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"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since June 2008"

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APEX Super Five (1925)

APEX Super Five (1925)

This APEX three-dialer is from the 1925 model year. The cabinet was restored beautifully and is an attractive display piece. One interstage transformer had been replaced when I bought it (tests good). The other original interstage transformer has an open primary so will need to be replaced or bypassed with an RC circuit. Both original transformer cans are still installed, and I think small replacement transformers could be inserted in them. No tubes are included, but I do have them available if needed. 21"W x 10"H x 11"D; weighs 23 lbs.   $250.00. (1030235)

 

Bulova 2YC-23 (1959)

Bulova 2YC-23 (1959)

The very first radio I bought was one identical to this seven-transistor Bulova; that was in 1959. Cost me $60, which was a lot for a high school student back then (I lost it along the way). I bought this as a memento, and it works on AM using internal antenna, but needs a whip or wire antenna for SW. Tuning is "scratchy" at places; would benefit from a tuneup. It is missing the leather case, whip antenna and nut at the antenna port. Has what looks like a cigarette burn near the antenna port. I found another with the case and antenna and had it rebuilt, so this is an extra. I think it is a rare radio. Except for the burn is in excellent condition and quite heavy. Nice chrome front. Uses four "AA" batteries. 6"W x 3-1/4"H x 1-5/8"D.  $59.95. (1030263)

 

Crosley 158 "Septet" Cathedral (1932)

Crosley 158 "Septet" Cathedral (1932)

This classic medium size "Septet" cathedral radio is from the early depression era. It is an AC-powered seven-tube superhet covering the standard broadcast band and never offered for sale on the Radio Attic. Playing when purchased and when I looked under the chassis, it was mostly original. But I decided to do complete tuneup with all new capacitors to avoid future problems. Tubes were good, but most resistors were replaced as they had drifted in value. It performs very well, and needs a short wire antenna (included). The cabinet appears to be original finish and is very nice so I left it alone. Grille cloth is new repro, knobs are original, speaker has been patched but sounds great. Chassis is very clean and pics are available, just email me. Aux input cable was added so you can plug in an iPod, CD player, etc., and play audio through the radio. Add a Bluetooth receiver and use a smartphone. 90 day warranty applies. An excellent addition to any collection! Great gift! 16"H x 14"W x 9"D.  $399.00. (1030261)

 

Crosley 637 "Super Six" (1938)

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Crosley 637 "Super Six" (1938)

The Crosley Super Six is a two-band, AC powered superheterodyne receiver. It has push-pull output coupled with a 6-inch electrodynamic speaker for excellent fidelity and a beautiful "mirror-dial" for tuning. The dial looks great illuminated for night use. The front, sides and top of the cabinet are walnut veneer, with a center band of stump walnut, and it was refinished with clear lacquer. It displays very well and is darker than the pics due to the use of flash. Chassis is very clean and pics are available, just email me. Grille cloth is a correct reproduction. A thorough restoration of the electronics was performed. As a result, it receives stations across the broadcast band (shortwave is not working). Short wire antenna is needed (supplied). Aux input cable was added so you can plug in an iPod, CD player, etc., and play audio through the radio. Add a Bluetooth receiver and use a smartphone. 90 day warranty applies. An excellent addition to any collection! 14-1/8"W x 8-5/8"H x 6-7/8"D.  $399.00. (1030269)

 

Dixie Five Battery Set (1926)

Dixie Five Battery Set (1926)

This Dixie Five three-dialer is from the 1926 model year. The cabinet was restored beautifully and is an attractive display piece. It was sold by American Wholesale Corp in Baltimore Maryland. Research reveals that it was made by Liberty Transformer Corp in Chicago, and was named the Liberty Five. I have a write up about the history of this Baltimore brand and will include it. The included cardboard label was loose when I bought it. It belongs in the center of the inside top, but I will leave it to the next owner to reattach. The award ribbon was inside the set so I assume it was awarded for this set; it is also included. A typical five-tube radio, there are two stages of RF amplification, a detector, and two stages of AF amplification. Has separate filament voltage control for each stage! All the rheostats test good. One interstage transformer had been replaced when I bought it (it tests good). The other original interstage transformer has an open primary so will need to be replaced, or use RC coupling instead. No tubes are included but I have them available. 28-1/2"W x 10-1/2"H x 12-1/2"D; weighs 30 lbs.   $250.00. (1030236)

 

Freshman Masterpiece 5F5 (1925)

Freshman Masterpiece 5F5 (1925)

This Freshman Masterpiece is from the 1925 model year. The cabinet was restored beautifully and is an attractive display piece. A typical five-tube radio, there are two stages of RF amplification, a detector, and two stages of AF. It has the original Utah horn speaker, and it tests good (reads 1100 ohms and clicks when a 9v battery is touched to the terminals). Both rheostats test good. The dial scales in the windows are still readable. Both original interstage transformers have open primaries so will need to be replaced, or you can use RC coupling. The tubes shown are for display only. I have good tubes available. 30"W x 9-1/2"H x 10-1/2"D; weighs 26 lbs.  $250.00. (1030234)

 

Silvertone 4565 (1937)

Silvertone 4565 (1937)

This was part of the "Sears Golden Jubilee" series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles (this is the fourth one I have offered for sale). It has the largest and most impressive gold dial of the series at six inches diameter. It is a very large eight-tube, three-band radio with a "magic eye" tuning tube. It covers the AM broadcast band with short-wave coverage up to 18 MHz. Restoration of the cabinet with correct nitrocellulose lacquer was performed, and it displays great! Knobs are original, grille cloth is reproduction, tuning eye is new and bright, dial lights up brightly, and it includes the often missing wood back. Electronic restoration was performed, replacing capacitors, out of tolerance resistors, band alignment, and bad or marginal tubes. Aux input cable was added so you can plug in an iPod, CD player, etc. and play audio through the radio. Bluetooth receiver can be added for $25 (my cost) and you can stream your tunes from your phone, computer, etc. Chassis pics are available, 90 day warranty. Weighs 32 lbs, 21"W x 13"H x 11"D.  $949.00. (1030251)

 

Silvertone 4566 (1938)

Silvertone 4566 (1938)

Offered is another great looking and playing tabletop radio ready for you to proudly display and listen to. It was sold under the Sears & Roebuck "Silvertone" brand as part of the "Sears Golden Jubilee," which offered a series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles. A seven tube receiver, it covers the broadcast band (550-1800 KC) and has short-wave band coverage (in two bands) up to 19 MC. The cabinet was restored using the finest toning and clear lacquers in semi-gloss finish. The electronics were totally restored. Dial is perfect and lights up brightly, original escutcheon in perfect condition, original glass dial cover, bright and working magic tuning "eye." Knobs are correct; grille cloth is reproduction. Aux input has been added: play your favorite tunes or old time radio shows from CD player, iPod, etc. A Bluetooth receiver can be added for $30 (my cost) and you can stream your tunes from your phone, etc. 90 day warranty applies. Weighs 20 lbs, 17"W x 11"H x9"D.  $599.00. (1030201)

 

Silvertone 4763 (1938)

Silvertone 4763 (1938)

This fantastic looking and superb playing large tabletop radio is ready to be proudly displayed and enjoyed. It was sold under the Sears & Roebuck brand name of "Silvertone" as part of the "Sears Golden Jubilee," which offered a series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles in the late 1930s. A six tube receiver, it covers the broadcast band (550-1800 KC) and has short-wave band coverage (in two bands) up to 18 MC. The cabinet was restored using the finest toning and clear lacquers, then hand rubbed to a beautiful finish. The electronics are restored and original except for some tubes and the replaced capacitors and resistors under the chassis. You will be hard pressed to find a nicer example; cabinet has no patches, dial is perfect, original escutcheon and dial glass in good condition, bright tuning "eye." Original knobs, reproduction grille cloth, speaker re-coned. Aux input cable was added: you can plug in an iPod, CD player, etc. and play audio through the radio. Bluetooth receiver can be added for $30 (my cost) and you can stream your tunes from your phone, computer, etc. Chassis pics are available, 90 day warranty. Weighs 20 pounds, 15"W x 12"H x 9"D.  $899.00. (1030202)

 

Silvertone 4764 (1937)

Silvertone 4764 (1937)

This is an excellent radio that has been restored, and it works great! Sold under the Sears & Roebuck brand name of Silvertone as part of the Sears Golden Jubilee, which offered a series of radios with different sized gold dials and styles. A five-tube receiver, it covers the broadcast band (550-1800 KC) and has short-wave band coverage (in two bands) up to 19 MC. All the capacitors have been replaced with new modern equivalents, weak tubes replaced, resistors replaced if needed, and it has been aligned so stations are where they should be on the dial. The cabinet was restored when I bought it and displays great, original knobs are correct. All controls work as they should with no binding and no scratching; the eye tube is very bright and works perfectly! The finish is so nice I cannot justify a refinish. Aux input cable was added so you can plug in an iPod, CD player, etc. and play audio through the radio. Bluetooth receiver can be added and you can stream your tunes from your phone, computer, etc. 90 day warranty. 17"W x 14"H x 9"D, 22 lbs.  $695.00. (1030256)

 

Stewart-Warner R-407 (Canada, 1938)

Stewart-Warner R-407 (Canada, 1938)

This attractively designed table radio was made by Stewart-Warner-Alemite Corp. Of Canada, LTD., Belleville, Ontario, Canada. It is a five-tube superhet with three bands: Broadcast 550-1750 KC, Short-Wave 1: 1.7-5.5 MC, Short-Wave 2: 5.5-18 MC. It has been totally restored and all bands work great! Electronic restoration included: all capacitors were replaced, all tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed, power cord replaced with new, and a complete alignment performed. Cosmetic restoration included: cabinet refinished using proper stains and lacquers, and new reproduction grille cloth. Schematic included. 90 day warranty applies. This would be a great addition to any antique radio collection! An impressive set at 19"W x 11"H x 10"D; weighs a hefty 21 pounds.   $349.00. (1030069)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 58T Tombstone (1935)

Stromberg-Carlson 58T Tombstone (1935)

This is a nice tombstone that has had a complete electronics tuneup with replacement of all paper/wax and electrolytic capacitors with modern equivalents, all tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed. Finish has been refreshed with lacquer and looks very nice. One knob is chipped; dial lights brightly. Plays on AM and two Shortwave bands with 10 foot or longer antenna wire. Aux input cable can be added for $25 and you can play your favorite tunes or old time radio shows from CD player, iPod, phone, etc. A Bluetooth receiver can be added and you can stream tunes from your phone, laptop, etc. 90 day warranty. 19"H x 14-1/2"W x 9-1/2"D.  $450.00. (1030254)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 225-H (1937)

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Stromberg-Carlson 225-H (1937)

This marvelous Art Deco styled set was made by Stromberg Carlson in Rochester, NY. It features a beautiful Brazilian Rosewood cabinet with maple inlays, sided by oak and walnut. A tulip motif of the ebony grille and the trademarked perfect octagonal dial make this iconic radio stand out! The dial lights clearly but is very difficult to capture when lighted. It has the original finish, which was cleaned and given a fresh coat of clear lacquer. This model is highly desired and relatively expensive, as they are rare and very Art Deco. A five-tube set with ballast, it receives the AM Broadcast band and two shortwave bands. It plays loudly and clearly on all bands, and has the original wooden knobs. My electronics restoration (replace filters and paper caps, check resistors and tubes, align, etc.) has been done and it is warranted for 90 days. Aux input cable (iPod, CD player, etc.) has been added (did not change the cabinet or chassis in any way). Weighs 19 pounds, 16"W x 9-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D.  $899.00. (1030268)

 

Truetone D-727 (1937)

Truetone D-727 (1937)

This rare and very impressive radio is seldom seen or offered for sale. Manufactured by Detrola for the Western Auto "Truetone" brand. With nine tubes, it receives the Broadcast band (550 to 1700 KC) and Short Wave in two bands from 1.7 to 17 MC. Has a bright "eye" tube for tuning, 8-inch speaker for great sound, nine station presets with motorized tuning (working) using the pushbuttons below the dial, and a brightly illuminated dial for night use. It is nearly identical to the ones I sold in 2016 and earlier this year. It has had a complete electronics tuneup with all new capacitors, tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed (chassis pics available). The cabinet was professionally restored using the same type nitrocellulose lacquer as originally used. It displays beautifully and will be a highlight of any collection. Aux input cable has been added: play your favorite tunes or old time radio shows from CD player, iPod, etc. A Bluetooth receiver can be added and you can stream tunes from your phone, laptop, etc. 90 day warranty. Large and heavy: 26 lbs, 21"W x 12"H x 9"D.  $995.00. (1030258)

 

Zenith 5-S-319 "Racetrack" (1939)

Zenith 5-S-319 "Racetrack" (1939)

This vintage Zenith model 5-S-319 with attractive "Racetrack" dial is an excellent radio. It is a very popular radio because of its compact design and the dial. A five-tube Superheterodyne, it features two bands (550-1700 KC, 5.5-18.5 MC), and has pushbuttons for selecting favorite stations, and they work! The original finish was excellent and too nice to strip, so I cleaned it and applied a fresh coat of semi-gloss lacquer. The faux finish tiger stripe is in good condition (very unusual)! It had never been worked on which was a pleasant surprise. It is now (completely) electronically restored and plays great on both bands. It works very well with just a short wire antenna (included). Aux input cable was added so you can plug in an iPod, CD player, etc. and play audio through the radio. A Bluetooth receiver can be added for $25 and you can stream your tunes, radio shows, etc. from your phone, computer, etc. 90 day warranty. 13"W x 9"H x 8"D, shipped weight is 18 lbs.  $749.00. (1030265)

 

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1937)

This absolutely stunning six-tube large Broadcast/ShortWave radio will be a highlight of any vintage radio collection. It retains the original rare and perfect model 49-117 speaker, original wooden knobs, bezel, dial glass and dial scale, all in beautiful condition. New AC line cord was installed. The cabinet finish appears to be original and is in smooth semi-gloss condition. Grille cloth is a correct reproduction. A thorough restoration of the electronics was performed: replacing all electrolytic (filter) caps, all wax/paper caps, replacement of all out of tolerance resistors and tubes, complete alignment (stations appear on dial in correct place). As a result, it receives stations across all bands. Short wire antenna is needed (supplied). Aux input cable (iPod, CD player, etc.) has been added, and can be used with a Bluetooth receiver to stream tunes to the radio from your phone or other Bluetooth equipped device. Impressive at 22-1/2"H x 17"W x 12"D with 90 day warranty.   $859.00. (1030255)

 

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 6-S-254, 5-S-250 (1938)

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 6-S-254, 5-S-250 (1938)

This is for one color copy (on 11" x 17" card stock) of a 1938 newspaper advertisement featuring Zenith radio models 6-S-254 and 5-S-250. The image size is 13-1/2" x 10". Matted and framed it makes an excellent wall hanger, as shown in one of the pictures (the framed piece is NOT included). Even if you don't have one of these models, it will be a great display piece. Will be sent in a mailing tube so it will be rolled up. First Class Mail in US is $5. I do not have the original advertisement, and I realize not many collectors own these receivers, but if you do, it is a nice item to have.  $19.95. (1030219)

 

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 9-S-262, 12-S-265, 12-S-266, 6-S-238, 6-S-229 (1938)

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 9-S-262, 12-S-265, 12-S-266, 6-S-238, 6-S-229 (1938)

This is for one color copy of a 1938 newspaper advertisement featuring Zenith radio models 9-S-262, 12-S-265, 12-S-266, 12-S-245, 6-S-229, 6-S-238 on 11" x 17" card stock. The image size is 15-1/2" x 11". Matted and framed it makes an excellent wall hanger, as shown in one of the pictures (the framed piece is NOT included, this is for one print only). Even if you don't have these models, it will be a great display piece. Will be sent in a mailing tube so it will be rolled up. First Class Mail in US is $5. I do not have the original advertisement, and I realize not many collectors own these receivers, but if you do, it is a nice item to have.  $19.95. (1030221)

 

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 15-U-269, 15-U-270, 5-S-228, 5-R-216 (1938)

Zenith 11x17 Poster for 15-U-269, 15-U-270, 5-S-228, 5-R-216 (1938)

This is for one color copy of a 1938 newspaper advertisement featuring Zenith radio models 15-U-269, 15-U-270, 5-S-228 and 5-R-216 on 11"x17" card stock. The image size is 13-1/2" x 10". Matted and framed it makes an excellent wall hanger, as shown in one of the pictures (the framed piece is NOT included, this auction is for one print only). Even if you don't have these models, it will be a great display piece. Will be sent in a mailing tube so it will be rolled up. First Class Mail in US is $5. I do not have the original advertisement, and I realize not many collectors own these receivers, but if you do, it is a nice item to have.  $19.95. (1030220)

 

Zenith Chassis 5905 Operating Instructions (1938)

Zenith Chassis 5905 Operating Instructions (1938)

This is for one copy of the 1938 Operating Instructions for the nine-tube 9-S-232 (Walton) table radio, 9-S-262, 9-S-263, 9-S-264 consoles, 9-S-242, 9-S-244 chairsides, and 9-S-204 phono & radio console. The booklet (looks original) from which the copy was made is in very good condition so copies are very clear and legible. Pictures may appear to be washed out in places, but the actual copy is not. Pictures also distort booklet but it is rectangular and small, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", with nine pages printed both sides (all pages are shown). The cover is printed on card stock. Last page shows dial readings for short wave stations in North America in 1938. The 9-S-262 console and 9-S-232 are very popular radios, so if you have one (or the less common others) it is a nice display item to have. Add $3 for First Class Mail shipping.  $14.95. (1030217)

 

Zenith Radio 12-Tube Operating Instructions/Station Log (1937)

Zenith Radio 12-Tube Operating Instructions/Station Log (1937)

This is for one copy of the 1937 Operating Instructions and Station Log for the 12-tube console radios 12-U-158, 12-U-158Y and 12-U-159 which used the 1203 chassis. The original from which the copy was made had water damage stains, which can be seen on the bottom half of the images. However, current copies do not show the stains at all. It is small, 8-1/4" x 5-1/2", with six pages printed both sides. The cover is printed on card stock. The camera flash used for the pictures washed out the images; the pages are darker and the printing is very legible on the copy. I realize not many collectors own these receivers, but if you do it is a nice item to have. Add $3 for First Class Mail shipping.  $14.95. (1030218)
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