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

the Radio Attic Medina, OH 44256
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Summer Sale!
Sale ends July 21, 2019.

 

Addison 55 (1946)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $189.00, now $99.00. (1340082)

 

Airline 62-320 (1939)

Airline 62-320 (1939)

Here's another superb set I purchased directly from the owner of the Radiophile collection (Google "Radiophile plastic radios" to see more). The finish is amazing and even the original labels are intact on the bottom on the cabinet. There is a very minor 1-1/2" hairline crack to the top which is impossible to photograph and barely noticeable. The shape of the dial and the grille bars are iconic styles of the period. This little cutie plays wonderfully because it's had an excellent restoration by the Radiophile master himself. This is an investment grade radio that you'll be proud to display and use. This radio weighs 5 pounds; 9"W x 6-3/4"H x 5-1/4"D.  $209.00. (1340172)

 

Air Castle 9008 (1949)

ON SALE
until
July 21

Air Castle 9008 (1949)

I doubt you'll ever find another example of this exceptionally rare Aircastle radio sold by mail order from Spiegel's catalogs. It's a phenomenal "mini" radio without any cracks, chips or other flaws. The cabinet retains the original ivory luster seldom seen in radios over 70 years old. The teeny dial has a fascinating gold reptilian appearance. The cardboard back is present and in very nice shape. I purchased this little jewel from the famous Radiophile collection. It plays great and will be a incredible addition to any radio collection. It weighs 3 pounds; 7"W x 5"H x 4-3/4"D.  Was $289.00, now $189.00. (1340154)

 

Aiwa AR-112 (1964)

ON SALE
until
July 21

Aiwa AR-112 (1964)

Here's a nice, substantial table radio from Aiwa that features AM/FM and a sturdy chrome top handle. It's a twelve-transistor model meant for everyday use. This radio plays well with four "C" cell batteries. It also includes the original box and Styrofoam insert. The box is worn and tattered but it's certainly better than having no display box! It has a straight telescoping antenna, which swivels at the base. The first rod of the antenna is present but detached. However, the antenna can still be used and is not bent. Cosmetically this radio is in very nice condition. There are no cracks, chips or dents. It weighs 5 pounds; 9-1/4"W x 7-1/4"H x 2-3/4"D.  Was $115.00, now $75.00. (1340155)

 

Atwater Kent 84 Cathedral (1931)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $495.00, now $395.00. (1340185)

 

DeWald B-401 Bantam (1948)

ON SALE
until
July 21

DeWald B-401 Bantam (1948)

Now newly restored! Here's an interesting "mini" radio from post WWII. DeWald packed an impressive amount of styling into a very small package with this Bakelite radio. It was sold inexpensively and meant to be a "secondary" radio for the bedroom or kitchen. However, to keep it at a bargain price, the chassis is a crude four-tube TRF design. Coupled with the tiny speaker, it was a poor performer at best. However, it is a fantastic looking design in my opinion. This one is an extraordinarily clean original. It's an iconic and unique radio that has been electronically restored and plays nicely. It weighs 4 pounds; 7-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D.  Was $159.00, now $99.00. (1340149)

 

DeWald Unknown (1938)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $495.00, now $329.00. (1340143)

 

Emerson 141 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

Emerson 141 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1937)

This beautiful little radio is very rare and collectors seldom let them go. Now's your chance to own an absolutely gorgeous example with the original cabinet finish, grille cloth and knobs. This cabinet was manufactured for Emerson by the Ingraham company. Ingraham spared no expense in crafting the most beautiful cabinets with complex veneers. They are highly sought after and Ingraham craftsmanship will always be in high demand by collectors. A prior owner performed an outstanding electronic restoration so it plays beautifully on AM and Shortwave. Don't miss this outstanding little tombstone! 16 pounds; 11-3/4"W x 13-1/4"H x 9"D.  $475.00. (1340183)

 

Emerson 587-A (1949)

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until
July 21

Emerson 587-A (1949)

Tired of looking at Bakelite radios with that dull, aged finish? Check out this nifty little black Plaskon Emerson. I purchased this from a well known antique radio collector in Atlanta who had the chassis correctly restored. The grille cloth, knobs and cardboard backing are fantastic. It plays like a champ. 4 pounds; 9"W x 5-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D.  Was $159.00, now $89.00. (1340188)

 

Emerson DM331 (1940)

ON SALE
until
July 21

Emerson DM331 (1940)

Now newly restored! Here's a very nice Emerson in the highly collectible Ingraham manufactured cabinet. The original cabinet is rock solid with the normal imperfections found in any 80 year-old antique. The knobs are original and bullet shaped. This radio has been electronically restored and ready for many more years of listening enjoyment. It weighs 12 pounds; 16"W x 10-1/4"H x 8-1/4"D.  Was $195.00, now $95.00. (1340174)

 

Majestic 15 Tombstone (1932)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $395.00, now $359.00. (1340190)

 

Musipix "Rockabye Baby" Music Box (1948)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $89.00, now $49.00. (1340151)

 

Philco 41-90 (1942)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $279.00, now $175.00. (1340084)

 

Philco 71 Cathedral (1932)

ON SALE
until
July 21

Philco 71 Cathedral (1932)

The model 71 was an update to Philco's incredibly popular model 70 and featured a brand-new cabinet with high-efficiency tubes. You'll find a lot of model 70 Philco radios before you find a 71, so it's a great radio to start or complete your collection. Nothing is more iconic of the Golden Age of radio than a Philco cathedral. No expense was spared in the total restoration of this radio. It looks and performs flawlessly and previously won 2nd place honors in a prestigious antique radio competition of cathedral sets. I'm going to miss displaying this one in my permanent collection but it's time for someone else to appreciate it. This radio weighs 24 pounds; 18"H x 15-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D.  Was $649.00, now $469.00. (1340180)

 

Silvertone 57D 1705 (1933)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $349.00, now $295.00. (1340194)

 

Silvertone 1390 (1934)

ON SALE
until
July 21

Silvertone 1390 (1934)

This is a regal example of a cathedral radio. Not only that, it's an incredibly rare set that's largely undocumented. It appears the same chassis was used in a Silvertone grandfather clock radio but very few were produced in this table top style. A prior owner did a meticulous restoration of the cabinet and the chassis to preserve its original appearance. The grille cloth is original and the impossible to find wood knobs are correct for this radio. Even the electronically restored chassis retains the original designer cloth power cord only offered in Silvertone cathedrals. This radio is a strong performer with its enormous speaker and would be the centerpiece of any radio collection. This set weighs 33 pounds; 14-1/2"H x 18"W x 10"D.  Was $429.00, now $375.00. (1340191)

 

Sonora RZU-222 (1947)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $249.00, now $139.00. (1340170)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 1101 (1946)

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $229.00, now $109.00. (1340157)

 

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

ON SALE
until
July 21

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.  Was $369.00, now $295.00. (1340181)

 

Zenith Y600 Trans-Oceanic (1957)

ON SALE
until
July 21

Zenith Y600 Trans-Oceanic (1957)

As the popular Zenith Trans-Oceanic radios evolved, additional features were added to improve performance. This is one powerful receiver even by the standards for modern radios today. Aside from one small scuff in the cabinet at the top, upper-left corner, it's in remarkable condition. A prior owner really treasured this radio to keep it so pristine for more than 60 years. It's been electronically restored by the former owner and plays great on all bands. I always recommend a simple long wire antenna for improved listening. Weighs 19 pounds; 17-1/2"W x 11"H x 7-1/2"D.  Was $269.00, now $195.00. (1340176)
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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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