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Atwater Kent 165 (1933)

Atwater Kent 165 (1933)

Here is a very collectible little Atwater Kent, beautifully designed cathedral radio features delicate latticework and a two-tone walnut veneer front made by that famous Philly factory in 30's. For my money, there were no better / dependable radios of this era than A-K's. Cabinet is all original finish with only very minor wear which is to be expected from a 90 year old radio--far too good to do any refinishing in my opinion. Beautiful is this classic small cathedral radio from the early depression era. It is an AC-powered five-tube superhet covering the standard broadcast & Police bands. The radio does have Tone Control with the Police bands switch. Like all the Atwater Kent cathedral radios, it is highly coveted by collectors. All new capacitors, tubes and resistors checked and replaced as needed . Grille cloth, knobs, speaker (perfect with no tears in the cone), and AK tube shields appear to be original. Cabinet is solid and has the most of the paper label inside. Radio plays quite well with short wire antenna (supplied). Power cord is new. Dial is backlit with one strong pilot light. An excellent addition to any collection! Weighs 18 pounds, 14-1/2"H x 12"W x 8"D. $469.00. (1640185)

 

Atwater Kent 456 Tombstone (1935)

Atwater Kent 456 Tombstone (1935)

Here is another one of those beautiful Atwater Kents with the multi-colored dial (called rainbow dial in their ads). There are separate lights for each band and the lighted arrows (notice in 2nd pic) are the moving pointers, rather unique. Atwater Kent was a high quality and leading manufacturer in the 20's & 30's until unions and the depression forced closure of the Philadelphia monster factory. This is a multi-band, six-tube super-het that receives on both BC & SW with antenna (supplied). It is a very nice refinished tombstone with original grill cloth, knobs, dial, speaker, etc. as you can see. It is a recent restore with all caps, weak tubes, resistors being replaced. It also has a new silk cloth power cord + original Bakelite plug and very clean, rust free chassis. 18"H x 14"W x 8-1/2"D; 28 lbs. $429.00. (1640175)

 

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 grill area. The grill 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. My tech replaced all of the capacitors, checked the tubes and resistors, replacing where necessary & then aligned the set for top performance. The radio plays extremely well from a six-tube super-het chassis. he radio 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. (1640196)

 

Emerson 321-AW "Oriental Chest" (1934)

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Emerson 321-AW "Oriental Chest" (1934)

Here we have a somewhat rare & unusual gorgeous Great Depression Radio, known as Oriental Emerson Chest Radio from 1934, working model 321-AW, featuring hand-painted Chinese-style images on the front, sides, and inside each of the doors. Black painted cabinet with Chinese motifs in nice condition; each one was individually hand painted and is unique. The doors open to reveal the loud speaker grille and radio controls. The top has a handle and an illuminated jewel. Original handle, latch, knobs, cloth, tags, etc. The cabinet finish is in over all good original condition, with some marks of age with light fading, and few touchups on gold trim, but overall it is an excellent example of its kind. This is a rare and unusual set. This oriental motif can be found on a number of radios, phonographs, TV's, and furniture items from the 1930's through the 50's, so it was apparently quite popular. The radio has been recapped, resistors changed and tubes replaced where needed (all checked); plays well on the short wire antenna attached, but even better with longer antenna. 10"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D. $399.00. (1640190)

 

Emerson 400 "Aristocrat" (1940)

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Emerson 400 "Aristocrat" (1940)

Here is an extremely nice Catalin with a very dynamic design by Emerson (Norman Bel Geddes Design). Called Aristocrat, they were Patriot related, of course. No breaks, repairs, or major scratches which makes it even more stunning (sorry for some glares). These were made in several color combos & tho not as flashy as some color combinations this is one of the more difficult colors to find. Beautiful high glossy, greenish brown with heavy butterscotch swirls case with original black handle, grille, and knobs. All original except the repro back which is one of the nicest I have ever seen and includes all the correct print and graphics. Lighted clear dial (also appears original). Great shape, but unrestored, I never play my catalins anyway, just eye candy. From my collection to yours. 10"W x 7-1/8"H x 5-3/8"D. Was $859.00, now $829.00. (1640162)

 

Emerson 517 (1948)

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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 729B Plaskon (1955)

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Emerson 729B Plaskon (1955)

Here is another neat Mid-Century, five-tube, Kelly Green Emerson Plaskon set from 1955. It's a real beauty, integrating a flawless racing green (not painted) casing with a silver reverse-painted checkered grille with "Emerson" name on lower right and "Emerson Clef" logo on upper left written in contrasting green & original knobs & grille cloth. Very shiny & looks all original except previous owned touched up the dial pointer with correct blended color. The little pilot light indicated when set is turned on (second pic). Excellent condition with very little wear, no cracks nor major scratches. Older restore, but plays loud & clear across the dial picking up all my locals & beyond with just the factory loop antenna. Great little display with unusual color that should really enhance those color set for those collectors. 11"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D. $139.00. (1640197)

 

Emerson EP-375 Catalin (1941)

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Emerson EP-375 Catalin (1941)

Here is a cool Emerson EP-375 "5+1" Catalin radio in a beautiful marbleized yellow cabinet with brown trim, manufactured by Emerson Radio & Television in 1941. It is near perfect with no cracks, chips, repairs or major scratches. Recent complete electronic restore and plays loud & clear across the dial picking up all my locals and beyond. Radio has original brown grille bars and knobs. Water-slide decal and clear dial plastic cover also appear original. This original radio has taken on a beautiful rich yellow patina accentuated by the streaks of brown, light yellow + clear that run throughout the cabinet (eye candy for sure). Sorry for reflections; not flaws. This is the model without handle and rivets which seems to be the preference of most collectors. Nice repro fac. back.This model has become known to collectors as the 5+1 due to the unique insert grille bar layout. All bar segments are evenly curved and no warpage with only one of them with a very light scratch which can hardly be seen nor felt. About 9-1/2"W x 5-3/4"H x 4-3/4"D. $1,450.00. (1640198)

 

Jackson-Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

Jackson-Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

Here is a great specimen of that Art Deco West Coast manufactured Jackson Bell from the 30's. It is in great condition having been recently restored and plays very well. It maintains its beautiful contrasting wood tones, original knobs, speaker (Lansing), and likely grille cloth. It is a six-tuber, driven by a strong 45! It is ready for play & display. Straight from my collection to yours. Very nice! Rather small as cathedrals go at about 15"H x 13"W x 8"D. $599.00. (1640066)

 

Motorola 7A "Aero-Vane" (1941)

Motorola 7A "Aero-Vane" (1941)

Here is a cute, small, six-tube, restored, wooden Motorola 7A set with pushbuttons and factory back which is normally missing due to the formed material it is made from. This is called Aero-Vane as written on back. I believe this is early 40's (1941?). Factory dial (nicely lit), knobs, speaker, pushbuttons, etc. The dial cloth has been replaced with era correct cloth. I consider this on the rare side as I have searched the net as well as all my books and cannot find a thing written about this model, not even pics. Most of the paper factory tag is on the bottom + the model 7A is stamped there + on back. This is a recent restore and plays well across the dial picking up all my locals and beyond. No external antenna needed. The previous owner did a cabinet refinish and it displays very well. There are two small blemishes on right hand side view but not all that detracting. Nice start or addition to your collection. Weighs approx. 6 lbs. 12"W x 7"H x 7"D. $199.00. (1640176)

 

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)

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 1AX (1940)

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RCA 1AX (1940)

A diminutive pre-war, 1940 RCA 1AX "Nipper Dog" dial. Five-tuber. The original dial, dial pointer, knobs, etc. The dial cover is clear with no cracks, and knobs are in perfect condition. The back which is often missing completely is a reproduction & conceals a very clean rust-free chassis. The dial shows Nipper the RCA dog "listening to his master's voice" and lights up beautifully in the dark. A classic Art Deco pre-War RCA radio. The hand polished Bakelite case is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines or scratches. Recent restoration. The radio has been completely checked by a professional, and all tubes, resistors and capacitors were changed out that were either failed or weak. The radio is playing fine, picking up all my local stations and beyond, loud & clear. This little guy is a collector favorite. It will be expertly packed and promptly shipped fully insured. Only weighs about 6 lbs. 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $239.00. (1640193)

 

RCA 66X8 Catalin (1946)

RCA 66X8 Catalin (1946)

Here is a simply beautiful red Catalin "Tuna Boat" with some of the heaviest yellow swirls I have seen and is unbelievably translucent (see pic). Even the bottom and insides show beautiful swirling. The radio cabinet has been cleaned and hand polished to a high gloss using Novus #2 only (no buffing). It appears all original including knobs, grille cloth, dial, etc. No cracks, repairs or scratches. The cardboard back is a reproduction but exact pattern. The "Tuna Boat" as it is known to collectors is the largest Catalin radio ever made. It is from my smoke free and pet free personal collection. It is unrestored, but plays well picking up all my local stations & beyond (never play my Catalins). Near flawless. It maintains most of the factory sticker on bottom showing serial #3640. Very clean chassis! Sorry for reflections (not flaws). You do not see this model/color for sale very often. About 15-1/4"W x 8-3/4"H x 6-3/4"D. $1,259.00. (1640153)

 

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 R-136A (1936)

Stewart-Warner R-136A (1936)

Somewhat rare and gorgeous, Art Deco large table radio by Stewart-Warner. This is a deluxe radio made under the "Craft-built" label (the factory metal tag is still on the back of the cabinet) and incredible "Magic Dial" Ferrodyne radio. These radios were to compete effectively with the Ingraham Cabinet lines from Emerson and others. The brass escutcheon and "starburst" matching dial is of the double ended or airplane type. Below the dial is a planetary reduction tuning drive (not string driven). This example has been nicely refinished and retains original factory speaker, speaker cloth, dial and knobs, and rust free chassis. This is a seven-tube chassis which plays well on two bands. The radio sounds very rich with short antenna wire. Note the "Magic Dial" (referred to as it is nearly invisible until lit up) for the high accurate tuning this innovation offered. The brightly lit dial has really a dramatic night-time look. 18"W x 13-1/2"H x 11"D. $459.00. (1640154)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 1000J (1941)

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Stromberg-Carlson 1000J (1941)

Ingraham = beauty. No doubt this is an Ingraham cabinet with just one look. It's a rather elaborate style with pretty inlays + combo of mahogany & walnut woods. This was restored in and out by previous owner and plays loud and clear picking up all my locals & beyond. Very clean chassis. You can not beat the beauty and elegance of an Ingraham cabinet, and this Stromberg Carlson is no exception. Nicknamed the "Humpback" for its top curved streamlined design, the mahogany cabinet is just gorgeous with the off setting "fins" for grille louvers which really add a classy touch along with the waterfall ends & sides. The original backlit dial, clear dial cover, pointer, wooden factory back, orig. knobs are all in perfect condition. The chassis is powered by six tubes and features a loop antenna which provides for very sensitive reception with lots of volume, nice warm tone, and no hum picking up all my locals & beyond. The repro Ingraham name plate remains intact on the bottom of the cabinet and the original full wood back is included. 14-3/4"W x 9-1/4"H x 9-1/4"D. $459.00. (1640195)

 

Sylvania R519 (1956)

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Sylvania R519 (1956)

Seldom seen or offered for sale. Mid-Century at its best! The set will brighten a room or collection nicely with its two tone factory color scheme of Aqua front grille and white cabinet. It's nicely accented with the two large symmetrical gold trimmed side knobs, one for tuning, and one for volume plus the concave front grille shows so much style for that era or this. The tuning knob has AM frequencies stamped including the CD marks. Recently restored electronically and plays clearly and loudly across the dial picking up all my locals and beyond. Dial rotates smoothly, numerals and graphics on the tuning knob are sharp. All the lettering is perfect. The five-tube design works well, receiving AM stations across the band with clear sound Radio was well cared for over the decades, and hasn’t a nick, crack, scratch or mark on its cabinet except there is a chigger bite on the tuning knob edge only between the 5 & 6, but hardly noticeable plus two very slight/short stresses (typical for Plaskon sets) on backside top edge which I tried to capture in one of the last pics. Should ship quite cheaply (I do pack well). 12"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D; weighs 4 lbs. $239.00. (1640191)

 

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)

 

Truetone D-711 (1935)

Truetone D-711 (1935)

This elegant Truetone D-711 radio was made by Detrola for Western Auto Supply Co. and this series from the mid thirties has become very popular among collectors The combination of graceful curves, attractive wood grains, and the unique dial makes this Truetone a great radio to add to any collection Beautiful burled walnut cabinet mixed with other walnuts in the true 30's Deco style with wrap-around end & waterfall top and corner speaker with decorative grille cutouts. Radio plays loud and clear on broadcast and shortwave band with short wire antenna. The big radio has eight tubes and three bands: AM, Police (nothing on that band now days) & SW. Very nice bright green eye tube. If you plan to use the pushbuttons pre-sets, you will need to set to set for your locale. This is a recent estate find and someone has done a very nice cabinet restore as you can see in the pics. Not sure about the electronics, but suspect it has also been rebuilt as it plays well with lots of volume across the dial picking up all my locals & beyond. Set maintains the original Rola speaker, knobs, dial, trim etc,. 21"W x 12"H x 9"D and weighs approx. 22 lbs. It will require extra packing for safe shipment. $499.00. (1640167)

 

Truetone D1016 (1941)

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Truetone D1016 (1941)

Truetone, a Western Auto Supply radio in beautiful swirled Bakelite (made by Detrola). One of a kind classic Deco design. Colorful dial where the "Truetone" badge on the dial lights up when the radio is on. The swirled brown Bakelite case has no cosmetic damage, no chips, cracks, repairs, nor hairlines or scratches. It has its original metal back with all graphics, knobs, dial, etc. This radio plays great; it's hand polished to a brilliant shine and looks like new. The beautiful large colorful dial retains its brilliant red and gold color behind a crystal-clear dial cover (very slight warpage that does not detract in any way). The chassis has been serviced by a pro replacing all capacitors and out of tolerance resistors + all tubes checked & replaced if needed. It is playing loud and clear, picking up all my local stations and beyond. Again, 100% all-original case including dial, dial cover, knobs, back and bottom labels. It looks identical to the post-war version, model D2610. A must-have radio for any serious radio collector. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. The radio is almost midget sized at 9-1/2"W x 7”H x 6”D; weighs only 6 lbs. $329.00. (1640189)

 

Westinghouse H-630T4 (1956)

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Westinghouse H-630T4 (1956)

Mid-Century design at its best. "Pretty in Pink." Great 3-D looking front with waffle grille. Deco Vintage 1950's Bakelite Westinghouse radio in rare Pink color with factory original white & gold dials with CD marks. Model H630T4, radio has very little wear, no cracks, repairs, nor major scratches & displays beautifully bright! It has the factory back which also list the other two colors this radio came in plus factory stickers on bottom with great lettering. Unrestored by me, but plays with clarity and large volume across the dial picking up all my locals and beyond. Please see all photos, as they are considered part of the description. Made in the USA. 8-3/4"W x 5"H x 5-1/2"D. $139.00. (1640192)
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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.

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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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