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Atwater Kent 708 (1933)

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. $649.00. (1640219)

 

Climax AC-65 (1937)

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Climax AC-65 (1937)

I have had a few Climaxes, but this is only the 2nd one of these I've seen (the other sold here on the Attic end of last year). Quite rare. The Climax Radio and Television Company headquarters was located in Chicago IL. I couldn't find much info on the company, so I don't know when they started business. At some point they merged with General Television. In some books you will find both names on identical sets. This AC-65 is a seven-tube, two-band (AM,SW) radio. It has a beautiful "wrap-around" "waterfall" cabinet with new bright green tuning eye and original backlit oval dial which shows beautifully when on or off. The brass bezels & the piping trim of lighter color really make it pop! This is a recent complete electronic restore and plays well across the dial picking up all my local stations and beyond. The speaker, knobs, dial scale and chassis appear to be original. New repro era correct grille cloth really shows well. Notice the crinkle painted chassis... nice. This rare radio is beautifully restored and is a radio ready for play and display for the most discriminating collector! 18"W x 9"H x 8"D. $850.00. (1640234)

 

Detrola 3271 (1941)

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 157 "Clockette" (1937)

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Emerson 157 "Clockette" (1937)

This is an excellent example of a very hard to find Emerson Art Deco mid-1930's radio affectionately known as a "Clockette." The case is made up of three sections that fit together: an ivory Plaskon front, an ivory Plaskon middle, and a black Bakelite back. These were sold in Solid Ivory, Solid Black and a combination of two-tone Ivory/Black combinations. And with original ivory matching knobs + metal bottom with factory decal. Other than a very minuscule hairline on right top corner, this case perfect, no cracks, hairline cracks or repairs. The original brass dial pointer and brass grille cloth are in place. The model number 157 is stamped into the black Bakelite case. A new cloth line cord has also been added to replace the old tattered resistance line cord and looks original. This is a recent electronic restore and the radio is playing fine, picking up my local AM stations. This chassis is a four-tube set, and it helps to have an external antenna to get local and distant reception. I am including a long length of antenna wire with the radio. The dial light reflects through the red Emerson logo dot on the front when the radio is on. This midget is about 7"W x 7"H x 5-1/2"D. $229.00. (1640231)

 

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

Here is a seldom seen Emerson model 511 "Moderne" glossy ivory Beetle Plaskon with bronze/gold marbling swirls. The clear plastic bubble dial cover floats over the gold painted metallic grille, which covers much of the front. A block of ivory Plaskon, whose back has a recess for the pilot light, anchors the dial cover to the cabinet at its top. When you turn on the radio, the illuminated block sheds a soft light over the dial, a beautiful effect. Radio has a cleverly designed molded handle on the top that also served to ventilate the set, as this set is closed on all sides and is designed to be viewed from all angles. The beautiful marbleized Beetle Plaskon cabinet is in great original condition, with no chips, major cracks, burns or repairs. The cabinet has only a slight stress crack in the dark swirls between the two original Plaskon knobs (have to look hard to find). The set retains its original metal bottom. Elevated padded feet + two factory labels. It not only looks great, but plays loud and clear across the AM dial as well. Truly an eye-catching addition to any radio collection. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $429.00. (1640228)

 

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)

 

FADA 360G (1938)

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FADA 360G (1938)

From my personal collection to yours! Here is a somewhat rare FADA model from their “Coloradio” 360 Series, not to be confused with the 260 series which had a smaller dial & cover with more bars, + used a similar chassis & Plaskon cases, etc. Some had chrome or gold trim, this one the gold, some plain w/no trim. This is a FADA Model 360G Art Deco Ivory Plaskon five-tuber. It's a great modernist design from the period. The difference you will notice is the shape/size of the gold (also came in chrome) grille. Notice the FADA medallion in the center of the backlit beautiful gold dial. Just a real looker! This FADA model 360 has two horizontal grille bars that look almost electric...like a sideways lightning bolt. The radio appears to be in all original condition and retains its gold/brass trim, bezel, Plaskon knobs, and Plaskon back cover. The grille cloth is an era correct replacement (new). Radio displays well and has a satiny finish. The radio cabinet shows absolutely no obvious cracks, repairs, stresses, discolorations, etc and displays extremely well. It is a recent electronic restore and plays well across the dial. 10-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 5-1/2"D. $299.00. (1640232)

 

Goldentone 3-X (1936)

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Goldentone 3-X (1936)

Goldentone was a small company which was located in Detroit. Whether or not they ever actually built any radios is questionable, since most of their sets were obviously products of other manufacturers. Among the known suppliers were Simplex, Admiral (Continental), Detrola, and others. This is a great looking and unusual shaped miniature wooden radio with wrap-around sides, front & back. The brass Goldentone tag is about the only identifying info I can find, tho the factory serial tag on chassis referenced General Electric, so I am at a loss the exact manufacturer nor model # even (3-X is a guess). It is a five-tube "cutie," but not a strong performer. Also I should mention the dial string is in place, but catches in a couple of spots, but does go to the limits. It does play pretty well with a long antenna wire (attached), but may need a longer wire for your area? It has what appears to be a factory wooden back. Very cool little radio, but can find little/no info anywhere, tho it does have some Detrola looks. Might be fun for someone to pursue. AT least it is a great "mystery" display and priced accordingly. Only 12"W x 8"H x 4-1/4"D & not very heavy. $199.00. (1640233)

 

Lyric S-6 (1932)

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. $659.00. (1640217)

 

Majestic 330 (1933)

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. $629.00. (1640221)

 

Motorola 56H (1953)

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)

 

Philco 551 Colonial Clock Radio (1932)

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. $569.00. (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)

 

Westinghouse H-127 (1945)

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 5-S-228 (1938)

Zenith 5-S-228 (1938)

Here is a very nice "black dial" Zenith tombstone back-lit by two pilot lights. This is an excellent example of the American Art Deco era for the late 1930's. This is seldom seen tube radio model 5S228. It is one of the most distinctive looking radios produced by Zenith. The designer created a very simple wood cabinet, with rounded edges with artsy grille cutouts. The set has been electronically restored and picks up many stations across the dial with just a short wire antenna (included). It is a five-tube super-het which offers both AM and Shortwave. The grille cloth is original and in great shape. The cabinet was refinished by some owner in the past who did a very nice job using toners to keep the original look. Pointer and wood knobs feature the much desired Zenith lighting bolt logos. This is a very nice radio and would make a great gift or addition to any collection. 15-1/2"H x 10"W x 9-1/2"D. $429.00. (1640230)
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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 FedEx, but USPS and UPS 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.

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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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