of this 1950 Arvin tabletop Bakelite set with a great dial, especially with the dial lamp shining down onto it. Arvin is a brand name for Noblitt-Sparks Industries. The case has no cracks or other cosmetic issues and has nice swirling in the Bakelite. It has its original back, knobs and label on the bottom. Good power cord, and the radio plays very well tuning in all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 5"D.  $78.00. (1150431)

 

Clinton Radio (1938)

Clinton Radio (1938)

Well, maybe we can't bring back our former president, but we certainly can bring back this Clinton! This circa 1938 wood tone metal radio is a classic, and an absolutely killer dial if there ever was one. It's in the best condition of all these sets I have seen in many years of collecting. Great wood tone painted case, and original grille cloth & knobs. It has two bands, but the second band is the old police band. I have seen these sets sold under different names, but they all seem to be made by the same company in Chicago. The chassis has been completely gone over, and the radio is playing, picking up many AM stations, but you really need a lot of antenna cord extended as I have been told the volume is enhanced by a long antenna wire. This is a rare radio in this kind of condition. About 9"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $239.00. (1150413)

 

Emerson 868  "Miracle Wand" Portable (1957)

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Emerson 868 "Miracle Wand" Portable (1957)

Straight out of the Jetsons, a lime green & yellow Retro Emerson beach portable in super original condition. This is a battery set that is playing just fine for me with one new 9 volt battery in place. But the unbelievable story of this radio is that it has its original hang tag, warranty, instructions & box. I have never seen this radio with its box & all its paperwork when it was originally purchased in 1957! Great color combination, and no major damage, just a tiny short (1/4") stress on the top behind the wand, hardly noticeable. This would be a real standout in any collection. Take it to the pool next summer. About 10"W x 10"H (to top of wand) x 3"D.  $150.00. (1150429)

 

Fada 845 "Cloud" (1946)

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Fada 845 "Cloud" (1946)

Beautiful FADA "Cloud" from 1946 in a beautiful undamaged Catalin-like maroon Polystyrene case. Most radios broadcast the same stations, but this radio does it in great style. The case has no cosmetic damage, no cracks, chips or hairlines. The set has its original back on the radio with a good label. The knobs & handle are original. The radio chassis has been recapped, and is playing well picking up all my local AM stations, and stations all across the USA at night. The radio really looks great with the dial light bleeding thru the maroon Polystyrene case. About 10-1/2"W x 6"H x 5-1/2"D.  $395.00. (1150433)

 

General Electric C400 (1946)

ON SALE
until
March 20

General Electric C400 (1946)

A midget Canadian GE from about 1946 in near mint condition. Original back on the case, and full original label on the bottom. It also has its original grille cloth and knobs. The beautiful chocolate brown case is in perfect condition, no cosmetic issues or repairs. It's a four tuber but plays fine with its antenna wire extended (never had a loop antenna). This set came in several color variations, and usually all had hairlines cracks on the top from tube heat, but this one is in the finest condition I have seen in 20+ years. Very small at about 7-1/2"W x 5"H x 4"D.  Was $124.00, now $105.00. (1150423)

 

General Electric F-40 (1938)

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General Electric F-40 (1938)

A really Art Deco design in this beautiful Bakelite GE from 1938. The case is in excellent condition, no cracks or other significant cosmetic issues. It has its complete undamaged Bakelite back. The radio plays utilizing an antenna wire and a power transformer. Best reception is had by extending its antenna wire. The cream dial is in excellent condition, and the pointer & knobs are completely original. The red dot indicator light is working. This is a very heavy & substantial late 1930's GE radio, not seen in this excellent condition very often. About 10"W x 8"H x 7-1/2"D.  $149.00. (1150436)

 

Silvertone 225 Portable (1950)

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Silvertone 225 Portable (1950)

1950 picnic portable by Silvertone in excellent condition. Hardly used, as it has its original maintenance record tag , parts list, & instruction manual inside the case. Complete perfect label inside the fold down back. Everything is completely as it was when purchased in 1950, knobs, grille cloth, and it even has its original leather handle in great condition. These are usually always missing. The radio is playing perfectly picking up all my local AM stations during the day, and stations across the USA at night (New Orleans & Chicago). About 11-1/2"W x 9-1/2"H x 6"D.  $40.00. (1150432)

 

Zenith 6-D-311 (1939)

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Zenith 6-D-311 (1939)

The year 1939 produced many beautiful radios, but one of the best was this classic Zenith tabletop set, which is an icon of the Art Deco period. Designed by Robert Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific design engineers, it is a must have in any radio collection. This beautiful Franciscan brown set originally sold for $14.95. It has a beautiful goal dial and pointer. The case is in wonderful condition, without any significant cosmetic issues. It plays fine with just an external antenna wire, as this model did not have a loop antenna. The speaker is in excellent condition, and the sound is very clear & strong. It has a nice Retro-Tronics replacement back on the set. About 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 7"D.  $235.00. (1150435)

 

Zenith 7H822 AM/FM (1949)

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Zenith 7H822 AM/FM (1949)

This great vintage Zenith radio is wonderful to listen to, because you can tune in both AM and FM broadcasting stations. This model 7H822 was an early Zenith entry into both AM & FM bandwidths. These early diagonal dial Zenith sets are almost impossible to find with the brass Zenith eagle crest still on the case. This beautiful brown Bakelite case has no chips, cracks or hairline cracks. The set is playing well on both AM & FM. Three front knobs for off/on, band, and tuning. A great part of Zenith history and case design, as well as a great set to hear a wide variety of programming. About 12"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $124.00. (1150434)

 

Zenith R521-R (1954)

ON SALE
until
March 20

Zenith R521-R (1954)

Beautiful dark maroon Zenith Retro clock radio from the early 1950s, with pinkish grille. The case is in excellent condition, no cracks, chips or other cosmetic issues. Complete label on the bottom and back in place. All original knobs, even with brass inserts. Great two tone color! The Telechron clock works fine keeping good time, and the radio is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations, and several distant stations at night. "Zenith, the quality goes in before the name goes on." About 12-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 6"D.  Was $99.00, now $85.00. (1150424)
Restoration philosophy

My restoration philosophy is to leave these classic radios in their original condition as much as possible.  I hate refinishing or repainting a set unless it's absolutely necessary.  When this is necessary, I use a professional person for refinishing & repainting.  Over many years, I have attempted to acquire the best original undamaged examples of all models I could find.  They have been restored to playing condition unless noted. Any repairs that have been made, and any cosmetic flaws associated with the radio, are completely disclosed.  Keep in mind that these radios are 60+ years old, and, consequently, are not meant to played all the time.  We all love for these radios to play, but we also recognize that they should not be played all the time.

Warranty information

All radios are tested to make sure they are playing prior to shipping.  A lot of jostling in shipping can make tubes loose and connections become unconnected.  These are some of the unforeseen results associated with shipping.  I have no control over how the shipper treats the package.  If you purchase a radio and it is not working and playing when you receive it, I will offer several suggestions to help it work.  If those suggestions don't solve the problem, you are welcome to ship it back to me for any repairs that are necessary.  The radio will be shipped back to you at my expense, or your purchase price will be completely refunded if the set can't be repaired.

Conditions for return

I want you happy with any radio you purchase from me.  If you're not completely satisfied after receiving the radio, all you have to do is send it back in the same condition as shipped, and I will be happy to return your purchase price.  No sale is complete until you are satisfied.

Shipping

Anyone who has bought a radio over the past years can relate many horror stories about opening a box, and finding a cracked and busted radio inside.  I have experienced this, and consequently I do everything possible to prevent this from happening to you.  A seller really only has three choices for shipping.  I have had the most success using FedEx Ground.  My packing procedure is to wrap the radio in a foam pad (like a mattress pad), wrap that in large bubble wrap, lay the wrapped set on a thick layer of styro peanuts, and surround the package in the box with thick brown packing paper to make sure it's stabilized in the box.  Then top off with a layer of peanuts.  Another secret to safe shipping is to use a box much larger than the radio so there is plenty of room for protection.  When you cram a radio in a box about the same size as the radio (to save on shipping), you are asking for trouble.  Many people double box radios for shipping. I have found that if a radio is packed properly, single boxing is adequate and very safe.  All radios are insured and tracking information sent to the buyer.

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  • Hi David. Just to let you know that my Fada has arrived safely in Australia, and is working well. I am listening to it as write this email.
  • Hi, David the radio plays great and we love it here, picks up all the stations, nice tone.  Thanks for selling these!
  • The radio is at home in Spain. It is in PERFECT CONDITION, clearly thanks to the SPECIAL CARE you have taken when packing it, and it is VERY NICE and WORKS VERY WELL.
  • David, just wanted to let you know the radio arrived yesterday…beautiful. Thanks for taking great care in the packaging…arrived with no issues at all.
  • The Philco is beyond expectations.  You were also the best wrapper I have ever met.
  • Just to let you know that the Setchell Carlson arrived today in Australia without a hitch and in perfect condition. It performs extremely well & clear. Thanks for packing it well & look forward to future trades!
  • Brilliantly packed and man does that radio play like a champ! You are the best vintage radio seller, hands down. Thank you thank you!
  • The radios arrived today, safe and sound - thanks for a super packing job.
  • Just a quick note to let you know that the radios arrived last Friday, and both look great!!
  • The radio arrived in good shape and working fine. I wouldn't hesitate to order another radio from you.
  • I purchase from you because I trust you and you are a man of your word. What you sell is true to what you say it is.
  • The G.E. H-510 came today in great shape!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much, you did a good job restoring this one!!!
  • Prompt shipping, great packaging, excellent housing, and excellent playing radio. Thanks.
  • Just received the radio, what a great addition to our collection.... Thanks!
  • I want to thank you for your great customer care. I wish there was a place I could leave you feedback!
  • The radio arrived today. It looks great and plays well. Thanks for a thorough packing job.
  • The wood Crosley is a beauty! Thank you for the great packing and a fine radio to add to my personal collection.
  • Just a quick note to tell you the radios arrived last week and I got a chance to open the boxes today. I'm delighted with both, and the way they were packed. Thank you! Thank you!
  • Just got the Crosley!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Everything works great!!!!

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