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About me:  In addition to radios, I have done restoration of cars, phonographs, fans, vending machines, and more for the last 35 years.  I am a member of the Alabama Historical Radio Society and have radios on loan to their museum at Alabama Power Headquarters in Birmingham.  Radios for sale here are restored with these standards: Vacuum tubes are tested and replaced as needed.  Electrolytic and wax capacitors are replaced.  Resistors are tested and replaced if necessary.  The tuning capacitor and all controls/switches are cleaned.  Radio is aligned.  Line cords and any bad wiring replaced.  Speakers are repaired/reconed as needed.  All my wooden cases are stripped, veneer and loose joints repaired as needed, grain filled.  Then they are sealed with lacquer sanding sealer and finished with either satin or gloss lacquer.  Bakelite cases are stripped, sanded to remove waves and mold marks and are repaired if necessary.  Then they are primed and finished in automotive base coat clear urethane.  Finally, they are color sanded and buffed.  Catalin and Styrene cases are sanded with progressive grit paper from 180 to 4000, and machine buffed for a mirror gloss.
 

 

Arvin Metal Radio (1940)

Arvin Metal Radio (1940)

A small attractive metal radio that has a back and built-in antenna, this set's case has been glass beaded and powder coated with titanium vein powder. Chassis serviced and plays well. Click here to see a video of the set playing.  $200.00. (1260100)

 

Atwater Kent Fan

Atwater Kent Fan

I had a bare Atwater Kent speaker housing and a fan with no base. I combined the two and made a speaker fan. The housing is powder coated in black wrinkle, blades are polished aluminum. Runs well. Nowhere near original but is an interesting piece for a radio or fan collector.  $200.00. (1260027)

 

Emerson AX-217 (1938)

Emerson AX-217 (1938)

Too perfect in original condition for me to restore, this Emerson is original except for the back that I replaced. The chassis is totally original with no work ever performed. Amazingly, the radio still plays well. Click here to see a video of the radio playing.   $225.00. (1260166)

 

General Electric BX Metal (1932)

General Electric BX Metal (1932)

This radio has been refinished, case stripped and refinished in titanium vein powder coating. Finish has a beautiful texture with a hint of gold. Chassis has been serviced and plays well. It needs a long wire antenna.  $225.00. (1260063)

 

Gilfillan 56C (1948)

Gilfillan 56C (1948)

As with most Plaskon radios, this one had cracks. I repaired the cracks, had paint mixed to match the ivory Plaskon. Repainted, clear-coated, and buffed case. The radio has been serviced and plays well. There is one small ding in the chrome ring around the dial (at top). Radio has a nice original back.  $225.00. (1260042)

 

Kent Transistor Radio

Kent Transistor Radio

New in the box Kent cigarette radio. Has not been tested. Made in Hong Kong.  $75.00. (1260113)

 

Magic Tone Bottle Radio (1940s)

Magic Tone Bottle Radio (1940s)

Very unique in more ways than one, this radio has had a complete chassis restoration, labels recreated, plays well across the dial. Chip in the base on the left side next to the bottle so does not detract from appearance. See the pictures and click here to see a video.  $400.00. (1260098)

 

Pepsi Bottle Radio (late 1940s)

Pepsi Bottle Radio (late 1940s)

The novelty Pepsi bottle radio has five tubes. Bottle has been cosmetically restored with new paint and decals. Chassis serviced and plays well. 24"H x 8" diameter at the base. Click here to see a video of the radio playing.   $750.00. (1260159)

 

Recipe Radio (1934?)

Recipe Radio (1934?)

The name of this one is a mystery, but the restoration is not in question. It's still cute! The small metal cabinet was powder coated in a green hammer-tone. Speaker reconed by Hank Brazeal. Chassis serviced and plays great.  $225.00. (1260026)

 

Silvertone 8004 with Original Box (1949)

Silvertone 8004 with Original Box (1949)

This set is in amazing original cosmetic condition. The chassis was serviced. Comes with the original box that is as nice as the radio. Has original price from Sears for $12.95. Plays well. Click here to see a video of the radio playing. 6"W x 5"H x 5-1/2"D.  $200.00. (1260134)

 

Whisper-Tone Coin-Op Hospital Radio (1947)

Whisper-Tone Coin-Op Hospital Radio (1947)

"You make me feel so young!" Maybe that's the song you would have heard while in the hospital listening to this radio. Has a Plaskon case with a couple of tiny stresses--so small they would not photograph. The chassis and coin mechanism have been serviced and operates off coin insertion. Has no internal speaker, only the small pillow speaker. Original box! Click here to see a video of the radio playing.  $400.00. (1260109)
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Limited Warranty.  Please click here to read my warranty provisions.

If the buyer is otherwise unsatisfied with the radio, he has three (3) days after delivery to contact me by email.  If he wants a full purchase price refund, the radio must be returned in as-sold condition, postmarked within seven (7) days after delivery to the buyer.

All shipping costs are paid by the buyer.  I always ship to you Priority Mail, double-boxed, insured.  If your radio is damaged in shipping and you want a refund, you will have to take the radio in its original packaging to your post office for inspection.  This is USPS policy.  International shipping is by prior arrangement only.

Payment:  PayPal, cashier's check, personal check.  Personal checks will clear prior to shipping.  No Western Union, please.

Tom's Radio Testimonials

The Arvin came yesterday while I was out and I picked it up at the PO this morning. After getting through the magnificent packing, I encountered a splendid radio. Wow. Another masterpiece. Thanks! -- CS, South Carolina

The Admiral arrived today. Wow! I love it. You sir, are an artist. The paint job is amazing and of course I love the design of this radio. It does not meet my expectation, it far exceeds it! The packing was excellent, best I have received from other sellers and I appreciate the break you gave me in the actual cost of postage. Thank you. -- RW, Nevada

Hi Tom, just a note to let you know that the radios arrived just fine. You do the best job of packing of anyone I have bought radios from. The Warwick looks just great. -- LM, Illinois

I have had about 30 Philco Hippo models (1946-1949) pass through my collection, but the one you sold me is the most unique and beautiful with that deep shine. It is one of a kind! Thanks for the superb packing job, too. -- GM, NY

Received the DeWald today all safe and sound, thank you. You get 100 points for excellent packaging which I appreciate v much. -- TK, Australia

The Emerson arrived today... I opened the box and was grateful for the superb packing you accomplished to protect the radio and its original box. When I finally unwrapped the radio from its layers of protection my wife and I were amazed at how beautiful the restoration project looked. The radio appears to be brand new. This is one of those radios (with the box) that I know I will not be able to replace anytime soon. Thank you. You are a true artist in radio restoration. -- GM, New York

I received the radio today and am amazed at the beautiful , beautiful condition it is in. I want to thank you for you over and above on the work you did on checking the short wave band and the super quick shipping.  You are truly a craftsman and I know very few anymore. I am saving my money to buy from you again. If you ever need a spokesperson for your work have them contact me! -- CH, Ohio

If you want some excitement in your life, just order a radio from Tom. He is a true craftsman in every sense of the word, takes his restorations seriously, and works hard to make each set look and work like new. This was my first order on Radio Attic (wood table GE GD60) and I am thrilled. And I haven't even mentioned his packing, which is first rate with double boxing and much packing material all around. Even a towel wrapped around the set to protect the valuable finish. That's a clear indicator of how he cares about and values each piece since he wants to make sure you get the set in perfect condition. I showed my wife how clean it was inside too by taking my finger and rubbing it around the chassis. Not a bit of dirt could be seen! So, thanks Tom. I will sing your praises and tell everyone to go to your site and "gaze at Hayes!" -- SS, Media, Pennsylvania

I just wanted you to know that the Emerson has FAR surpassed my expectations in every possible way. The restoration is incredible, and it really performs well on am and shortwave with great sound. -- NM, Arizona

Just a note to tell you that the Airline arrived safely today. It is, as I knew it would be, wonderful. Thanks again, and thanks for such fast and safe shipping. -- CS, South Carolina

Got the Crosley radio today and it looks great and sounds great.-- TV, Illinois

Tom! I received the radios...they're gorgeous! And they sound great! I love em :) They are on display in my studio now and they will be very well taken care of. Thanks again for promptly packing and sending them. -- MM, California

I finally got to the post office today for the Radio. It looks great, works great, and arrived safely in the best packaging I have ever seen. As I figured out how to get into it I was thinking you are nuts. But I appreciate that.  -- CS, Florida

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