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Algene AR-5-U Portable w/Snake Skin Case

Algene AR-5-U Portable w/Snake Skin Case

For the collector that has been looking for a radio in a red snake skin cosmetic case, look no further. The radio dates from the late 1940's and sports Lucite knobs, handle and grille. The case shows some wear, but overall in very good original condition including the grille cloth. The power cord is rather short given that you have to store it under the lid. The mirror is a little cloudy from age. It has a lighted dial. The set has been serviced and plays good. 11"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D. $225.00. (0260697)

 

American Bosch 305 Ingraham Clock Radio (1932)

American Bosch 305 Ingraham Clock Radio (1932)

Offered is a rare 1932 American Bosch with a full size Ingraham clock. The clock face has some wear and discoloration as shown. Otherwise this set is in excellent original condition including the clock, knobs, grille cloth and finish. In addition it has been fitted with a full set of globe style tubes and a new cloth covered cord. The radio and clock have been serviced and both work well. A beautiful example of this rarely seen table top clock radio. 15"H x 14"W x 8"D. $499.00. (0260598)

 

Audiotronics 222

Audiotronics 222

The company made audio equipment for school and based in North Hollywood CA. This radio probably dates from the mid 1950's. There was a black stripe on the left side that most likely covered what class or department it belonged to. I was able to cover it fairly well with a matching color. Otherwise over all it's in excellent original condition. The indicator light comes on and the set plays really well, so I'm offering it as found unrestored. 13"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $99.00. (0260707)

 

Bendix 526B

Bendix 526B

The Bendix 526 displays well with machine age style. This is painted Bakelite and it retains the original ivory paint in excellent condition. It shows only minor wear and with no cracks. The reverse painted dial glass has some flaking at the ND in Bendix and above 90-110. The chassis has been serviced and the set plays well. It is one of the best original examples you could hope to find. 10"W x 7"H x 7"D. $199.00. (0260687)

 

Colonial 650 Tombstone (1934)

Colonial 650 Tombstone (1934)

The model 650 is a rare variation of the more common 653. It has the band and tone control switch on the rear of the chassis as shown. The labels are in amazing condition showing very little wear. I like the deep, mellow and brilliant markings for tone. the left knob in front of the set is a trimmer. It dates from about 1934 and is in original condition including knobs and grille cloth. The finish shows minor discoloration and wear, but still displays well. The set has been serviced including a new cloth covered cord. It plays well and receives on both AM and Shortwave. About 14-1/2"H x 11"W x 7"D. $449.00. (0260689)

 

Crosley 10-139

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Crosley 10-139

Crosley styling was in good form during the early 50's and the 10-139 in Turquoise is no exception. The original paint has spots of discoloration and an abrasion on the upper right corner. The chrome is excellent and overall the radio displays well with no cracks and chips in the Bakelite or paint. The chassis has been serviced and the set plays well with strong reception. 12-1/2"W x 7"H x 6-1/2"D. $289.00. (0260734)

 

Davison Haynes Aero

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Davison Haynes Aero

The only identification is Aero on the escutcheon and the number 15997 on the label. This is an extremely rare radio and is the only example I'm aware of. There is little documentation about the company and it appears they were only in business from 1930 to 31. The chassis was assembled at Gilfillan Bros. Plant in L.A. The chassis is the same used in their model 92 and 93 consoles. The radio is in beautiful condition inside and out. The chassis is super clean with no corrosion. The set was serviced by the former owner and plays fine with strong reception. The cabinet has been refinished. The grille cloth is a replacement, but I believe the knobs are original to the set. There is no schematic for this set and so it is offered primarily for display and preservation. 16-1/2"H x 15"W x 9-1/2"D. $749.00. (0260733)

 

Detrola 5D Tombstone

Detrola 5D Tombstone

A great looking and hard to find little tombstone by Detrola. It has been refinished and displays beautifully. The chassis is clean, complete and all original with no corrosion. It has an interesting feature. There is a factory mounted strip of red film below the dial lamp. When it is turned on it gives off a red glow to the dial. The chassis has been serviced and plays well. 14"H x 10-1/2"W x 6"D. $399.00. (0260657)

 

Edison Radio

Edison Radio

The volume escutcheon reads Edison Radio Stores Inc. NY. A lawsuit was issued around 1936 against Mr. Frank of Edison Radio Stores Inc. for misuse of the Edison name having nothing to due with the real Edison. This little five-tube set probably dates from 1934, an extremely rare radio in excellent all original condition. It has been fully restored including a diode replacement for the resistance line cord. It plays well and it's ready to display and enjoy. 11"W x 7-1/2"H x 5"D. $395.00. (0260722)

 

Emerson AM169

Emerson AM169

A beautiful example of Ingraham cabinet style. weather you are collecting Emerson or radios with Ingraham cabinets, this one is a must have. The trim was refinished and the balance of the original finish was preserved. The knobs, dial and dial cover are original. The chassis is clean complete and also all original. The set has been serviced and plays well on AM, and I was also able to receive short wave. Ready for display. 14"W x 9-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D. $359.00. (0260724)

 

General Electric J-82 Cathedral (1932)

General Electric J-82 Cathedral (1932)

Showcasing a true cathedral design, the 1932 J-82 is a beautiful radio. This example is in amazing original condition. There is one knob that is a reproduction, but the balance of the set is original including the finish. There is a tag attached to the power cord with a name and five digit phone number. Probably from when it was left in a repair shop in the 40's or 50's. The chassis is complete and clean. It has been serviced and plays well. 18-1/2"H x 13"W x 10"D. $795.00. (0260714)

 

Lexington (General Television) 524

Lexington (General Television) 524

This is a variation of the rare General Television 524. The dial was changed and the Lexington nameplate was added, but otherwise it is the same radio. The set was refinished at some point and displays nicely. Otherwise I believe it is all original and in excellent condition. It was probably sold in a department store under a different brand name. It has been serviced and plays well. Ready to display and enjoy; 9"W x 6-1/2"H x 5"D. $189.00. (0260728)

 

McMurdo Silver Masterpiece III Console Radio

McMurdo Silver Masterpiece III Console Radio

Advertised in 1934 as a forward design with a round dial which was a new advancement at that time. This radio was in a private collection for 25 years with no cabinet. the receiver is all original. The cover and face panel have been re-chromed. The balance of the chassis retains the original chrome. There is minor surface corrosion, but as you can see it still displays well. The chassis has been serviced and cleaned. All controls and moving parts were lubricated. The 12" speaker was used with early Scott sets and it is not original to the radio. The power supply is from an early Scott Allwave 12. It was completely rebuilt to match the one used with the Masterpiece III. It uses the correct tubes and connections for an original look. The cabinet is a custom design made from a period correct cabinet, but not an original McMurdo. The radio plays well and a rare opportunity to purchase this hard to find set. $2,199.00. (0260570)

 

Micro-Vox MV-200 with box

Micro-Vox MV-200 with box

Made by Mercury Electronic Laboratories, the Micro-Vox was made from 1949 until the early 1950s. It is a pocket sized hand held AM transmitter with microphone. This wireless remote microphone would work in conjunction with any AM radio with a range up to 75 feet. There are some marks on one side caused by decades of storage next to the wiring. Otherwise it is in as new condition inside and out with no cracks or chips. It is a rare find with the original box and instructions. The box has been written on and is missing a piece of one flap. It requires a 1-1/2 volt "A" battery and a 22-1/2 volt "B" battery, not included. It is complete with factory wiring, ground clip and 958A tube. It is sold untested. 5-1/2"H x 3"W x 2"D. $99.00. (0260624)

 

Packard-Bell 551 (1948)

Packard-Bell 551 (1948)

This rare 1948 portable was offered with brown Bakelite trim. The radio was sold in Bakelite, Plaskon or wood cabinet with Bakelite or Plaskon trim. The dial is just made of thick paper. I could only find a couple of images of this radio on line. There may have been a thin possibly Plaskon frame around the dial. From what I can find I do not believe there was ever a clear dial cover. As shown the dial is intact, but is only fair at best. The Plaskon trim is excellent with no cracks or chips. The cabinet has been refinished, but otherwise it is all original including the grille cloth. The chassis has been serviced and it plays well. 10-1/2"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D. $139.00. (0260599)

 

Packard-Bell 602 (1949)

Packard-Bell 602 (1949)

The model 602 had the dial marked in separate scales. One for stations in the southwest and the other for the northwest. The dial pointers move in tandem. This is a very unusual feature. The cabinet is made of what appears to be Masonite with a faux wood finish. It dates from 1949 with a nice mid century design. There is crazing on the face panel, but otherwise in excellent original condition. The radio has been serviced and plays well. 14-1/2"W x 8"H x 5-1/2"D. $349.00. (0260704)

 

Philco 37-600

Philco 37-600

The Philco 37-600 was designed to look good from all angles. At some point it was given a clear coat over the original finish. It was very well done, but any finish wear was left intact as shown. The faux finish is still in nice condition on the front and back. The dial was damaged and repaired, but the graphics are still good. It retains the original grille cloth and knobs. Overall the radio displays well and still a better than average example. The radio has been serviced and plays fine. 12"W x 8-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $159.00. (0260699)

 

Philco 47-204

Philco 47-204

The model 47-204 war unique to the 1947 Philco line up with its pressed relief design. What is also unusual is the cut out of Philco in the base of the set. It is in excellent original condition. The set has been serviced and plays well. 13-1/4"W x 7-1/4"H x 6-1/2"D. $159.00. (0260731)

 

Pilot T601 "Pilotuner"

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Pilot T601 "Pilotuner"

Get FM reception on your vintage AM radio with this FM tuner by Pilot. This attractive FM converter works and displays well. The dial lights up and is easy to read. Just plug into phono jack on your radio for good FM reception across the dial. The chassis has been serviced including a new power cord. It retains the original finish, knobs and dial cover. This is the best original example I've seen. 9"W x 7"H x 6"D. $169.00. (0260735)

 

Radio Banks (Majestic, Crosley, Ardee)

Radio Banks (Majestic, Crosley, Ardee)

Offered is an instant radio bank collection. All three are original period banks. The Majestic was made by the Arcade and the Crosley by Kenton toys. the plastic table model was made by Ardee and probably dates from the 40's. The tip of the volume knob is chipped off and note the lack of a tuning knob. The grille center is also chipped and the back slightly distorted as shown. Overall they are all in very good condition and display well. Each is about 4-1/2" to 2-3/4" high. $139.00. (0260676)

 

RCA 56X3

RCA 56X3

It's not uncommon to see this radio offered for sale, but hard to find with an excellent original finish. This one also retains the original back. The bottom left mounting tap on the back is missing, but otherwise complete. The chassis has been serviced and the radio plays well. One of the best examples you'll find. 14"W x 9"H x 7-1/2"D. $149.00. (0260693)

 

RCA 96T7 (1939)

RCA 96T7 (1939)

Offered in 1939, this radio has Deco appeal with chrome and silver accents. The radio is missing one push button, but they all need to be replaced. there is a crack in the marbleized Tenite grille as shown. The radio retains the original finish and the set is in overall good condition. The radio has not been restored, but is fully operational. The radio plays fine with all controls working well. The radio is being sold as found. 15-1/2"W x 12-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D. $59.00. (0260673)

 

Rola RE Creator Horn Speaker

Rola RE Creator Horn Speaker

Made in Oakland California. the Rola horn speaker was a great example of the 1920's gooseneck style. The chrome reproducer sets apart from the other examples from that period. It has some minor dings, but nothing that detracts from its overall display. The chrome shows some wear, but still better than average. It retains the original reproducer and it works well. Included is 9" of cloth cord with plug all in excellent condition. 23-1/2"H; bell is 14" diameter. $225.00. (0260725)

 

Sentinel 284NI Catalin

Sentinel 284NI Catalin

This 284NI has a car bumper style grille and headlight-like knobs. One of the more unusual postwar models. This example is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips and only very minor surface wear. The dial glass is perfect with no peeling paint or cracks. The set retains the original grille cloth. The radio has had full restoration including a new reproduction cardboard back. The restoration included chassis removal and complete electric restoration including new power cord. It plays well; 11"W x 7-1/4"H x 6-1/2"D. $699.00. (0260712)

 

Sentinel 309W (1948)

Sentinel 309W (1948)

This 1948 Sentinel is a really attractive little radio. This example is perfect with no damage. It has a new dial cover that gives you a clear view of that unique pointer. It is in all original condition including the back. The chassis has been serviced and plays well. It's ready to display and enjoy. 8"W x 5-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D. $149.00. (0260702)

 

Sentinel 6315 Tombstone

Sentinel 6315 Tombstone

In Stein's Volume 4 price guide, this radio listed as a Radolek with a slightly different cabinet. It is noted as a Sentinel 6315 on the inside label and is listed in Riders Volume 5. The set retains the original finish except for the base. The knobs and grille cloth are also original. This rare radio that has only a 1/4" x 3/4" dial opening as it drops down to reveal each of the four bands. It also has a functional tuning meter. in excellent original condition this unusual Deco radio has it all. The set has been serviced and plays on both AM and SW. 14-1/2"H x 13-1/4"W x 7"D. $749.00. (0260708)

 

Silvertone 6120 (1939)

Silvertone 6120 (1939)

The 1939 Silvertone model year is popular with collectors and it's easy to see why. This example has a new dial cover, but otherwise is in amazing original condition. It has all the bells and whistles including a bright new eye tube and push button tuning. Nice Art Deco styling with beautiful veneer. The radio has been serviced and plays well receiving both AM and SW. 15"W x 9"H x 7"D. $395.00. (0260709)

 

Silvertone 7024 "CandyCane"

Silvertone 7024 "CandyCane"

The 7024 is a rather hard to find variation of the popular push button model CandyCane. The radio is in very good condition with no cracks or chips. It retains the original knobs and grille cloth. The radio has been serviced and plays well. A classic design that will display well in your collection. 10"W x 6"H x 5"D. $195.00. (0260698)

 

Silvertone 8000 (1949)

Silvertone 8000 (1949)

This 1949 Silvertone is a real cutie measuring only 7"W x 6"H x 5"D. I had to repaint the sides and achieved nearly an exact match to the original 66 year old paint. I was also able to preserve the original graphics that are still in good condition. It retains the original grille cloth and knobs, both in excellent condition. The chassis has been fully serviced and plays well. A great example of post War radio design. $139.00. (0260626)

 

Universal Cathedral

Universal Cathedral

This very attractive cathedral probably dates from about 1932. Not a lot of sets were done with the entire front face panel in burl veneer. I've seen everything from cathedrals to transistors with the Universal name plate, but nothing like this. The cabinet has been refinished along with new period correct grille cloth. The dial is worn at 50 to 60, but otherwise the dial graphics are excellent. The unique TRF chassis retains much of the original black paint. The tube line-up includes 1-45, 1-80 and 3-24A's. The chassis has been serviced including a new cloth covered cord. 15-3/4"H x 11"W x 8-1/2"D. $399.00. (0260715)

 

Zaney-Gill Tombstone Clock Radio w/Original Stand

Zaney-Gill Tombstone Clock Radio w/Original Stand

This Zaney-Gill clock radio dates from circa 1931 and I do not have the model number. In the twenty years I've owned this set, this is the only example I'm aware of. A very similar radio is listed in machine Age To Jet Age 2 on page 346 with the name McCormick. Noted differences include three knobs vs. two, escutcheons, differences in grille cutouts, clocks are different and the chassis would not be the same. There are only two minor issues with this radio. The dial is worn and there is some base veneer missing. The base of course does not show so I never bothered to repair it. This set is in excellent cosmetic condition. The grille cloth is the correct replacement, but the balance appears to be all original down to the power cord. The chassis has been serviced and plays well with strong reception. The clock works and keeps time. There are no chassis bolts and never were. The only thing holding in the chassis is the small wood block in the rear. It is cut so the chassis fits in and it is secured with a screw. Don't miss this opportunity to own this great piece of LA radio history ready for display and preservation. 42"H including the stand. $1,200.00. (0260691)

 

Zenith 4-B-131 (1937)

Zenith 4-B-131 (1937)

The 4-B-131 dates from 1937 and it is a battery powered set. This model is a rare find especially in original condition. The original finish has been restored and clear coated. flaws remain, but displays very well. It retains the original knobs and grille cloth. The chassis is clean, complete and original. The speaker is perfect with no damage. The tubes all test good, but otherwise unrestored and unmolested. Leaving it up to the new owner to decide how this set should be preserved. Included are original battery clips. 17-3/4"H x 13"W x 9-1/2"D. $349.00. (0260716)
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