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.

 

 

Airline 94BR-1526A (1949)

Airline 94BR-1526A (1949)

This post war radio is an excellent example of home table radios sold by retailer Montgomery Wards. Manufactured by Belmont Radio, this ivory colored case has been thoroughly cleaned and looks great. The original back is present. The radio has been thoroughly restored with all capacitors and out of tolerance resistors being replaced with modern equivalents. A new power cord has been installed. The radio sounds great and is powerful across the AM dial. $120.00. (1780007)

 

RCA 55X (1941)

RCA 55X (1941)

This gorgeous RCA 55X features twin speakers. This is radio #2 that we are selling of this model. It is a strong performer across the AM dial. The case has been stripped and relacquered (three coats) and looks great. I left it with an open pore look to bring out the wood grain. The radio has been completely restored. All capacitors and out of tolerance resistors have have been replaced with modern equivalents. A beautiful RCA radio from the pre-War period. $325.00. (1780005)

 

RCA 55X (1941)

RCA 55X (1941)

This gorgeous RCA 55X features twin speakers. This is radio #1. It is a strong performer across the AM dial. The case has been stripped and relacquered (three coats) and looks great. I left it with an open pore look to bring out the wood grain. The radio has been completely restored. All capacitors and out of tolerance resistors have have been replaced with modern equivalents. A beautiful RCA radio from the pre-War period. $350.00. (1780004)

 

Zenith 6D030 (1946)

Zenith 6D030 (1946)

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, this radio was one of the first produced by Zenith after WWII. This radio has been restored throughout with all capacitors replaced with modern equivalents and all out of tolerance resistors replaced. The case has been stripped and relacquered and looks great. The brass escutcheon is bright. The dial cover has been replaced. This radio works as it designed, plays strong across the dial and would be an excellent addition to anyone's collection. $150.00. (1780001)

 

Mantola R-453 (1940)

Mantola R-453 (1940)

This gorgeous radio is the Mantola R-453 manufactured in 1940. Mantola was the brand name of the radios which B.F. Goodrich sold in their Goodrich Silvertown tire stores. Back in the 1930's and 1940's every decent sized city in Pennsylvania had a Goodrich store, as did I am sure many other parts of the country. My research indicates that this radio was manufactured by Continental Radio and Television, later known as Admiral. This is a larger table radio at 16"W x 10"H x 8"D. It is a six-tube set with a transformer. The cabinet was stripped and lacquered with three coats and turned out fantastic. It looks just like it did when it was manufactured with a beautiful walnut shade with black trim. I replaced all of the capacitors and all out of tolerance resistors. I also added a new back and a new polycarbonate dial cover. In terms of performance, it is very strong throughout the dial and provided excellent sensitivity and tone on both the AM and SW bands. Just a gorgeous example of radio history. $350.00. (1780008)
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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.

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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