Rich Rodgers' Radio Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since October 2013"

the Radio Attic Medina, OH 44256
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Addison 55 (1946)

Addison 55 (1946)

Collectors associate Addison with the stunning line of highly prized and expensive Catalin radios produced by this Canadian maker. This seldom found plastic model is cute as a button with a crisp dial and gorgeous marbleized knobs. It's also rather unique because the entire cabinet is a single molded piece sitting on top of the metal chassis. That allowed the designers to carve a convenient carry handle into the back and eliminate the usual flimsy cardboard back. Oddly, this radio has no dial lamp for illuminating the dial at nighttime. This radio weighs 6 pounds and measures 10-3/4"W x 6-3/4"H x 8"D. $99.00. (1340082)

 

Atwater Kent 84 Cathedral (1931)

Atwater Kent 84 Cathedral (1931)

Atwater Kent cathedral radios are universally admired for their superior components, high performance and beautiful cabinets. Despite its premium price emerging from the Great Depression, these sets were popular with affluent buyers who wanted the best radio money could buy. This set has a completely original cabinet that's in great condition but shows the usual finish loss expected after almost 90 years. I would never recommend a cabinet restoration on such a nice survivor. The chassis has been freshly restored by a highly regarded technician and plays remarkably well. Your grandchildren will be enjoying this radio long into the future! This set weighs 32 pounds; 19-1/2"H x 15-1/2"W x 10"D. $395.00. (1340185)

 

DeWald Unknown (1938)

DeWald Unknown (1938)

The original finish on this gorgeous DeWald is simply stunning. It turns out this is an exceptionally rare set. I've spent considerable time researching this radio but never discovered anything meaningful from Internet resources or my private collection of radio and broadcasting documentation. My best estimate is that it's from 1938 but the model number is a mystery. I had to purchase a group of eleven other radios from a prominent collector in the South to obtain this one. It features six tubes plus the tuning eye tube. It has Broadcast (AM), Shortwave and the long defunct Police bands. The prior owner had it professionally restored so it plays quite well. It weighs 13 pounds; 17"W x 10-1/2"H x 8"D. $329.00. (1340143)

 

Majestic 15 Tombstone (1932)

Majestic 15 Tombstone (1932)

Here's a classic Majestic vacuum tube radio from the depression era. The unusually styled cabinet is in absolutely gorgeous original condition. It has not been "touched up" or enhanced in any way and the grille cloth is in perfect condition. Examine the wonderful book matched wood veneers and decorative stripe used in this handsome cabinet. Even the dial escutcheon is a work of art. The speaker, chassis and even the interior labels are very nicely preserved. This radio was electronically restored by one of the most talented technicians on the east coast. It is an outstanding player on AM. Don't let this gorgeous radio slip away because it's unlikely you'll find another one this nice in the future. This set weighs 27 pounds; 15"H x 13-1/2"W x 10"D. $359.00. (1340190)

 

Musipix "Rockabye Baby" Music Box (1948)

Musipix "Rockabye Baby" Music Box (1948)

This is a quaint little wind-up music box meant to look just like a radio in the nursery. Of course, nowadays parents have all sorts of electronic music and visual effects options, but post-War parents relied on the Musipix to lull a baby to sleep. They came in white, blue and pink colors and could be positioned upright or on the side. This example is in pristine condition with no visible cracks and it plays perfectly. The little cardboard backing is still in place and very legible. Likewise, the nursery themed graphics on the moving wheel and front "dial" are in great shape. It weighs 1 pound; 9-1/4"W x 5-3/4"H x 3-1/4"D. $49.00. (1340151)

 

Philco 41-90 (1942)

Philco 41-90 (1942)

I've always thought Philco engineers designed this radio to be in a wood cabinet but the accountants insisted on using the less costly Bakelite alternative. This is a burly radio tipping the scales at 13 pounds, highly unusual for a Bakelite set. It has superior receiving capabilities thanks to Philco's renown engineering capabilities and the built-in antenna. The chassis has been expertly restored by a prior owner and it plays wonderfully. The original knobs and grille cloth are present but the cardboard back is missing. 14"W x 10-1/4"H x 7"D. $175.00. (1340084)

 

Silvertone 57D 1705 (1933)

Silvertone 57D 1705 (1933)

Collectors speculate this radio celebrated the Empire State Building (notice the grille bar design) and was a smaller companion to the Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress radio. In my opinion this radio signifies the unique style and elegance only found in Depression Era radios. The cabinet on this fairly rare radio is in stunning original condition. The gorgeous grille cloth is intact along with the impossible to find original Silvertone knobs and wooden backing. Even remnants of a 1933 National Recovery Act sticker can be seen on the back of this set! A prior owner performed an electronic restoration, including a new power cord for safety. It's a good player on AM but not a great performer since it's an early Superhet. I was unable to tune much on the Shortwave band but that's not surprising for such a small set. The diminutive dial lens is bit distorted from natural aging (see photo). Despite its small size, there's a lot of heft to this set. This radio weighs 19 pounds; 10"H x 13-1/2"W x 7-1/4"D. $295.00. (1340194)

 

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

This ivory Sonora has been professionally painted to exactly match the original color. It looks spectacular and would be impossible to find a nicer example of this set. A prior owner restored the electronics to perfection and it plays great. There is a new power cord for safety. This painted Bakelite radio weighs 8 pounds and measures 11-1/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D. $139.00. (1340170)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 1101 (1946)

Stromberg-Carlson 1101 (1946)

This model and several minor variations to this design theme were hot selling radios for Stromberg-Carlson after WWII. It's easy to understand why these sold so well. They treated the buyer's eye to an iconic new "machine age" styling. Along with Stromberg-Carlson's legendary quality, they treated the buyer's ears to fantastic performance and sound quality. This example still retains its original glossy Bakelite cabinet with no chips, cracks or other cosmetic issues. A prior owner restored the chassis so now it is a great little performer. It weighs 8 pounds; 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D. $109.00. (1340157)

 

Zenith 5-R-216 "Cube" (1938)

Zenith 5-R-216 "Cube" (1938)

Here's a wonderful radio that's a surprisingly good performer considering its compact size. Zenith mounted the speaker on the left side of the wooden cabinet to conserve space. The famous Zenith black dial is easy to read and proudly declares "Made in United States of America." The gold dial pointer features the "Z" logo. This set has been electronically restored and includes a new polarized power cord for your safety. 14 pounds; 12"W x 10"H x 9-1/2"D. $295.00. (1340181)
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I will hold a radio five (5) calendar days for the first buyer to send an email expressing their intention to purchase the radio.   If payment is not received in full within five (5) calendar days, it is eligible to be sold to any other potential buyer.   I do not accept partial payments, deposits or monthly payment plans.

Once a buyer agrees to purchase a radio, the buyer accepts all responsibility and liability for the safe use and operation of the radio.   Due to the age and design of antique radios, I can not warranty any parts or guarantee performance.  I fully test my radios before shipment.  However, antique radios can suffer from noise, static and reception anomalies caused by household appliances, lighting devices, building construction materials, atmospheric conditions and antenna issues.

If a buyer is not satisfied with a radio they have seven (7) calendar days after delivery to contact me by email.  If a buyer wants a full purchase price refund, the radio must be returned in as-sold condition.  Any returned item must be carefully packed, shipped and fully insured for the original purchase price at the buyer's expense.  The buyer must promptly return the radio so it is received by the seller within fifteen (15) calendar days after it was initially delivered to the buyer.  The buyer must provide the return tracking number.  The seller will refund the full purchase price within seven (7) calendar days after the radio is received and inspected if these conditions are satisfied.

Actual packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the buyer.  My radios are professionally packed at the local FedEx or UPS Business Center.  The added cost for professional packing generally ranges from $12 to $25 depending on the size, shape and weight of the radio.  Brand new boxes and packing materials that are properly sized for your radio will minimize the potential for shipping damages.  While other sellers may do a wonderful job packing a radio, I strongly feel these antique instruments deserve to be properly packed by shipping professionals using brand new materials.  There is absolutely nothing worse than destroying a beautiful piece of history with incorrect packing materials, careless workmanship or ill-fitting boxes.  As with all things in life, you get exactly what you pay for and full-time professionals typically do better work than amateur packers.  I charge my exact costs for packing, shipping and insurance--no added fees.

Depending on the package size, distance and weight, your radio will be shipped via FedEx, UPS or USPS Parcel Select.  If your radio is damaged in shipping and you request a refund, you may have to take the radio and all of the original packaging to your FedEx, UPS or Post Office location for inspection.  This is FedEx, UPS and USPS policy.  In certain cases, the shipping carrier may retrieve the radio and packing materials from your home upon request.  International shipping is by prior arrangement only.  No PO Box or APO addresses can be used.

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