Tucker Pierce's Radio Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since January 2021"

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Reading, PA 19608

   

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I have always enjoyed antiques and bringing things back to life again. Antique radios are a perfect combination of the two for me. I started working on antique radios in 2016 when I purchased a non-working 1946 RCA 56X5 wood cased table radio and proceeded to swap out the electronics. I powered it up and held my breath. What an awesome feeling when it came to life!

Since then, I have obtained and restored a lot of antique table radios originally manufactured from the late 1930's to the mid 1960's... and sold quite a few of them to satisfied collectors. It would have been nice to have kept them all, but that would not have been a good idea for my marriage! So, I take great pleasure in putting them in the hands of someone else who can enjoy them.

Radio prices do not include shipping.  Click here to learn more about: Restoration, Packing & Shipping; Payment, and Terms of Sale.

 

 

Emerson 330 (1941)

Emerson 330 (1941)

The Emerson 330 is a pre-War AM only set housed in a shiny Bakelite case. This radio has been restored throughout with all capacitors being replaced along with all out of tolerance resistors. The dial cover and power cord are also new. The radio brings in stations strong across the AM dial. $150.00. (1780014)

 

FADA 27 (1939)

FADA 27 (1939)

A beautiful and rarely seen FADA. In fact, this is the only model 27 I have ever seen. This two-band radio is a strong performer on both the AM and SW bands with a long wire. The wood case has been professionally stripped and refinished with quality spray lacquers. All electrolytic and film capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents and all out of tolerance resistors have been replaced. The radio has been tuned, lubricated, the power cord has been replaced with a new one with a modern polarized plug, and new felt feet were added to prevent scratching of your fine furniture. The polycarbonate dial cover is new. In sum, a FADA radio that is not only a great performer but also highly collectible. About 15"W x 9"H x 7-1/2"D. $349.00. (1780025)

 

General Electric J-64 (1941)

General Electric J-64 (1941)

This is one of General Electric's largest pre-war table radios. The J-64 comes with a big 6-1/2" speaker for a big sound and weighs in at 22 pounds. It certainly wasn't designed to be very portable! The six-tube three-band radio comes with AM and two Shortwave bands. There is excellent reception on all three bands, although there isn't much on Shortwave these days. Cosmetically, this radio looks beautiful and has been stripped and professional refinished using the finest lacquers available. New decals were also applied. The grille cloth is also new. All of the capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents and all out of tolerance resistors have been replaced. A new polarized power cord has been installed as well. I left the station tabs blank so that you can insert the tabs for the stations that are nearest your location. In summary, a powerful sounding, beautiful looking radio from the excellent engineers at General Electric. 18-1/2"W x 10"H x 9-1/4"D. $349.00. (1780020)

 

General Electric K-40-A (1933)

General Electric K-40-A (1933)

When someone says, "That's a cute radio," I think they might have this little General Electric TRF radio in mind. Manufactured by RCA and sold under the General Electric name for the 1933 model year. Although a four-tube Tuned Radio Frequency (TRF) set, it still performs well on the AM band using a long wire. The wood case has been professionally stripped and refinished with quality spray lacquers. All electrolytic and film capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents and all out of tolerance resistors have been replaced. The radio has been tuned and lubricated. The power cord is not original but is a newer fabric covered one that hearkens back to the one that would have been original to this radio. The grille cloth selected is new and creates an beautiful look for this radio. New felt feet were added to prevent scratching of your fine furniture. In sum, I think you will have to look long and hard to find a cuter little radio. About 10"W x 7"H x 4-1/2"D. $249.00. (1780027)
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My Restoration Philosophy

My restoration philosophy parallels some advice I was given a few years ago by a fellow restorer.  He told me to only get a radio that you love because you will be spending a lot of time with it.  So, the radios that you will see on my site are ones that I have chosen to work on because I really like them.  Most of them are wood case table radios from the 1930's and 1940's which have been stripped, refinished, and look fantastic.  I use only the best refinishing products from Mohawk. I want all of these antiques radios to look impressive.

All of the radios you will see on my site are in complete working order for your listening pleasure.  Most have received stations from 500-1000 miles from our location during the evenings (obviously this may differ based on your location) and have been bench tested.

I want you to be satisfied with any radio you purchase from me. As a result, I offer a 30-day guarantee on all radios.

I hope that you will enjoy your radio as much as I enjoyed working on it for you.  Certainly, if you have any questions about any of the radios you see here for sale, please let me know.

Packaging, Shipping, and Payment of Your Radio

I take great care in making certain that your radio is packaged in a manner so that you receive it in perfect condition.  Specifically, every radio is wrapped several times in bubble wrap (large size bubbles), taped, and supported in the box with newspaper and/or Styrofoam.  Your radio is then placed in a box marked "Fragile" on every side. It is then inspected and approved by my wife (the expert packer in the house) before it gets sealed up and shipped.  I have yet to have a radio arrive damaged and I try to minimize the chances of that happening.

You can choose USPS, UPS, or FedEx for shipping, just let me know what you would prefer.  I think that insurance is a great idea, although I allow you to make that call. You pay the actual shipping cost; I am very honest on shipping costs and will not gouge you.  I hate when people do that!  You can always ask for an estimated shipping cost before purchasing a radio. If a radio is returned, the purchaser will pay the return shipping cost.  I will ship anywhere in the United States or Canada.

For payment, I prefer PayPal although I will also accept money orders or personal checks. Personal checks will have a 14 day hold before the radio is shipped.



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