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Airline 62-367 "Teledial" (1937)

Airline 62-367 "Teledial" (1937)

In the 1930's, radios were the cutting edge of new electronic innovation for consumers of that generation. Competition was fierce, so manufacturers were constantly improving the radios and adding features. The Teledial was a quick way to dial in your favorite stations without having to manually turn a dial and search. Most of them were set up much like a rotary dial on telephones, and made the tuning process much easier and faster. All the radio manufacturers at one time or another featured Teledials, soon replaced by electric selection and motorized dials. The 62-367 is a seven-tube, two-band (SB+SW) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord, safety fuse and external audio cable were installed. The Teledial is backlit and the eye tube is bright and active. Gary stripped the Walnut cabinet and skillfully applied lacquer for a gorgeous "piano" finish. The set has original knobs, chassis and speaker. A unique and beautiful radio which will grace anyone's collection! 23-1/2"W x 11"H x 12-1/2"D. $795.00. (1600456)

 

Airline 62-425 "Indian Head" (1937)

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December 31

Airline 62-425 "Indian Head" (1937)

Here we have a very familiar, small Airline radio dubbed the "Indian Head" due to the cutout for the speaker being shaped like an Indian facing left with a feather head band on the right, and so on. This is a five-tube, AM-only radio manufactured for Airline by Belmont. We went through this radio with our usual replacing of all capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. We installed a new power cord, safety fuse, audio input cable and antenna lead. Gary did a great job on the refinish, and ended up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The original knobs, chassis and speaker are with the set. A lot of collectors have one in their collections, and this radio is beautiful and would look good on your shelf! 10-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 5-3/4"D. Was $425.00, now $395.00. (1600478)

 

American Bosch 430-T (1937)

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December 31

American Bosch 430-T (1937)

Founded in 1886 in Germany, Robert Bosch built a plant in 1911 in Springfield, MA. By 1920 they had 3,000 workers manufacturing 50% of all the electrical parts for the automobile industry. During the war, Bosch magnetos were used in basically every ship and plane. Bosch products were made to a very high standard technically and aesthetically, and their radios were no exception. The 430-T is a five-tube, two-band (AM,SW) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new cloth-covered power cord, audio input and safety fuse were installed. This radio had very good sensitivity and volume, picking up stations all across the dial. Gary stripped this gorgeous cabinet and refinished it to a beautiful "piano" finish. The Quilted Maple inlay on the front of the set is stunning! The original knobs and chassis are with the set, and we supplied a replacement speaker. This is a perfect example of a hard-to-find American Bosch radio. A great set and conversation piece for your collection! 18-1/4"H x 15-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D. Was $599.00, now $529.00. (1600462)

 

American Bosch 660-T (1936)

American Bosch 660-T (1936)

American Bosch, a German company that produced primarily magnetos, opened a plant in Springfield Mass. in 1911. By 1920, they were producing 50% of all electrical starter parts. They started radio manufacturing in the early 1930's. When WWII started, they produced aircraft magnetos. By 1942, production had quadrupled. The 660-T is a seven-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a safety fuse, new power cord, antenna lead and an audio input cable. The radio has "beam of light" tuning with a big, colorful glass dial and a tuned RF stage for exceptional reception. Gary stripped the cabinet, and utilizing catalyzed lacquer, ended up with a gorgeous "piano" finish. The original knobs, speaker and chassis are with the set. This radio doesn't show up very often, so it's an interesting piece for your collection. You rarely see them at this level of restoration. 23"W x 13"H x 11"D. $849.00. (1600486)

 

Aria 175 (1938)

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December 31

Aria 175 (1938)

Aria was one of a hundred brands built by Detrola, and was sold in Wieboldt Department Stores of Chicago. Detrola also supplied Western Auto (Truetone) and Sears (Silvertone), just to name two, with thousands of radios. They were the most productive company in the USA, providing radios for department stores and small retailers. The chassis used in the Aria was used in other radios (Detrola 175E) and consoles under different sellers. The 175 is a eight-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio. It produces a ton of volume with push-pull audio through a rebuilt Rola eight-inch speaker. The radio features motorized tuning which functions perfectly. The capacitors have been replaced, and all of the resistors and tubes have been checked and replaced where necessary. A safety fuse, audio cable, new tuning eye, antenna lead and a new power cable have been installed. Gary stripped the radio and refinished with a "piano" hand-rubbed lacquer finish. This dark Walnut set is elegant and gorgeous at the same time! An excellent example of the Aria version of this Detrola-made radio. 21"W x 12"H x 9"D. Was $949.00, now $899.00. (1600454)

 

Arvin 417 "Rhythm Baby" (1936)

Arvin 417 "Rhythm Baby" (1936)

Arvin was based in Columbus, Indiana and was the radio brand name manufactured by Noblitt-Sparks. There were four companies with the first starting on 1919 as Indianapolis Air Pump, to car radios in 1933 to home radios in 1935 as Noblitt-Sparks and Arvin. They created "families" of radios, starting with the "Rhythm Series" in 1936 and the "Phantom Series" in 1937. Many of these radios are highly collectable, with the "Rhythm King" being one of the hardest radios to find. There were several "Rhythm" series radios...The King, Queen, Master, Junior, Maid, Bell and Baby, which we have here. The 417 is a four-tube, two-band (AM,police) radio. The capacitors have all been replaced. We checked resistors and tubes and replaced where needed. A safety fuse and polarized power cord were installed. The radio plays well using about 10 feet of antenna, which we have provided. Gary stripped the walnut cabinet and came out with a "piano" lacquer finish. The knobs, speaker and chassis are original. This rare radio is gorgeous and a wonderful addition to anyone's collection! 12"H x 9"W x 7"D. $599.00. (1600455)

 

Climax (model unknown, 1932?)

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December 31

Climax (model unknown, 1932?)

Most of us that have tried to "research" early Climax radios know there isn't much on the internet about them. Most of the info is a guessing game, and comparing them to known models. I found a few models that were similar to this radio, probably manufactured early 1930's. This radio was originally a five-tube, AM only TRF set. All that remains from the original chassis is the transformer and tuner. We rebuilt this set into an AA5 radio with a ton of features. We installed a solid state AM tuner, built a 5K3 amplifier similar to the same amp found in small Fender guitar amps. This chassis has a contour tone control, a brand new 6-inch speaker, multiple 1/4" outputs for an external speakers. This radio functions perfectly as a tube radio, but can also be used to play guitar and other instruments through. Gary stripped the cabinet and came out with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. This radio would appeal to a collector as a functioning, rare Climax radio, but also to musicians and hi-fi enthusiasts with its audio versatility. We included a 1/4" input with cable adapter to access your external devices. Please call us for more info on this unique radio! Was $699.00, now $599.00. (1600472)

 

Crosley 167 "Dual Fiver" (1934)

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December 31

Crosley 167 "Dual Fiver" (1934)

Powell Crosley started The Crosley Manufacturing Company in Cincinnati in 1921 and quickly became the number one seller of low-cost radios. By the early 1930's, they were replaced by Philco as the low-cost leader. They later produced home appliances, automobiles, and produced products for the war effort. The "Dual Fiver" cathedral came out in 1934, and was followed by a later production model, a tombstone design which we have here. The "Dual Fiver" is a five-tube, two-band (AM,Police) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. We installed a safety fuse, polarized power cord, audio input cable and a new antenna lead. Gary did his usual masterful cabinet work. The Mahogany, Zebrawood and Birch veneers are beautifully refinished, and show the highlights of these gorgeous veneers. The original knobs, chassis and speaker are with the set. The correct green-lit dial is in perfect condition. This later-production "Dual Fiver" is hard to find, and never in this pristine condition! 14"H x 11"W x 8"D. Was $649.00, now $599.00. (1600452)

 

Crosley 615 "Cruiser" (1936)

Crosley 615 "Cruiser" (1936)

The Crosley Radio Corporation was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1921 by Powell Crosby. He produced radios at a high volume, and copied the "assembly line" concept, earning him the moniker "The Henry Ford of Radio." He later manufactured appliances, cars and contributed the "proximity fuse" during the war. The 615 is a six-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A safety fuse, antenna lead and a new power cord were installed. A full alignment was performed, making this radio a strong performer across the dial. Gary stripped and refinished the gorgeous Walnut cabinet, ending up with a beautiful "piano" lacquer finish. The chassis, speaker and knobs are original, and a new crystal-clear dial cover was added. This radio would be a wonderful addition to any collection and can be yours in a matter of days! 16"H x 12"W x 9"D. $699.00. (1600403)

 

Emerson 547-A (1947)

Emerson 547-A (1947)

Emerson Phonograph Company was founded in 1915 in New York City by Victor Hugo Emerson. His first factories opened in 1920 in Chicago and Boston. It operated in obscurity until 1932, when it came out with the "Pee Wee" radio which was a great seller for the company. By the time the company entered war production, it had one-sixth of the U.S. radio production. The 547-A is a five-tube, AM only AC/DC radio. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked the resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. A new power cord and safety fuse were installed. The radio is a strong performer utilizing an internal "loop" antenna. The Ebony Bakelite case is in perfect condition with no cracks or chips. It has the original knobs and back. This radio performs with great sensitivity across the dial with good tone and plenty of volume. 9"W x 5-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $199.00. (1600489)

 

Emerson BJ-210 (1938)

Emerson BJ-210 (1938)

Here's another classic Emerson with a stylish Ingraham cabinet. The black and red vinyl inlay around the bottom certainly gives this radio some character, perhaps a simple identity from several Emerson models that are very similar in size. The BJ-210 is a five-tube, two-band (AM,Police) AC/DC radio. The BJ is a chassis designation telling us that it was manufactured by Belmont. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. We added a new power cord, safety fuse and antenna lead. (We do not install audio input cables on AC/DC radios due to electrical shock hazard) This radio performs well across the dial with plenty of volume. Gary did a great job stripping the old finish and applied a beautiful "piano" lacquer finish. The original knobs, chassis and speaker are present. This is a restored Emerson that plays well and is priced right. This radio should perform well for a long time! 14"W x 9-1/2"H x 8-1/4"D. $449.00. (1600490)

 

Emerson CH-256 "Stradivarius" (1939)

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Emerson CH-256 "Stradivarius" (1939)

Perhaps one of the most beautiful and identifiable Ingraham cabinets is the violin-shaped "Stradivarius" manufactured in 1939 for Emerson. There were two versions: one in Quilted Maple and the other, which we have here, in Walnut. The "Strad" is a five-tube, AM only, AC/DC radio. It's all about the cabinet folks, but this radio performs very well too. This radio was restored by the previous owner. All of the capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord and antenna lead were added. This is really nice example of this radio and it really does perform well across the dial. The beautifully figured Walnut cabinet has been finished in a satin lacquer. The original knobs, speaker and chassis are with the set. The dial cover is crystal-clear. This radio is better than when it came from the factory! 11"W x 6"H x 5-1/2"D. $1,495.00. (1600507)

 

Emerson CS-320 (1939)

Emerson CS-320 (1939)

As I have mentioned in previous ads, Emerson had an arrangement with Ingraham Clock Company to do most of their radio cabinets. Although Ingraham did do cabinets for other manufacturers, their biggest customer by far was Emerson. Ingraham cabinets are easy to recognize because of their curvy and angular Art Deco designs. The CS-320 is no exception. The radio is a six-tube, two-band (AM,SW) AC/DC set. All of the capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord and antenna lead were installed. This is a rare set as it has a short wave band too. Most of the Emerson table radios were AM only. Gary did a fantastic job refinishing the Walnut cabinet. There is a nice inlay of Maple on the set, and two unique brass balls on the front corners. The original Ingraham badging, knobs, chassis and speaker are with the radio. For the Emerson collector looking for that rare model, or just a beautiful set to grace your collection, this radio is ready to go! 13"W x 9"H x 7"D. $649.00. (1600413)

 

Emerson L-141 "Cube" (1937)

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Emerson L-141 "Cube" (1937)

The Emerson Phonograph Company was formed in New York City in 1918. They started making radios in 1924, and produced the first phonograph/radio combination. By WWII, it held one sixth of the U.S. radio market. With the advent of television, their sales more than doubled by 1950. Emerson is still in business today. The L-141 is a five-tube, two-band (AM,SW-disabled) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with Mylar equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A safety fuse, new antenna lead, audio input cable and a new power cord were installed. The Ingraham cabinet has Burl Walnut and Walnut veneers with maple and ebony inlays. Gary stripped the cabinet, and ended up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The original chassis, speaker and knobs are with the set, as are the Emerson and Ingraham badging. The "cube" design was a rare radio for Emerson, but they wanted to get in on the popularity and sales of the cubes. This is one beautiful radio for any collection, and a wonderful addition to Emerson collections. 14"H x 11"W x 8"D. $895.00. (1600510)

 

Firestone 3-7403-7 "The Strafford" (1941)

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December 31

Firestone 3-7403-7 "The Strafford" (1941)

I really like Firestone "Air Chief" table radios, and I have several in my collection. It features a beautiful and unique Ingraham cabinet, and is one of the more popular models with collectors. This six-tube, two-band (SB, SW) radio, was the first one I collected. I went through this radio and replaced all of the capacitors, checked and replaced resistors and tubes, installed a new power cord, dial cover and added an audio input. The radio was aligned and performs strong across the dial, utilizing an internal loop antenna. Steve stripped the cabinet and did some really nice highlighting of the stripe around the cabinet. The final result was a gorgeous piano finish. The radio has the original knobs and back. This beautifully designed radio is ready to add to anyone's collection. 14"W x 8"H x 8"D. Was $599.00, now $549.00. (1600409)

 

Firestone S-7427-8 (1940)

Firestone S-7427-8 (1940)

Firestone primarily sold tires. Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford were friends, and Firestone supplied all the tires for Ford cars and trucks for many years. Firestone sold many things in their stores: home appliances, toys, bicycles, tools, sporting goods and auto related accessories. Their radios were made by quality companies such as Stewart-Warner, Detrola, Wells-Gardner, and others. The S-7427-8 is a six-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio. This model was made by Stewart-Warner and is a very good performing set utilizing an internal loop antenna. This set has fantastic sensitivity. I picked up a few shortwave stations in my shop! We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord, safety fuse and audio cable were installed. I acquired this radio from a collector and it had been refinished beautifully! The original back, knobs, speaker and speaker are included. This gorgeous radio can be yours! A wonderful radio for a great price! 18"W x 10-1/2"H x 9"D. $599.00. (1600464)

 

Grunow 550 "Chromefront" (1934)

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December 31

Grunow 550 "Chromefront" (1934)

Starting in 1928 in Chicago, Grigsby-Grunow produced the famous and high performing Majestic brand radios. They hired the brightest engineering talent available and became one of the most prolific radio and tube manufacturing companies of the time. In spite of the depression in 1929, Majestic radios were very successful and were even distributed in Europe and Africa. By 1931, Mr. Grunow started General Household Utilities Co. and produced radios under the Grunow name. The 550 is a five-tube, AM only, AC/DC radio. The chassis was completely rebuilt using modern capacitors. All of the resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord and antenna lead were installed. An external audio cable is not available for this AC/DC set. Most of the finish is original (restored) except that Gary did redo the top. The original knobs and speaker are with the radio. A reproduction of the original cloth was installed. The chrome is in perfect condition, and the radio performs perfectly! This seldom seen early Grunow is ready to grace your collection... make it yours! 12"W x 8"H x 5-1/2"D. Was $699.00, now $599.00. (1600389)

 

Grunow 750 "World Cruiser" (1935)

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Grunow 750 "World Cruiser" (1935)

We have mentioned the bankruptcy and split up in 1932 of Grigsby-Grunow based in Chicago. By the time the model 750 came out, they had recaptured the market with quality radios and exquisite cabinetry. The 750 was Grunow's top-of-the-line table radio in 1935. This large seven-tube, four-band (SB,SWx2,police) beauty sported twin gangs on the AM tuner for greater sensitivity and lots of volume through the original 8-inch Grunow speaker. Their cabinet work played second fiddle to no one, and the 750 is no exception. All of the capacitors were replaced. The resistors and tubes checked and replaced where needed. A safety fuse, power cord and external audio cable were added. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished it using the best grain fillers, toners and finished with a "piano" lacquer finish. Notice the book matched Walnut in the front with contrasting colors. The original knobs, chassis and speaker are included. This stunning radio will grace any collection, and it can be yours in a matter of days! 20"H x 16-1/4"W x 12"D. $895.00. (1600508)

 

Grunow 750 "World Cruiser" (1935)

Grunow 750 "World Cruiser" (1935)

We have mentioned the bankruptcy and split up in 1932 of Grigsby-Grunow based in Chicago. By the time the model 750 came out, they had recaptured the market with quality radios and exquisite cabinetry. The 750 was Grunow's top-of-the-line table radio in 1935. This large seven-tube, four-band (SB,SWx2,police) beauty sported twin gangs on the AM tuner for greater sensitivity and lots of volume through the original 8-inch Grunow speaker. Their cabinet work played second fiddle to no one, and the 750 is no exception. All of the capacitors were replaced. The resistors and tubes checked and replaced where needed. A safety fuse, power cord and external audio cable were added. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished it using the best grain fillers, toners and finished with a "piano" lacquer finish. Notice the book matched Walnut in the front with contrasting colors. The original knobs, chassis and speaker are included. This stunning radio will grace any collection, and it can be yours in a matter of days! 20"H x 16-1/4"W x 12"D. $895.00. (1600502)

 

Howard 375 (1938)

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December 31

Howard 375 (1938)

In 1923, the Howard Radio Company of Chicago IL, started producing broadcast receivers. They were known for their amateur and military short wave radios. They received a contract from the U.S. Army for communication radios during WWII. They had a license from RCA and made components for Capehart, Silvertone and others. The model 375 is a seven-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. All of the resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. The tuning eye tube is bright and active. We installed a new power cord, safety fuse and and an input cable for iPhone, Bluetooth etc. Gary did a great job on the Walnut cabinet. He stripped off the old finish and ended up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The knobs, speaker and chassis are original. We installed a new reproduction grille cloth. Howard didn't produce large numbers of their radios, so finding one like this doesn't happen very often. If you're looking for a different brand for your collection, this radio would be perfect! 19-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H x 10"D. Was $649.00, now $599.00. (1600488)

 

Jackson-Bell 62 "Fleur-de-Lis" (1932)

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December 31

Jackson-Bell 62 "Fleur-de-Lis" (1932)

Jackson Bell started radio production in Los Angeles, CA in 1926. Herb Bell began the business with his brother Elmer. Gilfillan made the chassis and Elmer made the cabinets. At one time or another, the whole family was involved in the business, including their father Anton. In 1929, Herb became partners with Mr. Jackson, and the company ceased operations in 1933. The model 62 is a six-tube, AM only radio. The radio had been restored by the previous owner, and Blake checked it out making sure it met our standards. A period-correct cloth power cord was installed. An audio cable is not available for this radio. Gary stripped the walnut cabinet. He finished the radio with a satin finish. The radio is gorgeous and has the original knobs and grille cloth. Also present is the often-missing "velvet tone" label located on the lower front of the radio. I think this tag is found only on the Fleur-de-Lis model. Other designs are the Swan, Tulip, Sunburst, Peacock, and the iconic Peter pan. If you are looking for a Fleur-de-Lis for your collection, it would be difficult to find one better than this one. 15"H x 13"W x 8-1/2"D. Was $549.00, now $499.00. (1600303)

 

Majestic 461 "Master Six" (1933)

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December 31

Majestic 461 "Master Six" (1933)

Grigsby-Grunow of Chicago, IL started to manufacture Majestic radios in 1927. As the depression hit, the company faltered. In 1933, and in an attempt to bolster sales and save the company, they produced a new line of stylish, Art Deco radios, the "Smart Sets." The attempt failed and the company declared bankruptcy later that year. The 461 is a six-tube, AM (police on the upper end of the band) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. the resistors and tubes were replaced where necessary. We installed a safety fuse, new cloth-covered power cord with the original plug, audio input cable and a new antenna lead. The radio is a strong performer with good sensitivity and volume. Gary completely stripped the Walnut cabinet. The set has beautiful book-matched veneer on the front, and he ended up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The radio has the original knobs, chassis and speaker. There aren't many of these sets around anymore, and very few have been offered on the Radio Attic. A unique radio for your collection! 17"H x 13"W x 8-1/2"D. Was $599.00, now $549.00. (1600453)

 

Norco 160 (1935)

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December 31

Norco 160 (1935)

Norco (Northwestern Radio Manufacturing Company) was founded in 1921 in Portland, Oregon by Charles Austin. He initially produced early TRF radios, but is famous for creating Oregon's first broadcast radio station (7XF). Later in 1930, he created Oregon's first short wave Police Radio station. He was also selling super-het radios made by Remler and Mission Bell with the Norco name on them. The Norco 160 is five-tube, three-band (AM,SW,Police) radio. The capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced where needed. A safety fuse, new power cord and external audio cable were installed. The walnut cabinet was completely stripped, grain-filled and painted. The set was finished with a hard lacquer "piano" finish, then hand-polished. The radio has the original badging, knobs, speaker, chassis, and a reproduction grille cloth. This is only the second Norco radio offered on the Radio Attic. I know we all use the word "rare" frequently, but in this case it truly applies! 17"H x 16"W x 10"D. Was $499.00, now $429.00. (1600367)

 

Philco 41-231T "Little Bullet" (1939)

Philco 41-231T "Little Bullet" (1939)

Philco was one of the most prolific radio manufacturers in America for 24 years, selling over 30 million radios by 1954. Consequently just a few are considered rare or highly collectable because there are so many of each model. They produced high quality, good performing and good looking radios, and the 41-231 is just that. The 41-231 is a six-tube, two-band (AM,SW) AC/DC radio, called the "Little Bullet" with a gorgeous streamlined motion look. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord and safety fuse were added. The radio performs well across the dial. Gary stripped the Walnut cabinet (with Zebrawood trim) and ended up with a beautiful "piano" lacquer finish. The cabinet was in really good condition requiring no repairs. A crystal clear dial cover was installed. The radio has the original knobs, chassis and speaker. This will look beautiful in your collection. Make it yours today! 16"W x 10"H x 7"D. $699.00. (1600479)

 

Philco 45C "Butterfly" (1934)

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December 31

Philco 45C "Butterfly" (1934)

In 1906, Philco started out as the Philadelphia Storage Battery Company making batteries for cars and trucks. The Philco name didn't appear until 1919, and they didn't produce their first radio until 1928. After aggressive advertising and product development, Philco became the third largest company, selling 400,000 radios by 1929. The 45C is a six-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio. There were two "Butterfly" radios, the other is the 28C, and two console models utilizing the same chassis. The capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents. The tubes and resistors were checked and replaced where needed. A safety fuse and power cord were added, and we installed an input cable for iPad, Bluetooth etc. The radio performs well with good sensitivity across the dial. Gary completely refinished the radio, which was a daunting task. Several areas had to be masked off and done very carefully. The black on the sides and top was very difficult and required hand-finishing to get that great luster. The knobs, chassis and speaker are original and a reproduction back from FYLP was installed. This is a nicely restored, great playing Butterfly, and it won't be around for long! 19"W x 9-1/2"H x 8"D. Was $995.00, now $899.00. (1600463)

 

Philco 90 (1931)

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December 31

Philco 90 (1931)

Again we have the classic Philco 90 designed by Edward Combs. These radios are large and heavy to today's standards. Despite that the Philco 90 was referred to as a "midget" radio, much smaller and offered a much more attractive design. In the 1920s and early 30's the only radios available were the "coffin" style and large, heavy consoles. The model 90 also used the new, better performing superheterodyne technology which was eventually used by all radio manufacturers. The model 90 is a nine-tube, AM only set. We went through the radio replacing all of the capacitors. Checked all of the tubes and resistors, replacing where necessary. We installed a new cloth power cord, a safety fuse, new antenna lead and an external audio input that produces plenty of volume. This radio was aligned, and has wonderful tone and volume with great sensitivity across the dial. Gary refinished with a gorgeous semi-gloss with a nice original cabinet that has great veneer. Perfectly understated for this elegant radio. The radio retains its original grille cloth, speaker and knobs. It's an awesome radio, beautifully restored and ready to compliment your collection. 18-1/2"H x 17-1/2"W x 12"D. Was $995.00, now $899.00. (1600473)

 

Philco PT-44 "Transitone" (1941)

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Philco PT-44 "Transitone" (1941)

A lot of people think that the PT-44 developed in 1940 for the 1941 model line had a cabinet that was designed by Ingraham. In reality, the radio was designed in house to show that Philco could design and manufacture an Ingraham-quality cabinet. It competed well against the Emerson, Firestone, and many other companies using Ingraham cabinets. The PT-44 is a five-tube, AC/DC, AM-only radio. It has a gorgeous cabinet utilizing bookend walnut veneers and lacquer finishes. We went through this radio replacing all of the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked tubes and replaced if needed. A new power cord and safety fuse were installed. Also added was a new dial cover and grille cloth. The knobs are original. The back of this radio is truly unique, made of walnut with a lyre cutout. Gary did a great refinish, copying the factory lacquer finish to a tee. These radios don't come up for sale very often as they are tucked away in a lot of personal collections. 12"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D. $449.00. (1600511)

 

Pilot 183 (1935)

Pilot 183 (1935)

Pilot Electric Manufacturing Company was founded in Brooklyn NY, by Isidor Goldberg in 1922. The company had several businesses, located in New York, Long Island and Massachusetts. They made early TRF sets and tubes. Pilot radios were also manufactured in England and Italy for the European market prior to WWII. The Pilot 183 is a six-tube, two-band (AM,SW) radio. The capacitors were replaced with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord, safety fuse, auxiliary input and antenna lead were installed. The cabinet has Walnut, Maple, Australian Laurel and Zebrawood veneers. Gary refinished it to a beautiful lacquer "piano" finish. The radio has the original knobs, chassis and speaker. A period-correct grille cloth was installed. Pilot radios of this quality are very hard to find, and are a great addition to any serious collection. Make this one yours today! 16"H x 13"W x 9"D. $795.00. (1600370)

 

RCA 5T (1936)

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December 31

RCA 5T (1936)

In 1921, David Sarnoff started RCA as General Manager, and remained until 1970. By 1926, they already controlled the commercial radio industry, buying radio stations, and then formed NBC. Eventually, NBC was broken up into the other networks, ABC and CBS. More on RCA in upcoming ads. The 5T is a five-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. We installed a polarized power cord, antenna lead, external audio cable (Bluetooth, iPhone, iPad) and a safety fuse. RCA made great sets, and this radio plays strong and picks up plenty of stations across the dial. Gary stripped the Walnut and Maple veneered cabinet. Using high-quality products and craftsmanship, he ended up with a "piano" lacquer finish. This radio has the original knobs, chassis, copper bezel, dial scale and 8-inch speaker. A new dial cover was installed along with a period-correct reproduction grille cloth. This gorgeous example of an RCA 5T would look perfect in your collection! 16"H x 13"W x 9"D. Was $579.00, now $549.00. (1600459)

 

RCA 9TX-3 "Little Nipper" (1939)

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December 31

RCA 9TX-3 "Little Nipper" (1939)

Even with a stranglehold on the radio industry holding all the patents for superheterodyne technology, RCA themselves manufactured pretty good radios. Slowly some companies were able to pay RCA for the right to build super-hets, and eventually the patent ran out and opened the door for many small companies to do the same. The 9TX-3 is a five-tube, AM only, AC/DC radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The tubes and resistors were checked and replaced where necessary. The radio is a good performer across the dial. Gary stripped the old finish off, and ended up with a beautiful "piano" finish on the Walnut cabinet. The original knobs are made of "Beetle" plastic, Catalin and Bakelite. This very unique RCA radio is ready for your collection and is priced right! 9"W x 5"H x 4"D. Was $549.00, now $499.00. (1600398)

 

RCA 16T4 (1940)

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December 31

RCA 16T4 (1940)

Although general manager David Sarnoff made RCA one of the largest companies in the world, he ran the company with an iron fist. He held the patents for new radio technology and didn't share them. Many small companies couldn't afford to pay the royalties to utilize the technologies. Despite his business techniques, the company pioneered radio and television broadcasting for the world. Their products were top-notch. The 16T4 is a six-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio. With five-button electronic tuning, dual tone control for radio and phono input, and a new dual circuit loop antenna, this was one performing radio! We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. A safety fuse and new power cord were installed. The radio has a factory phono input that works great with Bluetooth etc. A new addition to Joe's Radio Shop is Steve Tucker, who specializes in cabinet refinishing. Steve stripped the unique Walnut cabinet, and ended up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The original knobs, six inch speaker and chassis are with the set. A unique RCA to add to you collection and is priced right! 19"W x 10"H x 8-1/2"D. Was $549.00, now $499.00. (1600405)

 

RCA 143 (1934)

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December 31

RCA 143 (1934)

RCA designed and manufactured some great radios in the 1930's. Even though RCA had a stranglehold on the industry, controlling patents for TRF and Superheterodyne radios, a few companies were given permission to utilize the patents, most notably the Gilfillan Brothers in Los Angeles. A few other companies were allowed, but they had to manufacture their radios in the Gilfillan factory. This eight-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio with its new "magic brain" circuitry, which was basically tuned RF with VCA, was the top of the line in 1935. This huge radio has a ton of volume and a tone control with wonderful fidelity through an 8-inch speaker. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The tubes and resistors were checked, replacing where necessary. A safety fuse was added along with an audio cable. Gary did a complete restoration on the cabinet. The walnut is gorgeous with a semi-gloss lacquer finish. The original chassis, grill cloth, knobs and power cord are with the set. The speaker is an RCA replacement. The model 143 is pretty rare, make this big beautiful radio! 20"H x 18"W x 14"D. Was $1,295.00, now $1,195.00. (1600481)

 

RCA T10-1 (1936)

RCA T10-1 (1936)

Despite the stranglehold RCA held over the radio industry having ownership of the Superheterodyne patents, the company did manufacture impressive radios. The T10-1 was the top of the line for 1936, and one of the big selling points was the use of the "revolutionary" new metal tubes. "The sign of an up-to-date radio!" Touted as being quieter...they didn't require shielding. The T10-1 is a ten-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio. 11-plus watts of push-pull power through an 8-inch speaker, an strong performing set! We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a new polarized power cord, safety fuse and audio input for your external device. Gary stripped the Mahogany cabinet and ended up with a beautiful "piano" lacquer finish. The knobs, chassis and speaker are original. One word describes this radio... impressive! 20"H x 17" W x 14"D. $1,195.00. (1600458)

 

Sentinel 293W (1946)

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. $139.00. (1600140)

 

Silvertone 1954 (1935)

Silvertone 1954 (1935)

One of the first radios I bought and restored was a Silvertone model 1954. During this time period, Colonial was manufacturing a lot of the Silvertone models and there were various cabinet makers used as well. These good looking, Art Deco tombstones were great performers and featured one of the first "airplane" motif dials. The 1954 is a six-tube, two-band (AM,SW) AC radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We added a new power cord, safety fuse, antenna lead and an audio input cable for iPhones, Bluetooth etc. An interesting feature is the "airplane" dial turns from green to red when the radio is powered up. Gary stripped the walnut cabinet with his usual mastery, and after sanding and painting came out with a gorgeous catalyzed lacquer finish. The original wooden knobs, chassis, speaker and dial are with the set. Once again, this restored model 1954 is "collection ready" and performs well. 16-1/4"H x 11-3/4"W x 10"D. $679.00. (1600491)

 

Silvertone 4565 (1937)

Silvertone 4565 (1937)

Sears used the big "Golden Jubilee" dial on several radios in 1936-1938. This large and beautiful table radio is a prime example. Sears used several radio manufacturers for their chassis, this one produced by Stewart-Warner. The 4565 is an eight-tube, three-band (SB,SW,Police) set with the extended AM dial and an awesome tuning eye tube! We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The tubes and resistors were checked and replaced where necessary. A new power cord, antenna lead and safety fuse were installed. We added an input and switch to play your external device such as a Bluetooth, iPad or iPhone through the radio. Gary stripped the radio and sanded it down. He used grain fillers and painted the multi-veneered cabinet, finishing off with several coats of lacquer for a beautiful "piano" finish. This radio has original knobs, speaker, chassis and a reproduction grille cloth. The cabinet has beautiful walnut veneer with a maple inlay. This is a big, sought-after collector's radio! Make it yours! 21"W x 13"H x 11"D. $899.00. (1600457)

 

Silvertone 4665 (1937)

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December 31

Silvertone 4665 (1937)

Sears offered the consumer a lot of products. From toothbrushes to entire homes. Most of their products were of a high quality, and the radios they sold were no exception. The cabinets and chassis were manufactured by some of the best radio and furniture manufacturers in America. The 4665 is an eight-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio, and was towards the top of the line in 1937. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a new power cord, safety fuse, audio input and antenna lead. The radio, performs with lots of volume and tone with great sensitivity across the dial. This radio came from a long-time Seattle collector and has an older, but nice cabinet restoration. The original knobs, chassis and speaker are with the set, and a reproduction grille cloth was added. This beauty has a very similar "tapered" cabinet to the popular model 4465. Wide at the bottom tapering up and is a little narrower at the top. The model 4665 doesn't turn up often, and there has been only one on the Radio Attic. This one is very nice, a unique Silvertone for your collection, and priced right! 21"H x 15"W x 11"D. Was $649.00, now $599.00. (1600401)

 

Silvertone 6230 (1939)

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December 31

Silvertone 6230 (1939)

Silvertone was the product name of electronics sold by Sears-Roebuck out of Chicago, Illinois. The first radio was offered in 1920 by catalog and later in retail stores. With features like the Ingraham style cabinet (possibly built by Belmont, who manufactured the chassis), tuning eye tube and five-button station, the 6230 was a good seller for Sears. The 6230 is a six-tube, two-band (AM,SW) AC/DC set. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a safety fuse, a new power cord and a new antenna lead. The tuning eye tube us bright and active. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished using high quality products. Just the right amount of toner and lacquer makes this radio a gem for any collection. We retained the original knobs, speaker and chassis. The dial cover is crystal clear. The radio is priced to sell, so come and get it! 15"W x 9"H x 7"D. Was $499.00, now $449.00. (1600477)

 

Stewart-Warner R-110AT (1933)

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December 31

Stewart-Warner R-110AT (1933)

Stewart-Warner was founded in 1905 in Chicago, and by 1912 produced a speedometer that was used in the Ford Model T. As well as vehicle instruments, they manufactured radios and refrigerators among other products. Here is a radio you don't see very often. There were several different radios offered with the 110 series chassis. This one was designated R-110AT, the "T" stands for twin speakers. This ten-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) radio had other features like a noise suppression circuit, AVC, and push-pull audio, all very innovative for 1933. Blake went through the chassis replacing all of the capacitors, checked all of the tubes and resistors, replacing where necessary. He added a new cord, safety fuse and a cable to use an external device. An alignment was done making this radio a strong performer across the dial. Gary stripped the Walnut and Mahogany cabinet. He used the highest quality paint and grain fillers, ending up with a beautiful "piano" lacquer finish. All of the knobs are original, and Blake installed a new, period-correct grille cloth. 16"W x 13"H x 12"D. Was $799.00, now $699.00. (1600350)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1271 "The Bond" (1934)

Stewart-Warner R-1271 "The Bond" (1934)

Here is another gorgeous Stewart-Warner radio. The first one for sale on the Radio Attic, the very rare "Bond" model. This seldom seen radio is yet another factory named set, going along with several other "named" models. The R-1271 is a five-tube, three band (AM,SWx3) radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a safety fuse and an audio input cable for your external device. The radio has its original cloth power cord. The radio is a strong performer with lots of volume. Gary meticulously restored the Maple, Walnut and Quilted Maple cabinet to a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The reproduction grille cloth closely matches the original pattern. The original knobs, chassis and speaker are present. Folks, these radios just don't show up at all, and here's a beautifully restored one for your collection! 17-1/2"H x 13-1/2"W x 8-1/4"D. $1,195.00. (1600475)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1272 "Prado" (1934)

Stewart-Warner R-1272 "Prado" (1934)

Stewart-Warner started incorporating multiple types of veneers and ornate grilles on their mid-size tombstones a year or two before some of the other manufacturers. They already had a great reputation of producing quality electronics, so this was another feather in their cap! This five-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) set was a solid performer, producing great fidelity and volume through its original 8-inch speaker. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. Tested resistors and tubes replacing where necessary. We wired in a new SB antenna. This radio actually has a separate antenna for shortwave as well. A new power cord, safety fuse and audio cable were installed, and he aligned the radio for top performance. This radio has a gorgeous cabinet, and Gary has made it shine. He stripped the veneer, Birdseye maple, Australian laurel, walnut and regular maple. He applied grain filler and toner, finishing with several coats of lacquer. This radio has a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The original knobs and a new period correct grille cloth were used. This is one beautiful radio, one that any collector would love! 17-1/2"H x 14"W x 9-1/2"D. $795.00. (1600414)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 130-H (1936)

Stromberg-Carlson 130-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 130-H is a seven-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) radio. With its iconic octagon dial and gorgeous veneers, it is a top-of-the line radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. A safety fuse and a period-correct cloth power cord was added, along with an audio cable for external devices. We aligned the radio and it plays quite well across the dial. The original finish was in pretty good condition, so we spiffed it up a bit and applied a couple of coats of lacquer. The knobs, speaker and chassis are original, and and the original grille cloth is with the set. There hasn't been too many of them for sale on the Radio Attic, and they are a little harder to find than some of the other Stromberg-Carlson radios. 20"W x 11-1/25"H x 10"D. $549.00. (1600421)

 

Western Air Patrol 76 (1935)

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December 31

Western Air Patrol 76 (1935)

Western Auto Supply of California started selling radios under the Western Air Patrol brand in 1925. The radios were manufactured by Gilfillan in Los Angeles under Gilfillan's RCA patent. By the late 1930's, Western Auto Supply had 150 stores west of the Rockies, and in 1939 were sold to Gambles. There were no Western Air Patrol radios sold after 1939. The model 76 is a seven-tube, three-band (SB,SW,Police) and was the top-of-the-line table set for WAP in 1935. We replaced all of the capacitors and checked all of the resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. A new power cord, audio input cable, antenna leads and a safety fuse were installed. The radio picks up stations well on both the AM and SW bands. The 8-inch Jensen speaker has been reconed, and the radio has tons of volume and great fidelity. Gary totally stripped off the old finish and ended up with a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The knobs are brand new, made by Mark Palmquist. This is how the radio originally came from the factory. The model 76 is quite large measuring almost two feet in width and 12" high. Truly a nice restoration and should perform well for years to come. 23-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H x 11-1/2"D. Was $995.00, now $899.00. (1600493)

 

Zenith 5-G-537 (1941)

Zenith 5-G-537 (1941)

Those of us that buy and restore radios, certain models pop up more that others. The simple explanation is that more were produced and sold. Zenith made a lot of radios, but here's one I had read about but had never seen The 5-G-537 is a five-tube, two-band (AM,SW) radio. The "G" indicates it's a battery set, but also functions with an AC power cord. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a safety fuse and a new power cord. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished using a catalyzed lacquer producing a "piano" finish. The faux decals around the top and bottom were in excellent condition. The chassis, knobs and eight inch speaker are original. I was surprised that Zenith basically had a "farm" set in 1941, as most companies weren't producing them due to the REA (Rural Electrification Act) had been established in 1936. This rare and unique set is priced right, make it yours today! 23"W x 12"H x 12-1/2"D. $549.00. (1600483)

 

Zenith 5-J-217 "Cube" (1938)

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Zenith 5-J-217 "Cube" (1938)

These highly collectable Zenith radios, referred to as a "Cube," were a huge success for Zenith. This iconic, good sounding, reliable radio created a huge following and are still desirable radios to this day, and this model is very rare amongst "Cubes." Zenith made several models of the "Cube" and this is the only AC/6 volt version I have ever seen. The 5-J-217 is a five-tube, two-band (AM,SW) AC and six volt battery radio. All of the capacitors were replaced with new Mylar equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. A safety fuse, antenna lead, power cord and audio input cable were installed. Gary stripped the original finish off of the Mahogany and walnut cabinet. He ended up with a beautiful lacquer "piano" finish. The radio has the original knobs, speaker and chassis. This rare model is very unique, and we offer the necessary cables should you want to use it in six volt capacity. We also have designed our own six volt power supply, so you can use this radio both ways at home. 14"W x 11"H x 10"D. $899.00. (1600509)

 

Zenith 5-S-228 (1938)

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December 31

Zenith 5-S-228 (1938)

The 5-S-228 came out in June of 1937 for the 1938 line. Some of the printed advertising showed the 228 along with a few "cube" models. The 228 was basically a mini-tombstone version of the "cube," utilizing the five-tube 5521 chassis which was used in a few cube models. Popular with collectors as it is a little harder to find this model due to lower production numbers. The 5-S-228 is a five-tube, two-band (AM,SW) radio. All of the capacitors were replaced with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. A new power cord, safety fuse, audio input jack and antenna lead were installed. Gary stripped the cabinet and skillfully restored it to a gorgeous "piano" lacquer finish. The original knobs, speaker and chassis are with the radio. We installed a reproduction grille cloth. This radio performs well and has good sensitivity, picking up many stations across the dial. This is a very nice 5-S-228 and would be a great addition to anyone's collection! 13"H x 10"W x 9-1/2"D. Was $749.00, now $699.00. (1600469)

 

Zenith 6-S-27 (1936)

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December 31

Zenith 6-S-27 (1936)

During the summer of 1935, Zenith came out with a new tombstone design. The most obvious change was the size; these radios were two feet tall and commanded attention with room-shaking volume. Zenith added a smaller version of their big, black multicolored dial, and the radio also had the new design features of the console radios. The 6-S-27 is a six-tube, three-band (SB+SWx2) set. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord, safety fuse and audio input were added. This radio has excellent sensitivity and tons of volume. Gary stripped the unique cabinet that has Maple and Walnut veneers and is trimmed with Australian Laurel. The inset grille design is a smaller version of the grille on the 12-A-58 console. After painting and grain filling, Gary finished the radio with a few coats of lacquer, and hand-polished to a gorgeous luster. The set has the original wood "Z" knobs, chassis, speaker, and a reproduction grille cloth was installed. We have had a few of these over the years, but they usually are sold before we can post them on the Attic. Not this time, however! 23"H x 17"W x 14"D. Was $1,195.00, now $995.00. (1600482)

 

Zenith 6-S-128 (1937)

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December 31

Zenith 6-S-128 (1937)

The Zenith tombstone radios from from 1936 and 1937 set a very high bar on tombstone design and innovative electronic features. 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. Zenith tombstones and table radios had a lot of the same features as their high-end consoles. This six-tube, three-band (SB, SW, police) radio with its original 8-inch Zenith speaker is a high performing, quality radio in its own right. We went through the chassis replacing all of the capacitors, checking and replacing resistors and tubes where needed. A safety fuse, external audio cable, antenna lead and a new polarized power cord. 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 stunning 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. Was $995.00, now $899.00. (1600450)

 

Zenith 7-S-433 "Zephyr" (1940)

Zenith 7-S-433 "Zephyr" (1940)

Zenith manufactured several models collectors call the "Zephyr," named after the Art Deco train car design from the 30's and early 40's. This table radio was the last "Zephyr" made by Zenith; it is rare and highly sought after by collectors. There were two different chassis for this radio and a few other models. I've seen a black dial, and also a gold dial on this and other models. This radio is a seven-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) and has a "Wavemagnet" internal loop antenna that works well with this chassis. It has separate bass and treble boost switches, giving this radio great fidelity. We replaced all the capacitors with modern equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. We installed a new power cord, safety fuse, and an audio input cable for your external device. Gary stripped and refinished the walnut cabinet, applying several coats of lacquer for that deep "piano finish" look, just as they came from the factory. What a beautiful and unique radio for any collection, yet another popular Zenith model that is getting harder and harder to find. 14"W x 14"H x 11"D. $899.00. (1600506)

 

Zenith 7-S-633 (1942)

Zenith 7-S-633 (1942)

The 1940-1942 Zenith table radios were a departure in design from previous years. They are all very collectable now, and most of them sound pretty darned good! The new "tone organ" tone selector with five choices really helps the fidelity. They have surprisingly good bass response, due in part to the "boxy" cabinets. I have posted a 7-S-634, which uses the same chassis but different cabinet without a wrap-around grille. The 7-S-633 is a seven-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) set. The newly designed "wave magnet" internal antenna loop works quite well. The radio has great sensitivity and volume across the dial. We went in and replaced all of the capacitors with modern values. We checked all of the resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. We installed an audio cable, safety fuse and new power chord. Gary did a fantastic job stripping and refinishing the walnut-veneered cabinet to a "factory fresh" look. He skillfully applied lacquer for a "piano" hard finish. The radio has the original chassis, knobs and speaker. A new reproduction back was installed These sets are really good performers and have a classic look. Priced right to add to your collection today! 20"W x 11"H x 10"D. $795.00. (1600487)

 

Zenith 9-S-324 (1939)

Zenith 9-S-324 (1939)

In 1939, Zenith offered a few models of very large table radios. The cabinet had the depth of a console radio, and some of the chassis were also used in console models. They offered a seven-tube and a nine-tube version. In 1940, they offered a twelve-tube set. There are a few other models of this very large, highly collectable radio. The 9-S-324 is nine-tube, three band (AM,SWx2) radio, and could be the rarest of this type of Zenith radio utilizing zenith's "robot" dial. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. The tubes and resistors were checked and replaced where necessary. A new safety fuse, power cord, antenna lead and audio input cable were installed. Gary definitely "Marvinized" this cabinet. The stripping of the old finish and pristine lacquer finish are highlights of his work. The original knobs, chassis, 8-inch speaker and grille cloth are with the set. There just aren't many of these big Zeniths around as they just didn't make many. Here's one of the rarest models completely restored and "collection ready!" 24"W x 14"H x 13"D. $1,495.00. (1600485)

 

Zenith 10-S-130 (1937)

Zenith 10-S-130 (1937)

The 10-S-130 was the top-of-the-line tombstone for the 1937 model year. Zenith's "big, black dial" was a huge success for them, and to this day they are still sought-after sets. The 1937 model line was known as "All Featured" because of the dozen features new to that year. A lot of new tuning aids and audio features along with new cabinet designs. The 10-S-130 is a ten-tube, four-band (SB,SWx2,Police) set with push-pull audio producing 12 watts of power. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where needed. A new power cord, audio input cable and safety fuse were added. Gary Marvin is one of the best cabinet men in the country, and his artistry shows on this magnificent radio! He stripped the cabinet, and using the best grain fillers and toners, created a "factory fresh" look. He finished the radio with a few coats of lacquer, fine sanding and polishing to a gorgeous "piano" finish. The radio retains the original knobs, speaker and chassis. This is the third of three we have restored over the last few years. This huge Zenith beauty is rare indeed! 22"H x 17"W x 12"D. $2,495.00. (1600500)

 

Zenith 705 (1934)

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December 31

Zenith 705 (1934)

In 1933, FDR had been elected president as the country was experiencing a severe depression. Unlike most companies, Zenith had a huge surplus of cash, and produced 125 models, the 200, 400, 500 and 600 model series for 1933, up from just 25 the year before. Several models were carried over to 1934, and the 700 series radios, called the "Challenger" series came out. The 705 is a six-tube, AM only, AC powered radio. We replaced all of the capacitors with modern equivalents. We then checked the tubes and resistors, replacing where necessary. We installed a new power cord, audio cable and a new antenna lead. The radio has good sensitivity across the dial and plays with good tone and plenty of volume. Gary stripped the burl walnut and mahogany cabinet. He ended up with a beautiful "piano" lacquer finish. The radio has the original knobs, dial scale, speaker and chassis. A beautiful "mantle" radio (Zenith didn't make many) to grace your collection. 15-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 7"D. Was $499.00, now $399.00. (1600396)
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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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