Tom Hunt's Radio Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since February 2018"

the Radio Attic

Lexington, KY 40503

 


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Airline 62-97 Tombstone (1934)

Airline 62-97 Tombstone (1934)

This Airline "skyscraper" design was made for Montgomery Ward stores and sold under Airline name, but was actually manufactured by some other company, likely Wells-Gardner based on the style. Simply beautiful Art Deco Gothic tombstone with arched top and waterfall sides. Recently restored electronically and now plays with plenty of volume and sensitivity. This is a BC only seven-tuber, featuring new cloth cord. but all else is original. Very clean bronze chassis as you can see. Other bonuses include original grille cloth, original factory knobs, full factory paper tag inside cabinet, a Montgomery Ward warranty tag in great condition + a service tag dated "12/7/45" and an address and four-digit phone number. The cabinet has just so many design pluses like the front walnut burl panels on either side of the ornate "M" shaped walnut grille area. Notice how the side fluted panels match exactly the top "cap" panel. These touches really are eye catching in person. Probably the neatest part of this jewel is the "tracking" pilot light for dial indicator. I couldn't capture it very well (2nd pic), but it shows through the dial in a beam of blue/green light... very cool. 14-1/2"H x 13"W x 9"D. $429.00. (1640082)

 

Atwater Kent 225 Tombstone (1936)

ON SALE
until
November 2

Atwater Kent 225 Tombstone (1936)

This restored radio has a beautiful wood cabinet, with great book matched veneers, gets strong reception with its extended wire antenna. Beautiful lighted large dial. Five Tubes, BC and SW bands. All capacitors, resistors and tubes where necessary. The radio retains the original knobs, grille cloth, speaker, chassis and even the interior cabinet labels are exceptional. It also retains the cloth covered power cord and speaker cord. Atwater Kent Company of Philadelphia was always on the cutting-edge of the technology with a very determined commitment to quality cabinets as well. This radio is a perfect example of that philosophy. 17"H x 13"W x 6-1/2"D Was $429.00, now $409.00. (1640088)

 

Crosley 63TJ "Victory Model" (1946)

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Crosley 63TJ "Victory Model" (1946)

Here is a beautiful, seldom offered for sale and somewhat rare Crosley "Victory" model and an obvious tribute to victory in WWII. It must have been one of the first radios off Crosley's assembly line after they switched back to making civilian products. The large airplane dial-pointer, the use of Foreign and American instead of SW and BC to label the bands, and the proud statement that it is a Crosley "Victory Model" on its colorful large dial with red, white, blue stripes... kind of says it all. The beautiful dial is lit with two pilot lights which is simply gorgeous. This radio survives to honor those who fought and gave their lives to protect America even to this day. What a trophy and memorial to our freedom effort! Recent complete restore inside and out with factory knobs, speaker, dial, clear dial cover, full back (couple of reinforcement on the inside and out of sight) and new grille cloth. It has a built-in loop antenna with provisions for connecting an external antenna. It has a deep clear sound and picks up stations across the dial. It also picks up SW with longer antenna wire. Nice clean chassis. About 15"W x 10"H x 8"D. $579.00. (1640095)

 

Detrola 4D1 Mini-Cathedral (1934)

Detrola 4D1 Mini-Cathedral (1934)

This has to be one of the smallest cathedrals ever made at approx. 11-1/2"H x 1-"W x 6"D. This is an older restore but plays well with short antenna (supplied) from my collection. It's a four-tuber, one band, original beautiful finish, original ornate knobs, escutcheon, and I think grille cloth, etc. Beautiful lighted dial. A nice flair is the subdued intricate inlay design on the pilasters. Often times the pictures don't do a radio justice and this is one of those cases... it seriously looks even better in person. The Detrola decal is from Radio Daze (repro). Very clean rust-free chassis as you can see. If you are looking for a cutie that doesn't require much shelf space and a little unusual, this is it. $459.00. (1640081)

 

Emerson 110 Mini-Tombstone (1936)

ON SALE
until
November 2

Emerson 110 Mini-Tombstone (1936)

This small 1936 Emerson radio is presented in one of the first modern Ingraham midget tombstone cases. It sold for $100 at introduction. It has the same U5A chassis that is found in its predecessor Plaskon model 108 cases in Walnut, Ivory, and Black plastic and was predecessor for the AU-190 Catalin of nearly the same size. The Ingraham case has also been restored and looks great. This is a two-band, five-tube set and was restored recently by previous owner. It plays well for such a small set with a short antenna on both bands. It also has a new cloth line cord, and the original gumdrop wooden knob as well as wooden factory back, which is often missing. The band switch is in the back. It uses the same chassis as its predecessor model 108 which was Art Deco plastic-cased tombstone radios available in brown or black Bakelite, or white Plaskon. Style, Size, and Super hard to find. Only 11"H x 7"W x 6"D. Was $429.00, now $399.00. (1640091)

 

G&F Sales Searchlight (Spyglass) (1937)

G&F Sales Searchlight (Spyglass) (1937)

Here is a collector's highly prized, Art Deco and fairly difficult to find radio, especially in this condition. Sometimes called "Spy" or "Disk," it is more widely known as "Searchlight" given that it can rotate 360 degrees E to W or N to S. This is a recent compete restore inside and out. Very sensitive bright green tuning eye and beautiful multi-colored dial as you can see. Works very well on BC with short antenna supplied & SW with longer wire. Super example of rare bird. Until recently this was a "mystery" radio as to who manufactured it for G&F Sales. Granger & Feitler (G&F) was a punch-board sales co. and toy manufacturer and it is unclear if this radio was given away as a prize or actually offered for sale (mystery). General conclusions are it was made by Pacific Radios as it points to exact model #3. Cool radio and very collectible with a mystery included. 18-3/4"H x 13-1/4"W x 6-3/4"D. $1,950.00. (1640080)

 

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. $729.00. (1640066)

 

Philco 70 "Baby Grand" Cathedral (1931)

Philco 70 "Baby Grand" Cathedral (1931)

Here is one of Philco's iconic cathedrals, second only to the 90 IMHO. Recent restore and plays loud and clear and very well. Also the cabinet has been refinished and toned nicely as you can see. I have read is was designed by famous Edward Combs. Excellent condition and ready for play & display. If you only have one radio for display I would definitely recommend this as a candidate as there are still a great looking and great playing trophy... or a nice addition to any collection. 18-1/2"H x 16-1/2"W x 11"D. $429.00. (1640083)

 

Silvertone 4465 Tombstone (1937)

Silvertone 4465 Tombstone (1937)

Here is a stunning and highly sought after Silvertone tombstone, which is often called the "gold dial." Made for Sears by Wells-Gardner, this model was the best offering of their assortment. The unique subtle trapezoid shaped and detailed cabinetry make this radio a standout! This great looking radio features an oversized 7-inch dial with a neat Art Deco design. It is a recent total electronic restore and has a bright, new, and very responsive green tuning eye which winks at you going from station to station. It features original Tenite knobs with lettering that indicate the function of each knob plus accurate reproduction speaker cloth and factory speaker. This is a top of the line high grade eight-tube chassis, three-band (AM+2SW), and it is a fantastic player. Clean chassis plus a full factory tag inside cabinet. The wide strip of angled fluting on either front side corners really gives it a distinct look and it's 83 years old. Clean chassis and solid cabinet and notice the model number is even imprinted on the bottom of cabinet: don't see that often. Don't miss the opportunity to own this fantastic radio. 22"H x 16"W x 12-1/2"D. $649.00. (1640093)

 

Zenith 5-S-119 (1937)

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Zenith 5-S-119 (1937)

Big Black Dial back lit by two pilot lights. Everything works as it should and strong player in totally recent restored condition. This is a five-tube, three-band player. Sometimes it is difficult to select a radio from my collection for swap meet or sale here on the Attic... this is one of those, but after having in my personal stuff for five or more years, it is time to let go. Most of factory label on bottom. "Z" knobs, "Z" dial, dial glass, grille cloth, etc. are original I believe. Very nice racing stripes (inlay) plus toned stripes on either end. The pics really do not do it justice. 16"W x 11-1/2"H x 10"D and weighs approximately 15 lbs. $529.00. (1640094)
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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.
2) PayPal funded from your checking account or PayPal balance only.  No credit card payments.
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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