Tom Albrecht's Radio and TV Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since September 2012"

the Radio Attic 6469 Oberlin Way
San Jose, CA 95123
408-425-1578
   

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The Better Bluetooth Solution

A built-in Bluetooth adaptor is now available on all my radios for an extra charge of $25. My built-in Bluetooth solution is completely hidden inside the chassis, and is self-switching. When you pair your source and play music, the radio automatically switches to Bluetooth. When you stop your Bluetooth source, it automatically reverts to functioning as a normal radio. No switches, dongles, cables, or external power sources needed. This is Bluetooth done right!
 

 

Airline 62-425 "Indian Head" (1936)

Airline 62-425 "Indian Head" (1936)

Running out of space to display your collection? Here's a nice little one that leaves plenty of space for other radios. This Airline is sometimes called the "Indian Head" because of the shape of the grille cutout. The cabinet has been refinished; knobs and escutcheon are original. The handle on top appears not to be original, but is very old and was installed in a professional manner. The five-tube single band chassis has had a full electronic restoration and works like new, with strong tubes, new capacitors throughout, new resistors where needed, and a full RF/IF alignment. A new cloth vintage-style power cord has been provided along with a real vintage plug. A fuse has been added for improved safety. Sensitivity and sound quality are good for such a small package. Lighted dial. A small one like this won't cost much to ship. Bluetooth available. 10-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 6-1/4"D. $245.00. (1310098)

 

Atwater Kent 567 Cathedral (1932)

Atwater Kent 567 Cathedral (1932)

Atwater Kent made the best quality radios in the early 1930s. The quality is everywhere -- in the sturdy nickel plated chassis, the latest and best circuitry for the time, the great-sounding paper cone speaker with cloth surround, the silky smooth tuning dial, and the outstanding cabinet design with its fine veneers and carvings. This one retains its original grille cloth, knobs, escutcheon, and dial. The cabinet has been lovingly refinished to bring out the beauty of the front panel walnut book veneer, the diagonal grain walnut arch, and the full walnut veneer on the sides and top (most others used cheap wood here). The chassis has had a full restoration with all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, new wiring, a rebuilt rubber tuning drive wheel, and a perfect RF/IF alignment. The circuit is a seven-tube superhet, with superb sensitivity and sound quality. AVC was still one year in the future, so this radio has an earlier feel to its operation. The original speaker is in perfect condition. A new vintage style power cord has been installed (with the original plug) and a fuse added for safety. Tone control and lighted dial. 19"H x 16"W x 10"D. $795.00. (1310100)

 

General Electric F-70 AM-SW (1937)

General Electric F-70 AM-SW (1937)

This General Electric table radio looks and sounds great. Bands of Zebrawood veneer provide an attractive decorative accent, and solid walnut louvers add depth to the speaker grille. Knobs, escutcheon, and grille cloth are original; the cabinet has been refinished nicely and a new crystal clear dial window has been installed. There is a touch of corrosion visible here and there on the metal dial. The dial on this radio is a bit of a mechanical wonder, with four different pointers for tuning, band selection, volume, and tone. The tuning mechanism has a fast/slow vernier action. The seven-tube chassis has an extra IF stage for excellent sensitivity, which is noticeable on both AM and short wave. The 8-inch speaker really sounds good, with quite respectable bass and good treble. The chassis has had a full electrical restoration, with all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, and a full IF/RF alignment. Almost all of the tubes are the original GE tubes. A new vintage-style power cord and plug have been installed, and a fuse has been added for better safety. Lighted dial. My "Better Bluetooth" option is available. 20-3/4"W x 10-1/2"H x 9"D. $275.00. (1310099)

 

Packard Bell 5R1 (1954)

Packard Bell 5R1 (1954)

As the price of radios fell in the late 1940s and 50s, many families bought inexpensive table radios like this one for the kitchen, bedroom, or workshop. This Packard Bell has a black Bakelite cabinet with a good-as-new original Bakelite shine (no clearcoating) and houses an "All American Five" chassis that has been fully restored to perform like new. Restoration included a strong set of tubes, all new capacitors, several new resistors, and a complete RF/IF alignment. A new polarized power cord was installed, and the power switch wiring was changed to take advantage of the polarized cord for improved safety. Like every radio that leaves my shop, it works as well as the day it was made, with great sensitivity and good sound quality. This is a fairly small and light radio, so shipping will be reasonable. 9-1/4"W x 6"H x 5-1/4"D. $95.00. (1310103)

 

Philco 46-420 "Hippo" (1946)

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Philco 46-420 "Hippo" (1946)

The Philco "Hippo" has long been popular with collectors because of its unique cabinet design. The Bakelite cabinet on this one has fresh ivory paint and a new Philco decal. The dial is slightly cloudy from age (surface has been polished, but this is deeper in the clear plastic material). The back has been reinforced to overcome its original design flaw (too thin of back material for use with compression clips to hold it on). Looks good overall. The six-tube chassis (with extra RF gain stage) is an excellent performer with terrific sensitivity and good sound quality. Electrical restoration included replacement of capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, a full RF/IF alignment, and installation of a modern polarized power cord with hot-side power switch wiring for improved safety. Lighted dial. 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-3/4"D. $135.00. (1310106)

 

Philco 49-906 AM/FM (1949)

Philco 49-906 AM/FM (1949)

Here's an affordable classic Bakelite AM/FM radio for your collection. The cabinet is all original and has not been clearcoated. A few light scratches are visible on top, but there are no chips or cracks anywhere. The reverse-painted dial has a few wrinkles you can see in the pictures. The seven-tube chassis has had a full restoration and works like new, with all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF/IF alignment with sweep generator on AM and FM. A new power cord has been installed and a fuse has been added for improved safety. AM reception is impressive, with great sensitivity to pull in distant stations, and FM performance is decent as well. The white wire coming out of the back is the FM antenna. This radio has a nice bright 120 V dial lamp. 14-1/2"W x 9"H x 8-3/4"D. $149.00. (1310096)

 

RCA 6-XF-9E AM/FM (1953)

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RCA 6-XF-9E AM/FM (1953)

This dual-speaker AM/FM radio is an excellent performer on both AM and FM. The white painted Bakelite cabinet has its original finish and while it's not perfect, it looks quite presentable. There are no cracks or chips in the Bakelite. The eight-tube chassis is exceptionally clean, and has been fully restored with all electrolytic and paper capacitors replaced, a strong set of tubes, a silicon rectifier diode in place of the original selenium rectifier, all contacts cleaned, and new resistors where needed. A full RF/IF alignment was done with sweep generator on both AM and FM, and this is the key to getting the FM performance on these 1950s FM radios as good as new. Sensitivity and sound quality are excellent on both bands, and FM tuning is easy -- not finicky like it is with poorly aligned radios. This radio has a built-in loop antenna for AM, and a third wire in the power cord serves as the FM antenna. A fuse has been added for improved safety. There is a tone control, as well as an original phono input selected by a position of the band switch. This is a great radio to use as a daily listener in your home. 13-3/4"W x 8"H x 7-1/2"D. $165.00. (1310107)

 

Silvertone 4563 AM-SW (1936)

Silvertone 4563 AM-SW (1936)

Sears introduced a line of Silvertone radios with beautiful gold dials in honor of their golden (50th) anniversary in 1936. The embossed gold dial is particularly striking when viewing in a darkened room. The diagonal grained walnut veneered cabinet is tasteful and attractive. The cabinet has been refinished; knobs, escutcheon, and grille cloth are original. The five-tube three-band chassis has been thoroughly restored and works like new, with a strong set of tubes, new capacitors throughout, new resistors where needed, and a full RF/IF alignment. A new vintage-style cloth power cord has been installed, with the original vintage plug preserved. A fuse has been added for improved safety. This radio has a tone control and lighted dial. Bluetooth available. 16"W x 10"H x 9-1/4"D. $375.00. (1310097)

 

Zenith R733 AM/FM Clock Radio (1952)

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Zenith R733 AM/FM Clock Radio (1952)

"Merry Christmas to us - 1953" is what was written as a small note on the bottom of this Zenith -- and a very nice present it would have been. The original grey painted finish is far too nice to repaint; its value will also hold up better in the long run with its original finish. There are a few nicks here and there after 65+ years, but overall it looks very nice and has a good shine. The seven-tube chassis has had a full restoration, with good tubes, all paper and electrolytic capacitors replaced, new resistors where needed, and a full RF/IF alignment with sweep generator for perfect reception and like-new performance on both FM and AM. You'll be surprised how well a 1950s FM radio works when properly aligned. A new polarized power cord has been installed along with a changeover to hot-side switch wiring for improved safety. The clock runs fine with no noise. There is a pilot light at the top of the FM dial. A very nice mid-century modern specimen. 15-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 7-1/2"D. $175.00. (1310105)
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  • Actual shipping costs are paid by buyer. Contact me to determine shipping cost to your address. Shipping overseas is possible, but the customer must be willing to pay for shipping services with delivery verification and insurance. All radios are shipped double boxed, insured, with tracking information.

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

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

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

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