Bob Atchison's Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since March 2008"

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Tacoma, Washington 98443

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I have been repairing and restoring radios and televisions since about 1965 (summer job when I was a teenager), restored old TVs and put a generic ad in the paper for one TV when I actually had about 6 or 8 to sell!

ALL my radios have been serviced and are in working condition and are guaranteed to work for 30 days.  I will also replace any tube that burns out for ONE FULL YEAR from purchase with one exception: Globe tubes are guaranteed for 30 days, replaced with similar globe tubes.  If one goes out after 30 days but under one year I will replace it as best possible (usually with an equivalent "ST" type).  Click here for my terms & conditions and to learn about my restoration process.

NOTE to my customers:  If you are interested in any radio in my Attic with presets (pushbuttons), I will gladly make "tabs" with the station call letters of your choice and I will also tune and set each button to the frequency the station broadcasts on (don't worry about frequencies; if you don't know I can look them up). NO extra charge! 

"Weight" stated on each item is the approximate shipping weight after carefully packing it in double boxes.  To get an idea of your shipping costs, click on these links: domestic US shipping or international shipping.  Final shipping charges MUST BE VERIFIED by the seller!


Sentinel 118C Modified for AC (1939)

Sentinel 118C Modified for AC (1939)

From the heart of the Art Deco era (late 30s) comes this cute little Bakelite radio. It was originally a battery operated set but it has been totally reconfigured to perform flawlessly on AC power. All components under the chassis are new and the tubes are strong. The four-tube circuit works like a five-tube radio because the 70L7 is a beam power tube and a rectifier in one envelope. It plays loud and clear and has good selectivity across the AM band. The cabinet is beautiful natural Bakelite with brown and black marbling. There are no cracks or chips in it at all. The back is acrylic so you can see the stuff inside! The schematic was taken from a Mission Bell model 407 and modified to use a 70L7 instead of a 35Z5 and a 50L6. There is a tube layout and small schematic in the radio itself. You will get a full 8x10 schematic and layout. 11"W x 7"H x 6"D. Weight for shipping is about 10 lbs. $135.00. (1000294)


Federal 1040TB (1947)

Federal 1040TB (1947)

Here os a beautiful Plaskon Beetle radio from the post war era. It has been totally restored inside with all new capacitors and the tubes and resistors were all tested and replaced as needed. The dial lamp even shows thru the translucent cabinet as you can see in the close up photo. It plays loud and clear and it has good selectivity. The knobs are original and the back as well. $235.00. (1000296)


Sentinel 111 (1931)

Sentinel 111 (1931)

Here is a real nice little radio that is a TRF model. It has been fully restored with all new capacitors and resistors. The tubes are all globe type that originally came with it. They are all checked out good and the radio plays loud and clear. $249.00. (1000293)
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"The radio arrived today in great condition. Thank you for the great packing job. I am presently using the radio with my iPod and itís working great. Once again, thank you for everything." -- Denys, SK (Canada)
"Hi Bob, Received today in perfect condition. Works and looks beautiful. Very pleasantly surprised that it was made of wood and not painted metal. Many thanks." -- Ed, NC
"Sentinel radio is absolutely flawless, Bob! Looks and sounds like it did "back in the day"! Clear reception, strong volume, precise tuning, and a beautiful cabinet! All 3 radios I've purchased from you are fantastic!" --Drew, NY
"...the Hallicrafters S-38C I purchased last year from you is still working great! My newer Japanese solid state shortwave radio is currently gathering dust in the closet. The S-38C outperforms it in sound quality and sensitive in every way! I listen to shortwave on it almost every day. It gets used for about 2 hours at a time. That's quite a testament to quality of work you do on your restorations. It is my favorite radio to listen to shortwave on. Keep up the good work." -- Shane, SC
"The Musicaire radio is beautiful! Packaging was perfect and shipping was fast! I have been listening to it for several hours, and the sound is crystal clear. Volume control and tuning are great! Thanks for all your help with this transaction!" - Drew (NY)
"Bob, wanted to let you know the radio arrived safely...thanks for the great packing job. It is awesome...a great addition to my Philco collection. Thanks again...look forward to doing business again sometime in the future." -- Mark, MO
Received that Zenith radio.  It looks great and sounds great.  I am impressed with your high quality restoration."  -- Robert, NE
"The radio arrived today. a real beauty! don't know how many am fm units there are, but this one is a keeper. i'm very satisfied. thanks again!" -- Dan, MA
"Wanted to let you know that the radios arrived safely and that I am very pleased with the purchase. The packaging was superb. Thank-you." --Arnie, IN
"Item has arrived and is just as advertised! Used it last night and it all works well. Reminded me of when I was a little boy and listened to my radio at night. Great packing job too." - Lance, MI
"The J83 arrived today, by the way great packaging. Everything is working and the radio is in great condition, this is really a stunning radio inside and out. You did a fabulous restoration job, it's hard to believe this radio is 81 years old. This is now my apex radio." -- Jerry,MI
"I received the Coronado MCP619 today. Great job on the restoration. Everything works as advertised. Packing was exceptional and the radio arrived in perfect condition. I can't thank you enough for the care you took shipping the antique. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks again --your new fan" Ray, FL
"Received the RCA radio yesterday. Prompt shipping. Excellent packaging. Excellent housing and excellent playing radio, Like usual" - Dave, CT
"[my wife] considered herself one of the best packers around (and she is) but to tell you that you may have surpassed her!!! [This] radio made me smile. It has to be one of the most beautiful radios I have seen and your work both inside and out is outstanding. Just what I've come to expect of you!" --Sam, PA
"I love my Buddy Boy radio...whoever did the restoration it is splendid, better than any of my best. Your ability to pack and ship a heavy radio across the USA is assuring, Thank You!" -- Mark, PA (Seller's note: I did the complete restoration. --Bob)
"The radio lamp arrived today in tiptop condition! All is well! Thank you for the excellent packing, too. What a great addition to my collection"--Mike, NY
"I received the radio today , and I can't emphasize enough how much I love it. It looks fabulous, and the sound is great. You have done a great job in its restoration. I just wanted to thank you for the lovely radio that you have passed on to me. I assure you that I will be looking out to do business with you in the future as well." --Omkar, N.C
"The radio came today all safe and sound. Thanks for adjusting the push buttons. I'm partial to push buttons but have a real hard time getting them to work.  The radio plays well and I like it. I'm glad to find someone I can trust. You'll be hearing from me again." - Bob, NY
"I received the Pink Motorola clock radio yesterday. The double box packaging was excellent. The housing and the color of the radio is great. The radio also plays great." -- Dave, CT
"Hi Bob, just wanted to let you know that the radio was well received and I'm very happy. thanks again" -- Eric, NY
"Everything is great!! The radio was packed beautifully as usual and needless to say, it is superb. The reception is excellent and the sound is loud and clear. It is really a cute radio. I am very pleased!" -- Mike, GA
"Hey even my wife LOVES it. I really appreciate the quality packing job!. Means a great deal to see the quality job and care given to packaging." -- Chris, MA
"Your packing was excellent and the radio arrived in perfect shape, no damage whatsoever. I am really pleased with the radio. You have done a really beautiful restoration job with this. The radio is even more beautiful than the pictures. The finish on the cabinet is really nice and the electronics inside look like brand new. The radio probably looks better than the day it was new! The tubes and electronics inside the radio look really cool! Love it." -- Christie, BC
"Bob, this morning I received the most beautiful radio! Thank you so much; I love the visible back. You're the best" -- Jennifer, GA
"The radio arrived today in pristine condition!!! What beautiful packing! I turned on the radio immediately and it worked just fine with nice clear sound." -- Mike, NY
"The two radios arrived on time and with no box damage. The double boxing and bubble-wrap certainly did the trick. Both radios played stations on the first power-up. The two radios are both better looking than any of the website pictures. Also, the chassis areas are both close to mint. I'm certainly glad that I contacted you for these 'lovely ladies'." -- Robert, GA
"Just to let you know I received the radio. Love it. Thanks" -- Elizabeth, TN
"Bob, received the Emerson yesterday and I want to thank you for such a beautiful radio. Tens all around - sound, looks (WOW), packaging, everything. It's hard to believe I own it. I look forward to what other treasures you'll offer. Thanks again." -- George, MA
"I received the radios today and I am thrilled to say the least. My favorite is the Airline, then a close second is the Zenith. What a beautiful radio ... By the way, you win the award for packaging ... WOW! Nothing could happened with the job you did packaging and shipping. AWESOME!" -- Roger, CA
"I opened the Philco radio [my wife] gave me on Christmas day; what a beautiful job you did. I've listened to it every day since Christmas." --George, MD
"Very happy with the Zenith Radio. Was more than expected and a great price for all of the work put into it. Packaging was top notch and was very delighted when it arrived. Thank you oh so much and a wonderful job well done" - Bill, MI
"This radio is perfect in every way possible. It is the first radio that I have bought that is superb right out of the box! You did an excellent job with the cabinet. It looks brand new!! Your packaging was beyond words: super clean, double boxed...everything just perfect!" -Mike, N.Y.
"The radio arrived yesterday in great shape! The radio is just beautiful and is exactly as described." -- Cindy, TN
"The [Radiola and Peerless Reproducer is] in great condition as you advertised/promised! It was wrapped perfectly." -- Scott, MD
"Radio plays excellent. I live in NYC metro area and it pulls in station from DC and Buffalo. Also excellent packing." -- John, NY
"...the radio arrived in fine shape. Thanks for the careful packaging. ... I'm enjoying it immensely." -- George, WI
"Gorgeous little gems! Your packaging was very professional with plenty of padding, bubblewrap and-double boxing using fresh materials." -- Jeni, OR
"Thanks for ...the excellent packaging job. The unit arrived in perfect condition and plays great.  I'm sure we will do business again." -- Thad, NC
"Got the GE Tuesday. What a beauty. You did a beautiful job on it. Radio arrived safe and sound and plays great." -- Mike, WA
"Thanks for outstanding packaging on the great little Sterling LS-4 portable tube radio! Very nice radio!" -- Robert, CA
"Nice [Guild Teakettle] and in splendid shape too! Thanks for doing another great packing job!" -- Dennis, CA
"Love the Silvertone! It works fine, was extremely well packed, and the batteries were included!" -- Friendly Webmaster
"Received radio today... Nice packaging job. Nice radio. Appreciate the effort... Hope to keep in touch." -- Ken, NY
"Jewel arrived today in fine shape thanks to your good packing job. Thank you for the fast service... Looks great in our radio display." -- Bob, CA
"I am proud to have this one in my collection!! Thanks for doing such a good packing job." -- Dennis, CA
"The [3] radios arrived yesterday. They are real beauties! Thanks!" -- Isabel, MA
"A-1 job packing. The radio is just beautiful, the sound and reception is great also. Very satisfied customer." -- Mark, MN
"As described, great packing, great seller!" -- Debora, CA
"Excellent all around. Great care taken with packing. Highly recommend seller!" -- Marcia, IL
"I received the Farnsworth radio today, very nice radio." -- Jim, PA
"I received the Westinghouse radio yesterday; it came in good shape and working. Thanks again." -- Jim, PA

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