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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)

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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)

 

Belmont 6D111 "Rabbit" (1946)

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Belmont 6D111 "Rabbit" (1946)

This is the iconic six-tube, AM only, Art Deco designed "Rabbit" from Belmont. It kind of looks like a crouching rabbit with its ears folded back. It has a half-moon lighted dial and six pushbuttons. It has the original knobs, back and cord. The ivory painted case has a few paint nicks out here and there but there are no cracks, chips, or hairlines. It has a built in antenna and provision for attaching a long wire antenna as well. I went through this chassis and replaced all the filters, caps and weak tubes. I aligned it as well, which was a chore because this model has the tuner installed upside down! It plays out fine with a nice mellow tube sound. This radio would make a nice addition to your Belmont collection or listen to the ball games at your home or office. 12-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 6-1/"D. $200.00. (1700057)

 

General Electric H-500 "Turbine" (1939)

General Electric H-500 "Turbine" (1939)

Here is a small five-tube AM only radio from the General Electric Co. This features a machine age design from the 30's; it has been called the "Turbine" but I see locomotive motifs in it as well. It has a lit up thumbwheel dial that adds to its look. The Bakelite is swirled brown & black and takes a nice shine. There are no cracks, chips or hairlines in the case. It has the original knobs and back (which is missing a piece). I went through the chassis replacing weak tubes, caps, filters and the cord for safety. It has been aligned. It needs a long wire antenna for reception although it will pick up close local stations without it. It plays with a nice mellow tube sound. 9"W x 6"H x 5"D. $200.00. (1700047)

 

Kadette 66X (1936)

Kadette 66X (1936)

Here is a six-tube International Kadette 66X. It has AM-SW bands, but the SW doesn't have much on it these days. It has a bright dial light, the original knobs and no back. It will need a long wire antenna to operate. It has been refinished, has a new cord for safety, and a new grille cloth. It has been recapped, tubes replaced as needed, and has been aligned. The dial cover has been repaired at some time in its life. This would make a nice radio for home or office. 11-1/2"W x 8"H x 7"D. $200.00. (1700035)

 

Motorola 56LA2 (1956)

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Motorola 56LA2 (1956)

This is a nice little AC-battery set from Motorola. It has a red leatherette covered case with black plastic and gold trim. The case is near perfect (you usually find these torn up and scratched}. It has a rotatable antenna on top that doubles as the handle. It is a four-tube radio, AM only and was designed to run on batteries or AC. It would be hard to find the batteries these days so plugging it in works as well. It was missing the original cord that plugged in the back, but I modified a new one to fit it. I replaced the filters and weak tubes. It plays out loud and strong on local stations. 1956 was a good year for Motorola and their radios show a set of very unique Mid-Century Modern designs. The "V" shape on the front of this one is pretty neat! It would make a nice addition to your collection of portables or listen to ball games on it. 10"W x 9"H x 3"D. $110.00. (1700059)

 

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)
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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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