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Arvin 664A (1947)

Arvin 664A (1947)

This gorgeous six-tube, AM only compact Arvin radio was manufactured by Noblitt-Sparks in Columbus, Indiana. Blake went through his usual replacement of all capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, power cord, bad tubes and completed an alignment for peak performance. Gary did a great job repainting this radio. A beautiful radio for any collection! 12-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D. Add $38 for domestic shipping.  $325.00. (1600023)

 

Atwater Kent 185 (1934)

Atwater Kent 185 (1934)

Here we have an original cabinet AK tombstone. Atwater Kent first designed ignition systems in 1907 for early automobiles. With the success of that endeavor he opened his first Pennsylvania radio factory in 1921. He produced a very high quality product and his company's reputation was very important to him, referred to as the "Cadillac of Radios." He chose to close down production and retire in 1936 rather than produce a cheaper radio of lesser quality to compete in the market of that day. This five-tube, two-band radio (SB, police) has a great Art Deco design. The walnut veneers are separated with brass strips that accentuate the linear look of this radio. This radio has an older electronic restoration and plays well across the dial. The cabinet, knobs and grille cloth are all original. Please allow $38 for packing and shipping.  $399.00. (1600037)

 

Belmont 526 "Scotty" (1938)

Belmont 526 "Scotty" (1938)

It might be an interesting project to find out now many radio companies had a model called the "Scotty." Maybe not, but we can agree that most of them are rare and collectable. This Belmont 526 is no exception; you just don't see them come up that often (although we have it and a Remler "Scottie" on our site right now). The Belmont version is a five-tube, AM only set with push-button station selectors. I will include instructions to set up the buttons to the stations in your area. The identifying tabs above each button are available online. Joe went through the chassis replacing all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. The radio was aligned and has great sensitivity and volume across the dial. We hand-polished the cabinet and put in a new grille cloth. A really nice version of the Belmont "Scotty" for anyone's collection! 10"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D.  $449.00. (1600101)

 

Bendix 526C Catalin (1946)

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Bendix 526C Catalin (1946)

I believe the 526C to be one of the nicest Catalins. The marbled green color with yellow swirls, complimented with a black face plate is gorgeous. Yet they are a wonderful, affordable entry level Catalin. The one we have for sale today is a beautiful radio with no chips, scratches or cracks. We went through the chassis replacing the capacitors, checked and replace resistors and tubes where needed. This five-tube, AM only radio plays song across the dial. We recommend that Catalin radios should be played sparingly as the Catalin plastic can shrink and burn with extended use. 11"W x 7"H x 6-1/4"D.  $699.00. (1600137)

 

Crosley 5H1 Tombstone (1934)

Crosley 5H1 Tombstone (1934)

In 1920, Powel Crosley Jr. introduced the first low priced radio for $20 and soon became the largest producer of radios in the world. It earned him the reputation as the "Henry Ford of Radios." This beautiful full-size tombstone radio with its chrome escutcheon and green back-lit dial is striking to behold. The 5H1 is a five-tube, two-band (SB, SW) radio with a 6-inch electro-magnetic dynamic speaker. Blake has replaced all the paper/wax capacitors with new Mylar caps and replaced the tubes and resistors as needed. He aligned the set to perform like new. Gary has restored the original faux finish to perfection and refinished the cabinet with a toning lacquer to a semi gloss sheen. The speaker, dial scale and knobs are original, and the chassis has its original zinc oxide coating. A schematic is available "on line" but an actual picture of a 5H3 Crosley is not. This is a very limited production radio! 16"H x 14"W x 8"D.  $649.00. (1600084)

 

Crosley 817 "Super 8" (1938)

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Crosley 817 "Super 8" (1938)

This is the second Super 8 we have had for sale on our attic, and I still have one in my collection. These radios are unique in that a mid-sized table radio has push-pull audio and a big 8-inch speaker to handle it. They sound like a console radio; very impressive volume and fidelity with a booming bass response. This is an eight-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) radio. The chassis and the cabinet have been completely restored. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked and replaced resistors and tubes if necessary, installed a safety fuse, new power cord and an external input for Bluetooth or player of your choice. The cabinet sports two kinds of walnut with maple inlay and was refinished to a "factory fresh" look! The reflective glass dial is in perfect condition. This impressive, iconic radio is a "must-have" for any collection. 17"W x 10"H x 7-1/2"D.  $549.00. (1600128)

 

Detrola 147 (1937)

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Detrola 147 (1937)

Detrola Radio Corp. was located in Detroit Michigan, starting production in 1931 and ending production in 1948. They made radios for almost 100 different companies including Truetone, Silvertone, Firestone and many more. Detrola would use the same chassis for up to a dozen different models, and the model 147 had close to ten. This large seven-tube, three-band (SB, SW and Police) radio has push-pull audio for a console-like big sound! We replaced all capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. The cabinet was stripped and refinished. The radio retains the original knobs and dial cover. This is a large table radio and weighs 22 pounds. 20"W x 11"H x 8"D.  $799.00. (1600130)

 

Emerson 26 (1935)

Emerson 26 (1935)

Here we have a rare Emerson five-tube radio that I had never seen before. I did find a Radio Museum listing for it, and that's about all. A simple mini-tombstone design, with a little bit of inlay around the diameter. The radio has been restored in and out with capacitors being replaced, resistors checked and replaced where needed, tubes checked, and an alignment for top performance. A nice refinish by Gary Marvin. It plays well across the dial with an antenna.  $449.00. (1600006)

 

Emerson 167 (1938)

Emerson 167 (1938)

Here is another beautiful Ingraham cabinet radio built for Emerson for the 1938 model year. This super-clean chassis has been restored by Blake. All the wax/paper capacitors have been replaced by modern equivalents, the tubes and resistors have been tested and replaced as needed. It receives local broadcasts loud and clear and has one shortwave band. A fuse, line cord and an audio cable have been added to plug and play your own device. Gary has expertly refinished this beautiful cabinet that is made of American Walnut, Maple and trimmed with Australian Laurel. The speaker, chassis and knobs are all original to the set and a new dial cover and Emerson badge completes the restoration. 14"W x 9"H x 7"D.  $425.00. (1600106)

 

Emerson 888 "Pioneer" (1958)

Emerson 888 "Pioneer" (1958)

This eye-catching Emerson transistor radio in "Tropical Turquoise" is a beauty. There are no chips or cracks in the "Nevabreak" case and the battery pack is clean and present. Does not play.  $129.00. (1600085)

 

Emerson 888 "Vanguard" (1958)

Emerson 888 "Vanguard" (1958)

Here we have an Ivory Emerson Vanguard 888 transistor radio in working condition with no cracks or chips or scratches. Nice clean radio and back.   $149.00. (1600086)

 

Emerson AT-170 (1937)

Emerson AT-170 (1937)

Offered for the first time on the Radio Attic is this beautiful and rare Emerson model AT-170. Our radio is the only picture of this model on the Internet. The chassis has some very interesting features: the first knob causes the broadcast band to flip back and the shortwave dial scale to appear in its place (Robot dial); the second knob is the tone control and the third knob is for the tuner. The tuner can also be changed by turning the teledial. Very ingenious! The knob on the far right is the on-off volume control. This six-tube, two-band (SB, SW) radio plays great across the dial. Every capacitor has been replaced and the tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A safety fuse has been added, and an audio cable can be installed at no extra charge. This is another beautifully constructed cabinet by the Ingraham Clock Company. Note the inlaid Australian Laurel and strips of Maple on an American Walnut body. Gary stripped the cabinet and applied a professional "factory fresh" finish using the finest grain filler, toner and lacquer. 17"H x 13"W x 11"D.  $999.00. (1600122)

 

Emerson BD-197 "Mae West" (1938)

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Emerson BD-197 "Mae West" (1938)

Emerson and the Ingraham Clock Co. cabinet manufacturing, produced some of the most beautiful and collectible radios from the 30's and 40's. Russian-born designer Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky was hired by Emerson in 1938 and was known for inventing "streamlining," using the effect on most designs he did. The "Mae West" is one of the top ten most sought after radios in the world. This amazing five-tube, two-band radio is strong across the dial with good tone and sensitivity. All of the wax/paper capacitors have been replaced with new caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been tested and replaced as needed. A precise alignment ensures "like new" performance and an audio cable is added to play your own music from any number of sources. Gary has refinished the cabinet using the finest lacquer, grain filler and toner for a "factory like" finish. The proper indicator decals were added in the refinishing process and it has its original jewels in front. The knobs, chassis, speaker and back are original. Don't miss an opportunity to own one of the very finest! 13"W x 9"H x 6-1/2"D.  $4,499.00. (1600129)

 

FADA 1000 Catalin

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FADA 1000 Catalin

Here is another FADA Catalin, the second we are offering for sale at this time. This also appears to be a butterscotch Catalin, but I'm not sure, as it could have darkened over the years. We are offering it as is, untouched. It's a nice radio with no chips, cracks or scratches. We went through the chassis, replacing all of the capacitors. We checked the values of the resistors and replaced where needed. The tubes were checked and replaced if necessary. The radio plays with nice volume and sensitivity, but we recommend that you don't play them much, as it can damage the cabinet. 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 5"D.  $899.00. (1600134)

 

FADA 1000 Catalin (1946)

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FADA 1000 Catalin (1946)

Catalin radios are getting harder to find. Being highly sought after has made them expensive, especially when found in good condition. We picked up a couple of "Bullets," and these are nice, original Catalins. I believe this is an original butterscotch. We went through the radio replacing all the capacitors, checked the resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. This AM-only FADA plays great, although we recommend that you don't play them much, as it can cause burn marks and cabinet shrinkage.The cabinet is untouched, and has no chips, scratches or cracks. 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 5"D.  $899.00. (1600133)

 

Fairbanks-Morse 5BT2 (1937)

Fairbanks-Morse 5BT2 (1937)

Fairbanks-Morse entered the radio manufacturing business with the acquisition of the Audiola Radio Co. in 1934. Manufacturing consoles and table radios, they are very popular for their colorful dials and Art Deco cabinet designs. This super rare five-tube, two-band (SB, police) radio receives AM broadcasts across the dial with volume and tone. All of the original capacitors have been replaced and the tubes and resisters have been tested and replaced as needed. A proper alignment has been applied and it plays like new. Gary has taken extra care in refinishing the cabinet with an eye towards originality and it's gorgeous! Audio adapter available at no charge. 14-1/2"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D.  $395.00. (1600050)

 

General Electric L512 (1942)

General Electric L512 (1942)

Here we have a beautiful and original General Electric AAF (All-American Five) with a Bakelite cabinet and Catalin handle. This five-tube, AM only radio is in pristine condition! The wax/paper capacitors have been replaced with the new long lasting Epoxy caps, and the resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A precise alignment was done and the original back with the internal tuned antenna loop bring in local broadcasts across the dial. The cabinet has no chips or cracks and the chassis, speaker and knobs are original to the set. A crystal-clear dial cover completes the restoration. 9"W x 6"H x 6"D.  $289.00. (1600124)

 

Majestic 161 (1933)

Majestic 161 (1933)

Grigsby-Grunow Company started manufacturing radios in 1928 in Chicago. In 1933, they introduced the "smart sets." The Majestic 161 was not in any of the advertising for the "smart sets." The only mention of it was later in an ad for Gambles, who had bought the remaining inventory after the bankruptcy. We guess that it was available at the end of 1933, thus making it it possibly the last "smart set" model manufactured, since the company went bankrupt in February of 1934. They are one of the rarest and most desirable chrome grille "Smart sets." We went through the chassis and replaced all of the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked the tubes and replaced where needed. The radio was aligned and plays great across the dial. Gary did a fantastic job stripping and refinishing this rare radio. It has all of the original knobs, and I believe the grille cloth is original. The chrome is perfect and polished up to a beautiful luster. You seldom see this model, and never in this perfect condition. I've seem less than five of them for sale over the years. Here's a chance to own one of the rarest Majestic chrome grille radios! 18"H x 14"W x 9"D.  $1,695.00. (1600081)

 

Philco 16B Tombstone (1935)

Philco 16B Tombstone (1935)

In 1934 for the 1935 model year, Philco produced their model 16B "second series" with an improved circuit for greater performance. This eleven-tube, four-band (AM, SWx3) radio has been fully restored for years of visual and listening pleasure. All of the capacitors have been changed and the tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. The original ten-inch speaker is present, and this big radio produces ten watts of push-pull audio. A fuse has been added for safety and a cable has been added to plug and play your own device. The semi-gloss finish is amazing! The toners and lacquer have been properly applied for a factory-like finish and the grille cloth is an authentic reproduction. Often called the "Holly Grail" of Philco collecting, don't miss your chance to own the best of the best for a great price! 22"H x 17"W x 12"D.  $995.00. (1600111)

 

Philco 19B "Baby Grand" (1934)

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Philco 19B "Baby Grand" (1934)

This is the improved version of the model 89 that came out in 1933. It is a six-tube, three-band (AM, SWx2), radio with a four-position tone control and a tuned RF amplifier for greater sensitivity. The electronics have been rebuilt with new capacitors and the tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. The tuning meter is active and operates correctly. A safety fuse was added and an audio cable was installed to play the device of your choice. A precise alignment was done for years of listening pleasure. This is a Clyde Shuler designed cabinet; the finish is original and still retains a semi-gloss sheen. A new cloth cord and period grill cloth were added to complete this restoration of an iconic Philco cathedral radio. 17"H x 13"W x 10"D.  $499.00. (1600132)

 

Philco 38-62 (1938)

Philco 38-62 (1938)

Here is another beautiful and collectible radio fresh off the bench at Joe's Radio Shop. This great performing, five-tube radio receives local broadcasts (AM) loud and clear. Blake completed a professional restoration of the chassis, replacing the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A fuse and audio cable have been added. These beautiful sets are seldom seen because the faux finish in front is often damaged or missing. Gary has skillfully restored cabinet and the faux finish back to its former glory. Great collector piece! 16"W x 10"H x 10"D.  $649.00. (1600089)

 

Philco 118 (1935)

Philco 118 (1935)

Here is another clean and original cathedral radio from Joe's Radio Shop: an iconic Philco 118. This eight-tube, two-band (AM, SW) has fabulous tone and sensitivity. Blake has replaced the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar equivalents. He then checked and replaced the tubes and resistors as needed. A safety fuse, audio cable and a reproduction cloth cord were added, then a precision alignment was performed. The eighty year old cabinet is in beautiful condition and it still retains its original glossy finish. The knobs, speaker, grille cloth and chassis are all original to the radio. These high-performing cathedral radios are near impossible to get in such good original condition. They are going up in value, so don't miss your chance to own this beautiful work of art. 19"H x 16"W x 11"D.  $749.00. (1600092)

 

Philco PT-69 (1940)

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Philco PT-69 (1940)

This is from my personal collection, a beautifully designed Philco clock radio. It is striking with its trapezoid shape and book-matched Walnut veneers with strips of Maple inlaid for color contrast. The Sessions self-starting clock is original to the set and it operates like new. This five-tube, AM only radio has had the capacitors replaced and the tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed. A precise alignment has been done and it plays loud and clear on Standard Broadcast with the help of its internal tuned antenna. The cabinet has been refinished with the finest lacquer, toner and stain. The clock cover and dial cover are crystal clear and the knobs and back are original to the set. 12"W x 9"H x 6"D.  $399.00. (1600136)

 

RCA "Master Nipper" (1947)

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RCA "Master Nipper" (1947)

Here we have a very stylish, Canadian-made "Master Nipper" (yes, that's the model) RCA Bakelite radio from 1947. This five-tube, AM only radio is a small but has a big sound. The radio has had all the capacitors replaced, resistors and tubes check and replaced where needed. After a precision alignment and sporting a tuned internal loop antenna, "Nipper" has great sensitivity across the dial. The case has no damage and has been polished to a beautiful luster. 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $299.00. (1600127)

 

Sentinel 293W (1946)

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Sentinel 293W (1946)

The Sentinel Radio Corp. was located in Evanston, Illinois, and manufactured radios, televisions and phonographs from 1930 to 1957. Some brands were Erla, Wings and Musicaire which were sold in Coast to Coast stores. This six-tube, AM only Bakelite radio has had all of the capacitors replaced, along with resistors and tubes checked and replaced as needed. The radio utilizes an internal loop antenna and receives the AM band with sensitivity and volume. The case has no cracks and has been polished. A really nice radio at a great price! 11-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D.  $249.00. (1600140)

 

Silvertone 3972 (1938)

Silvertone 3972 (1938)

In 1886, R.W. Sears began his mail order catalogue company and soon became the most prolific mail order company in the nation. Here we have a beautiful Silvertone five-tube, AM-band only radio, fully restored with great sensitivity across the dial. Blake has replaced the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed and a fuse was added for safety. This is first year for push-button presets for favorite stations (not working) and the radio performs very well with good tone and volume. Gary has refinished the cabinet back to the original factory finish in walnut and ebony with the proper toners and grain filler. 16"W x 8-1/2"H x 8"D.  $295.00. (1600110)

 

Silvertone 6120A (1939)

Silvertone 6120A (1939)

Up for sale we have a beautiful Silvertone sporting an Ingraham cabinet. Ingraham Clock Co. made a cabinets for several radio companies. The Emerson R156 we have for sale is also an Ingraham cabinet. Known for their beautiful clock cases, their radio cabinets made the use of fine veneers, and had nice curves and angle features making the radios that have them unique and highly collectable. This Silvertone six-tube, two-band radio (SB and SW) was a perfect example. We believe this radio has a gorgeous original finish. Blake went through this radio replacing all the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked the tubes and installed a new eye tube. Cleaned the push button contacts and aligned the radio for peak performance. This one is a beauty and ready to go!   $499.00. (1600011)

 

Sparton 5A7 (1947)

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Sparton 5A7 (1947)

I really like the looks of some of the post-war Bakelite radios. This Sparton is no exception. Still retaining some Art Deco characteristics, a very good looking radio in its own right. This five-tube, AM only radio has had all of the capacitors replaced. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. The radio was aligned and plays strong with sensitivity across the dial. The Bakelite cabinet is in great condition and has been polished to a nice luster. 9-3/4"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $249.00. (1600139)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 61-H (1936)

Stromberg-Carlson 61-H (1936)

Stromberg-Carlson Co. based in Rochester New York, made high-quality radios, telephones, and after WWII, televisions. They also entered the broadcast industry, acquiring WHAM in Rochester around 1939. The station changed its call letters to WBZA and is still in operation today. The 61 series had eleven models, including the large, 61-H table radio we have here. This seven-tube, two-band (SB, SW) with its iconic octagon dial and gorgeous veneers, is highly collectible. This radio has had all of the capacitors replaced, resistors and tubes checked and replaced where necessary. We aligned the radio and it plays well across the dial in both bands. Gary did his usual magic, stripping the old finish, repainting, toning and adding just the right amount of black trim. He then applied several coats of lacquer and then hand-rubbed the radio to a beautiful luster. The knobs are original, and a period-correct grille cloth was added. I acquired this radio from a guy that said it was used as a prop in the movie "The Untouchables," but have yet to verify that! 20"W x 11-1/25"H x 10"D.  $599.00. (1600078)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 230H (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson 230H (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson was known for well built, quality engineered radios. This large and very rare seven-tube three-band (SB, SWx2) set will be the centerpiece of any radio collection. This radio still retains its original finish, not perfect but too nice to refinish. Even the grille cloth, 8-inch speaker and knobs are original. Blake has replaced all of the original paper capacitors with new Mylar capacitors with today's values. The tubes have been replaced with NOS (new old stock) tubes and the low voltage resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A cable is included to plug and play your own device and a safety fuse has been installed. 24"W x 13-1/2"H x 10"D.  $769.00. (1600065)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 231-R Chairside (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson 231-R Chairside (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson radios are known for their heavy-duty construction, Art Deco design and reliable performance. This beautiful "Half Round" chairside is no exception with its "Zephyr" style cabinet and mirror top. In 1937, it drew a crowd wherever it was displayed. This seven-tube, four-band (SB, SWx2, police) chairside has the original 10-inch speaker, knobs and dial scale. The glass mirror top is perfect with some light scratches due to wear and not noticeable. Blake has replaced all of the original wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps. The tubes and resistors were replaced as needed. A bright, new tuning eye was installed. A new power cord and safety fuse were installed, along with a cable to plug and play your own device. Gary meticulously refinished the cabinet using grain filler, toners and lacquer for a beautiful "factory-like" finish. A new Stromberg-Carlson badge and dial indicator decals were applied in the finishing process. This Stromberg-Carlson chairside is not only a high-performing radio, it is a beautiful piece of furniture!  $1,499.00. (1600072)

 

Zenith 5-R-135 (1937)

Zenith 5-R-135 (1937)

In 1937, this was an entry level radio for Zenith costing less than $30. Most of the companies manufacturing radios offered a lower priced model due to the recession. Even at $30, this was still a high price for many people, but allowed a working family to have a nice Zenith radio in their home. This five-tube, two-band (SB, police) is a good performer with lots of sensitivity across the dial. Joe replaced all of the capacitors, resistors and tubes where needed, and performed an alignment. This radio plays great with lots of volume, utilizing an 8-inch speaker. This radio was rough when purchased, having been left in the trunk of a car for years! Gary did a fantastic job bringing this radio back to a "like new" factory lacquer finish. You don't see these around much, and this is one of the best restorations of a 5-R-135 I've seen; they are usually pretty rough. Priced right for a really nice addition to your collection. 16-1/2"H x 12"W x 7"D.  $499.00. (1600080)

 

Zenith 5-S-29 Tombstone (1936)

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Zenith 5-S-29 Tombstone (1936)

During the Depression in 1936, Zenith designed and manufactured some beautiful and high-performing radios. This five-tube, three-band (SB, SW, Police) receives broadcasts across the dial with great tone and sensitivity. All of the capacitors have been replaced and the tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed. A safety fuse has been added and a precise alignment insures peak performance for years to come. An audio cable has been added without altering the radio for the use of you own device. Note the Art Deco escutcheon, colorful dial and skillfully crafted cabinet of Maple, Walnut and Quilted Maple veneers. We produced a "factory like" finish using the finest lacquer, toners and grain filler. Radios restored at Joe's Radio Shop look as good in the back as the front and we even match the original satin dark blue on the inside of the cabinet. 18"H x 13"W x 9"D.  $799.00. (1600131)

 

Zenith 5-S-127 Tombstone (1937)

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Zenith 5-S-127 Tombstone (1937)

Here we have another "Big Dial" Zenith Radio from 1937. These five-tube, four-band (SB, SWx2, Police) radios are very desirable for their looks and performance. The wax/paper capacitors have been replaced with new equivalents, and the resistors and tubes checked and replaced where needed. A precise alignment was done for top performance. A safety fuse has been added and an audio cable installed to plug and listen to the device of your choice. The cabinet has been professionally refinished with the finest grain filler, toner and hand- rubbed lacquer to a gleaming luster for a "factory like" finish. 16"H x 13-1/2"W x 10"D.  $749.00. (1600125)

 

Zenith 6-D-221 (1938)

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Zenith 6-D-221 (1938)

This Zenith radio is nothing less than gorgeous with its Black Walnut body inlaid with Mahogany veneer. At Joe's Radio Shop, there are never any shortcuts taken in our restorations. All of the wax/paper capacitors have been changed and the resistors and tubes tested and replaced as needed. A precise alignment was performed, allowing this six-tube, two-band (SB, SW) beauty to receive clear broadcasts across the dial. The chassis, speaker, knobs and the hard-to-find wood back are original to the set. Notice the unusual control layout on this variation of the Zenith "Cube" series: the top knob is the on-off-volume control, the second knob is the tuner and the bottom knob is the band switch. The cabinet has been professionally refinished with the finest grain filler, toners and lacquer. It has been polished to a gleaming luster for a "factory like" finish. 14"W x 10"H x 8"D.  $499.00. (1600126)

 

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1937)

Zenith 6-S-128 Tombstone (1937)

The Zenith tombstone radios from the 1937 model year are some of my favorites. Standing close to two feet tall and a foot and a half wide, they are the dominant feature in any room they are displayed in. This six-tube, three-band (SB, SW, police) radio with its original 8-inch speaker has plenty of volume and nice fidelity. Blake went through the chassis replacing all of the capacitors, checking and replacing resistors and tubes where needed. He aligned the radio, and it plays well across the dial. Gary stripped the cabinet and did a total restoration using the proper toners and lacquers. The radio has a factory "piano" finish and it's a beauty! We added a period-correct Zenith reproduction grille cloth, and retained the original wooden knobs. These radios are getting scarce as people are buying them and putting them in collections. If you have been looking for a nice, restored Zenith tombstone, then look no farther! 22"H x 16-1/2"W x 12"D.  $899.00. (1600120)

 

Zenith 8-S-548 Chairside (1941)

Zenith 8-S-548 Chairside (1941)

Chairside radios were designed to sit next to a person's favorite chair, allowing them to simply reach over to tune in a station. Zenith made several models of chairsides, and the eight-tube three-band (SB, 2xSW) 8-S-548 is a beautiful radio of style and design. Blake replaced all original paper capacitors with new Mylar coated capacitors of equal values. He checked and replaced resistors and tubes as needed, then aligned the set for peak performance. A fuse is added for safety. Gary has professionally refinished the cabinet to be showroom fresh and installed new Zenith grille cloth. 21"H x 27"W x 15"D.  $995.00. (1600039)

 

Zenith 809 "Chrome Front" (1935)

Zenith 809 "Chrome Front" (1935)

Every once and awhile when a radio comes off the bench at Joe's Radio Shop, we ask ourselves "do we really want to sell this one?" Here we have the finest Zenith "Chrome Front" we have ever restored. We are offering it today for the serious collector of beautiful and rare radios. There are never any shortcuts taken at Joe's and this beauty is no exception. This five-tube, three-band (SB, SW, Police) radio plays like new with good tone and volume. The wax/paper capacitors have been replaced by new epoxy coated caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A safety fuse was added and an audio cable installed to play your own device. Gary refinished the cabinet with the finest grain filler, toner and lacquer and polished the cabinet to a "factory fresh" luster. He commented that it is very unusual that there were no repairs to this 83 year old cabinet. The five-tube chassis, speaker and knobs are original to the set. The chrome has been re-plated and the grille cloth is an accurate reproduction of the original. You'll never regret buying the best. 16-1/2"H x 12"W x 7-1/2"D.  $1,795.00. (1600123)

 

Zenith Royal 275 "Statesman" (1959)

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Zenith Royal 275 "Statesman" (1959)

The two transistor radios from Zenith in 1959 were the 250, and this model 275. It was a step up from the 250 with seven instead of six transistors and costing $10.00 more. They offered several colors as well as two-tone colors. This radio works well, and has great volume and tone. 5-3/4"H x 3-3/4"W x 1-3/4"D.  $119.00. (1600138)

 

Zenith Royal 400 Pocket Radio (1961)

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Zenith Royal 400 Pocket Radio (1961)

Zenith started producing transistor radios in 1955. The Japanese dominated the market, but in spite of that, Zenith produced a good radio and sales were strong. In 1961, they came out with the Royal 400. It had a new 3" x 5" oval "extended range" speaker with quite good sound quality. Our Royal 400 doesn't have any dents in the metal front. The corners are not chipped, and many of them are missing the bottom logo plate, but this one has stayed with the radio. The radio plays well, using four "AA" batteries. 5-3/4"H x 3-3/4"H x 1-1/2"D.  $129.00. (1600135)
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About Joe's Radio Shop

Shipping

At Joe's Radio Shop we do everything in our power to make sure our radios are packed with the utmost of care and protection.  We use double-sided boxes lined with Styrofoam creating a box within a box.  The radio has bubble wrap placed inside to protect the tubes, then double wrapped in bubble wrap and placed on packing peanuts on the bottom of the box.  The sides around the bubble wrapped radio are filled with packing peanuts and a piece of Styrofoam is placed on top of the radio and the box is then sealed.  Our larger radios and consoles have the speakers removed and are professionally packed by Diversified Packing and shipped via Greyhound.  We have never had any damage to any of our shipped radios.  We will ship radios with the company that offers the best rate; Fed-Ex, UPS, USPS and DHL are the preferred carriers.  Let us know if you have a preference for shipping.  Packages are shipped within three business days of payment.  Consoles and large radios may take a little longer due to a more involved packing process.  Tracking numbers will be provided to you, and we track the packages as well.

Payment

Joe's Radio Shop accepts payment through PayPal, credit cards (we use the Square, which requires a 3.75% fee) and checks.  Payment plus shipping must be deposited before we ship your radio to you.  Checks must clear our bank before shipping.  Joe's Radio Shop will not provide or sell your personal information to anyone.  Credit card information is shredded and discarded after the charge is made and deposited.  Upon ordering, you will receive an invoice via email with cost plus shipping charges.  A receipt will arrive with the radio.

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Joe's Radio Shop return policy:

We accept returns, but we would first try to resolve any issues and make sure your radio is functioning as it should.  A few guidelines for vintage tube radios to function properly:
1. Most radios need an antenna to function properly.  10-20 feet of wire connected to the "A" lug in the back of the chassis, which we will provide to you.  Some radios have internal antennas, or "loops."  For the most part, these radios should receive broadcast or "AM" stations in your area.
2. Multiple band radios that have 1-3 short wave bands will also need plenty of antenna.  There isn't much going on these day with short wave.  Many short wave stations have moved to satellite or the internet.  There are a few out there, and a good antenna is needed.  Ask us about antennas; we can describe how to make them to use at your home.  Try to place your radio on an outside wall, the reception will be better, especially with console radios.  Police and aviation (now UHF) bands no longer function in today's world.
3. There are things in a household that can cause static and interference.  Computers, fluorescent lighting, lighting potentiometers (dimmer switch), microwave ovens, digital TV and possibly your wi-fi system.  Try to keep the radio out of proximity to these devices.
4. Running the radio for long periods of time can can them to overheat causing damage.

Please contact us within seven days for a possible return.  E-mail us at joesradioshop1@gmail.com or phone us at 503-209-8414.  Our radios come with a six  month guarantee from the purchase date.  Any electrical damage or failure will be repaired free of cost minus materials and shipping.  If there is damage from shipping, the claim has to go through the shipper.  If we determine the damage is the shipper or buyers fault, we can negotiate a repair price.  If an issue can't be resolved to the buyer's liking, we will offer a full refund minus shipping and insurance.  If the buyer pays the shipper directly, the buyer assumes all responsibility for insurance settlements due to damage while in transit.  When shipping a radio back to us, please follow our packing guidelines listed under Shipping.  If the radio is improperly packed, the refund will be denied.


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