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Bush DAC-10 (1950)

Bush DAC-10 (1950)

When I started collecting radios, I could not wait to acquire one of these classic Retro British radios. Now it's time for someone else to enjoy it. The dial glass on this set is a true piece of art with all those foreign counties printed out. It is a huge piece of beautifully swirled Bakelite. Two tone styling with tan escutcheon & matching original knobs. One small little mark on one of the back ribs, but otherwise in perfect condition. The dial glass print is also excellent. Five pushbuttons for the different wave lengths. This set requires 220V since it's British, but by using a step-up convertor, it plays great, picking up all my local AM stations. If you want me to include the convertor, it will be an additional $12, and it will add some to the shipping weight. About 12"W x 9"H x 8"D.  $219.00. (1150319)

 

Emerson 108 (U5A) Mini Tombstone (1936)

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Emerson 108 (U5A) Mini Tombstone (1936)

This 1936 mini Bakelite tombstone radio is one of the most collectible of all Emerson radios. The chassis has been checked by a professional, completely recapped, and its resistance line cord (curtain burner) replaced with a new cloth cord. The radio plays very well using its original antenna wire. The dial light is working as well. This is a two-band radio, but the SW band is the old amateur/aviation band. The band switch is in the rear. The case is in remarkable condition, no cracks, chips or hairline cracks, even has a nice shine. The radio has its original complete Bakelite back on the set. A really nice example of this model, and a must for any collection. About 9-1/2"H x 7"W x 5"D.  $279.00. (1150382)

 

Emerson AX-211 "Little Miracle" (1938)

Emerson AX-211 "Little Miracle" (1938)

An Emerson Radio icon from 1938, one of their smallest models. Described in 1938 advertising as "Emerson, the Aristocrat of All Small Radios." The styling has been attributed to the great industrial designer Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, who also designed the Emerson "Mae West." This ivory Plaskon midget set is pristine condition. It has its original black Bakelite knobs and black sled feet. There is no cosmetic damage. It has its original resistance line cord in good shape, and plays nicely with its original antenna wire. A perfect Retro-Tronics back is on the case. Its original purchase price was $9.95. About 8"W x 5"H x 3"D.   $169.00. (1150379)

 

FADA 1000 Catalin (1945)

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FADA 1000 Catalin (1945)

The FADA Catalin "Bullet" is a true classic radio. Named for Frank Angelo D'Andrea who founded the company in 1921. With its sleek rounded case, it's obvious how it received its "Bullet" name. FADA produced many radios over the years, but is best known for its Catalin models. This Catalin maroon case and butterscotch trim is in great condition, no cracks, chips, hairline cracks or tube burns. Everything is original except its reproduction back. It's truly an icon of industrial design suggesting speed and movement. The radio is playing very well, clearly picking up all my local AM stations although I would not recommend extended playing as nothing good is likely to happen! Any questions, or more pictures, just ask. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D.  $875.00. (1150381)

 

Philco PT-69 (1939)

Philco PT-69 (1939)

This classic Philco trapezoid shaped radio was introduced in the fall of 1939 for the 1940 model year. It comprises both a Sessions self-starting clock and an AM broadcast band radio. The neat compact case is finished in book matched walnut veneers with maple inlays. The case has been professionally refinished and is in beautiful condition. The radio has its original back, often missing on this set. The clock is working fine, keeping decent time. The radio has been completely checked by a technician, and all tubes, resistors & capacitors were changed as needed. The radio is playing fine, picking up all my local stations. About 11-1/2"W at the bottom, 9-1/2"W at the top, 8-1/2"H x 6"D.  $259.00. (1150366)

 

Sonora WAU-243 (1939)

Sonora WAU-243 (1939)

A classic machine age designed radio from 1939. The original ivory painted case is in excellent condition, just a few chips in the paint. There is no cosmetic damage like chips, cracks, hairline cracks, or repairs. The radio is playing well, and is tuning in all my local AM stations clearly. It has its original back with a partial label. The pushbuttons on these sets are usually always badly deteriorated. These original pushbuttons on this Sonora are in perfect condition. When the radio is turned on, the dial light shines up thru the large maroon top dial, indicating the station position. No other radio was ever designed quite like this Sonora. About 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D.  $234.00. (1150375)

 

Zenith 6-D-014 (1946)

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Zenith 6-D-014 (1946)

A Zenith "Boomerang" type design that has been attributed to Zenith's great industrial designer Robert Davol Budlong. The model was introduced in 1942 just prior to entry into WWII, and the suspension of all domestic radio production. It reappeared on dealer shelves in 1946 right after the end of the war. It's a six tube superhet chassis covering the AM band. It has been checked by a professional, and plays fine, picking up all my local stations, and many distant stations at night. The case is in great cosmetic condition with no cracks, chips or other cosmetic issues. A Retro-Tronics back is on the case. This is a really nice example of the model Zenith. About 12"W x 8"H x 6"D.  $154.00. (1150380)

 

Zenith R511-R "Broadway" (1954)

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Zenith R511-R "Broadway" (1954)

A very colorful red maroon Retro Zenith from 1954 in nice condition. The radio has been recapped, and is playing well with no annoying filter hum, picking up all my local am stations. The red maroon plastic case is good condition, with no cracks, chips, or hairline cracks, just a few light scratches. The coolest feature of this radio is the dial lamp inside the case, that glows & follows the dial pointer around the dial as you tune stations. Original knobs and back in place, and model number on the bottom. A super cool Zenith Retro radio. About 12"W x 5"H x 6"D.  $115.00. (1150383)
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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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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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