Larry Martine's Attic
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Arvin 547A "Lefty" (1948)

Arvin 547A "Lefty" (1948)

This is a seldom seen Deco-style radio that usually comes with brown knobs. But these rare ivory knobs are original to this set according to Sams Photofact set 42 folder 3, published in July 1948 (included with purchase). Its Bakelite cabinet is in perfect mint condition and has a deep chocolate swirl finish that retains its original beautiful shine. Its gold foil dial is in perfect condition and lights up beautifully in the dark. It even comes complete with the original cardboard backing. It was restored by its previous owner and plays great across the dial. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 9"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $427.00. (1750034)

 

Belmont 526 "Freshman" (1938)

Belmont 526 "Freshman" (1938)

Just restored! This 82-year old "toaster-style" radio is one of those rare and collectible finds that would have to be new in the box to be nicer. The black Bakelite cabinet still retains its original high gloss shine, and it's in perfect shape with no cracks, hairlines or chips. The grille cloth, knobs, pre-set levers and complete bottom label are all original and also cosmetically perfect. The pre-sets levers are in fine working order as well. The only imperfections I can find are a light fading of "ESH" in the "FRESHMAN" dial and the missing call letters above each pre-set lever. However, I will include five station tabs for you to add to the cabinet, but not necessarily those which match radio stations in your area past or present. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 10"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D. $515.00. (1750065)

 

Climax "Diamond" (1937)

Climax "Diamond" (1937)

This is truly an extremely rare and highly desirable Art Deco radio, manufactured by the Climax Radio Corporation in 1937. Its condition is simply pristine and its design is spectacular. Needless to say, it would make a great addition to any collection. Climax, known for having some of the edgiest cabinets of any radio manufacturer, went all out that year with this extreme Art Deco "Diamond" teardrop model, as well as the "Emerald," and "Opal." Except for the set's replacement power cord and back panel, this radio is all original. The cabinet has been refinished, the chassis has been restored, all moving parts have been cleaned and lubed, the speaker has been re-coned, all caps and weak tubes have been replaced, and the dial marker have been hand polished and detailed. Having been completely restored inside and out, it is an excellent example of a rare radio classic that picks up my local stations across the entire AM dial loud and clear. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal smoke-free collection. About 16"W x 8-1/4"H x 5-3/8"D. $4,375.00. (1750086)

 

Colonial 700 "New World Globe" (1933)

Colonial 700 "New World Globe" (1933)

This rare set has just been totally restored and is probably as close to perfect as can be found. Designed by Raymond Loewy & manufactured by the Colonial Radio Corporation, this radio was the union of Loewy's technical skills acquired from working at Westinghouse and a new material called Bakelite. The radio's speaker is in the base. The cast aluminum ring played a dual role as the earth's equator & the connector of the two metal knobs that controlled the power, volume & station tuning. The entire radio has been disassembled, the upper & lower chassis have been rebuilt with caps & weak tubes replaced, a replacement diode cord & external antenna added. The NOS grille cloth is a correct replacement. All other parts are original to the radio. The fragile globe has no cracks, chips, cracks, tube burns or repairs. The maps have minimal paint loss/fading. The ring & the top finial have been refinished to match the globe's original "axis." It has been hand-polished and is picking up all my local stations loud & clear across the AM dial. This radio would be an incredible addition to any collection. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 16"H x 10"W. $5,100.00. (1750091)

 

Delco R-1233 "Ribbon Candy" (1948)

Delco R-1233 "Ribbon Candy" (1948)

This radio serves as testament that the Delco division of General Motors once made radios over 70 years ago. This is a beautiful midget radio nicknamed "ribbon candy" because of its adorable vertical ribbon candy design in the speaker grille. The Bakelite cabinet retains its original high gloss shine, and it's in perfect shape with no cracks, hairlines or chips. The attractive dial face lights up beautifully in the dark. Its dial cover, knobs and back cover are also original and are in phenomenal condition. A prior owner restored the chassis and it plays great across the dial. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 8-3/4"W x 5-3/4"H x 6-1/4"D. $295.00. (1750055)

 

Emerson 578A "Eames" (1946)

Emerson 578A "Eames" (1946)

Except for its replacement cord, this is an all-original radio designed by Ray and Charles Eames in 1946. It is in near mint condition. Its chassis was fully restored by the previous owner and it plays great across the dial. The original speaker is in good condition. Its cabinet is made of molded birch plywood with ash veneer and retains its original finish. The original Plaskon dial face has no cracks, and the dial lights up nicely. The original Plaskon "Ferris wheel" knobs are in great shape too. It retains its original back cover imprinted with its "578A" model number. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 9"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $350.00. (1750036)

 

Emerson 587A (1949)

Emerson 587A (1949)

This Bakelite radio is proof that big things come in small packages. This set may be tiny but its reception is spectacular due to the internal loop antenna that comes standard. It has five tubes and a nicely lighted dial. It is simply a beautiful black color with plenty of sheen. The case is in perfect original condition with no cracks, chips, breaks or hairlines. It has been fully restored for safe, reliable use. All tubes have been tested and set to factory specs. Ready to be displayed and enjoyed. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 9-1/2"W x 6"H x 6"D. $275.00. (1750008)

 

Emerson 588A "Eames" (1948)

Emerson 588A "Eames" (1948)

The Emerson 588A is one of just two radios designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Emerson Radio and Phonograph Company (see my other Attic listings for the Model 578A, the smaller of the two). This all-original radio's walnut veneer cabinet is made of bent plywood, the classic hallmark of Charles and Ray Eames. Its Bakelite Ferris wheel knobs, Plaskon dial face, backlit dial, and back panel are all original and in mint condition. This five-tube superhet now picks up local stations across the AM band loud and clear. In near mint condition, it's ready to play and display! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11"W x 6"H x 5"D. $325.00. (1750074)

 

Emerson 707B "Sunburst" (1952)

Emerson 707B "Sunburst" (1952)

These four Art Deco Emerson Model 707B radios in Maroon, Chartreuse, Pink and Ivory are being sold as a set and will serve as an incredible addition to your radio collection. You'll just need to collect the one remaining color to complete the set: Gunmetal Gray (almost Brown). The Chartreuse model is the most scarce of all five colors. Each of the four "Sunbursts" has just been completely serviced with new electrolytics and tubulars. They've also been re-aligned so that each now picks up local stations loud and clear across the AM band. The Ivory set also comes with a Bluetooth module so you can play tunes directly from your phone or other device on this one. Their all-original plastic cabinets are in excellent condition too. No cracks, hairlines or major scratches anywhere to distract from their glossy factory finish or "sunburst" dial face (the pink set just has two very small, hardly noticeable chips on its top front edge). More great radios from my personal, smoke-free collection. Each radio is about 6-1/4"H x 5"W x 5"D. $1,890.00. (1750083)

 

Emerson DR-352 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1941)

Emerson DR-352 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1941)

This is a rare 1941 pre-war radio in an absolutely gorgeous Ingraham cabinet that has been totally restored, both inside and out. The immaculate cabinet has been refinished. All moving parts including its tuning assembly have been cleaned and lubed, all caps and weak tubes have been replaced, and the cabinet and dial marker have been hand polished and detailed. The grill cloth, power cord and Emerson decal are new replacements. The radio was aligned and tuned for optimal reception using the internal loop antenna and now picks up my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal smoke-free collection. About 14-1/2"W x 9-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $750.00. (1750089)

 

Garod 5A-2 "Commodore" (1946)

Garod 5A-2 "Commodore" (1946)

Here is a sleek, very Art Deco radio in near mint condition. It has a streamlined profile, vertical louvered red grille, and slide-rule dial in an original (not re-painted) Bakelite cabinet. This tiny Bakelite five-tube AC/DC radio is truly all-original, has been hand polished and its electronics have been completely restored. The case is perfect, no chips or cracks and very, very few "flea bites." The knobs are original, the cardboard back is intact and the label reads, "Garod model 5A-2, Brooklyn, NY." The lettering on the clear plastic slide rule dial is reverse painted with red numbers outlined in gold, the sensitive plastic and all lettering are perfect. The radio has a good cord. A beautiful little post-war Art Deco gem and these, when found at all, are usually chipped and attractive sweet originals like this one are hard to find. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 10-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H x 4"D. $326.00. (1750018)

 

Goodyear "Model Unknown" (1939)

Goodyear "Model Unknown" (1939)

This Art Deco table top set is truly rare, the only one of its kind I've seen in over 35 years of collecting radios. Its streamlined Bakelite cabinet with curved horizontal grill, backlit dial, Tenite knobs and working pre-sets is all-original. It even still includes its original Goodyear-branded tubes! Its chassis has been completely serviced and now picks up stations across the AM dial loud and clear with the help of the external antenna included. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11-1/2"W x 6-7/8"H x 6-1/2"D. $460.00. (1750069)

 

Motorola 53H "Dashboard" (1953)

Motorola 53H "Dashboard" (1953)

A collector's favorite, this atomic era radio is affectionately referred to as Motorola's "dashboard" model. Red is the most sought-after color. All original factory painted red Bakelite case in near mint condition. The cabinet retains a beautiful shine and has no modifications, repairs or repaints, cracks, hairlines or chips. Just the typical minor paint loss on the upper front corners and a couple "flea bites" elsewhere. The knobs are original with minor tarnish to the gold metal dial inserts. The white metal mesh grille is in excellent original condition with no dents, dings, rust, or warping. No repaints touch-ups or over sprays. Just a shadow of the oval speaker seen through the pin holes of the metal grille. Surprisingly, this model was not designed with a tuning dial light. The tuning dial works fine. This set is playing very well and picking up all my local AM stations without any problem. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 7"D. $505.00. (1750059)

 

Motorola 56R (1953)

Motorola 56R (1953)

This beautiful all-original radio has just been totally restored. Its cabinet with complete and intact rear cover in the highly sought-after fire engine red (not painted) Plaskon is in perfect cosmetic condition with no chips, crack or hairlines - a true rarity! Its five-tube chassis with built-in loop antenna plays loud and clear across the AM dial. Another great radio from my smoke-free collection. About 9-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $560.00. (1750068)

 

Philco D-595-124 (1956)

Philco D-595-124 (1956)

The Philco D-595-124 is a very obscure Atomic Age radio, particularly in this more desirable cranberry (not painted) Styrene cabinet. Manufactured in 1956, this five-tube radio has been totally restored inside and out. All parts have been cleaned and lubed, all caps and weak tubes have been replaced, the grill assembly was removed and, along with the cabinet and knobs, hand polished. The case is immaculate with no hairlines, cracks or chips. The knobs and back panel are original. Having just been completely restored inside and out, it is a real player that picks up my local stations loud and clear across the entire AM dial loud. This rare Atomic Age radio would make a great addition to any collection. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal smoke-free collection. About 10"W x 6"H x 5-1/2"D. $625.00. (1750088)

 

Philco PT-46 "Transitone" (1940)

Philco PT-46 "Transitone" (1940)

Introduced in January 1940 as a replacement for the August 1939 Model PT-45, just 4,475 of these models were made. The brown Bakelite cabinet with gorgeous louvered Art Deco design retains a beautiful shine that contrasts nicely with its white preset push buttons and matching white torpedo knobs. The case is in mint condition with no breaks, cracks or hairlines. The dial lights up nicely. A perfect replacement Retro-Tronics back is on the set. The set takes a little while to warm up, but the radio plays very well across the dial when the accompanying wire antenna is extended. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 9-3/4"W x 6-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D. $353.00. (1750035)

 

Philco PT-49 Transitone "Harp" (1940)

Philco PT-49 Transitone "Harp" (1940)

Introduced in June 1940 as part of Philco's 1941 lineup, just 5,700 sets were produced of this beautiful pre-War radio. This set has been electronically restored and puts out big sound across the dial thanks to its five tubes and 6-inch electrodynamic speaker which give this AM radio outstanding tone and great sensitivity. The very striking harp-shaped walnut case with Zebrawood veneer trim has been hand polished and now has a gorgeous shine. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. Its vertically louvered grille is in mint condition and its claw feet, knobs, speaker cloth, dial and dial cover are original to this set. A portion of its bottom label remains. The back panel is a replacement. Biggest issues include minor wear to the wooden dial trim and Zebrawood veneer at the top before it begins its waterfall descent to the bottom of the radio's front panel. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 13"W x 9-1/2"H x 7"D. $535.00. (1750056)

 

Philco TH-17 "Transitone" (1940)

Philco TH-17 "Transitone" (1940)

Introduced in June 1939 to replace the TH-4, this model, the TH-17, offered an additional handle and Bakelite back to conceal the newly introduced big loop antenna. The Bakelite cabinet including grille cloth is all-original and in perfect condition with no breaks, chips or hairlines. The chassis was serviced by the previous owner and picks up all my local stations. The pre-sets don't work except for the one labeled "DIAL." The grille cloth, dial and front louvered add the finishing touches to this beautiful Art Deco design. In all, 17,030 of these sets were made and originally sold for $11.95. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 8-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $360.00. (1750026)

 

Philips 834C Cathedral (1933)

Philips 834C Cathedral (1933)

This rare Swiss-made radio is rarely seen in the US, and it's even more rare to find one that works! This almost 90-year old set has been totally restored inside and out and now picks up my local AM stations across the dial with help from the supplied external antenna. A new electrical cord with a period-correct Bakelite on/off switch and plug have been added. The left knob controls the volume. The right knob was once used to pick up long distance stations. Its original grille cloth is in mint shape. Its base and marbled domed cabinet with Bakelite front have been refinished to their original luster. I originally obtained it from a collector in Poland. It is a substantial set. Schematic included with purchase. See copy of original ad in French. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 18"H x 15-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D. $1,675.00. (1750082)

 

RCA 1AX “Nipper” (1940)

RCA 1AX “Nipper” (1940)

A collector’s favorite, this Deco radio has been electronically restored by the previous owner to be sure all circuits are working perfectly. For a small size set this five-tube radio has the power. It has a large wire-wound antenna for good reception. The molded Bakelite case retains its original sheen and is in great condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines or scratches. The original dial and pointer are in perfect condition. The dial shows Nipper the RCA dog "listening to his master's voice" and lights up beautifully in the dark. Missing back panel. New power cord. Another great radio from personal, smoke-free collection. About 9-7/8"W x 6-7/8"H x 6-3/4"D. $500.00. (1750064)

 

RCA Victor 6-X-8 "Wilshire" (1955)

RCA Victor 6-X-8 "Wilshire" (1955)

This "Wilshire" is a seldom seen mid-century set. Its chassis has just been completely serviced with new electrolytics and tubulars. It's also been re-aligned so that this five-tube set now picks up local stations loud and clear across the AM band. Its all-original plastic cabinet is in excellent condition too. No cracks, chips, or major scratches anywhere to distract from its glossy factory finish. The palm-size tuning knob is a gorgeous gold with normal wear on its dial numbering. The gold front grille is actually a metal piece, not plastic. No rust or pitting or tarnishing. The back panel and bottom label are in mint shape. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 12"W x 5"H x 5-1/2"D. $678.00. (1750076)

 

RCA 115 "Skyscraper" (1933)

RCA 115 "Skyscraper" (1933)

This seldom seen Art Deco radio, nicknamed the "Skyscraper" for its spectacular stepped skyscraper shape, symmetrical design, and beautiful colored wood, was manufactured in 1933 by the RCA Victor Company. It has been totally restored both inside and out very recently. The cabinet has been refinished top to bottom and is in near mint condition with a few hardly noticeable hairlines in the wooden facade. This five-tube set also has the original manufacturer's tag on both the cabinet and chassis. The dial, RCA foil tag, knobs and gold patterned grille cloth are all original and in mint condition. The power cord is a correct replacement. All weak tubes and electrolytics have been replaced and it is picking up my local stations loud and clear across the AM dial with the help of the supplied external antenna. Ready to display and play! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 13-1/2"W x 9"H x 7-3/4"D. $1,126.00. (1750085)

 

RCA Victor X-551 (1951)

RCA Victor X-551 (1951)

Here is a beautiful example of the space-age design that was found in mid-century radios. Just check out the gold fin atop and below the cabinet along with its gold ball feet. The set has been fully restored and hand polished. It looks and plays loud and clear across the dial. It has a five-tube AM receiver and a phono input so the owner can use the radio as their record player's amplifier. Another great radio from my smoke-free collection. About 12-1/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 6"D. $644.50. (1750037)

 

Silvertone 6405 (1940)

Silvertone 6405 (1940)

This is a rather scarce midget tube radio with an Art Deco design. It is a fully restored little beauty with two thumb knobs, one for on-off volume and one for tuning. Back panel is missing. This radio comes standard with no dial glass and is another radio with an upside-down chassis. Since dust couldn't settle on it over the years and foster corrosion, the chassis is especially clean after this restoration. The cabinet has no cracks, breaks, or hairlines. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 7-3/4"W x 5"H x 5-1/2"D. $535.00. (1750002)

 

Stewart-Warner B51T2 "AirPal" (1948)

Stewart-Warner B51T2 "AirPal" (1948)

In Radio Attic's over 20 years of existence, this is the first of this model for sale. This is a very rare all-original Deco radio that not only has its original grille cloth, but it also has been totally restored inside and out and is now electronically restored to factory specs. The case has no chips, cracks or hairlines. Its dial pointer has been calibrated and reaches across the dial from end-to-end. Original label is still attached. It plays extremely well across the dial but would benefit from an external antenna that connects to the original short wire provided. About 10-1/4"W x 5"H x 3-1/4"D. $405.00. (1750028)

 

Stewart-Warner B61T2 "Ferrodyne" (1949)

Stewart-Warner B61T2 "Ferrodyne" (1949)

Produced only in 1949, this set is all-original and in excellent working condition. This is a six-tube radio, AM band only model. It even comes complete with its extremely rare original instructions to explain the three control knobs! Tuning is easy, and the sound is strong and clear. The case with wrap-around louvered grille is not Bakelite but an early Polystyrene "mahogany" cabinet with lots of brown swirls. The asymmetrical streamlined Art Deco styling and illuminated dial makes this set a real show-stopper. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. In fact, this was just the 3rd radio I ever bought back in 1982. About 14-1/2"W x 8"H c 7"D. $395.00. (1750015)

 

Emerson 25 (1933)

Emerson 25 (1933)

The model 25 from 1933 is a four-tube TRF (Tuned Radio Frequency) receiver. Emerson made radio and merchandising history with this model in that it was the first practical, popularly accepted "compact" to come into being. It uses a 39 tube as a RF Amp, a 36 tube as a Detector and 1st Audio, a 38 tube as an audio output and a 37 as an AC line Rectifier wired with its grid and plate tied together. That said, it'll pick up several of your most powerful local stations with the external antenna I'll provide, but don't expect much more. The set has just been completely serviced, recapped and rewired. The cabinet with walnut veneers and marquetry inlay also has been beautifully refinished to its original luster. Probably one of the best examples of this set you'll likely ever find. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D. $550.00. (1750077)

 

Majestic 5A410 "Zephyr" (1939)

Majestic 5A410 "Zephyr" (1939)

This radio is nick-named the "Zephyr" because of its streamlined, machine age styling - styling that exists all the way down to its bullet-shaped aerodynamic knobs. The speaker is not in the front but on the side of this set. This radio has been electronically restored and plays well across the band. The dial lights up beautifully in the dark. It retains its original back panel. Its deep brown Bakelite cabinet is in immaculate condition with no cracks, hairlines or chips and has been hand-polished to a brilliant shine. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11"W x 8"H x 7"D. $375.00. (1750058)

 

Philco 48-225 Transitone (1948)

Philco 48-225 Transitone (1948)

This five-tube set was introduced in June 1947 as part of Philco's 1948 line-up. Its showroom-shine cabinet is made of maroon (not painted) Polystyrene that, for some reason, especially appealed to women at the time. It's worth noting that, because its case is so thin, relatively few of the roughly 38,000 made still survive today - especially in this near mint condition. The radio with all-original two-color illuminated dial, dial glass, gold lacquer grille, knobs, bottom label, and back panel has been completely restored inside and out. It has no chips, cracks, or hairlines - just a few hardly noticeable, slight surface scratches remain. It picks up all my local AM stations loud and clear across the dial. Ready to play and display! Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-3/4"D. $375.00. (1750078)
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About Me & My Radios
As a long-time radio collector, I've come to appreciate those sellers who I could always rely on to accurately describe the radios they're selling.  These are the sellers who've gotten the bulk of my repeat business over the past 35 years.  I'm sure you feel the same way and that's exactly why your satisfaction is so important to me.  I can 100% guarantee that I'll always make every effort to deliver you the radio that I have described.  All my radios are from my personal collection of more than 100 sets, most of which I no longer have room for now that my family and I have recently downsized to a smaller home.  Many, if not most, of my sets have been fully restored by a highly trained and experienced technician.  In those instances where the set is in non-working order and/or the cabinet has warts and/or other blemishes, it is so stated.  Please understand that though I will take every pain to carefully pack and ship each radio individually to arrive at your destination in the same shape it left my home, mishaps occasionally do happen in-transit.  Often, this mishap is just a tube that has come loose; on other rare occasions the damage may be more severe but that's why I will only ship your radio fully insured via two-day delivery.  I will use USPS unless you designate UPS or FedEx.  Your radio will be at less risk if it spends less time in the mail.  Please contact me should any issues arise.  The only exception is if you attempt to make any repairs or modifications to these radios yourself.  I am happy to take responsibility for these radios in my collection, but not for any work outside of my control.  Your 100% satisfaction is my goal and I hope you'll be happy to buy from me again and again.

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