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Bonnots Mill, Missouri 65016

 

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I have been running a radio repair & restoration business (Radio Revival) for twenty years.  I am the son of an old time Radio & TV repairman and grew up helping in the business.  I am still using a lot of his inventory.  Every radio that is saved from the land fill and put back to work is a piece of American History!  My collection has gotten out of hand and it is time to thin the herd and share the wealth.  Click here for my seller's terms and to learn about my restorations.
 

 

Airline 74BR-1502B (1947)

Airline 74BR-1502B (1947)

Here is a very small five-tube radio that is AM only. I call it a "Mini Toaster" as late 40's radios all seem to look like toasters to me! It has an ivory painted Bakelite case with no chips, cracks or hairlines. The matching ivory bullet knobs are not original but streamline the case a bit in front. It has the original metal back that also acts like an antenna, but it picks up a lot more with a long wire antenna attached. I went through the chassis and all caps and filters are replaced as well as weak tubes. It has a replacement cord for safety. It was aligned as well. Don't expect it to play like a 15-tube Zenith, but it does fine for its size! 7-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H x 5-1/4"D. $95.00. (1700058)

 

Arvin 518WD "Phantom Pal" (1938)

Arvin 518WD "Phantom Pal" (1938)

Here is a nicely restored, painted (Ivory & Mahogany) wood table radio from the Arvin Phantom series. It is a five-tube AM/SW radio that has a tone control and a band switch. The "Phantom" dial lights up in red, yellow and green when turned on and you can read the numbers to tune in a station. It has been restored electronically and the cord replaced for safety. It has a nice sound and will pick up many stations if you attach it to a long wire antenna. 9"H x 8-1/2"W x 7"D. $224.99. (1700010)

 

Arvin 544 "Lefty" (1946)

Arvin 544 "Lefty" (1946)

This is a nice small five-tube, AM only radio from the Arvin Corp. of Columbus, IN. It has the left side dial which they made a few of in the day, it is different from the majority of post-war radios in this respect. It has a brown Bakelite case which has a small hairline on the bottom of the case from a screw hole. Otherwise it has no cracks or chips. It has the original knobs, back and grille cloth. It has a very bright dial light (110V)! I replaced filters, caps and weak tubes. It has been aligned. It plays out fine with a nice mellow tube sound and has a built in antenna with provisions for an outside one as well. This would make a great little radio to listen to the ballgames this summer, left-handed or not! 9-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $185.00. (1700055)

 

Packard-Bell 602 "Stationized" (1949)

Packard-Bell 602 "Stationized" (1949)

From Los Angeles this six-tube, AM only radio is stationized for Southwest & Northwest coast stations. It has a dual dial scale with twin pointers that have been synched in with radio station call letters on the West coast. This is a unique early version that has twin speakers, one on each end. It has the Southwest styling that was popular in the late 40's. The Masonite case finish is original and shows scratches and nicks here and there. It has the original knobs, back and cord. It has a built-in antenna with a provision for adding a long wire. It has twin dial lights and a tone control. I went through the chassis and replaced filters, caps and weak tubes. I had to restring the dial cord (not fun!) and it has been aligned. It plays out with a nice mellow tube sound. This would make a great addition to your California radio collection. $275.00. (1700061)

 

Panasonic RE-6289 AM-FM

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Panasonic RE-6289 AM-FM

Here is a late 60's solid state AM-FM radio from Panasonic of Japan. It has a wood case with walnut grained vinyl veneer. It has the original knobs, back and controls. It has a high-low tone control. I went through the chassis and cleaned and lubed the controls and tuner. I installed a twin lead FM antenna on the back for more reception. It is very selective and sensitive on both bands. This would make a nice little radio for home or office! 12-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 5"D. $65.00. (1700067)

 

Trav-Ler 5028A (1947)

Trav-Ler 5028A (1947)

Here is a little portable battery-AC five-tube set. It is AM only. It has a red "alligator" cloth covered case that shows tears in several places. The grille and knobs are actually white. The photos were taken in late afternoon sunlight which makes them look yellow. It has a built-in antenna and good handle. It plays out well. This would make a nice addition to your small radio collection or listen to the Super Bowl on it! 9"W x 5"H x 5"D. $50.00. (1700039)

 

Zenith H845 (1964)

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Zenith H845 (1964)

This is the best sounding eight-tube AM-FM set that Zenith made before going to solid state and PC boards. It is all hand-wired, with an 8-inch mid-range bass speaker and a 3-1/2" treble-tweeter. It has the original knobs and back. It has two dial lights, a built in AM antenna and uses the power cord for an FM antenna. It is in a walnut case with an ivory plastic front. The case has been refinished. The knobs are missing some chrome plating but most of these models are, they get worn off by using them so much! I went through this set, replaced weak tubes, all wax caps and the selenium rectifier was replaced by a diode and dropping resistor. It is very sensitive and selective on both bands. The bass response and treble make this "High Fidelity" for sure. This would make a great radio for home or office. I have one just like it playing on my work bench! 15-1/2"W x 9-1/2"H x 8"D. $225.00. (1700066)
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My Terms of Sale

Prices listed do not include shipping.  If you value the radio you just bought, please insure it.  I ship by USPS (my wife is a Postmaster!) and you will pay actual shipping costs to your location.  I do not charge for safe packing and handling.

I accept PayPal (preferred), personal checks, or money orders.  I will wait for checks to clear before shipping, otherwise I will ship as soon as I get your funds.  If you don't pay after five days, the radio will be relisted for sale again on the website.

I will ship to US addresses only unless a prior arrangement has been made.

Radios are as described and photographed.  Buyers are encouraged to ask any and all questions about my radios.  If the radio does not suit you upon arrival and use, I will accept a return within seven days.  It must be sent back in original packing and in the same condition that I sent it to you.  Buyers are responsible for return shipping and insurance costs.

I have been packing and shipping radios for twenty years.  Depending on weight and size, they will normally be wrapped in bubble wrap, boxed, placed in another box surrounded by peanuts at least 1"-2" on all sides.

Refinishing and Restoration

"Professionally refinished" in my descriptions means that I have had my radios refinished by refinishers that have been doing radios for me for many years.  The cabinets and knobs (if wood) have been stripped.  The cabinets are repaired and veneer replaced if needed.  The wood grain is filled, color matched as close to original as possible.  A matte or semi-gloss finish is used depending on the radios.  Original grille cloth is used if good, otherwise a older replacement or reproduction is used.  Dial covers are replaced if discolored or cracked.

"Electronically restored" in my descriptions means that I have checked all the tubes and lights and replaced them if needed.  I replace the filters, high voltage and audio capacitors, and out of tolerance resistors.  The controls are cleaned and lubricated or replaced if needed.  Speakers are repaired or re-coned if needed.  The cord and plug are checked for safety and replaced if needed.  I align the sets as well.  I do not restore or repaint the chassis or remove original parts mounted on it.  I repair radios for sale the exact way I repair them for customers that come in the door and for my collection as well.



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