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Bendix 114 (1946)

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Bendix 114 (1946)

Bendix radio in a swirled brown Polystyrene case from 1946. This model shares the same design as the Bendix Catalin 526C version, and it is an unusual design made of four pieces of Polystyrene fitted together. This swirled brown with white and tan is a color seldom found in plastic radios. Radio is in beautiful original condition and really shows off the marbleized color. The fragile Polystyrene sections and trim are in perfect original condition with no cracks, chips, burns or repairs. The knobs and back are original, and there is a complete label on the bottom. The plastic dial is also in perfect condition. The radio is playing very well with no filter hum at all. About 11"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $399.00. (1150361)

 

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)

 

Crosley 11-103U (1951)

Crosley 11-103U (1951)

Red orange Retro Crosley "Bullseye" from 1951 in as close to mint condition as I have seen. No cracks, chips, or hairlines in the case. Original back in place, and original knobs and cord. The radio is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations with no filter hum. A very cute Crosley Bullseye in a hard to find color. About 9-1/2"W x 6"H x 6-1/2"D.  $196.00. (1150357)

 

Detrola 219 "Super Pee Wee" (1938)

Detrola 219 "Super Pee Wee" (1938)

This 1938 midget Detrola is an Art Deco icon. It was designed for Detrola Radio by George W. Walker, one of America's most prolific industrial & automotive designers. His most famous auto design was the original Ford Thunderbird. This classic radio is in perfect condition, the beautiful two toned case has no cosmetic damage. It has its original "Pee Wee" back. The chassis is in nice shape, and the radio is playing well also. The plastic dial has a tiny warpage as 99% of these sets have. About 8"W x 4-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D.  $324.00. (1150359)

 

Emerson 511 (1947)

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Emerson 511 (1947)

This swirled Plaskon Emerson's design is attributed to Raymond Loewy, one of the greatest industrial designers of the 20th century. It is also referred to as the "Moderne." The clear plastic dial cover floats over the gold metal mesh grille. It's very striking when the dial lamp bleeds down through the plastic dial. About 99% of these Emerson Plaskon cases have a small hairline on the front edge. This case is perfect, no hairline cracks at all, and no other cosmetic issues. The radio is playing very well picking up all my local AM stations. Convenient handle to carry, and provide ventilation. About 10-1/2"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $195.00. (1150363)

 

Emerson 540 (1947)

Emerson 540 (1947)

This highly collectible midget Emerson is in perfect condition. There are no cracks, chips, or hairline cracks. These cases were very fragile, hence few have survived. It even has 100% of its original back, and its original black bullet knobs. The radio has been recapped & is playing fine, better with some antenna wire added. Here is a description from a 1947 ad for the radio: "Emerson radio model 540. World's smallest AC-DC superheterodyne... Alnico 5 permanent magnetic dynamic speaker, built-in super loop, automatic volume control, many other advance 'big-set' features. Choice of four colors-walnut/ivory/red and green." 6-1/2"W x 4-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D.  $159.00. (1150355)

 

Emerson 724 Series D Clock Radio (1953)

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Emerson 724 Series D Clock Radio (1953)

Cute midget sized Retro Emerson clock radio in spectacular condition. No cosmetic issues, no cracks, no chips no hairline cracks. This is a total ivory Plaskon case, not painted. The model came in several colors, and is a very hard radio to find without any damage. The clock works, keeping good time, and the radio has been recapped & is playing well picking up all my local AM stations with no filter hum. The coolest feature of this set is the dial pointer. The dial light is directed into the dial pointer as a lighted spot, and the spot moves around the dial as you tune different stations. Very ingenious. Midget sized at about 7-1/4"W x 6"H x 5-1/2"D.  $124.00. (1150364)

 

Jewel 505 "Pin-Up" Clock Radio (1947)

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Jewel 505 "Pin-Up" Clock Radio (1947)

This beautiful Jewel clock wall radio would be perfect for either a radio or a clock lover. The "Jewel" name on the clock face lights up when the radio is turned on. No major cosmetic issues in the ivory Plaskon case. One tiny little line in a top rib, hardly even noticeable. It has its original back and knobs. The clock is keeping great time, and the radio also is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations. It would look neat in a bookcase, or hanging on a wall. About 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"W x 3-1/2"D.  $168.00. (1150362)

 

Majestic 5A410 (1946)

Majestic 5A410 (1946)

A Majestic "Mighty Monarch of the Air" post-War set in dark black Bakelite. I have seen many of these modes in brown Bakelite, but hardly any in this black color. Not painted, this is black Bakelite. The case has no cosmetic issues or damages. The radio has been recapped, and is playing quite well with no annoying filter hum. The dial lamp is working fine. Label on the bottom, and original back on the chassis. Great dial. Excellent example. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D.  $179.00. (1150336)

 

Motorola 57-CD-4A Clock Radio (1957)

Motorola 57-CD-4A Clock Radio (1957)

Beautifully colored aqua marine Motorola Retro clock radio in perfect cosmetic condition. These Styrene cases usually always have stress cracks, but this case has no cracks, stress cracks or tube burns. The clock is working keeping good time, and the radio is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. Everthing is completely original. Great retro color from the 50's. About 13"W x 5"H x 5"D.  $128.00. (1150358)

 

Motorola 57CS-2A Clock Radio (1957)

Motorola 57CS-2A Clock Radio (1957)

Beautiful ivory urea Retro Motorola clock radio from the late 1950's. The case on these urea Motorola sets are usually always subject to hairline cracks. This case is perfect, no cracks or hairline cracks, or other cosmetic issues. Just a great Retro look! The Telechron clock is working, keeping excellent time. The radio is playing fine, picking up all my local AM stations without any problems. Everything is original, all knobs & back. About 14"W x 5"H x 4=1/2"D.  $112.00. (1150351)

 

Motorola 5C13B Clock Radio (1957)

Motorola 5C13B Clock Radio (1957)

Sky blue Retro Motorola with Telechron clock from 1957 in really nice condition. No cracks, chips or hairline cracks or other cosmetic issues. Perfect label, back and clock face. All original knobs. The radio is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations with no problem. The Telechron clock is working & keeping time. Classic 1950's styling and great color. About 13"W x 6"H x 5"D.  $105.00. (1150350)

 

Sonora WAU-243 (1939)

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Sonora WAU-243 (1939)

A classic machine age designed radio from 1939. The case is in excellent condition. There is no cosmetic damage, no chips, cracks or hairline cracks. The radio is playing well, and is tuning in all my local AM stations clearly. It has its original back. 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.  $249.00. (1150365)

 

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 7H822Z 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 has been checked by a professional, and 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.  $119.00. (1150360)
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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