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Emerson 847 Portable (1956)

Emerson 847 Portable (1956)

Straight out of the Jetsons, a dark green Emerson Retro portable in nice undamaged condition. This is a battery set that has been converted to run off a 9 volt battery, and it plays fine, picking up all my local stations. It's a precursor to the pocket transistors that dominated the late 1950's market. A great color combination, and no damage like cracks, chips or hairline cracks. The only cosmetic issue is a little sun fading on one end, not bad at all. Take it to the pool next summer. About 10"W x 10"H (to top on Wand) x 3"D.  $95.00. (1150503)

 

Emerson 883 Series B Clock Radio (1958)

Emerson 883 Series B Clock Radio (1958)

A Retro classic from Emerson in ivory and pink, including a pink dial. This set screams 1950's. The bar on top is a clock light and doze alarm. Going back to sleep in the 50's must have been important to people. No cracks or other cosmetic problems, just a few scratches and rubs. The clock works quietly, and the radio plays fine, picking up all my local AM stations clearly. A great piece of Emersonmania. About 12"W x 6"H x 5"D.  $142.00. (1150495)

 

Motorola 68X11Q (1948)

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Motorola 68X11Q (1948)

Beautiful red Motorola in a styrene case from 1949. The color is very bright. The front has an unusual geometric gray grille. Original back with model number. A few marks and scratches from 60+ years of service, but no cracks, hairline cracks or chips. The radio has been checked by a professional, and everything that needed changing was replaced. The radio is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum. A classic Retro radio in a great color. About 11-1/2"W x 8"H x 7"D.  $179.00. (1150508)

 

Philco 41-22CL (1941)

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Philco 41-22CL (1941)

Pre-War Philco in excellent working condition, one of the most handsome clock radios ever made. The finish is all original, no cracked or missing veneer. The original back in on the radio, as well as the original label on the bottom. The clock has been running for five days, and is keeping perfect time. The radio has been gone over by a pro, recapped, and is playing very well with no filter hum. The dial lights perfectly. It's a two band set, and the second band is the old police band. Original knobs, and matched clock & radio dial faces. 15"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $165.00. (1150507)

 

Philco D-661 Portable (1956)

Philco D-661 Portable (1956)

Philco "Personal" portable from 1956 in dark navy blue, it also came in tropical red. In excellent condition for a 60 year old radio. Dial knob has its original brass insert, and the metal trim on the front is in great condition. There are no cosmetic issues like chips, cracks or breaks. One small little flea bite on the top. The set is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations. Super colorful Philco is about 9-1/2"W x 6"H x 3-3/4"D.  $96.00. (1150496)

 

Philco PT-69 (1939)

Philco PT-69 (1939)

This classic pre-War 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, with just a few nicks. The radio has its original back, often missing on this set. The clock takes a few minutes to self start, but is working fine, keeping decent time once it starts off. The radio has been completely checked by a technician, and all tubes, resistors and capacitors were changed as needed. The radio is playing fine, picking up all my local stations. Philco PT-69 label on the bottom. About 11-1/2"W (bottom) x 9-1/2"W (top) x 8-1/2"H x 6"D.  $225.00. (1150490)

 

RCA 2-C-514 (1952)

RCA 2-C-514 (1952)

A cute little colorful Retro RCA clock portable from the 1950's in two-tone tan. I don't believe I have ever seen one in better condition. No cosmetic issues, no cracks, chips, or burns, just a few rubs from 60+ years. Beautiful front with brass actuated Telechron clock in working order keeping good time. And the radio is playing great also, tuning in all my stations up and down the dial with no filter hum. 100% original, knobs and all. Complete label on the bottom. Midget sized at 8"W x 6"H x 3-1/2"D to fit anywhere.  $99.00. (1150492)

 

Silvertone 3411 Beetle "Candy Cane" (1940)

Silvertone 3411 Beetle "Candy Cane" (1940)

A pre-War one-of-a-kind designed Silvertone radio from 1940 in beetle Plaskon. This radio was produced by Noblitt-Sparks (Arvin) for Sears. The Plaskon case is an explosion of color! It was also known as the "Commentator." The case is in mint condition, with no cracks, chips hairlines or other cosmetic issues. Original yellow knobs, push buttons, and grille cloth. The set is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations, and distant stations at night. A practically impossible radio to find in beetle Plaskon without any damage. Click here to see a great article on this radio. About 10"W x 6"H x 5"D.  $349.00. (1150478)

 

Zenith 6-D-015 "Consoltone" (1946)

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Zenith 6-D-015 "Consoltone" (1946)

A classically designed Zenith from the end of WWII right after the company stopped war time production. Zenith had some really great radio designers in their employment. The black Bakelite case is in excellent condition with no cosmetic issues like cracks, chips or hairlines. The cases on this model often have damage from carrying the radio by the handle. The dial light works fine, and the red indicator light is bright when the radio is on. The brass plate is shiny and polished. It is a six-tube chassis, so it plays really nicely, picking up all my local AM stations, and many distant stations at night. The model number is stamped on the bottom, and the case has a nice Retro-Tronics replacement back. About 12-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D.  $149.00. (1150504)

 

Zenith 6-D-311 (1939)

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Zenith 6-D-311 (1939)

The year 1939 produced some great case designs, and this Zenith is no exception. It is an icon of the Art Deco period. It was designed by Robert Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific engineers, and it is a classic must have in any radio collection. The radio has to its credit an appearance in one of MGM's "Babes in Arms" movies, staring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. This Franciscan brown set originally sold for $14.95. It was sold with a gold dial which was more common. This dial is the harder to find dark dial. The case is in very nice condition, with no cracks, chips or major cosmetic issues. One tiny line on one of the ribs, hard to see. It has been checked by a pro and plays fine, no annoying filter hum with just a short antenna wire. It has a nice Retro-Tronics replacement back on the set. About 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 7"D.  $199.00. (1150509)

 

Zenith 6-D-512 "Beehive" AM/SW (1941)

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Zenith 6-D-512 "Beehive" AM/SW (1941)

Pre-War Zenith AM/SW in beautiful undamaged condition. One of Zenith's last production runs before switching over to wartime production. The case has no chips, cracks, or hairline cracks. This Deco set was designed by Robert Budlong, a Zenith designer who was responsible for many of Zenith's classic radio case designs. Known by collectors as the "Beehive" or "Stack of Pancakes" radio for obvious reasons. Eye catching blue dial face with foreign countries marked. Three original knobs, on/off, band and tuning. The chassis is a strong performer with six tubes, and it has been recapped so no annoying filter hum. I was able to listen to all my local stations clearly, and some distant stations at night. The dial lamp works fine. Excellent replacement back from Retro-Tronics. About 12"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $215.00. (1150506)

 

Zenith 6-D-612 (1942)

Zenith 6-D-612 (1942)

Black dial Zenith, one of the last production runs by Zenith before WW II military conversion. The set has no cosmetic issues like cracks, chips or hairline cracks. Beautiful showroom shine on the Bakelite. The chassis has been gone over carefully by a pro, and everything that needed replacing was done. The set is playing well, picking up all my local AM stations with no annoying filter hum during the day, many distant stations at night. The knobs are original, and it has a Retro-Tronics perfect back on the case. A very nice pre-War Zenith. About 12"W x 8"H (to top of handle) x 7"D.  $134.00. (1150500)

 

Zenith 6-D-629 (1942)

Zenith 6-D-629 (1942)

A really nice original example of this pre-War Zenith black dial boomerang designed by Robert Davol Budlong, one of Zenith's most prolific engineers. This set was one of the last production runs before the War and Zenith switched over to wartime operations. It was described in their brochure "as a Con-Sol Tone model in genuine hand rubbed walnut veneers. Six tubes, including rectifier, and two double purpose tubes, yielding eight tube operation.". The finish is original, and outside of a nick or two and a few minor scratches, is in excellent condition. The grille cloth is original, and it has a Retro-Tronics back, and nice butterscotch replacement knobs. Zenith made the knobs on several of these 1940-42 sets out of soybeans, and accordingly, they cooked when the shafts heated up! The radio has been completely gone over by a professional, and it plays very nicely with twin dial lights. About 13"W x 8-1/2"H x 7"D.  $226.00. (1150493)

 

Zenith K412-W "Owl Eyes" Portable (1953)

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Zenith K412-W "Owl Eyes" Portable (1953)

Very tiny 1953 Zenith portable commonly referred to as the "Owl Eyes" for obvious reasons. This radio is in very nice condition with no chips, cracks or hairline cracks. The handle isn't broken, a common occurrence on this radio. The metal inserts are still in the knobs. The radio comes with its special cord, and is playing nicely without any filter hum, picking up all my local AM stations. The chassis has been checked completely by a pro. A four tube set with the antenna built right into the handle. "Zenith. The quality goes in before the name goes on!" Very cute and very small! About 6-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 4"D.  $172.00. (1150505)
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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  • Radio arrived today in Australia, and I am VERY pleased with my purchase!!! Plugged it in, switched it on and it plays magnificently - very clear and plenty of volume. Also my thanks on the packing - excellent wrapping and packing of the radio.
  • She's a beauty David, playing an oldies station now. Thanks for the great packing job.
  • The restoration is fabulous, and it plays just as well. The packaging is first rate. This is one of the best-packed radios I have ever received.
  • I received the little red RCA today. Thank you for doing such a great job of packing. The radio receives as good as it looks....GREAT! It is playing loud and clear.
  • Hi David, The 2 radios arrived yesterday in good shape. They are beautiful! Thank you very much.
  • The radio arrived today and I love it! it's so cool, and about the way you packaged the radio, very neat and well done! you know what you're doing
  • 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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