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.
 

 

Admiral 19A12 (1948)

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Admiral 19A12 (1948)

Dim the lights and close the curtains -- it's time to watch TV the 1948 way! Sets like this Admiral 7-inch tabletop TV were the most popular and affordable options for first-time TV buyers in the late 1940s. It uses a 7JP4 electrostatically deflected picture tube, which produces a decent picture, but is not as bright as the magnetically deflected tubes in higher end sets of the day. Admiral's version of this set is regarded as one of the best, with more elaborate circuitry and better performance than most others. The Bakelite cabinet isn't perfect, but is in nice condition overall. The Tenite escutcheon is a little curled, which is about as good as they come (most are broken or missing). The chassis has been fully restored with new caps, strong tubes, a full video IF alignment, improved retrace blanking circuitry, a new power cord and a replacement back cover. The set performs like new, with good picture and sound. I can help you with instructions on connecting a DVD player, an over-the-air DTV converter, or other suitable signal source so you can enjoy watching this TV. 16-1/2"W x 9-1/2"H x 17"D. $345.00. (1310148)

 

Emerson 1232 TV/radio (1956)

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Emerson 1232 TV/radio (1956)

Would you like to check out the fun of having a working antique TV without paying too much? This cute maroon/white portable Emerson is the set for you. It has some cosmetic shortcomings (some wear and corrosion, and missing rabbit ears, as is typical for these sets) but it works very well and is fun to watch. The chassis has been fully restored with a strong set of tubes, all electrolytic and paper caps replaced, new resistors where needed, replacement of selenium rectifiers with silicon diodes, a full video and audio IF alignment, and a new power cord. The picture on these early portables is not particularly bright--the designers used a non-aluminized picture tube and a low anode voltage to keep costs down. Nonetheless, it's quite watchable if the room is not too brightly lit. As a bonus, this set includes an AM radio which also works well. 12"W x 8"H x 12"D. $250.00. (1310147)

 

Fisher 500-C FM Stereo Receiver (1963)

Fisher 500-C FM Stereo Receiver (1963)

The Fisher 500-C is one of the finest tube high fidelity stereo receivers -- period. A favorite with tube audio enthusiasts, this one is in perfect working condition and excellent cosmetic condition as well. It has been meticulously restored to factory-fresh performance with a good set of tubes, a full recap, replacement of selenium rectifiers with silicon, bias adjustment, new resistors where needed, a careful sweep generator alignment of the FM tuner, and a scope alignment of the stereo multiplex unit. In addition, this one is loaded with expensive audiophile capacitors (Alessandro, Solen, and Auri-Cap) in the audio signal lines; a previous owner installed them, and I cleaned up his messy wiring to look very professional. It simply looks and sounds great. 30 watts per channel. It has an aux input and dual phono inputs for both magnetic and ceramic cartridges. The FM tuner is very sensitive. The stereo beacon light and all other functions work perfectly. Original Fisher cord and plug in good condition. 17-1/2"W x 6-3/4"H x 13-1/2"D. $1,295.00. (1310137)

 

General Electric 10T1 "Locomotive" (1949)

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General Electric 10T1 "Locomotive" (1949)

This model of Bakelite cabinet 10-inch TV by General Electric is nicknamed the "Locomotive" by TV collectors, and is one of the most sought-after sets due to its unique and attractive cabinet design. Unfortunately, many of these sets have been damaged over the years (especially the fragile Bakelite grillework for ventilation on the top of the cabinet). This one is in very nice condition. The chassis has been fully restored to work like new, with all paper and electrolytic capacitors replaced, a strong set of tubes, silicon rectifiers in place of the original seleniums, new resistors where needed, a full video and audio alignment, and a new power cord. The picture tube is excellent, with good brightness and contrast. I can advise you on suitable analog TV signal sources to use with antique TVs. Watching old black and white shows on a TV like this is a lot of fun--a recreation of the days when TV was brand new to the public. 14-3/4"H x 12"W x 20-1/4"D. $575.00. (1310146)

 

Olympic 449 (1948)

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Olympic 449 (1948)

These cute little flip-top radios were somewhat popular in the late 40s and early 50s. Emerson sold most of them, but used a very brittle plastic on many of theirs which has held up poorly over the years. This bright red Olympic knock-off of the Emerson design has a far more durable case, most likely made of Nylon (which was a brand new material at that time). The cabinet has some wear and tear, but has held up structurally very well over the years. Flip it open, and inside the radio is nice and clean. I'm always amazed at what great performers these four-tube portable radios are when properly restored and aligned. The paper and electrolytic caps in this one have been replaced, and the very expensive 67-1/2 volt "B" battery has been replaced with seven 9 volt batteries and clips. The 9-volt batteries will last several years, but when the time comes to replace them, the job is nice and easy. The big "D" cell for the "A" battery will need replacing more often, but you'll get many hours of listening with each replacement. In addition to being a fun and cute little radio, it's lightweight, so shipping will be inexpensive! Batteries included. 9"W x 2-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D. $135.00. (1310149)
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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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