Tom Hunt's Radio Attic
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Lexington, KY 40503

 


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Atwater Kent 217 (1934)

Atwater Kent 217 (1934)

Nice and Sassy seven-tuber with unique look for sure. AK made some of the best traditional cathedral style radios but this model has a very distinctive arch design, sometimes called "Double-Wide" or "Barn Top," which sets it apart from all others. This model is not offered for sale often, very unique in style and design. It retains its outstanding original finish with amazing veneer and inlays. The radio has an original finish, in fact, all original parts, including grille cloth, knobs, brown crinkle coated speaker + transformer, backlit dial, escutcheon marker "217" as well as the brassy AK tube shields. Unrestored by me, but does play well across the dial. The power cord + antenna wires have been replaced which leads me to believe it has been restored by previous owner. Notice the beautiful diagonal cut veneer arched over top front as well as the panel below grille area. Just a nice accent to contrast with the other uses of mahogany and walnuts. The Philly AK factory did make some top of the line sets of that era. This is one of the cleanest chassis I've seen and nearly looks chrome, Shipping weight 35 pounds. 17"W x 14"H x 10-1/2"D. $459.00. (1640203)

 

Atwater Kent 708 (1933)

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January 21

Atwater Kent 708 (1933)

Magnificent is my description of this beautiful radio! Atwater Kent radios were from the early days of radio mfg, and were made with the highest standards and engineering for both the chassis and the cabinets. A cathedral style radio, this 1933 model still has the original finish, which is in excellent condition. The multiple veneers are rich and warm and blend perfectly with the delicate lacework grille and original grille cloth. The radio has had a complete restoration of new filters and caps + weak tubes replaced. Also a new silk/cotton power cord. It is an eight-tube superheterodyne receiver with AM and three short wave bands! They provide rich and mellow tube sound through the 9-inch speaker using the provided external antenna wire. It also has tone control for your listening preference. RCA jack was added for connection to modern devices + Bluetooth use. This radio is one of my favorites, but I am continuing to thin down my collection. Extremely clean shiny chassis. An excellent addition to any collection. Large for a table set at 16-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H x 10"D; weighs 24 lbs. Was $649.00, now $599.00. (1640219)

 

Detrola 3271 (1941)

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Detrola 3271 (1941)

Here is an attractive and fairly uncommon Detrola. Detrola was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1931. They sold under their own name but also manufactured radios for many companies including Western Auto (Truetone) and Sears (Silvertone). This is a beautiful and detailed table wooden radio with beautiful walnuts and mahogany woods + inlays crossing over into the wraparound ends and waterfalling above and below the grille area. The grille cloth is an era correct replacement and blends so well with the dial area colors. It seriously looks even better in person. The 3271 is a six-tube, two-band (SB,SW) set. The radio plays extremely well from a six-tube super-het chassis & it plays strong across the dial with plenty of volume picking up all my locals & beyond. Very clean rust-free chassis as well as a built-in loop antenna and a full factory back with perfect graphics. If you are looking for a cutie that doesn't require much shelf space and a little unusual, and quite eye catching, this is it. 15"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D. $299.00. (1640224)

 

Emerson 517 (1948)

Emerson 517 (1948)

Beautiful example of this Mid-Century radio designed by the famous industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Great factory color combo of shiny black and maroon grille. This model 517 in black Bakelite is identical to the Emerson model 511. The case is in near mint condition, without scratches, repairs or touchups with a very nice shine. The Emerson logo is very plain on cabinet in front of maroon speaker panel, plus the embossed Emerson Factory is clear below the gold reverse embossed station numerals. Original Plaskon knobs and Plaskon pilot light diffuser, dial, dial cover & metal bottom with factory sticker + even the four factory rubber feet. Beautiful lighted clear dial with gold lettering.The plastic dial cover floats over the metal grille. The dial lamp is hidden in the small plastic piece at the top, and is very dramatic when the set is on. The radio is fiver, unrestored by me but plays very well across the dial picking up all my locals and beyond clearly & loudly. These were offered in several colors including Black Bakelite, brown Bakelite, ivory Plaskon, ivory Plaskon w/gold marbling, green Plaskon w/gold marbling, red Plaskon w/gold marbling. About 10-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D. $229.00. (1640194)

 

Emerson EP-367 (1941)

Emerson EP-367 (1941)

Another desirable and high end radio from my collection to yours. This is just about the "curviest" Emerson radio I have ever seen. You immediately know it's all Ingraham design, as I don't believe any other cabinet manufacturer was capable of such intricate design work in the day. Subtle inlays, curved top, curved front and curved side. It is just amazing. I believe only one of these has sold in the number of years the Radio Attic has been around. Reception on the AM broadcast band is excellent and for a smallish five-tube set. It has similar flair & size as the Stradivarius. Production of this case must have been a nightmare to achieve; to have all of the curved seams to come together and align perfectly. It has had a quality restoration and has good reception and sound picking up all my locals with the built in loop antenna. It has been recapped and has five good tubes. It has a new very clear lens, and two original control knobs and a new repro back with original print look. Ingraham foil tag on bottom. The wooden case has tiger grain patterns of dark walnut veneers and is near perfect. Clean, rust free chassis. Sweet & small & somewhat rare. 11-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $599.00. (1640209)

 

Lyric S-6 (1932)

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January 21

Lyric S-6 (1932)

Here is a seldom seen, much less offered for sale model S-6 Cathedral. Made by Wurlitzer under the Lyric Radio name, this radio shows the extreme design that made this company famous. These were seldom seen domestically and were most often exported both in 110 volts and 220 volts. This example is the domestic model, made by Wurlitzer plant in North Tonawanda, New York, and a beautiful example. The radio is in pristine factory original condition. The finish is excellent as is dial, speaker, etc. Note the very large eight-inch Rola speaker inside, which offers a roomful of sound. The cloth is repro, but era correct. This is a six-tube Super-het and completely restored electronically, replacing all caps, weak tubes and resistors. The radio plays beautifully. Very clean shiny chassis. The quality is clearly apparent, and the set is very complete including most of the factory tag on the back top of the cabinet. Absolutely beautiful scalloped arched top with metal tag on front + factory tag inside. The radio also has the most of the Wurlitzer tag on the arch, an often missing cab. This is a set for the most discriminating collector. 16-1/2"H x 13"W x 8-1/2"D. Was $659.00, now $599.00. (1640217)

 

Majestic 330 (1933)

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ON SALE
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January 21

Majestic 330 (1933)

Here is a beautiful Gothic cathedral that is seldom seen much less offered for sale. Not sure how rare it actually is, but I have never seen before other than in books. It certainly has the "Wow" effect as you can see. Beautiful wood grains & toned veneers & includes original ornate knobs, original perfect speaker, very nice repro era appropriate grille cloth + new correct cloth cord & ornate Bakelite plug. Also it maintains the factory stickers on chassis & inside cabinet as well as the brass RMA brass badge which is rare. Very clean chassis and cabinet. This is the earlier type of super-het chassis with automatic volume control and offering a powerful seven-tube chassis. Recent complete restore including caps, resistors, and weak tubes where needed. It plays strong and clear across the dial picking up all my locals and beyond using only a short wire antenna. 18"H x 14-1/2"W x 10-1/2"D. Was $629.00, now $599.00. (1640221)

 

Motorola 56H (1953)

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Motorola 56H (1953)

Here is Mid Century at its best. Small Motorola model 56R Jetsons style radio in great condition. Its cabinet with complete and intact rear cover in the highly sought-after fire engine red (not painted). Plaskon is in perfect cosmetic condition with no repairs, chips, crack or hairlines. Its five-tube chassis with built-in loop antenna plays loud and clear across the AM dial. Has a short cord which appears original, so did not change. It is a very hard radio to find without any cosmetic damage like cracks or hairline cracks. The radio is playing clearly picking up all my local AM stations and beyond. This model came in several colors: ivory, black, green and red Plaskon. Everything is all original, knobs and back. About 9-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $239.00. (1640223)

 

Motorola 69X11 (1949)

Motorola 69X11 (1949)

Here is a very stylish, burgundy Mid-Century, six-tube table radio covering the standard broadcast band. Very artsy front with half-moon shaped dial and pointed dome front covering the dial connect. Looks a lot like the front grille of a car the same era. Totally original including dial, knobs, speaker, and factory back which has all the graphics very legible; grille cloth may have been replaced, but is era correct and looks great as you can see. No cracks, repairs, nor scratches. Chassis is very clean and rust free. Radio plays loud and clear, has been fully reconditioned including new cord. Approx. 10 lbs. 12-1/2"W x 7"H x 7"D. $179.00. (1640172)

 

Philco 551 Colonial Clock Radio (1932)

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until
January 21

Philco 551 Colonial Clock Radio (1932)

This Philco Colonial model 551 is a five-tube, single band, superheterodyne radio with an original working clock! The clock is a manual start, as it predates auto start electric clocks. Give it a spin & it takes off. It keeps accurate time & is in excellent condition. The finials look out of place with the gold color, but are correct. The Philco 551 Colonial Clock-Radio was introduced in January of 1932 with an original selling price of $60, complete with "Philco Balanced Tubes." It was claimed to be an exact reproduction of a 19th century Eli Terry Colonial clock. Note the deep red mahogany case, with the seldom seen, Birdseye Maple inset. The radio has been recently electronically serviced. Original finish, new era correct grille cloth, works great picking up all my local stations and beyond with short antenna wire (supplied). It is complete with original speaker, knobs, etc. It has clear sound and is ready to enjoy! It has the original triplex tube shield & the original factory schematic. These models do not show up very often, so hope you like it enough to purchase now. 22"H x 14"W x 8-1/2"D, shipping weight 30 pounds. Was $569.00, now $529.00. (1640169)

 

RCA X-2HE (1959)

RCA X-2HE (1959)

Here is a Mid-Century, colorful, great playing, five-tube, small collectible radio at its best. The two-tone Aqua & white really has pizazz and would look good in any collection. This 1959 radio shows and plays really well picking up all my local stations and beyond. Very nice slanted design with hub cap bullet gold brights. All the numbering and even the factory tag are very vivid. Neat embossing RCA info on back. No cracks or repairs. 10"W x 7"H x 6"D; 3 lbs. $189.00. (1640208)

 

Silvertone 4204 (1954)

Silvertone 4204 (1954)

This mid-century Silvertone eight-tube AM-FM radio has a beautiful red Plaskon cabinet in superb condition, with no cracks, chips, or significant scratches. This not a painted Bakelite. It is Plaskon & looks like poured Catalin with swirls in the material on both top and sides. Not many of these cabinets were made and this particular one is seldom seen. Sorry, I could not capture swirls with camera. It maintains most of the factory schematic tag on the bottom + two full paper labels inside of the cabinet. The transparent dial window is edge lighted when set to AM, giving a nice visual effect under low lighting conditions. When set to FM, the rotating dial/pointer is backlit, with the FM scale illuminated in red along with an "FM" indicator (see dial closeup picture). Performs well on FM with the built-in antenna, but not so well on AM, tho it does play better with longer antenna wire. If you plan to play daily, it may need some “tweaking” on the AM band. All cabinet parts (less replacement grille cloth) appear to be original including the knobs which still have printed "On/Off," "Tuning," and "AM/FM" on the brass "brights." 13-1/2"W x 7"H x 8"D. $189.00. (1640179)

 

Stewart-Warner 167-AS (1937)

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Stewart-Warner 167-AS (1937)

Here is a gorgeous Stewart-Warner table radio with a bright, colorful, lighted dial encased in a brass escutcheon that really sets it off whether on or off. It maintains its original factory stickers including the brass tag of "Stewart-Warner Craft-Built Cabinet” is still intact. A five-tube chassis powers this radio with sensitive reception, nice tone and good volume. The cabinet is just stunning with beautiful tones of light and dark walnut, elegant curved design with "waterfall" ends sitting on an indented base and a flowing burl front, large Art Deco grille, and darker toned base finish this radio off with style and class. Original knobs, speaker, etc. The grille cloth is era correct replacement. Ready to play or display to display beautifully in any room of your home or office. 14-1/4"W x 9-1/2"H x 8"D. $329.00. (1640225)

 

Stewart-Warner 1801 (1938)

Stewart-Warner 1801 (1938)

This lovely tabletop radio from Stewart-Warner's 1938 model year is a superb example of late Art Deco design. A five-tuber + recent complete restore. Very clean rust-free chassis. Original 5-1/4-inch side speaker, it has plenty of volume and brilliant fidelity thru two grille clothed ends. This model has some nice showroom features like a brilliant gold front dial with brass bezel and a cabinet featuring bright walnut veneer with contrasting color elm burl piping running thru the middle. Craft Built cabinet + it retains that metal tag on factory wood back. Today, this attractive radio is sought after by collectors but almost never found restored to this near perfect condition. The gold dial displaying all the station frequencies is quite impressive, especially in a dim or dark room. Recent complete restore. The dial displays the two bands - BC or AM Broadcast (525-1750 kHz) and Shortwave (2200-17000 kHz) (nothing on this SW band). All letters and numbers of the main faceplate are legible and show virtually no signs of wear and it plays well across the broadcast band with short attached antenna. 13-1/2"W x 9"H x 10"D; 13 Pounds. $289.00. (1640220)

 

Tele-Tone 990 (1959)

Tele-Tone 990 (1959)

Here's a rare little Mid-Century tabletop five-tuber AM radio manufactured by Tele-Tone in late fifties in excellent working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna Cabinet is original Aqua or Seafoam Green & beige. Bottom has 1 small (1/2") stress at only 1 screw...have to look hard to even see. Very cool and rare color combination. Not repainted. This radio is 63 years old! Appears all original and very glossy. The logo below the waffle type grille is very good. The tuning dial works fine and clearly has the CD marks. Factory back also excellent. Clean chassis. 10-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H x 5"D. $149.00. (1640177)

 

Westinghouse H-127 (1945)

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Westinghouse H-127 (1945)

This Westinghouse "refrigerator radio" in original burgundy/brown Bakelite & excellent condition. This is not repainted. The "W" logo glows and dial lights when on. Originally it was called the "Little Jewel" by the manufacturer. It was dubbed its current nickname by collectors because it does have the appearance of a 40/50's common household refrigerator. All original incl. knobs, grille cloth, handle, speaker, etc. A very unusual design unlike any other radio. Cosmetically, there are no cracks, chips, or hairline cracks (only one little “ping” on top right brass area). The metal pieces are also in very good condition. These sets were supposedly given away with purchases of Westinghouse refrigerators after World War II. This radio is playing very well, picking up all my local stations with volume. It has a built in loop antenna with a connection for an external one as well. This radio came in a variety of colors from the factory. The body is solid brass, and the end caps are Bakelite. About 11 pounds packed. 9"H x 6"W x 5-1/2"D. $229.00. (1640226)

 

Zenith 8-H-034 (1946)

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Zenith 8-H-034 (1946)

Here is a Mid Century radio of historic value as well as a very nice looking & playing collectible. This is first Zenith table top radio to include the FM band (actually, it includes AM plus two FM bands: the current FM, and pre-War FM). For additional info please Google it. Very few radios like this were ever made, since the transitional period was brief and FM broadcasting had not yet caught on with the public. The half moon black dial is quite an eye catcher. It is illuminated by two top mounted dial lamps for easy dim or dark room tuning. Original dial, knobs, speaker, factory back, factory labels, grille cloth, etc. Its simplistic design, yet attractive curves, showcase the transition between the Art Deco era to Mid Century Modern. The chassis has been completely serviced recently so that this eight-tube set now picks up local stations across the AM/FM band loud and clear. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 14-5/8"W x 9"H x 8-1/4"D. $259.00. (1640222)
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Tom's Terms:

Goal: My intent is to sell quality radios that are clean and complete, and in nearly all cases working.  I try my best to accurately describe my radios and provide close up, clear photographs to show any defects if present.  Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.  If they came from my personal collection, chances are they are either "recent restores," "older restores," "unrestored but working," or "unrestored & not working," all of which I will make notation in my descriptions.  Also, pictures should be considered as part of the description.  Very few radios are museum quality and very old, so they are not perfect.  Of course, beauty or perfection is in the eyes of the beholder, but I am picky myself.  Having said that, I think my prices reflect the rarity, condition, quality, completeness, etc.  I want satisfied customers so they will become return customers and even tell other collectors about me and my radios.  Although selling for $$ is important, this is still and always be a hobby for me.  Saving radios from the dumpster, bringing them back to life, collecting, and in this case putting them up for adoption is more fun than the law should allow.  Please ask questions before we make a deal.

Packing and shipping: Prices listed do not include shipping or insurance costs.  Unforeseeable things can happen in shipping and given fragile nature of antique electronics, I am not responsible for shipping damages.  I prefer sending through UPS, but USPS and FedEx are also available.  I strive to get the radio to you in the same condition as it left here.  Proper packing is important.  I personally package all radios and use plenty of packing material to make sure it gets to you safely.  This may cost more and take more time, but it's worth it to get the radio to you safely.  Also, I insure all radios in case there is damage or it gets lost in shipping.  This is not my first rodeo for packing & shipping.

Payment: Once a buyer agrees to purchase a radio through email, I will hold for five days until payment is received.  If still unpaid after five days, the radio is once again for sale to other viewers on the website.

1) Money Order or Bank Cashiers Check.
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3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping; usually 5-7 working days).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only)

Returns:  I want you to be satisfied with your radio.  I will take returns, but these conditions must be met.  You must contact me before returning it, and it must be shipped within four days after you receive it.  It must be returned as packed and arrive in the same condition as I sent it, thus please hang onto all packing.  Return postage is at your expense and shipping charges are not refunded.  Once I receive the radio back in good condition, I will refund your money.

Note:  I will not ship outside the CONUS. Sorry, Lower 48 only.  I will not ship to P.O. boxes.


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