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

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

   

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Better Bluetooth

Other sellers usually offer an external Bluetooth receiver that connects with a cable to the radio.  While this can work OK, these receivers run off batteries that you have to recharge with a USB cable, and the audio level is usually pretty weak.  You also may have to tune to a quiet spot on the dial to avoid having a mixture of radio and Bluetooth audio.

My Better Bluetooth is different:
  • Completely enclosed inside the radio (no cables or external modules)
  • Completely self-powered (no batteries that need to be charged)
  • Automatic switching between radio and Bluetooth (just hit "PLAY" on your device, and the radio switches to Bluetooth!)
  • Audio level same as the radio's normal volume
This is Bluetooth done right!  Better Bluetooth is available on any radio I sell for an extra charge of $35.
 

 

Atwater Kent 246 (1932)

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Atwater Kent 246 (1932)

Here's one for those of you who prefer cabinets in original condition. There is a little veneer missing from the grille scrollwork, but otherwise no major issues. Grille cloth, knobs, escutcheon, and nameplate are all original. The chassis, like every radio I sell, has been restored to like-new condition, with all capacitors replaced, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF/IF alignment. A fuse has been added for improved safety and the cord has been replaced with a vintage-style cloth-covered cord, keeping the original round plug. The original 8-inch speaker is in perfect condition. This radio performs beautifully, and has AVC (one of the first, being a 1932 model) for good sound and familiar operation. Lighted dial. My "Better Bluetooth" is available. 16"W x 12"H x 10-1/4"D. $345.00. (1310127)

 

Crosley CR-3 AM-FM-Cassette (1990s)

Crosley CR-3 AM-FM-Cassette (1990s)

This, of course, is not a real antique radio, but rather a nicely-done replica of the 1946 Belmont 6D111 with 1990s technology. The plastic cabinet is in very nice condition, with no cracks or visible scratches. Very clean overall. Having been manufactured around 25 years ago, it is just a tad "antique" in that it has a cassette player as well as AM-FM radio! While most of the technology inside is typical of 1990s solid-state gear, the pushbutton mechanism is in fact a decent replica of the mechanical pushbutton mechanism of the original Belmont. Sound quality for both radio and cassette is good, and AM-FM reception is excellent (I touched up the alignment and dial calibration for like-new performance). Lighted dial. 12-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 6-1/2"H. $75.00. (1310123)

 

Jackson-Bell 88 "Tulip" (1931)

Jackson-Bell 88 "Tulip" (1931)

Jackson-Bell was notable for producing cathedral radios with distinctive grille patterns that are now highly collectable. Most famous of the Jackson-Bell patterns is Peter Pan, but other patterns such as swans, tulips, and peacocks are also highly sought-after today. This example of a tulip grille has been restored to beautiful condition. Unlike many Jackson-Bell radios which had very cheap radios wrapped in eye-catching cabinets, the Model 88 is actually an advanced design for 1931, with an eight-tube superheterodyne circuit. The only "modern" technology it lacks is AVC, which was still a year or two in the future for all manufacturers. Sensitivity, selectivity, and sound quality are excellent. The dial has a light and shadow pointer that move with the center tuning knob. The other knobs are tone and on/off-volume. Chassis restoration included replacement of paper and electrolytic capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF-IF alignment for like-new performance. The original Magnavox speaker is in great condition. A vintage-style power cord has been installed and a fuse has been added for improved safety. 17"H x 15"W x 9-1/2"D. $675.00. (1310124)

 

Philco 52 Cathedral (1932)

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Philco 52 Cathedral (1932)

This model 52 Cathedral radio sold by Philco Canada has the same chassis as the U.S. model 51, but with a much nicer cabinet. The cabinet has been refinished to look like new. The knobs and escutcheon are original; the grille cloth has been replaced. Like every radio I sell, the chassis has been restored to perfection, working at least as well as the day it was originally sold. Capacitors have been replaced, along with new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a meticulous RF/IF alignment. The original speaker is in great shape. A new vintage-type power cord has been installed along with an internal fuse for improved safety. It's a five-tube superheterodyne without AVC. Sensitivity and selectivity are excellent. This is a great opportunity to own one of Philco's iconic Cathedral designs at an affordable price. 16-1/4"H x 13-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D. $275.00. (1310128)

 

Zenith 715 (1933)

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Zenith 715 (1933)

This magnificent radio has perhaps the nicest of all the early Zenith cabinet designs. The elaborate grille scrollwork is a nod back toward the ornate cabinets of the 1920s. The walnut burl arch and inlaid vertical stripes are deluxe accents that would soon be out of favor. This cabinet is in great shape, and has been refinished with a semi-gloss (true to original) finish. The knobs and escutcheon are original; the grille cloth has been replaced. The dark rectangle right above the dial is actually an original Zenith patch for a dial hole that was cut too large (this is not the only one!). The eight-tube chassis has AVC and a push-pull audio amp for great sound out of the original 8-inch speaker. It works like new, having been thoroughly restored with new capacitors, strong tubes, a precise RF/IF alignment, and other repairs as needed. A fuse has been installed for improved safety, and the cord has been replaced with a vintage style cord (with original plug). The shadow meter works perfectly. The 4th knob at the bottom is for RF gain; it provides no useful function, but perhaps Zenith thought customers would be impressed with another knob. 19-1/2"H x 15-1/4"W x 9-3/4"D. $895.00. (1310126)
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  TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

  • Payment by PayPal preferred; money orders and checks also accepted (checks must clear before shipping).

  • 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 my "Better Bluetooth" receiver can be installed for $35.

  • 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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