Exceptional Radios LLC

the Radio Attic
Lew Magrish
336-255-4489
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All of my radios are repaired to offer many years of perfect performance.  The radios have seen a superb technician with fifty years experience with the electronics with these old radios.  The work is done as if I was adding these radios to my own collection.  We have an "old school" mentality and take no "short cuts."  The radios are tested and retested to offer the very best performance possible.  All of the work is strictly done by the book!

All of our radios have preinstalled mini-jacks at no additional charge.  These are installed with no damage to the integrity of the radio or cabinet damage.  These will allow you to input to your old radio from any modern device.  These include phones, pad and computers.  I enjoy listening through my broadband connection.  My favorites are: pandora.com, iheart.com, and internet-radio.com.  The content is prerecorded, live FM, and shortwave and free.

NOW!  Bluetooth adaptors available with a simple add on.  The cost is $25.  Stream audio to your radio from any Bluetooth enabled device.  The range of these units is 25-30 feet.

To contact me, click on the link above, call, or e-mail me at Exceptionalradiosllc@outlook.com
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Airline 62-228 (1938)

Airline 62-228 (1938)

You are looking at a massively sized table radio. The factory was Wells-Gardner, who made terrific radios, and this was made exclusively for Montgomery Wards. The radio is a sophisticated eight-tube super-het that plays on AM and SW. There are quite a number of deluxe features to detail. Note the tone controls and the highly detailed multi-colored dial which measure a huge 9 inches. The radio sports a brand new eye tube, which winks with great sensitivity as you tune from station to station. Les has done his completely professional repairs and between the highly sophisticated engineering and the massively sized cabinet, the radios sings like few others. The cabinet retains the original finish, very acceptable with only a subtle blemish on the top right side near the back (see photo). Built on a chrome chassis, with some accumulation of tarnish this is one of the finest playing table radios you could wish to own. This set because of size and weight is going to cost more in shipping. The scale of this radio makes it ideal for the installed mini-jack and as with all of my radios Bluetooth is available for $25. 23"W x 15-1/4"H x 11"D.  $799.00. (0961303)

 

Airline 62-346 (1939)

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Airline 62-346 (1939)

You are looking at a moderately sized table radio. The radio sports a unusual tuning feature which was the rage in the later part of the thirties decade. Fashioned like a old fashion telephone dial, you could "dial up" your favorite station. Before we went to touch tone phones everything had a circular dial. Oh the memories! The cabinet has been beautifully refinished with accurate reproduction speaker cloth. Contained within is a six-tube super-het chassis that is very selective. There is a brand new eye tube which winks as you fine tune in the stations. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio should perform as new for decades to come. He added the mini-jack for your modern device input of or the additional Bluetooth receiver for $25 to stream content of your choice to the radio. 17"W x 9-3/8"H x 9"D.  $499.00. (0961444)

 

Air Castle 6110 (1939)

Air Castle 6110 (1939)

This is a stunning radio! The previous owner did a terrific refinish to the cabinet with a very glossy "piano finish." It was difficult to photograph this radio with the depth of the finish and reflection from the dramatic luster. Air Castle was the house brand of Macy's and Spiegel catalogue. They contracted their production to some of the finest manufacturers of the era. The radio is a six-tube super-het chassis with a brand new and super sensitive green tuning eye. The radio also sports six push buttons allowing you to preset the radio to your favorite channels. The radio has a tone control allowing you the ability to custom tailor the sound tones to your personal tastes. This extra feature is of added benefit using the installed mini-jack or Bluetooth add on. Les has done his complete professional repairs and the radio plays like new. The relatively larger cabinet adds to the sound and tone quality! I think you will be impressed in every respect with this radio. Bluetooth is available $25! 19-1/4"W x 10-3/8"H x 9-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961435)

 

Air Castle "Tulips" Tombstone (1937)

Air Castle "Tulips" Tombstone (1937)

Air Castle was the house brand for the famous Chicago based Spiegel catalog company. They were not a maker, but designed and contracted their products from some of the better factories and contract manufacturers. This happens to be a very rare radio. The radio is never found and very seldom seen. Note the name came from the highly deco cut out grille. The radio is subtly shaped in a slightly curved cabinet. The condition is outstanding with a terrific factory finish, and all of the factory installed parts. You will be delighted with the originality and performance from the six-tube super-het chassis. I bought this at auction out of the famous Mark Stein collection. In forty five years of active collecting, I had never seen another available to own. My technician has done all of the repairs necessary and the radio is a real performer. If you collect deco radios, in fine original condition, you would be hard pressed to find a better set to add to your collection. 16-1/4"H x 13"W x 9"D.  $499.00. (0961008)

 

Air Castle "Tulip Grille" (1937)

Air Castle "Tulip Grille" (1937)

With nearly fifty years of collecting, simply there are radios I have only seen in books. Before you are one of them, as it is so scarce I have seen only this one. Air Castle was the house brand for Spiegel Catalogue Company and Macy's Department Stores. The radio is so distinctive with the dramatic tulip shaped grille and it has a motor drive allowing the preset of your favorite channels with a push of the button change. The radio is a six-tube model playing on both AM and Shortwave. The cabinet was refinished by a previous owner and the speaker cloth is an accurate replacement. The balance of the radio is factory original. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a fine player. Made for Spiegel by the famed RPC factory from Chicago, the electronics are first class. The motor works great and the radio is like it left the factory. Les added a mini-jack for your input of any modern device or add a Bluetooth receiver for only $25. Rare, rare, rare! 17-5/8"W x 9-3/4"H x 9-1/2"D.  $799.00. (0961364)

 

Belmore 21 Cathedral (1933)

Belmore 21 Cathedral (1933)

Here is a tiny and off-brand cathedral radio. Clearly it was designed to be a bedroom type of radio, as it is so small and thus limited in the amount of sound production. The four-tube chassis is all the tiny size cabinet would allow. Often the four tube "minis" were sold in metropolitan areas where there were strong and local stations. These were inexpensive sets and never designed with the oomph to fill a large family room. These radios are AM only without the size and tube count to offer shortwave. Think of tubes like the size of an engine in a car. A four cylinder engine will never produce the juice that a six or eight cylinder can. The condition is all original and extremely fine. Note the fancy embossed wood knobs. Yet this one works pretty well with a long antenna and is even a better player through the mini-jack or Bluetooth receiver add-on available. Les has given the radio his best efforts and it plays remarkably well. His repairs were so exacting he added a cloth cover power cord and new Bakelite plug to replicate the way it came from the factory. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! 12-3/4"H x 9-1/2"W x 8"D.  $429.00. (0961427)

 

Climax UE-54 (1936)

Climax UE-54 (1936)

You are looking at the first example of this super scarce radio made in Chicago, Illinois. Climax Radio made some of the edgiest radios ever design. This model is a more traditionally crafted design. The radio sports an oversized (5-1/2") multi-colored dial. The dial is especially spectacular in a darkened room. The radio is an AM/SW receiver on a six-tube super-het chassis. It is a powerful player through a side mounted speaker. The radio has been refinished by a prior owner, the work is pretty nice. There is one blemish which you can see in my photos, but it is pretty minimal and stable. The radio has been professionally repaired by Les whose 55 years of experience has returned the radio to a "like new" performance. The radio has a mini-jack installed for your choice of any modern device and an unlimited amount of content. Bluetooth is available for $25! 16"W x 10-1/2"H x 8"D.  $699.00. (0961381)

 

Clinton 636 Tombstone (1936)

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Clinton 636 Tombstone (1936)

The most sophisticated radio collectors recognize this famed factory. A highly secretive maker had a factory designated as Factory A, nicknamed "the Skunks Works," where they experimented with advance radio technology. Superior in performance, this five-tube superhet offers both AM and Shortwave. A most interesting feature is the way the dial lamps light various positions on the dial as you shift from band to band. The multi color dial is brightly lit with the most important shortwave locations identified. The radio is all original with a decent factory condition cabinet with a modest amount of wear. The speaker cloth and knobs are original to the radio. The radio has received our professional repair, offering the finest performance along with a tone control. The radio has our mini-jack installed which allows your connection of any modern type of device. So, you choice of content is unlimited! The radio can be used with a Bluetooth device for $25 additional! 17-1/2"H x 13-1/4"W x 10"D.  $699.00. (0961441)

 

Colonial 301 (1933)

Colonial 301 (1933)

Here is a beautiful example of a classic wildly Deco chrome front radio from the 1930's. The five-tube model plays on AM only. I think the cabinet may have been refinished and very well. The chrome is excellent showing no clouding and signs of wear. The knobs and paper labels around the dials are original, and complete. Les has done a fine job in his repairs. The radio plays well and like new. Les also added a mini-jack to the electronics, allowing a modern device to be connected to the set. This addition will connect to any modern device and you can choose your own content from your stereo, phone, pad or internet. This is a very impressive set! 10-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 6"D.  $699.00. (0961238)

 

DeForest Crosley 5D511 (Canada 1934)

DeForest Crosley 5D511 (Canada 1934)

You are looking at a extremely well made radio in both cabinet and electronics. Canadian radios by government requirements were often superior to American manufacture and in way fewer numbers. This oval shaped five-tube super-het plays on both AM and SW. The cabinet has a good original finish and retains both the metal tags from DeForest and the cabinet factory. Les has done his complete and professional repairs, returning the set to factory new performance. Les also added a mini-jack to allow the connection of an external input device. This connection will allow you an unlimited choice of content from an infinite number sources. A nicely sized table radio. 19"W x 10"H x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961222)

 

Detrola 4D1 Cathedral (1934)

Detrola 4D1 Cathedral (1934)

Here is a stunning example of one of the smallest cathedral radios ever made. The radio is about as pristine condition as you might ever find for an 80+ year old example. The four-tube chassis plays on the AM band with a decent amount of selectivity and output. The highly ornate radio was designed with hand laid beading on either column and enhances the radio's classic looks. The radio retains all of the factory installed parts and is an unusually fine example. These midgets were designed to bring classic living room looks to smaller rooms of your home. Les has done his complete and professional work, repairing the radio to a factory like new condition. He has also added a mini-jack allowing your connection of a modern input device. This will allow you to enjoy this "midget" and choose any content from an unlimited choice of sources. Note the tiny size, 10-5/8"H x 9"W x 6"D.  $599.00. (0961250)

 

Detrola 175E (1937)

Detrola 175E (1937)

This dramatic motorized tuning Detrola with a bright and sensitive tuning eye is a real treat. The condition is superb, with an original cabinet and replacement (period correct) speaker cloth. Note the highly detailed dial with many clear channel stations and locations dramatic with the brightly back lit. This high quality radio receives both Broadcast and Shortwave in a dramatic manner playing through an eight inch speaker. Add eight presets on a perfectly performing motor drive with the nine-tube chassis and this becomes a fantastic set. Les done a fantastic job with his repairs and has added a mini-jack to this model for your ability to have an unlimited amount of content. These were well made radio by a premier factory. Bluetooth is available for $25 extra. Clearly a find for both of us! 21-1/2"W x 12"H x 9"D.  $899.00. (0961355)

 

Detrola 740 (1938)

Detrola 740 (1938)

This one of the most incredible examples I have ever seen of this highly sought model. The oversized and multicolored dial with all of the stations around the edge make it a collector's delight. The effect in a darkened room is terrific. This model spots a motorized drive with presets allowing you to zoom from station to station. The radio looks inside and out as brand new! The condition of the cabinet with all of the factory installed parts is in excellent shape with a few scratches to the finish on both sides. The wear was so minimal, I left it alone. Les has completed his professional repairs, including disassembly and rebuilding the motor drive for optimal performance. Even the chassis is squeaky clean! The green tuning eye is super sensitive and winks from station to station. The radio also sports a mini-jack to allow your input device and enjoy an unlimited choice of content from this spectacular radio. 21-1/2"W x 12-1/2"H x 10"D.  $999.00. (0961336)

 

Detrola D-724 (1939)

Detrola D-724 (1939)

You are looking at a collector favorite. The radio was produced by the Detroit Michigan factory and offered under the Detrola, Truetone, and Silvertone labels. The radio sports a brightly lit multi colored dial measuring six inches across. The detailing with all of the clear channel stations around the parameter adds to the visual impact. The cabinet is large with a full range 8-inch Rola speaker, making the radio a terrific listening set. The cabinet is in fine shape with a good refinish done by a prior owner. The speaker cloth is a correct period replacement and the knobs are factory. The chassis is a very sophisticated eight tube super-het offering both AM and Shortwave. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the radio is a powerhouse. Les added a mini-jack to the circuit and you can input from any modern device. The radio offers a tone control which will allow you to tailor the sound to your tastes. Listen to the radio or your phone, pad or computer, this radio is a terrific radio to listen to. They are great players! 21"W x 12"H x 10"D.  $799.00. (0961287)

 

Emerson 28 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1934)

Emerson 28 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1934)

You are looking at a beautiful example of an Ingraham Cabinet created for Emerson Radio. The caliber of woodworking this famed clock case factory crafted of the finest American walnut, are stunning radios. The set is all factory original, with the high luster lacquer finish intact. The radio is a petite tombstone, with a five-tube super-het chassis. The radio plays on the AM and Shortwave bands. Les has done a complete electronic repair and the set really sings. I was impressed with the quality of sound from the factory supplied Jensen speaker. Les has added a mini-jack to allow the input of any modern device. Listen through the radio to your phone, pad or computer an unlimited amount of free content. Bluetooth is available for $25.00! 17"H x 12"W x 8"D.  $399.00. (0961117)

 

Emerson 31 (1934)

Emerson 31 (1934)

This is the nicest example of this very scarce radio. The entire radio is covered with repwood, which is a casted combination of wood and rubber. Due to the delicate nature of these 80 year old coverings, seldom do you find this level of perfection. The radio is dramatic with the texture of the castings with the classical decorative elements. The radio is the more deluxe model with the decorative coverings on four sides. The radio is a five-tube super-het that plays on AM only. Les has done his highly professional repairs and the aged resistor line has been replaced with a modern and safe polarized power cord and plug. Les has added to the radio a mini-jack to allow the connection of any modern type of input device. Listen to any content of your choice or add a Bluetooth receiver for only $25. This is a rare model in prime condition! 10-1/2"W x 8"H x 5-3/4"D.  $399.00. (0961354)

 

Emerson 104 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Emerson 104 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Here is a monstrous eight-tube super-het tombstone from the liaison between Ingraham Cabinet and Emerson Radio. This is the largest and most sought model of the partnership. The radio plays on both broadcast and shortwave. The cabinet looks to be an older refinish and the work is excellent. The craftsmanship of the Ingraham people is well preserved and it appears to my eye to be crafted of rosewood. The refinisher preserved the factory installed speaker cloth and it is in very respectable condition. The wood knobs are original to this set. The radio offers macro and micro tuning ability which offers the most sophisticated tuning available. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a fantastic player. Les has added a mini-jack for your choice of modern input device. You can listen to your phone, pad or computer using this connection. Bluetooth is available for $25! This is an extremely large and heavy radio, so shipping will cost a bit more. 21-1/4"H x 17"W x 12"D.  $899.00. (0961362)

 

Emerson 141 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Emerson 141 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Here is a super five-tube super-het tombstone from the liaison between Ingraham Cabinet and Emerson Radio. The radio plays on both broadcast and shortwave. The cabinet is all original in condition with a complete decal and foil Ingraham tag on the back. The craftsmanship of the Ingraham people is well preserved and it appears to my eye to be crafted of book matched walnut. The retains the original knobs and speaker cloth This is an uncommon radio and the nicest one I have seen. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a fantastic player. The chassis is the more deluxe version and plays on both AM and Shortwave. The repairs are excellent and this All American Five offers a terrific sound with the vertical mount speaker. The radio offers a full room level of sound. Les has added a mini-jack for your choice of modern input device. You can listen to your phone, pad or computer using this connection. Bluetooth is available for $25! 13-1/2"H x 11-3/4"W x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961423)

 

Emerson C-134 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1938)

Emerson C-134 Tombstone w/Ingraham Cabinet (1938)

This is a massively large radio from the famous liaison of these two premier companies. The radio displays all of the wonderful use of exotic veneers and craftsmanship that makes these radios especially collectable. The radio is a wonderful eight-tube chassis which offers deluxe performance with tone control on both AM and Shortwave. The cabinet has been professionally refinished with an exacting eye to duplicate the Ingraham work of 80 years ago. The speaker cloth is a classic reproduction, and note the fancy control knob with ornate metal inserts. The radio chassis has been professionally repaired by Les whose 55+ years of experience have returned it to factory like operation. The brand new eye tube winks with great sensitivity as you dial from station to station. The sound is dramatic with the huge cabinet lending to listening nature. This is the largest and one of the scarcest models made, as it was extremely expensive when new. Note the factory metal tag is still attached. Les added a mini-jack to the radio to allow your connection of any modern device. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! 21-3/4"H x 17-1/2"W x 13-1/2"D.  $899.00. (0961369)

 

Emerson CR-261 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Emerson CR-261 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Here is a highly unusually styled radio from the famous liaison of these two premier companies. The radio displays all of the wonderful use of exotic veneers and craftsmanship that makes these radios especially collectable. Many collectors prize these radios for the unique silhouettes. This particular set is a rather scarce model which retains the foil medallion from Ingraham Cabinets. The radio has been refinished by a prior owner and the work decently resembles the factory original work. Contained within is an "All American Five" chassis, with the factory installed loop antenna for optimal reception. The radio is an AM/SW model. Everything is a factory installed part, with only the dial face showing wear for the 80 years of service. Les has done his professional repairs and the set is a fine and stable player. Les added a mini-jack for your installation of any modern device to the radio. This will give you an unlimited choice of content and stream via Bluetooth with the additional $25 device. 13-3/4"W x 9"H x 6-3/4"D.  $399.00. (0961391)

 

Emerson EP-375 "5+1" Catalin (1941)

Emerson EP-375 "5+1" Catalin (1941)

Here is a highly desired Catalin radio. The deep red body is offset by off-white louvers and knobs. This model is the most sought after style with no rivets on the front and the factory installed handle. There are repairs made to this set, which were well done and nearly invisible. I have done my best in the photos to give you a clear and good look; the repairs are hard to find! Look at the fourth picture of the top, where the bulk of the repairs were made. Les has electronically repaired this set and installed a mini-jack allowing your choice of input device. With this modification, you can listen to anything you might choose. Through these fine electronics, you choice of content sounds sweet. There is an unlimited amount of free content on the internet, which this mini-jack is perfect for. I think you will really enjoy this radio. A perfect example would cost a multiple amount. 9-1/2"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D.  $999.00. (0961251)

 

FADA 270T (1938)

FADA 270T (1938)

Don't let my photos deceive you, as this is a large deluxe table radio. Only the second example of this model ever offered on the "Attic," the radio is scarce and choice. The condition of the cabinet is original and excellent with only one sign of wear on the left side to show for its decades of service. The speaker cloth is replacement and everything else is factory. The radio is a six-tube super-het with a brand new green tuning eye that winks from station to station with great sensitivity. The radio performs well on both AM and Shortwave. I was attracted by the Deco lines and waterfall front. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the set plays dramatically with a full range 6-1/2" speaker. Les has added a mini-jack allowing you to connect any modern device. With such a large cabinet, you can imagine this is a radio to offer great listening. Use your phone, pad or computer to access internet radio. Bluetooth is available! 20-1/2"W x 11"H x 10-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961317)

 

General Electric J-72 cathedral (1933)

General Electric J-72 cathedral (1933)

Here is a model that must be scarce. I don't remember ever seeing this model before and clearly it was a top of the line classic "grand cathedral." The radio is dramatic and rather unique with the decorative speaker grille opening. The radio must have seen some repair before I stumbled upon it, as there was a repair on the right side (see photo). The work is excellent, as I didn't notice it until I detailed the radio for the pictures. The speaker cloth might be a replacement, but is in excellent condition and period correct. The wooden floral knobs are correct. The seven tube super-het chassis plays in a terrific fashion. Les has completed his professional repairs noting the chassis was made by RCA for G.E. He has added a mini-jack for your connection of any modern device. Listen to the radio using your phone, pad or computer and have an unlimited choice of content. Les added a fine fabric or and new Bakelite plug to mirror how the radio left the factory and for your safety. Add a Bluetooth adapter for only $25! 19"H x 14-1/4"W x 11"D.  $799.00. (0961408)

 

General Electric K-53 Cathedral (1932)

General Electric K-53 Cathedral (1932)

Here is a real classic and seldom seen in this nice condition. Although early and limited in tube count, this five-tube cathedral really performs! The radio is the earliest super-het and offers both AM and Shortwave with tremendous selectivity. The cabinet, speaker cloth and knobs are all factory original installed and nearly blemish free for the 85+ years of use. Les has completed his professional repairs and remarked on the fine condition. He mentioned he has one of these jewels in his personal collection and admired this example. Les added a fine gold cloth power cord and new Bakelite plug for your safe operation. The radio is perfect sized for a smaller room, such as a bedroom, offering a big radio performance. There is a mini-jack installed allowing you to connect to any modern device, or for an additional $25, a Bluetooth receiver. 14-1/4"H x 11-3/4"W x 9"D.  $499.00. (0961414)

 

General Electric M-64 Tombstone (1935)

General Electric M-64 Tombstone (1935)

This is a special radio. Wildly Deco with the high luster black lacquer trim and a beautiful tiger mahogany veneered front. The cabinet has been refinished by a previous owner in a high luster "piano" hand rubbed finish. The speaker cloth and dual macro/micro wood knobs appear to be original. The dual tuning offers the most accurate way to tune a set, and is a deluxe feature. The six-tube super-het chassis really sings in a dramatic fashion. The radio is an AM/SW model. Les has done his complete professional repairs and the radio is a super player. Les has added a mini-jack to allow the connection of any modern device including your phone, pad or computer. This will allow your unlimited content of choice. Bluetooth is available. 19-1/4"H x 14"W x 10"D.  $899.00. (0961276)

 

General Electric M-82 Tombstone (1933)

General Electric M-82 Tombstone (1933)

This is the largest and most sophisticated radio ever offered by General Electric. It shares the same chassis as the RCA 143, heralded as one of the best receivers ever made. The radio is remarkable with the advanced circuits and dramatic shortwave reception ability. The radio offers all of the whistles and bells, tone control and macro/micro watch dial tuning by extending and depressing the tuning control. The radio has been refinished by a professional and is dramatic in the matched burl veneers on the face of the radio. The speaker cloth and knobs are original to the radio. This massive scaled eight-tube super-het offers a sound like no others. Les has done his complete professional repairs and remarked on the caliber of the circuits. He also added a mini-jack for your attachment of any modern device and allowing you to listen to anything you would choose. This is a radio to listen to. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! This is an extremely heavy and large radio so know the shipping will be more expensive. 20-1/8"H x 17-1/2"W x 16"D.  $899.00. (0961380)

 

General Television 476 Mantle Radio (1932)

General Television 476 Mantle Radio (1932)

Here is a handsome mantle type of radio. The radio is a beautifully crafted cabinet with stunning veneers and black lacquer trim. Added to the cabinet are chrome strips accenting the Deco lines. Inside the radio is a five-tube and very early super-het chassis. The radio plays on AM only. Being so limited in size, this type of radio was designed for a den or bedroom where limited size and sound production were less important. Les has performed his highly trained efforts in the repairs and the radio plays as good as new. Les has added a mini-jack which allows you to connect to any modern device. With this connection you can listen to any content you might want to listen to. Bluetooth is available for $25 additional! 10-3/4"W x 8-3/8"H x 5-1/2"D.  $399.00. (0961392)

 

Grunow 508 (1938)

Grunow 508 (1938)

Here is a rather large and unusual model from Grunow Radio. The radio has a distinct form factor with a very large and brightly lit 7-inch dial with a clear and very impressive dial scale. The condition of the cabinet, which is original with a touch up of the black lacquer top, is outstanding. I replaced the speaker cloth with an exact reproduction, as these radios which have top mounted speakers tend to see a measure of deterioration after 80 years of use. The radio is a six-tube super-het receiver that plays well on both AM and Shortwave. Les has completed his repairs and everything is as good as when it left the factory. With his professional repairs is a preinstalled mini-jack, which will allow you to connect any modern device and choose your individual choice of content. I love listening to various stations of free material on the websites mentioned on my home page. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! 14-3/4"W x 13-1/2"H x 11-3/4"D.  $699.00. (0961405)

 

Grunow 750 "the Commander" Tombstone (1934)

Grunow 750 "the Commander" Tombstone (1934)

You are looking at the largest and finest tombstone radio made by this premier company. You can see the extraordinary effort in cabinetry and the styling. Contained inside is a terrific seven-tube super-het chassis playing both AM and Shortwave. The radio has a nearly perfect original finish along with perfect factory speaker cloth and wood knobs. The radio has received the extremely professional repairs done by Les and it is a tremendous performer. It is clear why this radio was the jewel of the factory. This model was intended to be the flagship model made by this fine factory and you can see and hear why. Les has added a mini-jack to this set, allowing you to input any modern device. Regardless of the phone, pad, satellite or broadband connection you will really enjoy the fantastic performance. Your choice of content is unlimited! This extraordinary radio is sure to delight! 20-1/4"H x 17"W x 12-3/4"D.  $899.00. (0961424)

 

Gulbransen 7D123 Tombstone by Wells-Gardner (1936)

Gulbransen 7D123 Tombstone by Wells-Gardner (1936)

Gulbransen was a high-end division of Wells Gardner. These sets were made in limited quantities and most were exported abroad. The cabinet is fashioned from the finest import black striped mahogany and has been refinished at some earlier time. The radio is enormous, and is quite an impressive performing seven-tube super-het chassis playing on broadcast only. I believe the knobs and speaker cloth are correct, as the installed parts were commonly used by this gilt edge manufacturer. There are the usual signs of use to the cabinet with one repair to the left side, so please study my photos carefully. Most important is the highly detailed dial with multiple dials within the brightly lit master. You can see the details in my second photo and it shows the highly sophisticated level of construction. Clearly edgy and advanced styling makes this a one of a kind addition to your collection. My technician has done a complete repair and the radio plays like the powerhouse it was designed to be. 18-1/4"H x 15-1/2"W x 13"D.  $899.00. (0961229)

 

Herbert Horn "Tiffany Tone" 62 Cathedral (1931)

Herbert Horn "Tiffany Tone" 62 Cathedral (1931)

You are looking at a really scarce radio. The factory was located in Los Angeles, California, and made some of the most ornate and high caliber radios on the West Coast. Since they were more of a regional factory, few were sold and are seldom seen. You can see the fine original condition of the radio, with a very nice factory finish, with factory speaker cloth and highly detailed and ornate Bakelite knobs. The radio is a six-tube broadcast band TRF, and a very well designed electronically. My technician has done a complete repair of this blue chip set, replacing the filters in the power supply, condensers and resisters as needed. Checking the tubes and giving the set a complete alignment. Being a very early type of chassis, the radio does not have AVC (automatic volume control). Working great with the closest radio stations the most powerful, this plays well for this type of circuit. He has added a fine reproduction cotton/silk power cord and new Bakelite plug for your safe operation. 15-1/2"H x 13-1/3"W x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961060)

 

Howard World Seven Tombstone (1936)

Howard World Seven Tombstone (1936)

Howard radios are extremely prized by the most advanced collectors. Based in Chicago, they made terrific radios and in limited numbers. This model is the top of the line model offering both Broadcast and Shortwave on a seven-tube super-het chassis. The radio is a fantastic performer. The radio looks to me to be a older refinish and a terrific job. The speaker cloth and knobs are the factory originals. The highest caliber veneer work shows the craftsmanship Howard built. The novelty of the unusual back lit dial and the band select lighting your selection of dial scale. Les remarked how unusual the radio is while he completed his highly professional repairs. Les added his appreciation for the engineering of the circuitry. He has added a mini-jack to the circuit so you can input your choice of modern device. Using your phone, pad or computer there is an unlimited amount of listening of your choice. Bluetooth is available for $25! 18-3/4"H x 15"W x 9-1/2"D.  $799.00. (0961360)

 

Imperial 6U-106 Tombstone by Triangle Industries (1939)

Imperial 6U-106 Tombstone by Triangle Industries (1939)

Often referred to as "Fahrenheit," this is an unusual and rare set. The nickname comes from the thermometer in the middle of the back painted multi-colored dial which raises and lowers as you change the various bands. This company was based in Chicago and made quality radios for various catalogue retailers and a few choice radios under their own label. Contained within this highly detailed refinished cabinet is a sophisticated six-tube super-het playing on AM and Shortwave. The radio offers a brand new green tuning eye which winks as you change from station to station. The speaker cloth is a period correct pattern with the copper ringed six sided factory wood knobs. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a terrific player. Les included a mini-jack to allow you to connect with any modern device or add the Bluetooth receiver for only $25. 17-1/4"H x 15-1/4"W x 10-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961428)

 

Jackson-Bell 62 Cathedral (1930)

Jackson-Bell 62 Cathedral (1930)

You are looking a very nice, but not perfect example of the highly collectible J-B "Black Swan" cathedral. These are the earlier type of radios and employ the TRF type of circuit rather than the later super-het technology. The cabinet is nice, original with a few predictable minor issues. The speaker cloth and knobs are also factory originals. The five-tube chassis provides a decent level of sound and receives the stronger and closer stations best, as is the way all TRF receivers perform. The speaker is a dynamic 8-inch replacement which does a fantastic job. Les has done his tremendous repairs and has returned the radio to factory new performance standards. The radio has been fitted with a fine silk/cotton power cord and new plug for your safe operation. He has added a mini-jack so you have the unlimited choice of content from your externally attached source. A highly attractive radio to add to your collection! 15-1/4"H x 12-3/8"W x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961189)

 

Kadette 790 (1939)

Kadette 790 (1939)

This is a tremendous table radio. Made by International Kadette, the radio employs a fantastic nine-tube super-het chassis with a green tuning eye. The radio plays both AM and Shortwave with a dramatic amount of selectivity. My pictures make the radio look more modest in size than the actual measurements which are at the end of this ad. The cabinet has been refinished nicely, and the work highlights the decorative racing stripe design. Les has done his completely professional repairs and remarked at the sophistication of the circuits. Les also added a mini-jack to the radio allowing your choice of input device to have the option of listening to an unlimited choice of content. Great looks and performance, this radio was designed to be a favorite! 19-1/4"W x 12-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D.  $599.00. (0961242)

 

International Kadette 845 AM/SW (1938)

International Kadette 845 AM/SW (1938)

This is one of the finest models ever produced by this Ann Arbor, MI factory I have seen. The radio is spectacularly constructed using American walnut with a book matched veneered top. The sheer size of the radio is very impressive along with the dramatically detailed slide rule dial with clear markings of clear channel and foreign stations identified. I believe everything is factory original: finish, speaker cloth and knobs. The radio is a powerhouse with a high eight-tube chassis offering both AM and Shortwave. Les has completed his professional repairs and the sheer power of the high tube count makes the radio a listening pleasure. The chassis has a tone control which allows an tailoring of the sound tone. This radio has the mini-jack preinstalled to allow your connection of any modern device. The choice of listening can be of your choosing and streaming ability is available via Bluetooth for an additional $25! 22"W x 10-1/4"H x 10"D.  $659.00. (0961425)

 

Lafayette M69 (by Ozarka) Tombstone (1933)

Lafayette M69 (by Ozarka) Tombstone (1933)

Lafayette was a catalog seller of high-end radios based in Chicago. They contracted some of the finest factories to produce radios for them under the Lafayette name. The radio before you was made by Ozarka (North American Mohawk) using dramatic embellishments crafted from rep-wood. The radio has the factory installed speaker cloth, original finish and heavily sculptured knobs. Ozarka was the holy grail maker and limited in numbers. The condition is fantastic showing a tiny amount of wear from the decades of use. The radio contained is a seven-tube model, and is an early super-het. The radio was designed as a triple band radio, playing today on both Broadcast and Shortwave. Les has made his meticulous repairs and the radio plays like the deluxe receiver it was designed to do. This is a very rare and connoisseur level set. 19-1/2"H x 15-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D.  $999.00. (0961165)

 

Majestic 331 Grand Cathedral (1933)

Majestic 331 Grand Cathedral (1933)

The radio is one I have never seen before other than in books, as it is a stunning cathedral with an exotic veneered front and in a Gothic European church appearance. The radio is in factory original condition with a highly ornate speaker cloth design. There is one tiny imperfection which does not detract from the visual impact and the radio retains the factory installed wood and embossed knobs. This is the earlier type of super-het chassis with automatic volume control and offering a powerful seven-tube chassis. The radio plays on AM only, yet offers a tone control allowing a tailor of sound tone. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is ready for your regular use. Included is a mini-jack for the connection of any modern device and your listening to any content of choice Bluetooth is available for only $25 additional! 18"H x 14-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D.  $899.00. (0961432)

 

Midwest HH-7 "The Moderne" Tombstone (1936)

Midwest HH-7 "The Moderne" Tombstone (1936)

This was a very difficult radio to photograph. The previous owner did a fine job replicating the highly decorative toning of the model and added the highest gloss "piano" finish to the radio I have ever seen. So, if you see reflections in my photos, it's the luster. I noted that there is a tiny amount of lacquer loss at a couple of the seams, but the all over hand rubbed finish is unique. The radio is a monster tombstone with a five band, seven-tube super-het chassis. Les has done his very expert and complete repairs. He has added a new power cord and plug for safe operation and a mini-plug for your outboard input device at no charge. The radio is a brute with tremendous power and a large speaker to deliver the sound. You might make note of the dial, which is highly stationed and very Deco in appearance. These are rare radios, and the highly hand-polished cabinet makes it a focal point of your collection. 20"H x 14-3/4"W x 9-1/2"D.  $1,299.00. (0961130)

 

Midwest K-11 Tombstone (1937)

Midwest K-11 Tombstone (1937)

You are looking at a console radio fitted into a oversized tombstone cabinet. This is an eleven-tube chassis. Midwest Radio was known for high-tube count chassis and a unique mail order factory direct distribution. I had never seen this model before, clearly a scarce model. The radio cabinet is all original finish with minimum wear. The speaker cloth is an accurate replacement and the knobs and metal band select are originals, too. The five band chassis back lights the band as you switch using the selector. Three of the five bands are vacant today, but the radio is a powerhouse Broadcast and Shortwave receiver. With the high tube count my technician has done his meticulous work, as these are sophisticated in design. He did a great job! Adding a fine silk/cotton power cord and Bakelite plug, mirroring the way it left the factory. Note the large size, this radio measures an oversized 21-1/4"H x 20"W x 11"D.  $999.00. (0961055)

 

Philco 21 Cathedral with Factory Stand (1930)

Philco 21 Cathedral with Factory Stand (1930)

The model 21 was first in a series with the classic cathedral design by Edward L. Combs. The set was released in March of 1931 before the models 70 and 90. By June of 1931 the model 21 was discontinued, which makes it much harder to find. This very original survivor is as good as it gets. The grille cloth is original along with the factory knobs. Included is the table also with original finish. The table was a $1.75 upgrade when sold in 1930 and is almost a never seen. The chassis is in excellent condition with Les performing his highly professional repairs. The radio is an earliest type, being a six tube "TRF" chassis. The radio as plays well as any TRF radio that was ever made. The radio is AM/Broadcast only. The radio sports a full range 8-inch speaker and with the preinstalled mini-jack, you can input any modern device. Listen to content of your choice and add a Bluetooth adapter for only $25! A great piece of preserved radio history. 41"H x 17"W x 11"D with stand.  $1,299.00. (0961436)

 

Philco 116B Tombstone (1933)

Philco 116B Tombstone (1933)

You are looking at perhaps the finest tube radio ever made. The flagship of the dominant factory of the era, this skyscraper-shaped monster has an eleven-tube super-het chassis designed to play on five bands (three are vacant today) and offers a huge 11-inch speaker. I have one of these in my own collection for the sheer sound quality and extraordinary performance. This is a nice cabinet with an original front and a measure of touch up on the trim areas. The radio was a bit difficult to photo as it is so large and with tremendous detail. The skyscraper shape was the rage of the period. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is remarkable! Added to the circuit is a mini-jack allowing your connection of any modern device. The huge speaker offers a hi-fi level of sound output and performance. Add a Bluetooth device for only $25 and stream audio within the same room. The sheer size of this radio will be a bit more expensive to ship. 23-1/2"H x 16-3/4"W x 13"D.  $899.00. (0961440)

 

RCA T8-14 Tombstone (1937)

RCA T8-14 Tombstone (1937)

I love selling all of these tombstones radios from RCA. They are tremendous performers and offer some of the best reception and selectivity of any radios made in this era. The set before you is a monster with a highly selective eight-tube chassis offering both AM and Shortwave. I might mention, these radios are some of the best shortwave performers you can buy. With the complete controls with a tone control and massively sized cabinet the radio sports a large 8-inch speaker. The cabinet is all original, with a bit of wear; the worst of it is on the upper left side. I thought is to be acceptable and simply cleaned it up. Look at picture #4 and see what you think. All of the parts are original to the radio and in fine condition. Les has done his highly professional repairs and the radio performs in a spectacular fashion. Les added a mini-jack for your modern device input or a Bluetooth receiver for wireless capability. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25. This is an extremely large and heavy radio, so shipping will be a touch higher. 20"H x 14-1/2"W x 13"D.  $699.00. (0961352)

 

Remler 21 "The Minuette" (1932)

Remler 21 "The Minuette" (1932)

This is a scarce radio from a west coast factory. Very tiny in size, and super ornate with a Middle Eastern flavor to the cabinet design. As you can see the condition of the cabinet and grille are with a decent factory finish. The speaker cloth and knobs are accurate replacements. The tiny size of this early four-tube chassis was highly unusual along with the early style tuning dial. These tiny radios were favored in smaller rooms, such as a den or bedroom. The extremely ornate veneer makes for a very decorative set. The four-tube chassis offers, as you would expect, a limited amount of selectivity and sound output. These radios were scarce and fragile in design, so to find such a nice example is a rare treat! My technician has done a complete repair and returned the radio to its factory like new operation. He added a fine silk/cotton cord and new plug for safe use. The radio plays on the broadcast band only. 12-1/2"H x 10"W x 8"D.  $499.00. (0961068)

 

Silvertone 1942 Tombstone (1936)

Silvertone 1942 Tombstone (1936)

Silvertone radios were made by many different factories for Sears. The breadth of the line was dramatic and the set before you was on the top of their selection. The advanced eight-tube super-het offered a highly sensitive green eye tube along with an advanced squelch and tone control. Note they "borrowed" the dual watch dial pointer configuration from Zenith. The radio has been nicely refinished and retains accurate speaker cloth and proprietary wood knobs. I thought the cabinet refinishing was done well, with the expected amount of aging from decades of service. These were very advanced receivers and play with fine sensitivity and sound. Les has done a fantastic job with his repairs and this plays like the deluxe model it was designed to be. He added a mini-jack to the radio, allowing you an unlimited choice of content with an external device. Choose your phone, pad or computer, the universal fit is there for any modern electronics. Bluetooth is available. 18"H x 15"W x 12"D.  $699.00. (0961330)

 

Silvertone 4464 Tombstone (1937)

Silvertone 4464 Tombstone (1937)

You are looking at a much desired "gold dial" Silvertone tombstone. As the top of the line series, this is a seven-tube super-het that offers both broadcast and shortwave. The radio retains a very fine original finish and the entire factory installed parts. I noted even the Tenite knobs and bezel were for their age in very good condition. An added bonus is the radio retains all of the factory instructions and service tag. Collectors prize these radios, as they are terrific in performance. The radio has had the complete professional repair. Les has mentioned how well the radio plays. Les added a mini-jack for your option of a modern device input. Play content from your phone, pad or computer through the radio for an unlimited choice content. Add a Bluetooth device for wireless connection for $25! 16-3/4"H x 12-1/2"W x 9-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961348)

 

Silvertone 4566 (1937)

Silvertone 4566 (1937)

You are looking at a very interesting radio. The cabinet in a subtle trapezoid shape is a mixture of veneers. The radio features ribbed corners. The radio cabinet has been refinished and the work is nice. The radio retains the factory installed circular dial bezel and ornate knobs crafted of Tenite. This material has a tendency to shrink, yet this example they are all perfect. The speaker cloth is period correct and replacement. These radios are known as "gold dials" with the Silvertone globe and dual pilot light lit at night. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the radio sings. The seven-tube super-het chassis is a sophisticated performer with a brand new green tuning eye which winks from station to station with great sensitivity. The radio was designed to be a three-band model; one is vacant today and the set offers both AM and Shortwave. Note the complete factory back. Les has added a mini-jack to the circuit and this additional connection will allow you to input any modern type of device. Your phone, pad, computer or any other will provide you unlimited content. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25. 17-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H x 10"D.  $499.00. (0961299)

 

Silvertone 6122 (1939)

Silvertone 6122 (1939)

This is a terrifically styled and deluxe table radio. You can see the fine design and craftsmanship employed to deliver a great looking radio with tremendous performance. The radio is a seven-tube sophisticated super-het chassis highlighted with a brand new green tuning eye. The radio offers six presets for pre-selection of your favorite channels. Added to the circuit is a tone control allowing you to shape the sound to your individual tastes. Les has done his professional repairs and the radio really sings. Everything has been renewed to perform as good as new. Les added a cloth covered power cord and new Bakelite plug for safe everyday use. Included is a mini-jack with will allow your connection of any modern device. This will offer you an unlimited choice of listening pleasure. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! 20-1/4"W x 12-1/2"H x 10-1/2"D.  $499.00. (0961407)

 

Simplex NT-5 Tombstone (1939)

Simplex NT-5 Tombstone (1939)

This is a terrific radio. Simplex Radios were made in Sandusky, Ohio. Being a smaller and higher quality factory, they were challenged with limited distribution and the later stages of the Depression. They were bought by Philco Radio. Interestingly, Philco shuttered the factory, satisfied they had removed a meaningful competitor. The radio is a nine-tube super-het that offers both AM and Shortwave playing through an 8-inch speaker. The radio sports a terrific fan shaped dial and a brand new green tuning eye that winks with great sensitivity as you tune from station to station. The cabinet has been nicely refinished retaining the factory installed speaker cloth and knobs. Les has done his highly professional repairs and the radio plays as if it was new. Les added a mini-jack, so you can connect any modern electronic device to it like your phone, pad or computer. Offering any content of your choice is a tremendous benefit and Bluetooth is available for $25 additional. 18"H x 14"W x 11"D.  $699.00. (0961429)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1251 "The Strand" (1933)

Stewart-Warner R-1251 "The Strand" (1933)

This is a most desired model of S-W tombstone radios. The wildly Deco cabinet is a dramatic contrast of veneers with a whimsical grille design. This is a very impressive radio! Contained within is a five-tube super-het chassis that offers both AM and Shortwave. The condition is beautiful with the refinish cabinet work done by a previous owner. There is one small scratch on the left side and minor blemish on the top which are insignificant. The speaker cloth and knobs appear to be original to the radio. Les has completed the professional repairs and the radio plays like new. He has added the mini-jack for your connection of any modern device or the add on Bluetooth receiver for $25 additional. You can now choose to listen to anything including the websites mentioned in my home page. 17"H x 13-1/4"W x 9"D.  $899.00. (0961421)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1252A "Berkley" Tombstone (1933)

Stewart-Warner R-1252A "Berkley" Tombstone (1933)

S-W made some of the most dramatic and Deco designed radios of the 1930's. Here is one of their mid-sized models called the "Berkley." This is a five-tube super-het chassis that plays on both AM and Shortwave. You can see the flair of a tapered cabinet and stunning cut out grille. The radio was accurately refinished by a previous owner, to which I added the correct reproduction speaker cloth. As you can see, although not the biggest or most expensive of the collection, the factory gave the radio great attention. Les has done his complete and professional repairs returning the radio to a factory "like new condition." The radio plays very well and with the addition of a mini-jack, this mid-sized set offers you the ability to listen to any modern device. Always a favorite, you will love this radio too. Bluetooth is available for $25! 17-1/2"H x 14-1/2"W x 9"D.  $699.00. (0961430)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1262A "The Stuart" Tombstone (1936)

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Stewart-Warner R-1262A "The Stuart" Tombstone (1936)

This was the most deluxe model of these highly Deco and stylized tombstones. These are considered to be a connoisseur blue chip model. The radio is a real stunning use of mixed exotic veneers, the face out of Birdseye Maple, striped Mahogany and American Walnut. The condition is excellent and has been professionally refinished. The radio has a nice gloss to the black lacquer top and accurate reproduction speaker cloth and original wood knobs. The radio is a stunning example! This deluxe model is a seven-tube super-het that plays on both AM and Shortwave. Les has done his highly professional repairs and the radio plays as if new. Les has added a mini-jack to the radio allowing your addition of any modern device. You can listen to any content from your computer, phone or pad. Bluetooth is available for $25 additional. 19-1/2"H x 14"W x 13"D.  $1,599.00. (0961443)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1272 "Prado" Tombstone (1933)

Stewart-Warner R-1272 "Prado" Tombstone (1933)

Here is one of the wildly Deco tombstones made by S-W. These are some of the most decorative radios made. This model is a five tube early super-het offering both AM and Shortwave. As you can see the cabinet is as wild as they come with African mahogany, chevron with Birdseye maple in the center of the front. The balance of the cabinet is highly detailed and made of American walnut. The cabinet looks to be a highly professional refinish with the factory installed speaker cloth and skirted wood factory knobs. The radio has a black lacquer top in great condition. Les has completed his usual professional repairs and he radio plays in a dramatic fashion. These were expensive radios in the depths of the Depression and scarce due to the limited numbers produced. Les added a mini-jack so you an input your choice of modern device and enjoy an unlimited choice of content. His repairs included a fine reproduction silk/cotton power cord and Bakelite plug for your safe operation. 17-1/2"H x 14"W x 9-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961335)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 130R (1938)

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Stromberg-Carlson 130R (1938)

You are looking at a much desired antique radio! The radio company was known for the highest quality radios and scientific equipment and was in business for nearly a century. They were known for some of the edgiest cabinets ever created and this is one of the most unusual ones. The cabinet is crafted of African mahogany and rosewood. The veneers are stunning and very elaborate. The stripping effect makes the streamlined appearance all the more pronounced. The finish is all original with one tiny repair on the right side. The speaker cloth and knobs are also factory installed. Les has done his professional repairs and has installed a bright green tuning eye with winks with a great level of sensitivity. The radio is a powerful eight-tube super-het chassis and plays on both AM and Shortwave. The speaker is an 8-inch full range which makes the radio a super sounding model. The cabinet is large and with a larger sized speaker, the radio has an extremely fine sound. The radio has the installed mini-jack to allow you to connect to any modern device or add a Bluetooth device for only $25 additional! 21-1/4"W x 12-3/4"H x 11"D.  $799.00. (0961438)

 

US Radio 9A Tombstone (1932)

US Radio 9A Tombstone (1932)

Here is one I had never seen before. The radio is very impressive with one of the most interesting dials. The radio offers a triple play of controls, and the largest nine-tube chassis I have ever seen on a 1932 radio. The set has replacement speaker cloth and sounding board, likely done decades ago. The finish is fantastic, perhaps original possibly refinished; there are a few very minor chips on the top. Such an ornate sculptured face with a fantastic "horse shoe" shaped dial makes this radio a standout. The powerhouse nine-tube chassis has been completely repaired and this large tombstone plays with a fantastic level of sound and selectivity. Les added the cloth covered power cord and plug for your safe use. The mini-jack is installed and Bluetooth is available for $25! 19-1/2"H x 16"W x 12"D.   $699.00. (0961387)

 

Wells-Gardner 9A (1934)

Wells-Gardner 9A (1934)

Here is a deluxe mantle radio from the famed Chicago maker Wells Gardner. A very high quality maker of many radios, the bulk for the better catalogue sellers of the 1930's as house brands. This model under their own label is a very ornate radio featuring hand laid beading in the most elaborate and fine craftsmanship in the cabinetry. The radio is all original including the paper dials without tears or measurable wear. The chassis is a fine early super-het that uses five tubes to receive both AM and shortwave. Les has done his usual excellent repairs returning the radio to a like new playing condition. Les also added a mini-jack to the circuit allowing you to connect your modern device to the radio and the ability to have an unlimited choice of content. This is a handsome set! 11-1/4"W x 8"H x 7"D.  $499.00. (0961193)

 

Westinghouse WR-22 tombstone (1934)

Westinghouse WR-22 tombstone (1934)

You are looking at a remarkably nice and original tombstone. The radio is rather fancy with dramatic matched veneers on the face and great detailing to the face. Contained inside is a five tube super-het chassis that plays on both AM and Shortwave. The radio retains all of the factory installed speaker cloth, and finish showing a minimal amount of wear. I loved the highly decorative wooden knobs that are also original to the radio. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the radio plays as good as new. Les added a mini-jack to allow your connection of any modern external input device. This offers you an unlimited choice of content. Bluetooth is available for an additional $25! 13-3/4"H x 10-3/4"W x 8"D.  $499.00. (0961368)

 

Westinghouse WR-100 "the Juke" (1935)

Westinghouse WR-100 "the Juke" (1935)

This is a very interesting radio. The radio is extremely petite, yet offers a full size performance. The radio was designed to resemble a juke box and is unusual with the rep wood front. Rep wood is a casted combination of wood and rubber offering a dramatic detail. The radio is a five-tube super-het offering both AM and Shortwave. The condition is all original retaining a near perfection cabinet with the ornate original speaker cloth and a pair of acorn Bakelite knobs. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio performs very well. Les added a mini-jack for your ability to connect any modern device for an unlimited choice of content. Add a Bluetooth device for streaming audio for only $25! 19-3/4"H x 8-7/8"W x 6"D,  $459.00. (0961431)

 

Zaney-Gill "Vita-Tone Midget" (1931)

Zaney-Gill "Vita-Tone Midget" (1931)

If you are a collector of the super rare and wildly Deco radios, this radio is a must. A tiny four-tube early cathedral crafted from mahogany with a black lacquer grille. The grille is really special with a whimsical palm tree motif. Displayed in numerous radio books, these are some of the scarcest radios you will ever find. The Los Angeles factory produced very few, and with only west coast distribution, you know how limited production was. I believe everything is factory original and in fine to very fine condition. The four-tube chassis has been professionally repaired by Les, allowing a decent level of reception. Due to the tiny size and small speaker, these radios were never destined to larger areas, but bedroom and den sized rooms. Note the very earliest date of manufacture, with the dial reflecting the earliest dial scale. Clearly a radio offered once a decade for sale, the black lacquer grille is stunning and unique. We did not add a mini-jack to this radio, but is available at no charge. Note: This radio does not have a mini-jack due to the type of circuit. It also will not accept a Bluetooth device. 13-1/2"H x 9"W x 9"D.  $799.00. (0961314)

 

Zenith 5-R-216 "Cube" (1938)

Zenith 5-R-216 "Cube" (1938)

Here is a collector favorite. These extremely reliable models are compact in size and offer a dramatic level of performance. This particular model is a five-tube (All American Five) chassis that plays on the AM/Broadcast band only. Note the black dial, a highly lauded feature of the middle to late 1930's Zenith radios along with the iconic wood "Z" factory knobs. This example has been nicely refinished in an accurate manner. I would describe the color as red mahogany, with a fine lacquer finish. The work is good and the only issue showing age is a slight stress crack by the speaker grille on the left side. This is a common issue for a cabinet now 80+ years old. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio plays in a terrific manner. Les added a mini-jack to allow your connection of any modern device. It also will accept a Bluetooth receiver available for $25 additional. A great performer in a modest sized radio! 12"W x 9-1/2"H x 10"D.  $499.00. (0961370)

 

Zenith 5-S-218 "Cube" (1938)

Zenith 5-S-218 "Cube" (1938)

You are looking at a really reliable player. The five-tube "All American Five" was designed by this premier factory to offer tremendous service and fine reception. Long appreciated by collectors and the public at large as the best playing and most reliable radios made in this era. The condition as you can see is a very well refinished cabinet and the wood iconic Zenith Knobs. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio is a dramatic player. This model offers a big room sound out of a compact form as the six-inch speaker. The radio will sound like a much larger and expensive model. There is a mini-jack installed allowing you to connect the radio to any modern device. There is an unlimited amount of free content and music on the Internet. Listen to your choice of content, from your phone, pad or computer. Add a Bluetooth receiver for an additional $25! 12"W x 10-1/2"H x 10"D.  $499.00. (0961433)

 

Zenith 5-S-228 Tombstone (1938)

Zenith 5-S-228 Tombstone (1938)

You are looking at another "black dial" Zenith tombstone. The interesting element of this particular radio is the size which offers the superior properties of own a Zenith with a smaller size. The radio is a five-tube super-het which offers both AM and Shortwave. The radio displays beautifully with a quality refinished cabinet and a nice top luster. There were a couple of tiny repairs made on the back edge of the cabinet which are virtually invisible. Note, the radio retains the factory speaker cloth and the wood and iconic "Z" knobs. Les has given the radio his professional repairs and the set plays with a terrific level of sensitivity. The radio has a mini-jack for your connection of any modern device. You now can listen to literally anything of your own choice from any modern input device and add a Bluetooth adapter for only $25 and stream your content from another device in the same room. 15-3/4"H x 10-1/4"W x 10-3/4"D.  $599.00. (0961406)

 

Zenith 6-B-129 Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 6-B-129 Tombstone (1937)

This radio is a very interesting set. The radio shares the same cabinet as the 8-S-129. Originally created as a battery radio, this example has been converted to regular AC operation and it offers a simple "plug and play" for ease of use. The same astute collector has refinished the cabinet and installed accurate replacement speaker cloth. The knobs are the iconic "Z" wood knobs highlighting the large and colorful back dial for which Zenith was famous. Everything operates as perfectly as you could wish. Les has refined the repairs and commented on how fine the work was and the tremendous performance of the radio. Adding a mini-jack to allow you to connect any modern device or a Bluetooth receiver and have the unlimited choice of content. This is a very large and impressive radio, and with the large speaker and cabinet it offers a large room sound. Bluetooth is available for $25! This is a terrific playing radio and offers a tremendous value. Extremely large at 23"H x 17"W x 13"D.  $799.00. (0961386)

 

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1936)

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1936)

You are looking at a highly desired Zenith tombstone. This model is a six-tube super-het that plays on both AM and Shortwave. Along with the massive cabinet, the radio offers dramatic controls to tailor the sound to your tastes along with a large 8-inch speaker. The multi colored over-size 7-1/2" dial is brightly lit by a pair of lamps. The cabinet has been nicely refinished with a fine hand rubbed gloss luster. The speaker cloth is an accurate period correct pattern. The iconic wood "Z" knobs are factory originals. Note the fine book matched veneers on the face of the radio, showing dedication of the highest quality. Les has done a stellar professional repair to the set, returning it to a fine and strong player. All functions operates perfectly. Les has added a mini-jack to the radio, as with the large speaker and oversized cabinet, the radio is a wonderful one to listen to. You can connect any modern device and enjoy any content of your choice, including your phone, pad or computer. Shipping will be a tad higher due to the massive size of the radio. Bluetooth is available for $25! 22-3/4"H x 16-3/4"W x 12-1/2"D.  $799.00. (0961403)

 

Zenith 6-S-137AT "Zephyr" Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 6-S-137AT "Zephyr" Tombstone (1937)

You are looking at the second rarest of the Zenith tombstones! This is the six-tube version with a workhorse six-tube super-het chassis that plays on both AM and Shortwave. One element which makes the radio ever scarcer is the export version which allowed for multiple tapped voltages to the chassis. This makes the transformer a bit larger and renders a high level of stability to the US current levels. The scale of this radio is massive with the horizontal ribbing skirting the cabinet made out of striped mahogany. The cabinet has been refinished professionally and the radio retains the factory installed speaker cloth and the iconic embossed "Z" wood knobs. Les has completed his professional repairs to the chassis and true to Zenith radios, it plays as well as any radio you might own. Les has added a mini-jack to the circuit, allowing you to input any modern device or stream Bluetooth from the optional Bluetooth receiver. This radio is a sheer delight, only the second one on the Attic in fifteen years, and a real investment grade addition to your collection! 23"H x 18-1/4"W x 14"D.  $3,499.00. (0961418)

 

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1938)

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1938)

You are looking at one of the iconic tombstones that made Zenith famous. The brightly lit 6-inch dial was the source of the "black dial" fame with fly wheel tuning. The radio is a five-tube super-het which receives both AM and Shortwave. The cabinet condition is original and showing a minimal amount of wear for the 81 years since it left the factory. I did a bit of touch up to the top due to a watermark and on the right side near the top (see photo #4). The speaker cloth is original and the radio is complete with the iconic wood "Z" knobs. The radio is a tremendous player with great selectivity and sound quality. Les has done a complete repair with all of the aged parts which have failed being replaced and those that might be prone to future failure. He added a mini-jack to allow you an unlimited choice of content along with a fresh power cord and plug for your safe operation. These radios are a collector favorite, which good reason: they are terrific radios. Bluetooth is available for $25! 18"H x 13-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961434)

 

Zenith 9-S-232 "Walton" Tombstone (1938)

Zenith 9-S-232 "Walton" Tombstone (1938)

Considered as one of the most collectible of all of these old radios and displayed on the popular television program "The Waltons." These radios appreciate in value, as they are scarce and offer a dramatic quality of sound. The condition of the cabinet is a professional refinish with a high degree of duplication of the original. The speaker cloth is 80 year old original, and the knobs the iconic "Z" wood knobs. I have offered a fair number of these highly collectable radios, but never have seen one with such dramatic book matched veneers on the front. The grain pattern is something I have never seen before! The motor works well. Les has replaced all of the components required to update the radio and ensure that you enjoy problem free ownership. We replaced the dead eye tube with a super sensitive 6E5 eye tube. The shutters work as smooth as silk. Les has added a mini-jack allowing you to connect to an external device. This will allow you an unlimited choice of content. A reprint of the original owners and operational booklet is included. Bluetooth is now available for $25! 23-1/4"H x 17-3/4"W x 13"D.  $2,999.00. (0961417)

 

Zenith 10-S-130 Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 10-S-130 Tombstone (1937)

This large and commanding tombstone radio was Zenith's top-of-the-line table model for 1937. The cabinet is indisputably the "squared-circle" edition of the "big black dial." This is gracefully accented with vented side pilasters and an uncomplicated upper grille area to create a refreshingly clean and simple appearance. This is a rare radio and one fine playing set. The finish is all original. The speaker cloth is an accurate reproduction and the iconic "Z" knobs are original to the set. The ten-tube super-het chassis plays on both AM and Shortwave. The speaker is a tremendous 8-inch full range Zenith and original. Les has given his highly professional efforts in the repairs and the radio plays in an extremely fine manner. Les also added a mini-jack to the circuit allowing your input any modern device. Using your phone, pad or computer you can enjoy an unlimited amount of content. This is the fourth one of these I have had in eight years, so don't let it get away; these are highly collectable and rare. Bluetooth is available! 23"H x 17-1/2"W x 13-1/2"D.  $2,999.00. (0961416)

 

Zenith 288 Tombstone (1934)

Zenith 288 Tombstone (1934)

Here is a scarcer monstrous model of a Zenith Radio tombstone. Contained within is a very powerful eight-tube super-het chassis with both AM and Shortwave capability. The radio is one which offers a keyhole dial and multi band reception with three of the five vacant today. Everything is factory original to this prime example with the exception of a very accurate reproduction speaker cloth. The condition is remarkable with one tiny flaw, with a sliver of veneer missing on the back edge of the left side by the bottom. Please study photo #4: it is minimal and hard to find. Les has completed his highly professional repairs and the radio now plays in a terrific manner. He remarked of the performance and with good reason. Les added a mini-jack for your connection of any modern device and the unlimited choice of content you might wish to listen and enjoy. Add a Bluetooth adapter for only $25! 19"H x 16-1/4"W x 12"D.  $999.00. (0961382)

 

Zenith 712 "Challenger" Tombstone (1934)

Zenith 712 "Challenger" Tombstone (1934)

You are looking at a scarce model, which was one of a trio of Zenith tombstones with highly edgy form factors. The tapered sides with a fine hand laid beading on either column and a dramatic birds-eye maple arch over an American walnut cabinet make a stunning appearance. The radio has a fine factory finish with only on tiny sign of wear for the 85+ years of use. The radio is a good and advanced super-het playing on AM only off a six-tube chassis. The cabinet is original, with accurate replacement speaker cloth and factory installed wood knobs. Les has completed his professional repairs and the radio performs perfectly. Being a Zenith with fine engineering, you know it is a solid player. Les added a mini-jack to allow you to input any modern device or add $25 for a Bluetooth receiver to stream without the hassle of wire connection. Lastly Les added a fine reproduction cloth covered power cord and new Bakelite plug. 15"H x 14-1/4"W x 8-1/2"D.  $699.00. (0961426)

 

Zenith 715 Tombstone (1934)

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Zenith 715 Tombstone (1934)

Here is one of the most decorative and beautifully crafted radios from Zenith Radio. The radio is a eight-tube super-het chassis and plays on AM and Shortwave. The highly crafted cabinet with a delicate cut out grille is an interesting mix of American walnut with the arch of Birdseye maple. I always admire the large lit thumb wheel dial with the ornate bronze escutcheon. The condition is very fine with a well refinished cabinet and reproduction and accurate Zenith reproduction speaker cloth. The knobs are intricately carved floral wood knobs and are factory originals. The eight-tube chassis has been repaired in Les' professional manner and the radio is a dramatic receiver. Note the large eight-inch speaker which offers a large room level of sound. This radio has been retrofitted with a 3.5 mm mini-jack for your input device of any modern type, or adds Bluetooth for an additional $25. This is a scarce model, and seldom offered. 17-1/2"H x 15-1/4"W x 10-1/2"D.  $999.00. (0961442)
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