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

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San Jose, CA 95123
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.
 

 

Airline 62-425 "Indian Head" (1936)

Airline 62-425 "Indian Head" (1936)

Running out of space to display your collection? Here's a nice little one that leaves plenty of space for other radios. This Airline is sometimes called the "Indian Head" because of the shape of the grille cutout. The cabinet has been refinished; knobs and escutcheon are original. The handle on top appears not to be original, but is very old and was installed in a professional manner. The five-tube single band chassis has had a full electronic restoration and works like new, with strong tubes, new capacitors throughout, new resistors where needed, and a full RF/IF alignment. A new cloth vintage-style power cord has been provided along with a real vintage plug. A fuse has been added for improved safety. Sensitivity and sound quality are good for such a small package. Lighted dial. A small one like this won't cost much to ship. Bluetooth available. 10-1/2"W x 7-1/4"H x 6-1/4"D. $245.00. (1310098)

 

Atwater Kent 567 Cathedral (1932)

Atwater Kent 567 Cathedral (1932)

Atwater Kent made the best quality radios in the early 1930s. The quality is everywhere -- in the sturdy nickel plated chassis, the latest and best circuitry for the time, the great-sounding paper cone speaker with cloth surround, the silky smooth tuning dial, and the outstanding cabinet design with its fine veneers and carvings. This one retains its original grille cloth, knobs, escutcheon, and dial. The cabinet has been lovingly refinished to bring out the beauty of the front panel walnut book veneer, the diagonal grain walnut arch, and the full walnut veneer on the sides and top (most others used cheap wood here). The chassis has had a full restoration with all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, new wiring, a rebuilt rubber tuning drive wheel, and a perfect RF/IF alignment. The circuit is a seven-tube superhet, with superb sensitivity and sound quality. AVC was still one year in the future, so this radio has an earlier feel to its operation. The original speaker is in perfect condition. A new vintage style power cord has been installed (with the original plug) and a fuse added for safety. Tone control and lighted dial. 19"H x 16"W x 10"D. $795.00. (1310100)

 

Emerson 510 (1946)

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Emerson 510 (1946)

This Emerson 510 has a thick ivory Plaskon grille and a teal stamped brass dial for a striking look. The walnut veneer cabinet has been refinished with a nice hand-rubbed piano finish using grain filler and a durable lacquer. Another unique feature of the cabinet is its molded plastic back, which was very unusual in its day. The All American Five chassis has been thoroughly restored to like-new reception with all new capacitors, a full RF/IF alignment, and a strong set of tubes. Sound quality and sensitivity are excellent. A new polarized power cord has been installed, along with modified hot-side power switch wiring to bring it up to more modern safety standards. This is a radio you can use every day. The dial light with the brass dial has a nice visual effect in a darkened room. 11"W x 9"H x 6-1/2"D. $165.00. (1310110)

 

Emerson BL200 (1938)

Emerson BL200 (1938)

This walnut Emerson BL200 is a wonderful example of early Bakelite cabinet design. The cabinet is constructed of three separate Bakelite pieces -- a front panel, back panel, and U-shaped piece for the top and sides. With its many molded ribs and patterns, it has an unusually stately design. The cabinet on this one has a good original shine (not clear coated or otherwise polished) and one very tiny hairline crack on the upper left rear that I bet you won't find easily! The dial has a beautiful design, and has been fitted with a new crystal clear dial cover. The five-tube chassis has been electrically restored for like-new performance, with a strong set of tubes, new capacitors throughout, new resistors where needed, a replacement vintage speaker, and a full RF/IF alignment. A new vintage-style power cord has been installed, along with a fuse for improved safety. Sensitivity and sound quality are good with a fairly short wire antenna. The police band is not functioning due to an oscillator coil problem, but there's nothing to listen to on the low end of the short wave range these days anyway, so you won't miss it. Lighted dial. 12-3/4"W x 8-1/4"H x 6-3/4"D. $145.00. (1310109)

 

General Electric F-70 AM-SW (1937)

General Electric F-70 AM-SW (1937)

This General Electric table radio looks and sounds great. Bands of Zebrawood veneer provide an attractive decorative accent, and solid walnut louvers add depth to the speaker grille. Knobs, escutcheon, and grille cloth are original; the cabinet has been refinished nicely and a new crystal clear dial window has been installed. There is a touch of corrosion visible here and there on the metal dial. The dial on this radio is a bit of a mechanical wonder, with four different pointers for tuning, band selection, volume, and tone. The tuning mechanism has a fast/slow vernier action. The seven-tube chassis has an extra IF stage for excellent sensitivity, which is noticeable on both AM and short wave. The 8-inch speaker really sounds good, with quite respectable bass and good treble. The chassis has had a full electrical restoration, with all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, and a full IF/RF alignment. Almost all of the tubes are the original GE tubes. A new vintage-style power cord and plug have been installed, and a fuse has been added for better safety. Lighted dial. My "Better Bluetooth" option is available. 20-3/4"W x 10-1/2"H x 9"D. $275.00. (1310099)

 

Philco 46-420 "Hippo" (1946)

Philco 46-420 "Hippo" (1946)

The Philco "Hippo" has long been popular with collectors because of its unique cabinet design. The Bakelite cabinet on this one has fresh ivory paint and a new Philco decal. The dial is slightly cloudy from age (surface has been polished, but this is deeper in the clear plastic material). The back has been reinforced to overcome its original design flaw (too thin of back material for use with compression clips to hold it on). Looks good overall. The six-tube chassis (with extra RF gain stage) is an excellent performer with terrific sensitivity and good sound quality. Electrical restoration included replacement of capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, a full RF/IF alignment, and installation of a modern polarized power cord with hot-side power switch wiring for improved safety. Lighted dial. 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-3/4"D. $135.00. (1310106)

 

Philco 49-906 AM/FM (1949)

Philco 49-906 AM/FM (1949)

Here's an affordable classic Bakelite AM/FM radio for your collection. The cabinet is all original and has not been clearcoated. A few light scratches are visible on top, but there are no chips or cracks anywhere. The reverse-painted dial has a few wrinkles you can see in the pictures. The seven-tube chassis has had a full restoration and works like new, with all new capacitors, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF/IF alignment with sweep generator on AM and FM. A new power cord has been installed and a fuse has been added for improved safety. AM reception is impressive, with great sensitivity to pull in distant stations, and FM performance is decent as well. The white wire coming out of the back is the FM antenna. This radio has a nice bright 120 V dial lamp. 14-1/2"W x 9"H x 8-3/4"D. $149.00. (1310096)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 1500-H "Dynatomic" (1951)

Stromberg-Carlson 1500-H "Dynatomic" (1951)

"Dynatomic" was the futuristic marketing name used by Stromberg Carlson for this stylish Bakelite table radio. Although more often seen in brown Bakelite, ivory painted Bakelite is the less common, but more attractive version. The cabinet is completely free of chips or cracks, and has been repainted to look like new. The knobs have a few scuffs, but they are not particularly obvious. The chassis has an extra tube for an RF amplifier stage, so sensitivity is superb. Electronic restoration included new capacitors throughout, new resistors where needed, replacement of the selenium rectifier with a silicon rectifier, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF/IF alignment for like-new performance. A new polarized power cord has been installed, along with the addition of a fuse, and modification of the power switch circuitry for hot-side switching for best possible safety. This radio has a 5-inch speaker -- larger than you'll find in most table radios of this size. Lighted dial. 12-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 7"D. $135.00. (1310108)
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  • 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 a Bluetooth adaptor can be installed for $25.

  • 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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