David Martin's Radio Attic

the Radio Attic Marietta, GA 30062
770-655-3003
 

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I have actively collected and restored old radios for well over 25 years.  As an amateur radio operator, even my ham equipment is tube operated.  I love old radios that "Glow In The Dark."  Restoring these beautiful old sets brings me a great deal of enjoyment, and being able to share these with other interested parties is certainly very satisfying.  If you happen to be in the Atlanta metropolitan area and would like to view the radios for sale here on my Attic, please e-mail or call me. It would be my pleasure to meet you.   Please click here to read my terms & conditions.
 

 

Airline 04BR-514A (1939)

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Airline 04BR-514A (1939)

Not often found in the original ivory factory painted Bakelite cabinet. This one with pushbuttons and beautiful back lit dial is a true gem! The cabinet has been polished and is shiny. It retains its original knobs, push buttons and well preserved back. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band. 10-1/2"W x 7"H x 5-1/2"D. $209.00. (1390329)

 

DeWald 518 AM/PB (1937)

DeWald 518 AM/PB (1937)

Here is another real cutie! A DeWald TRF set that picks up stations like a superhet radio. It is offered here for the very first time on The Radio Attic. Nice original knobs, period specific grille cloth replacement and a wonderfully colorful dial. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying homage to the original detailed finish. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM band and also has the Police band, which as many of you know, is no longer in use. Just small enough to display and play anywhere! 10-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D. $229.00. (1390323)

 

Emerson 578A (1946)

Emerson 578A (1946)

This little Emerson is "cute as a button!" Emerson had the top designer of the times, Charles Eames, design the cabinet and it was quite the rage. This Ingraham cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying homage to the original detailed finish. The set retains its original knobs. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band, picking up lots of stations, which is a marvel considering its size with just its internal loop antenna. 11"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $199.00. (1390322)

 

General Electric GD-60 (1938)

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General Electric GD-60 (1938)

Daringly modernistic for its time, with the slanted front cabinet and large control knobs, this is a real beauty! The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish and accenting the intricate front veneer inlays which run from top to bottom. The set retains its original knobs, has period correct replacement grill cloth and new volume and dial labels. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on AM broadcast band. 12-7/8"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D. $199.00. (1390327)

 

Halson 100M "Bullet" (1936)

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Halson 100M "Bullet" (1936)

I don't know when I have ever seen such a beautiful "bullet" styled radio. This Halson 100M is being offered for the first time on The Radio Attic. Difficult to find and is the first one I have ever seen. Halson of New York produced some of the most prolific examples of Art Deco influenced radios ever seen. I had to research this model to determine how it should be restored to do it justice. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a voluptuous luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish with the ever so light edge darkening as original. The set retains its original knobs and has new grille cloth. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on both the AM band. I have added an MP3 input so you may listen to your own supplied music if you wish. 12-5/8"w x 8-1/8"H x 7"D. $449.00. (1390328)

 

Juliette WX-405 w/Box (about 1960)

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Juliette WX-405 w/Box (about 1960)

New Old Stock in original box! Difficult to date Juliette radios, as this was very likely one of the very last tube radios before they all disappeared due to the introduction of the transistor. Yes, I had one of these in 1961, when I was 11, almost 59 years ago. This "minty" WX-405 must have been kept in a time capsule, as it has its original boxes, even the original unmarked warranty registration. First time this model has been offered on the Radio Attic and it is truly a piece of history for any serious radio collector. I have checked it out electrically and it doesn’t need a thing. Plays quite well on the AM broadcast band for such a small set. Even the power cord hasn't even been unwound. If you're short on space, don't worry, it's quite small. 6-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H x 4"D. $159.00. (1390330)

 

Lyric 546T (1946)

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Lyric 546T (1946)

Beautiful brown Bakelite Lyric, introduced immediately after WWII and what a shiny beauty it is! Original knobs and even has the often missing Bakelite back. Hand polished cabinet, nice dial pointer and colorful dial, clear dial cover. You don’t see this model offered for sale very often, especially in such nice shape. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band and is quite a "boomer" for a smaller set. 9"W x 6-1/4"H x 6-1/4"D. $215.00. (1390332)

 

Majestic 194 AM/PB (1933)

Majestic 194 AM/PB (1933)

Beautiful "mini cathedral" by Grigsby-Grunow Majestic, about as stylish as they come. Quite difficult to come by, these are always popular among collectors due to the unusual Gothic design and smallish size. I believe the finish to be original and even though 86 years old, it still looks great. This model and the 440 model shared the same chassis, which is a wonderful little player for 1933, pulling all my local stations easily. Period correct replacement grill cloth and a period correct cloth power cord. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety), and it plays very nicely on the AM band and also has the Police band, which as many of you know, is no longer in use. 13-3/4"H x 9-1/2"W x 6-1/2"D. $335.00. (1390325)

 

RCA 87T1 (1937)

RCA 87T1 (1937)

Stunning seven-tube pre-WWII RCA with a bright green Magic Tuning Eye that is stand out gorgeous with its curved grille, inlay accents and massive illuminated dial. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish. Original knobs and grille cloth, it is just beautiful! The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band. Many radios owned by citizens not born within the USA, those from other countries that we were fighting during WWII, that had shortwave bands, our government mandated that shortwave be permanently disabled, such as this 87T. Since the majority of shortwave stations have left the airwaves and now are on the internet, this isn't an issue. I have added an MP3 input should you wish to listen to your own music. 18"W x 11"H x 8-1/2"D. $289.00. (1390316)

 

Silvertone 4575 AM/SW (1937)

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Silvertone 4575 AM/SW (1937)

Silvertone was distributed and marketed by the Sears and Roebuck Company. This golden dial marked Sears' "Golden Jubilee," which offered several radios of distinctive design and all had the round golden dial with the airplane style dial pointer, a favorite of collectors today. With six tubes, bright green magic tuning eye, AM broadcast and two shortwave ranges, nice waterfall design, black accented ribbed top corner, it's a beauty. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous luster, paying respect to the original detailed finish. The set retains its original knobs with function lettering. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs, internally fused for your safety and has a new polarized power cord), and it plays very nicely on both the AM and shortwave bands. 15-3/4"W x 10"H x 8-3/4"D. $419.00. (1390331)

 

Silvertone 6023 AM/SW (1938)

Silvertone 6023 AM/SW (1938)

Offered for the first time on The Radio Attic is this beautiful Silvertone from 1938. Amazing sound from the large speaker and tonal controls. The cabinet has been refinished using the very finest toning and finishing lacquers, producing a gorgeous finish honoring the original walnut tones. The electronics have been completely restored (no shortcut repairs and it is internally fused for your safety), New bright eye tube and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast band and shortwave bands. Nice original grille cloth and knobs enhance this lovely radio. 18"W x 10-1/4"H x 8-1/4"D. $329.00. (1390310)
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Antique radios are very delicate instruments that were designed and manufactured many decades ago.  It normally takes several minutes for a vacuum tube radio to fully 'warm up' and begin receiving signals.  Most antique radios will not receive signals unless you attach a very long, thin wire as an antenna.  Long distance reception is generally better during the evening hours, but strong local stations are typically received well during the daytime.  Buyers should not expect the same sound quality and performance from an antique radio that can be achieved by more modern radios.  Lastly, since these radios are between 60 and 80 years old, they just simply not as reliable as modern radios.  Some household appliances, dimmer switches, monitors, garage door openers and florescent lighting can cause noisy interference.  It is very important to note that antique radios should never remain permanently plugged in, left playing for long periods of time or left unattended.  When you're finished enjoying your radio, unplug it.

I will hold a radio for five (5) calendar days for the first buyer to send an email expressing their intention to purchase the radio.  If payment is not received in full within five (5) calendar days, it will be eligible to be sold to any other potential buyer.  I do not accept partial payments, deposits or monthly payment plans, or hold checks.

If a buyer is not satisfied with a radio, they have seven (7) calendar days after delivery to contact me by e-mail.  If a buyer wants a full purchase price refund, the radio must be returned in as-sold condition.  Any returned item must be shipped at the buyer's expense and fully insured for the original purchase price.  The buyer must promptly return the radio, so the seller receives it within fifteen (15) calendar days after it was initially delivered to the buyer, which would be confirmed by a tracking number.  The seller will refund the full purchase price within ten (10) calendar days after the radio is received and inspected as long as these conditions are satisfied.

All packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the buyer.  My radios will be very carefully packed and shipped using FedEx or UPS, as I do not use the services of the Post Office.  Please note that I do not ship outside of the Continental United States, nor do I ship to Canada or to any Post Office box.  If your radio is damaged in shipping and you want a refund, you will have to take the radio and all of the original packaging to your FedEx or UPS location for inspection.  This is FedEx and UPS policy.  In certain cases, FedEx or UPS may retrieve the radio and packing materials from your home upon your request.

Payment Options:
1) Money Order or Bank Cashiers Check.
2) PayPal funded from your checking account or PayPal balance only.  No credit card payments of any kind through PayPal unless you absorb all fees.
3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only) 

< David's Radio Attic Testimonials >
  • Hello David, just letting you know the radio is playing well in the UK, and I'm enjoying it very much.
  • I received my '37 Delco R-1126 "The Companion" today. It's really beautiful and plays very well. I almost expected to hear Bennie Goodman play "Sing Sing Sing" or the Count Basie Orchestra playing "One O'Clock Jump" when I turned it on!
  • David, what can I say? Can you hear Louie Armstrong in Georgia? Spectacular looks and SOUND! I can't wait till dark to see the lighted dial. You did a beautiful job and I'm mesmerized!
  • Such a cool little radio. I darkened the room to get the full effect, which is JUST fantastic. It really has soul!
  • Hi David, the radio looks and sounds great! Very happy, thanks for everything!
  • The radio is just beautiful and pulling in local mega station WBZ very strong! Thanks a million!!
  • The Arvin arrived safely. Plays and looks great. Thanks so much!
  • Just wanted to let you know that the radio arrived safe and sound. It's a beauty! And it sounds greatvery pleasing and relaxing. It's a joy to look at and listen to!
  • My Emerson arrived safely and wow, what a great packing job! I LOVE it and I'll be back for more of your radios!!!
  • I'm so tickled with this radio. Why oh why did I wait so long to buy one? Its great! Thanks!
  • The package arrived yesterday---and he loved it!!! Thank you so much.
  • Excellent... It plays very well. Your reputation is flawless!
  • Got the radio today. Thanks! I was well packed and looks great.
  • The Sylvania radio just arrived and is a beauty! Thanks!!
  • Received both radios today, in good condition. I think I built up my arm muscles in unpacking them! Well done.
  • Got the General radio last night. Spent the evening unpacking it! Nice job! Beautiful radio, am very happy.
  • Just want to let You know that the Radio was received on Tuesday, and I Love It !! You did a Great Job Restoring the Radio! Thanks for the Nice job on the packing too!
  • The Fada arrived yesterday, but I didn't open it until this morning. It is LOVELY, and the packing was so good that I shall use it to cover my fallout shelter! Thanks for adding yet another radio to my collection of more than several hundred.
  • Just opened the Radio and it sounds great, plugged it in and tuned in my sports station now life is good. Thank you!
  • This is SO beautiful!!! Thank you.
  • The radio arrived safely; great packing! For me, this is a killer radio. The "look" is incredible. I am a sucker for unusual-looking wood. This is a piece of furniture in my eyes. Thanks again!
  • It's in great shape. Thank you!!
  • I wanted to update you on my FADA. It looked too good and sounded too nice. My daughter talked me right out of it so I'll be buying something else from you to take its place!
  • David the radio arrived looks and works great. Thanks.
  • Its good to deal with a nice person in this world of e-bay cheaters and liars. Love the radio and all the attention to detail you put into it Oh, it plays GREAT!
  • Hi David, I just received your package and the radio works fine. Thank you SO much!
  • Just wanted to let you know the radio arrived safely and looks and sounds great. Thanks!!!
  • Holy cow this thing is awesome!!! Yeah, music all through the house!!! Thank you!!
  • Got it. Great radio. Thanks!!!
  • One word sums it all up: "WOW!"  The R-169 radio both looks and sounds like it literally came out of the factory yesterday,
  • Radio arrived today and it's beautiful. Thank you so much for the speedy shipping and protective packing!
  • The radio came today! No problems. The radio is beautiful. Thank you!
  • Hi I received the radio yesterday and it is beautiful... Thanks!
  • Whoa! That is a cool radio. I gave it to my Dad this morning. He opened it and loved it. We immediately plugged it in and drooled over it. Really cool!! Thank you!
  • The radio came at 11am this morning . It plays great ! Man when you package something you package !! It is very shiny. I want to thank you very much and I plan on getting many listening hours with it!
  • What a sweet radio! It was packed fantastic. I had high expectations from the photos and the Emerson AD-110 Mini-Tombstone exceeded them by far. It is a gem.
  • It is indeed here! Nice packing job. It is exactly what I had hoped for. It is connected and playing well as this is being written. A very special Christmas gift for me. Yep, it takes me back to a very special place in time.
  • I am really enjoying the Fairbanks-Morse 5C radio. It is a beautiful radio and I have been pleased with the reception I am getting with the long wire antenna.
  • The Zenith arrived safe and sound and everything is working great. Thanks very much!
  • Wanted to thank you for the new addition to my collection. She's a real beauty!!!!
  • What a beautiful little desktop! My wife absolutely loves it. It arrived safely and is now playing a local station in our home office. We are both extremely pleased with this radio. Thank you so much!
  • I have never received better-packed radios than the Belmont you sent!
  • It's refreshing to do business with someone of your character that does what they say they'll do, especially in this day and age. Thank you very much! Oh, the radio is lovely, too!
  • As expected, the WG made Airline is superb! Sounds great, playing the great old music that should be playing on it, through my in-house transmitter. When I opened the box, the usual fear of what you might find was quickly put to rest, great packing job.
  • You probably know that I received the Emerson. WOW! It is so beautiful! And it's playing right now. I love that golden dial backplate. It looks very rich!
  • The Phantom Junior arrived safely and works well. This was one occasion when your expert and conservative packaging helped because the box arrived with a gash on one side. The extra interior cardboard really save the day on this one. Great looking set, particularly with the lighted dial on. I feel most fortunate.
  • David - the Zenith 5-S-228 is truly beautiful. I appreciate your detailed workmanship, plus the careful packaging to ensure safe delivery. Thanks very much.
  • Thank you for your attention to details with the radios I purchased. As always, seeing your treasures on the Radio Attic is always a real treat.
  • The radio just arrived and it is beautiful!!! I love it and so will my wife. As promised the moment we put it up I will send a few pictures. Thank you so very much. This will make Christmas very special for my wife and I.

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