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Abbotwares Z477 Golden Horse & Rider (1947)

Abbotwares Z477 Golden Horse & Rider (1947)

This is a very special set in Gold, very different from all the others I have ever seen. It might have been made as a prize gift for someone perhaps, as I have searched and cant find another like it. It has been electronically restored with all old capacitors replaced with new and new filters too, so there's no hum. Tubes have all been checked on my checker. This radio performs really very well I was surprised how well it does sound and how many stations it receives.; $975.00. (0021551)

 

Astron RS-20A Ham Radio Power Supply

Astron RS-20A Ham Radio Power Supply

115 VAC, 60 Hertz, output + 13.8 vdc 16 Amp continuous. 20 Amp regulated power supply. $65.00. (0021368)

 

Decca Portable Record Player (about 1960)

Decca Portable Record Player (about 1960)

Bring out all of your nice old favorite records, your 78's 45's and 33's too. It will play them all and sounds great. The amplifier has been completely restored by replacing all of the old type capacitors and replaced the electrolytics so there's no hum and had the power tube replaced. It has a good cartridge and a new needle. I have gone thru it cleaned and lubed all of the moving parts. The case is solid, shows some wear a few scuffs of course for its age but is pretty fair as you can see. $139.00. (0021448)

 

Emerson Library Radio (1947)

Emerson Library Radio (1947)

This wonderful set of eight History of The Nations books fools the eyes. Put up on your shelf with your other books, you could fool anyone. What appears to be a set of of finely leather bound books contains an electrically restored radio which is working perfectly. The radio has a lighted dial and an internal wire wound antenna for excellent reception. 11"W x 8"H x 7"D. $325.00. (0021564)

 

General Electric CL-541 (1946-47)

General Electric CL-541 (1946-47)

This excellent looking radio is a bit rare and I was not able to find out very much on this nice General Electric set which was made in Canada. Its small solid wood case has been professionally refinished now, and all the electronics have been replaced with newer upgrades to last for a very long time. This radio functions and sounds better then it ever did when new. It has a good solid back cover and a new power cord. 10"W x 7"H x 5-1/2"D. $195.00. (0021294)

 

Jackson Bell 62 "Sunburst" Cathedral (1930)

Jackson Bell 62 "Sunburst" Cathedral (1930)

Jackson Bell 62 Cathedral "Sunburst" (1930) This is one of the more rare of the Jackson Bell radio models and is being sold as is. It has not been restored, I will give that privilege to another who enjoys doing that themselves. All the parts are present. The radio has not been tested because of age of course. The power cord was bad also and I cut it off. The chassis as you see does show some light corrosion over its outer edge but not heavy rust. The cabinet as you can see also is in very nice condition considering its many years, the veneer is in nice shape, no ripples, slits or anything just very nice. The knobs look to be original as well. 15-1/2"H x 13-1/2"W x 8-1/2"D. $225.00. (0021568)

 

Kenwood Microphones

Kenwood Microphones

Both microphones are working and had been used on the Kenwood TS-870 and the TS-120S. These are sold separately. Each for $20.00. (0020972)

 

Knight 605-7C (1946)

Knight 605-7C (1946)

Great looking and a great performing radio. This set has been completely restored, all of the old capacitors have been replaced with the new long lasting type. The electrolytic caps have been replaced too, and all the circuits and tubes checked. The radio has good volume on all stations. The cabinet is in excellent condition, the dial lights up. This radio receives on AM plus it has the old Police - Airport and five Short - Wave Bands. I have been able to pick up a little short-wave after sundown fairly good here where I am. 18"W x 10"H x 10"D; 17.8 lbs. $389.00. (0021566)

 

Melody Cruiser Ship Radio (1946)

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Melody Cruiser Ship Radio (1946)

This one is sort of a odd one to me when I found it, the label as you see says Westinghouse Electric and Hazeltine Corp. I searched but was never was able to find the exact schematics for it anywhere, but even so it has been completely restored and all of the old capacitors have been replaced with modern types; the tubes checked and now she is working beautifully. The boat was refinished too, and I put in a new dial cover for it. It does have a lighted dial. The shiny chrome sails look pretty good after all it's 76 years there is some pitting that's to be expected. I just cleaned and polished them. She's a fine looking sailing vessel and she measures Bow to Stern 23" Long, her Sails 18" High and her Deck 6" Port to Starboard. $569.95. (0021571)

 

Mission Bell 390 (1938)

Mission Bell 390 (1938)

This radio has not been restored and is being offered to that person who enjoys bringing these precious antiques back to life. This is an All American five-tube set. The chassis is dirty but I see no heavy rust. The case is is good and solid, it does have a few scratches but it's tight. All of its knobs are present and they look to be original and they function properly. The power cord looks to be okay. 16"W x 8-1/2"H x 7"D. $62.00. (0021567)

 

Motorola 52B5 (1951-52)

Motorola 52B5 (1951-52)

This good looking AM broadcast portable radio has an all metal case with a gold painted top and the lower covered with a black vinyl material. There are no scuffs in the vinyl or cracks or breaks, it's a very solid, nice case. The electronics have been upgraded with all the newer electronic parts and the radio plays very well, loud and clear and bringing in many stations. It works on standard AC household current. When it was used as a portable radio it required two "D" size batteries and a 67.5 volt "B" battery which is no longer available. 8-1/4"W x 6-1/4"H x 2-1/4"D. $69.00. (0021132)

 

Motorola 67L11 Portable (1947)

Motorola 67L11 Portable (1947)

Five-tube AM Broadcast portable with AC power. This set was made for Motorola by The Galvin Mfg. Co. 1947. It has been completely restored electronically with all of the older capacitors replaced with new, and new electrolytics have replaced the old ones too, so it will no longer have any background deep hum. The tubes have all been checked and good ones have replaced any that needed to be and this radio plays very well now. It has a good power cord. The faux snake-skin cabinet has some scuffing but very little it is mostly on the inside of the front cover (see picture). 13"W x 9-1/2"H x 6-1/4"D. $89.00. (0021434)

 

Philco 45C "Butterfly" (1934)

Philco 45C "Butterfly" (1934)

A very rare find. This beautifully restored Philco radio has had all the older capacitors replaced and updated, all circuits and tubes have been checked. An alignment was done and it's bringing in stations loud and clear as it should. The case has been professionally refinished in the original Golden Oak and Ebony. This fine six-tube radio receives broadcasts on AM as well as Short Wave. I have kept the original grille cloth and cloth covered power cord as it still looked fine and it has its original knobs, too. This is a fine example of Philco's truly excellence in electronics quality and design. $600.00. (0021565)

 

RCA 100A (1926)

RCA 100A (1926)

This vintage speaker's case is solid and shows no cracks or chips. The speaker cover will need to be replaced. I did check and found that it does work, I got a good report when tested with a battery. $34.00. (0021537)

 

Regal L-43 (1950)

Regal L-43 (1950)

Restored electronically with all the older capacitors replaced, tubes checked and is now working fine. The power cord has been replaced. The cabinet is in nice condition. 11-1/4"W x 8"H x 7-1/2"D. $259.00. (0021533)

 

Sentinel 238V Book Radio (1931)

Sentinel 238V Book Radio (1931)

This is a fairly rarely found Sentinel Book Radio. It has been recapped and I have replaced the power cord with a new one and it's working perfectly now bringing in quite a few stations. The faux leather cover has a few repairable tears and the spine is in need of some mending too. $235.00. (0021563)

 

Setchell-Carlson "Super 8" (1838)

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Setchell-Carlson "Super 8" (1838)

Here is a good solid old set. This radio hasn't been restored but it does work and works quite well. These Super 8 radios are pretty strong performers and this one is no piker even though it hasn't been restored. It would be a nice summer project for someone. 17-1/2"W x 10"H x 8-1/2"D. $94.00. (0021570)

 

Silvertone 6120 (1939)

Silvertone 6120 (1939)

Beautiful and completely restored is this 1930's Art Deco period radio cabinet which I'm told was made by Ingraham. It's been professionally and beautifully refinished as well as electronically restored and sounds great. It's a six tube Super-Heterodyne AM with Short-Wave. 14-1/2"W x 9"H x 7"D. $449.00. (0021257)

 

Stewart-Warner B51T1 (1948)

Stewart-Warner B51T1 (1948)

This is great looking small five-tube radio with its Chocolate Mahogany brown Bakelite case which is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or scratches. The electronics have been restored and this radio brings in stations all across the dial; it performs remarkably well for such a small set and with excellent clarity as well. The size of this little beauty is just 6"W x 5-1/2"H x 3-3/4"D. $269.00. (0021531)

 

Stewart-Warner B51T1 (1948)

Stewart-Warner B51T1 (1948)

Amazing little five-tube superheterodyne AM radio which has now been electronically restored and is working perfectly. For such a small radio it has remarkably good quality sound. Its Ivory case is in excellent condition. 6"W x 5-1/2"H x 3-3/4"D. $225.00. (0021529)

 

Telex Hy-Gain Direction Control

Telex Hy-Gain Direction Control

This is used. It is working, well cared for and clean. $95.00. (0021369)

 

Trav-Ler 5015 (1947)

Trav-Ler 5015 (1947)

Nice little AM broadcast set, a five-tube Super-Heterodyne type. It has been electronically restored and is working very well. I have re-painted it the same color that it was before; it was pretty badly scratched up when I received it. It will now look nice in most any room. 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $159.50. (0021347)

 

Unknown Radio (mid-1930s)

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Unknown Radio (mid-1930s)

Found at an estate sale; this set has had some work done on it but doesn't work. The chassis is very clean. The case looks to have been recently redone too . 11-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 6-1/4"D. $94.00. (0021569)

 

Vintage Radio Note Cards

Vintage Radio Note Cards

Six card set of note cards with matching antique gold envelopes. Folded card size is 6" x 4-1/2". In plastic bag. $7.95. (0020958)

 

Zenith 6-D-616 Consol-Tone "Darth Vader" (1942)

Zenith 6-D-616 Consol-Tone "Darth Vader" (1942)

This classic pre-war radio with its outstanding boomerang dial was designed by Robert Budlong who was Zenith's most prolific radio designer. He also designed all of the Trans-Oceanic radios of the period. This particular radio is known to collectors as the "Darth Vader" radio for obvious reasons. The radio has been electronically restored, all old caps have been replaced, upgraded to new longer lasting capacitors. All tubes have been checked on my tube checker and now the radio is working very well. It has an internal loop antenna for its good reception. 12"W x 8"H x 7"D. $289.00. (0021557)

 

Zenith A600 Trans-Oceanic (1957)

Zenith A600 Trans-Oceanic (1957)

This is a seven-band set with one AM and six Short-Wave Bands. The radio has been completely restored, all of the old caps replaced with new longer lasting modern type, all circuits checked and aligned, tubes checked on my tube checker and now the radio plays very well. The radio cabinet which has a Black Stage covering is in pretty fair condition too and shows very little wear. The 3-1/2 foot telescoping antenna is nice and straight and will help to bring in those distant stations. The only flaws I find are, there's a chip out of the portable antenna that's on the top of the radio and the power cord reel isn't there. 17"W x 11"H x 8"D. $195.00. (0021559)

 

Zenith L-516 "The Sandman" (1964)

Zenith L-516 "The Sandman" (1964)

This very attractive AM broadcast clock radio called "The Sandman" is working beautifully and the clock keeps perfect time. It has a good solid back cover and an internal antenna for its great reception. It does have some scratches on it but there are no chips or any cracks, the case is solid. 13"W x 6"H x 6-1/4"D. $94.50. (0021556)
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