Tom Albrecht's Radio and TV Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since September 2012"

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1209 Kotenberg Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
408-425-1578

   

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Better Bluetooth

Other sellers usually offer an external Bluetooth receiver that connects with a cable to the radio.  While this can work OK, these receivers run off batteries that you have to recharge with a USB cable, and the audio level is usually pretty weak.  You also may have to tune to a quiet spot on the dial to avoid having a mixture of radio and Bluetooth audio.

My Better Bluetooth is different:
  • Completely enclosed inside the radio (no cables or external modules)
  • Completely self-powered (no batteries that need to be charged)
  • Automatic switching between radio and Bluetooth (just hit "PLAY" on your device, and the radio switches to Bluetooth!)
  • Audio level same as the radio's normal volume
This is Bluetooth done right!  Better Bluetooth is available on any radio I sell for an extra charge of $35.
 

 

Candle ATR-80A (1961)

Candle ATR-80A (1961)

Cute salmon-colored eight-transistor radio with original box, instructions, leather case, earphone, earphone pouch, and strap. It is all original and works very well. The leather case has somewhat self-destructed over the years, and the plastic case of the radio has two minor imperfections: a chip where the back engages the top, and a short crack in the middle of the top of the back (both defects visible in top/rear picture). The clear dial cover also has some residue that is visible in the front view. This model is unusual in that it can also operate on AC power; however, the original AC power cord is missing. 6"W x 3-3/4"H x 1-1/2"D. $95.00. (1310158)

 

Mirror-Tone 804 (1947)

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Mirror-Tone 804 (1947)

This is one of two Mirror-Tone compact ivory Plaskon radios being offered. Mirror-Tone was one of a few brands sold by John Meck Industries. This 804 model is relatively rare, being the earlier version of this radio with octal tubes and a slide rule dial. The cabinet is clean, free of chips, and has a nice original shine. There is an incipient hairline on the bottom, which has not really broken through and is not easily visible. This was an inexpensive radio in its day, being a four-tube TRF design with a wire antenna. TRF sets don't have the selectivity of a superhet; on the other hand, the broad tuning offers superior audio bandwidth, so it sounds good! The chassis has been fully recapped and aligned for like-new performance. A new polarized power cord has been installed with the power switch rewired to greatly improve the safety of this otherwise hot-chassis design. The original antenna wire is still there, ready to use. All four tubes are of the fairly obscure "LE-HI" brand and might be original. This radio is very compact and light, so shipping will be inexpensive. 8"W x 5-1/4"H x 4-3/4"D. $150.00. (1310161)

 

Mirror-Tone 850 (1947)

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Mirror-Tone 850 (1947)

This is one of two Mirror-Tone compact ivory Plaskon radios being offered. Mirror-Tone was one of a few brands sold by John Meck Industries. This 850 is the more common model with miniature tubes and a rotating pointer dial. The ivory cabinet with its red knobs and labeling is cute as a button! The cabinet is clean, free of chips, and has a nice original shine. Knobs, dial cover, and back are all original. This was an inexpensive radio in its day, being a four-tube TRF design with a wire antenna. TRF sets don't have the selectivity of a superhet; on the other hand, the broad tuning offers superior audio bandwidth, so it sounds good! The chassis is exceptionally clean and has been fully recapped and aligned for like-new performance. A new polarized power cord has been installed with the power switch rewired to greatly improve the safety of this otherwise hot-chassis design. The original antenna wire is still there, ready to use. This radio is very compact and light, so shipping will be inexpensive. 8"W x 5-1/4"H x 4-3/4"D. $195.00. (1310162)

 

Philco 90 (late -- 1932)

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Philco 90 (late -- 1932)

The Philco 90 is perhaps everyone's favorite cathedral radio. The classic cabinet was designed for Philco by Edward Combs. Although we would consider it a big radio, in their day cathedrals embodied a new trend toward smaller and less expensive radios. This model 90 is the far less common late model with a push-pull pair of 47 output tubes and a number of other circuit improvements over the earlier models. The cabinet is in very nice condition, either with its original finish, or possibly refinished by a real expert many years ago. Knobs and grille cloth are original. The nine-tube chassis is unusually clean. Even the original power cord and plug are in great shape and still safe to use. The chassis has been fully restored with new capacitors throughout, a strong set of tubes, and a meticulous alignment to get it performing like new. Sensitivity is good, and the audio output is prodigious with good sound quality. This quintessential cathedral belongs in every collection. 18-3/4"H x 17-1/4"W x 12"D. $795.00. (1310163)
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  TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

  • Payment by PayPal preferred; money orders and checks also accepted (checks must clear before shipping).

  • Actual shipping costs are paid by buyer. Contact me to determine shipping cost to your address. Shipping overseas is possible, but the customer must be willing to pay for shipping services with delivery verification and insurance. All radios are shipped double boxed, insured, with tracking information.

  • An audio input jack can be provided on any of the radios I sell at no extra charge if you request it, and my "Better Bluetooth" receiver can be installed for $35.

  • All radios and televisions are electrically restored by me. I have many years experience and have restored hundreds of vintage radios, TVs, phonographs, and stereos. If your radio or TV arrives dead or fails within the first 60 days of normal use (and no internal modifications made by the buyer), I will repair for free. Shipping costs for U.S. and Canadian customers for repairs in the first 60 days are split (you pay for shipping to me, I pay for return shipping to you). After 60 days, normal repair and shipping fees (both ways) will apply, although my charges are very reasonable. For customers outside the U.S. and Canada, the customer must pay shipping both ways for repairs, even for those within the first 60 days.

  • If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please contact me and I will do my very best to make things right.


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