Tom Albrecht's Radio and TV Attic

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San Jose, CA 95123
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Atwater Kent 165 Cathedral (1933)

Atwater Kent 165 Cathedral (1933)

This beautifully designed cathedral radio features delicate latticework and a two-tone walnut veneer front. The refinished cabinet is in superb condition with original grille cloth and knobs. The chassis is unusually clean, with good original nickel plating throughout. Owning a radio like this in 1933 would have been a real treat -- radio technology was changing rapidly, and this radio is among the earliest to include all of the improvements that define a "modern" radio, including a superheterodyne architecture for excellent sensitivity and selectivity, an automatic volume control to equalize the volume of strong vs weak stations, a good-sounding electrodynamic speaker with cloth surround, and a vacuum tube diode detector for low distortion. Restoration included replacement of all electrolytic, paper, and mica capacitors, new resistors where needed, replacement of deteriorated wiring (including the main power transformer leads), a full RF and IF alignment, a strong set of tubes, installation of a fuse (for improved safety), and a new vintage-style power cord and plug. This radio will be a standout in any collection. 14-1/2"H x 12"W x 8"D.  $575.00. (1310065)

 

Atwater Kent 708 Cathedral (1933)

Atwater Kent 708 Cathedral (1933)

This beautiful Atwater Kent cathedral radio was a bit of an engineering marvel in its time. With continuous coverage of 0.54-20 MHz in four bands (covering broadcast and shortwave), the eight-tube superheterodyne chassis with AVC was ahead of its time. Sensitivity and sound quality are excellent. The cabinet has been refinished to match the original very well in both luster and color. The delicate latticework is in great condition. Grille cloth is original; one knob is a replacement. Chassis restoration included all new capacitors and resistors, replacement of wiring with deteriorated insulation (including power transformer wires), a strong set of tubes, a new volume control/switch, a full RF/IF alignment and dial calibration for all bands, and addition of a fuse for improved safety. The previously replaced vintage-style power cord is in good condition. Lighted dial. 16-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H x 10"D.  $525.00. (1310069)

 

Emerson AM-169 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

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Emerson AM-169 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

The Ingraham company did a beautiful job on the cabinet for this Emerson AM/SW table radio. The complex curved shape and curved louvers in the grille evoke the imagery of a fine handcrafted musical instrument like a violin or guitar. The veneers they chose are special as well, with a beautiful curtain figure walnut veneer top. The red inlay stripes at the bottom of the cabinet are uniquely attractive. It also has a fully finished wooden back. The radio has been fully restored and plays perfectly, with all new capacitors, a strong set of tubes, a full RF and IF alignment, and a new polarized power cord. This radio also got a badly needed safety upgrade, seeing as how it was a hot chassis design with the chassis exposed to fingers on the rear. It has been fully rewired with a much safer floating ground. I've also added Zener diodes across the dial lamp to extend its life (short bulb life was another shortcoming of the original design). Front knobs are volume, tone, and tuning; rear knob is bandswitch. 14"W x 9-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D.  $295.00. (1310071)

 

General Electric J-82 Cathedral

General Electric J-82 Cathedral

Now that's a real cathedral! The Gothic arch profile and grille make this General Electric a particularly compelling example of cathedral radio design. The original finish on this cabinet is very nice (not perfect, but surprisingly good), with very little fading of the original toner patterns. The original grille cloth has retained its color quite well. Someone took good care of this radio over its 85 year life. Can you do the same? The eight tube chassis is an earlier version than is usually found in the J-82. It is a superhet, with superb sensitivity and selectivity, but it lacks an AVC and uses the more primitive triode detector of early 1930s radios, with a sound quality and behavior a little different than later radios. You'll enjoy seeing how it compares with newer radios in your collection. Chassis restoration included replacement of all paper and electrolytic capacitors, new resistors throughout, a strong set of tubes, replacement of deteriorated wiring, addition of a fuse (for improved safety), and a better-than-factory RF/IF alignment for top performance. The previously replaced vintage-style power cord and plug are in good shape. 19"H x 14"W x 11"D.  $535.00. (1310067)

 

Zenith 712 "Challenger Line" (1933)

Zenith 712 "Challenger Line" (1933)

Here's an opportunity to own one of these much-sought-after early Zeniths at an affordable price. The ornate cabinet features elaborate scrollwork, raised flourishes, and patterned inlays. This cabinet was refinished by a previous owner and has a nice satin finish which was applied in many coats. It lacks the original burl pattern on the front crest, and the original brass "Zenith" nameplate has been replaced with a decal. Knobs and grille cloth appear to be replacements. The six-tube chassis is a superheterodyne design with AVC, a shadow meter (the left window on the front) and diode detector for low distortion, so it had all the newest technology for 1933. My electrical restoration included all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF and IF alignment. The original power cord is in good enough shape to continue using (a rare find!), but if you prefer a new one, I will install at no extra cost. Sensitivity and sound quality are excellent. Lighted dial and shadow meter. 14-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D.  $375.00. (1310066)

 

Zenith G516F Clock Radio (1950)

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Zenith G516F Clock Radio (1950)

This Zenith clock radio is sometimes referred to as the "Owl Eyes" radio for obvious reasons. I couldn't find the original olive green paint color, so I've enhanced this one a bit with a striking Jade Green paint job. It will fit right into any 1950s decor. Both the clock and radio work perfectly. As is common for clock radios of this era, there is a 10 amp aux outlet for plugging in a coffee maker to turn on automatically at wake-up time. Electrical restoration included all of the usual things -- new capacitors throughout, a strong set of tubes, a full RF and IF alignment, repair of the back, and a new power cord (heavy enough so you really can plug a coffee maker into it). The clock runs well without any noise. Not too big or heavy, so shipping will be reasonable. 12"W x 6-1/4"H x 5-1/2"D.  $235.00. (1310070)
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  • Actual shipping costs are paid by buyer. Contact me to determine shipping cost to your address. Shipping overseas is possible, but the customer must be willing to pay for shipping services with delivery verification and insurance. All radios are shipped double boxed, insured, with delivery verification.

  • An audio input jack can be provided on any of the radios I sell at no extra charge if you request it, and a Bluetooth adaptor can be installed for $25.

  • All radios and televisions are electrically restored by me. I have many years experience and have restored hundreds of vintage radios, TVs, phonographs, and stereos. If your radio or TV arrives dead or fails within the first 60 days of normal use (and no internal modifications made by the buyer), I will repair for free. Shipping costs for U.S. and Canadian customers for repairs in the first 60 days are split (you pay for shipping to me, I pay for return shipping to you). After 60 days, normal repair and shipping fees (both ways) will apply, although my charges are very reasonable. For customers outside the U.S. and Canada, the customer must pay shipping both ways for repairs, even for those within the first 60 days.

  • If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please contact me and I will do my very best to make things right.

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