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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)

 

Airline GEN-1743A

Airline GEN-1743A

Here is a nice AM-AFC-FM solid state radio from Montgomery Ward in the 70's. It has a wood veneer case and chrome trim. The case is in good shape with no cracks, chips or hairlines. It has the original knobs, back and cord. There is provision for attaching an FM antenna on the back for more reception and a jack for an earphone. I cleaned and lubed the controls and tuning mechanism. It plays out fine on AM and FM and it has a tone control to help with the bass. This would make a nice little vintage radio for home or shop. 13-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 5"D. $45.00. (1700071)

 

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 540T (1951)

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Arvin 540T (1951)

A little metal Arvin four-tube set. It is AM only and has a light beige painted case. There are a few paint spots on it and nicks but no bad scratches or chips. It has the original knobs and back. The cord was replaced with a new polarized one for safety (which is needed on these metal sets!). It needs a long wire antenna to work but is sensitive to just about any length added. It picks up local stations and depending on the antenna, can reach out further. I went through the chassis and replaced weak tubes, filters, and caps. It has been aligned as well. It has a nice sound through its 4-inch speaker. This little set would look nice on your desk at home or office. 8-1/4"W x 5-1/2"H x 4-1/4"D. $100.00. (1700075)

 

Coronado RA44-8341A (1955)

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Coronado RA44-8341A (1955)

This is an odd one! Coronado was sold by the Gambles retail stores, however this radio is a dead ringer for an Arvin 451T that was sold five years earlier. I could find no connection that Arvin and Gambles had a partnership selling radios. This was sold as the Coronado "Lyric," a five-tube AM only set. It has a built-in antenna and the clear plastic dial surround lights up all the way around with an overhead light. It looks really neat at night. The case is painted "Willow Green" over black Bakelite and you can see nicks in the paint, especially around the off-on volume control, but no cracks, chips or hairlines. It has the original knobs, back and cord. I went through the set, lubricated & cleaned the controls, replaced filters, weak tubes & caps. It was also aligned. There is provision for a long wire antenna on the back which will increase volume and reception. A nice mid-century modern design for your collection or use. 11:W x 6"H x 5"D. $100.00. (1700076)

 

Emerson 587B (1949)

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Emerson 587B (1949)

A nice little Deco styled radio! Five-tube AM only. Has a built-in antenna and provision for a long wire attachment. The white ivory Plaskon case has no cracks, chips, or hairlines. The radio has a dial light, original knobs and back. I went through the chassis, cleaned & lubed the controls, replaced filters, weak tubes and caps. It has been aligned as well. It plays out with a nice mellow tube sound. This radio would look good at your home or office! 9"W x 5-3/4"H x 5-1/2"D. $200.00. (1700074)

 

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)

 

Truetone 636 (1939)

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Truetone 636 (1939)

Here is a six-tube AM only radio that was made for Western Auto stores by Belmont and labeled Truetone. It has a Deco design dark brown Bakelite case with no cracks, chips, or hairlines. It has a built-in antenna and provision for a long wire antenna attachment in the back. It has a dial light, along with the original knobs and pushbuttons. I went through the chassis and cleaned and lubed the controls, replaced weak tubes, caps and filters. It has been aligned as well. It plays out with a nice mellow tube sound. This would make a good addition to your Deco radio collection or just use it at home or in your office. 11"W x 7-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $200.00. (1700073)
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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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