David Martin's Radio Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since September 2014"

the Radio Attic Marietta, GA 30062
770-655-3003
 

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I have actively collected and restored old radios for well over 25 years.  As an amateur radio operator, even my ham equipment is tube operated.  I love old radios that "Glow In The Dark."  Restoring these beautiful old sets brings me a great deal of enjoyment, and being able to share these with other interested parties is certainly very satisfying.  If you happen to be in the Atlanta metropolitan area and would like to view the radios for sale here on my Attic, please e-mail or call me. It would be my pleasure to meet you.   Please click here to read my terms & conditions.
 
My Radio Attic is having a SALE!

 

Arvin 58A (1939)

ON SALE
until
November 30

Arvin 58A (1939)

Nice shiny black Bakelite Arvin with about as much Art Deco design as one can handle. Dome top, ribbed sides, curvy, quite striking and enjoyable to view. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), chassis updated to newer era tubes, troublesome ballast tube eliminated, and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. 11-1/2"W x 8"H x 6-1/4"D. Was $289.00, now $209.00. (1390297)

 

Crosley 5V2 AM/SW (1935)

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Crosley 5V2 AM/SW (1935)

Nice, smallish Crosley tombstone model rarely offered here on The Radio Attic. The detailed multi-toned veneer cabinet has been lovingly restored using the finest toning and clear lacquers for an original looking finish. Chromed dial escutcheon accents the back-lit infamous green dial, which is beautiful in a dimly lit room. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and internally fused for your safety). Pulls in AM broadcast band stations nicely and also has the old police band (which is no longer used today). 13-1/8"H x 10"W x 9"D. $289.00. (1390309)

 

Delco R-1128 AM/SW (1938)

Delco R-1128 AM/SW (1938)

Not often seen is this seven-tube superhet beauty by United Motors (known today as ACDelco). New bright and mesmerizing green eye tube, always a hit in a dimly lit room with friends. Three bands (AM, Police and Shortwave) and with its large 6-inch speaker and tonal control, the sound it emanates is superb. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying homage to the original detailed finish. The set retains its original wood knobs. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new power cord), and it plays very nicely on both the AM and shortwave bands. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish, such as Glen Miller and Kay Kyser. 18-1/2"W x 11-3/4"H x 8-3/4"D. $329.00. (1390304)

 

Detrola 302 "Teardrop" (1939)

Detrola 302 "Teardrop" (1939)

Detrola's triangular shaped "Teardrop" was a hit as soon as it landed in the radio dealers' stores in the early fall of 1939 and was intended to draw customers' attention to their new 1940 lineup. Introduced in the twenty-dollar price range, with recent design improvements such as automatic volume control, self-starting synchronous clock, built in antenna and five-tube superheterodyne circuit, it was a big sales success! The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish and intricate veneer accents and inlays. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM band. Notice that the original back, clock, clock switch and labels are in place as they should be, which is something you don't often see with this model. The clock, though cleaned and lubed, is sometimes intermittent. I must say this is quite a classic. 10"W x 9-1/2"H x 4"D. $529.00. (1390300)

 

Emerson 32 AM/SW (1934)

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Emerson 32 AM/SW (1934)

Not what you'd expect from a 1934 model radio! Advanced beyond its years with a Super-Heterodyne circuit that sounds great and pulls in both AM broadcast and Shortwave stations very well (original SW band switch in the back). This is an Emerson that is not often seen. This one comes out of my personal collection and it has been on a shelf in our living room, admired daily. The cabinet, which I believe to have been produced for Emerson by Ingraham, has been lovingly restored using the finest toning and clear lacquers for an original looking finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and internally fused for your safety). It even has the original wooden back and knobs. 11"W x 8-3/4"H x 6"D. $285.00. (1390308)

 

Emerson BW-231 "Half Mae West" AM/SW (1938)

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Emerson BW-231 "Half Mae West" AM/SW (1938)

Offered for the very first time on The Radio Attic, this beautiful and unique Emerson, known as the "Half Mae West," in the gorgeous Ingraham Cabinet Company cabinet. Striking conical dial design, unseen excepting on the full Mae West version, which sells for many times more. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM & Shortwave bands. Tonal controls, large speaker, backlit detailed colorful dial, plus an added MP3 input, this Emerson has everything anyone could want to add to and improve the value of their radio collection. 11"W x 8-1/2"H x 6-1/4"D. $497.00. (1390311)

 

Fairbanks-Morse 5BT2 AM/SW (1937)

Fairbanks-Morse 5BT2 AM/SW (1937)

Fairbanks-Morse, a small Indiana based manufacturer, got their beginnings in radio when they purchased the Audiola Radio Co. in 1934. They were well known for their industrial engineering advancements in addition to their fine array of quality radios. Their colorful dials are simply alluring, as you can see in the pictures. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying homage to the original detailed finish. The set retains its original knobs. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new power cord), and it plays very nicely on both the AM and shortwave bands. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. Frank Sinatra and the Andrews Sisters sure sound nice on this sought after radio. 14"W x 9"H x 7"D. $339.00. (1390302)

 

Firestone "Air Chief" R-3051A AM/SW (1939)

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Firestone "Air Chief" R-3051A AM/SW (1939)

Firestone, best known for their tires and repair outlets, also used to sell radios and appliances within their stores. Many a customer left with a new set of tires and a nice new radio for the family. This is the very first time this beautiful Air Chief has ever been offered on The Radio Attic! The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous finish honoring the original finish details. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety). Original grille cloth and knobs, nice crisp graphic dial with the airplane style dial pointer. It plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band and shortwave bands. I have added an MP3 input, should you care to play your own music through this gorgeous Firestone. 15-1/4"W x 9-1/2"H x 7-3/4"D. $319.00. (1390312)

 

Global GR-711 (1959)

Global GR-711 (1959)

Nice working six-transistor GR-711 with leather case. You would be hard pressed to find another one this nice that sounds as nice and picks up as many stations as this one. I used to have one of these as a kid and listened to it at night when I was in bed and supposed to be sleeping! No seen chips or cracks. Serviced and ready to enjoy. $80.00. (1390305)

 

Silvertone 6023 AM/SW (1938)

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Silvertone 6023 AM/SW (1938)

Offered for the first time on The Radio Attic is this beautiful Silvertone from 1938. Amazing sound from the large speaker and tonal controls. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous finish honoring the original walnut tones. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), New bright eye tube and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band and shortwave bands. Nice original grille cloth and knobs enhance this lovely radio. 18"W x 10-1/4"H x 8-1/4"D. $369.00. (1390310)

 

Sony TR-650 (1962)

Sony TR-650 (1962)

Nice working Japanese six-transistor TR-650 with leather case. You would be hard pressed to find another one this nice that sounds as nice and picks up as many stations as this one. I used to have one of these as a kid and listened to it at night when I was in bed and supposed to be sleeping! No seen chips or crack. Serviced and ready to enjoy. $80.00. (1390306)

 

Zenith 6-D-525 "Toaster" (1941)

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Zenith 6-D-525 "Toaster" (1941)

A beautifully designed wooden Zenith that doesn't come up too often for sale in this condition. It has been given the nickname "the Toaster" by many collectors due to the openings around the entire cabinet and was manufactured for Zenith by the Ingraham Cabinet Company. Actually, the design is near genius, as the venting helps the radio run cooler for long periods of playing time. The sound that it emanates is just wonderfully warm, as you would expect from a Zenith and the big black dial with the big "Z" airplane style dial pointer draws your attention straight to this radio. The cabinet was restored a while back and the radio has been in our living room, viewed and admired daily. Original white "Z" knobs, original speaker cloth and the original back. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), and it plays superb on the AM Broadcast band. I've added an MP3 input for your enjoyment should you wish listen to your own supplied music instead of just the broadcast band. 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $299.00. (1390307)
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Antique radios are very delicate instruments that were designed and manufactured many decades ago.  It normally takes several minutes for a vacuum tube radio to fully 'warm up' and begin receiving signals.  Most antique radios will not receive signals unless you attach a very long, thin wire as an antenna.  Long distance reception is generally better during the evening hours, but strong local stations are typically received well during the daytime.  Buyers should not expect the same sound quality and performance from an antique radio that can be achieved by more modern radios.  Lastly, since these radios are between 60 and 80 years old, they just simply not as reliable as modern radios.  Some household appliances, dimmer switches, monitors, garage door openers and florescent lighting can cause noisy interference.  It is very important to note that antique radios should never remain permanently plugged in, left playing for long periods of time or left unattended.  When you're finished enjoying your radio, unplug it.

I will hold a radio for 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 will be eligible to be sold to any other potential buyer.  I do not accept partial payments, deposits or monthly payment plans, or hold checks.

If a buyer is not satisfied with a radio, they have seven (7) calendar days after delivery to contact me by e-mail.  If a buyer wants a full purchase price refund, the radio must be returned in as-sold condition.  Any returned item must be shipped at the buyer's expense and fully insured for the original purchase price.  The buyer must promptly return the radio, so the seller receives it within fifteen (15) calendar days after it was initially delivered to the buyer, which would be confirmed by a tracking number.  The seller will refund the full purchase price within ten (10) calendar days after the radio is received and inspected as long as these conditions are satisfied.

All packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the buyer.  My radios will be very carefully packed and shipped using FedEx or UPS, as I do not use the services of the Post Office.  Please note that I do not ship outside of the Continental United States, nor do I ship to Canada or to any Post Office box.  If your radio is damaged in shipping and you want a refund, you will have to take the radio and all of the original packaging to your FedEx or UPS location for inspection.  This is FedEx and UPS policy.  In certain cases, FedEx or UPS may retrieve the radio and packing materials from your home upon your request.

Payment Options:
1) Money Order or Bank Cashiers Check.
2) PayPal funded from your checking account or PayPal balance only.  No credit card payments of any kind through PayPal unless you absorb all fees.
3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only) 

< David's Radio Attic Testimonials >
  • Hello David, just letting you know the radio is playing well in the UK, and I'm enjoying it very much.
  • I received my '37 Delco R-1126 "The Companion" today. It's really beautiful and plays very well. I almost expected to hear Bennie Goodman play "Sing Sing Sing" or the Count Basie Orchestra playing "One O'Clock Jump" when I turned it on!
  • David, what can I say? Can you hear Louie Armstrong in Georgia? Spectacular looks and SOUND! I can't wait till dark to see the lighted dial. You did a beautiful job and I'm mesmerized!
  • Such a cool little radio. I darkened the room to get the full effect, which is JUST fantastic. It really has soul!
  • Hi David, the radio looks and sounds great! Very happy, thanks for everything!
  • The radio is just beautiful and pulling in local mega station WBZ very strong! Thanks a million!!
  • The Arvin arrived safely. Plays and looks great. Thanks so much!
  • Just wanted to let you know that the radio arrived safe and sound. It's a beauty! And it sounds great—very pleasing and relaxing. It's a joy to look at and listen to!
  • My Emerson arrived safely and wow, what a great packing job! I LOVE it and I'll be back for more of your radios!!!
  • I'm so tickled with this radio. Why oh why did I wait so long to buy one? Its great! Thanks!
  • The package arrived yesterday---and he loved it!!! Thank you so much.
  • Excellent... It plays very well. Your reputation is flawless!
  • Got the radio today. Thanks! I was well packed and looks great.
  • The Sylvania radio just arrived and is a beauty! Thanks!!
  • Received both radios today, in good condition. I think I built up my arm muscles in unpacking them! Well done.
  • Got the General radio last night. Spent the evening unpacking it! Nice job! Beautiful radio, am very happy.
  • Just want to let You know that the Radio was received on Tuesday, and I Love It !! You did a Great Job Restoring the Radio! Thanks for the Nice job on the packing too!
  • The Fada arrived yesterday, but I didn't open it until this morning. It is LOVELY, and the packing was so good that I shall use it to cover my fallout shelter! Thanks for adding yet another radio to my collection of more than several hundred.
  • Just opened the Radio and it sounds great, plugged it in and tuned in my sports station now life is good. Thank you!
  • This is SO beautiful!!! Thank you.
  • The radio arrived safely; great packing! For me, this is a killer radio. The "look" is incredible. I am a sucker for unusual-looking wood. This is a piece of furniture in my eyes. Thanks again!
  • It's in great shape. Thank you!!
  • I wanted to update you on my FADA. It looked too good and sounded too nice. My daughter talked me right out of it so I'll be buying something else from you to take its place!
  • David the radio arrived looks and works great. Thanks.
  • Its good to deal with a nice person in this world of e-bay cheaters and liars. Love the radio and all the attention to detail you put into it… Oh, it plays GREAT!
  • Hi David, I just received your package and the radio works fine. Thank you SO much!
  • Just wanted to let you know the radio arrived safely and looks and sounds great. Thanks!!!
  • Holy cow this thing is awesome!!! Yeah, music all through the house!!! Thank you!!
  • Got it. Great radio. Thanks!!!
  • One word sums it all up: "WOW!"  The R-169 radio both looks and sounds like it literally came out of the factory yesterday,
  • Radio arrived today and it's beautiful. Thank you so much for the speedy shipping and protective packing!
  • The radio came today! No problems. The radio is beautiful. Thank you!
  • Hi I received the radio yesterday and it is beautiful... Thanks!
  • Whoa! That is a cool radio. I gave it to my Dad this morning. He opened it and loved it. We immediately plugged it in and drooled over it. Really cool!! Thank you!
  • The radio came at 11am this morning . It plays great ! Man when you package something you package !! It is very shiny. I want to thank you very much and I plan on getting many listening hours with it!
  • What a sweet radio! It was packed fantastic. I had high expectations from the photos and the Emerson AD-110 Mini-Tombstone exceeded them by far. It is a gem.
  • It is indeed here! Nice packing job. It is exactly what I had hoped for. It is connected and playing well as this is being written. A very special Christmas gift for me. Yep, it takes me back to a very special place in time.
  • I am really enjoying the Fairbanks-Morse 5C radio. It is a beautiful radio and I have been pleased with the reception I am getting with the long wire antenna.
  • The Zenith arrived safe and sound and everything is working great. Thanks very much!
  • Wanted to thank you for the new addition to my collection. She's a real beauty!!!!
  • What a beautiful little desktop! My wife absolutely loves it. It arrived safely and is now playing a local station in our home office. We are both extremely pleased with this radio. Thank you so much!
  • I have never received better-packed radios than the Belmont you sent!
  • It's refreshing to do business with someone of your character that does what they say they'll do, especially in this day and age. Thank you very much! Oh, the radio is lovely, too!
  • As expected, the WG made Airline is superb! Sounds great, playing the great old music that should be playing on it, through my in-house transmitter. When I opened the box, the usual fear of what you might find was quickly put to rest, great packing job.
  • You probably know that I received the Emerson. WOW! It is so beautiful! And it's playing right now. I love that golden dial backplate. It looks very rich!
  • The Phantom Junior arrived safely and works well. This was one occasion when your expert and conservative packaging helped because the box arrived with a gash on one side. The extra interior cardboard really save the day on this one. Great looking set, particularly with the lighted dial on. I feel most fortunate.
  • David - the Zenith 5-S-228 is truly beautiful. I appreciate your detailed workmanship, plus the careful packaging to ensure safe delivery. Thanks very much.
  • Thank you for your attention to details with the radios I purchased. As always, seeing your treasures on the Radio Attic is always a real treat.
  • The radio just arrived and it is beautiful!!! I love it and so will my wife. As promised the moment we put it up I will send a few pictures. Thank you so very much. This will make Christmas very special for my wife and I.

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