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Airline 62-158 Tombstone (1935)

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Airline 62-158 Tombstone (1935)

Montgomery Ward started advertising radios in their catalog in 1921, selling radios from other companies. They started using the Airline name in 1923, selling one- to three-tube radios made by a company called TRESCO. They had "Airline" with a lightning bolt through it and Montgomery Ward "adopted" Airline as it own brand name, and changed the look of the logo. The rare 62-158 was a seven-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio that was manufactured by Wells-Gardner. The chassis was used in this model and a console version. It has plenty of volume, with great sensitivity across the unique dial. Wards was starting to use Art Deco design in their radios, and this one in particular hits a home run with its "skyscraper" design that defined the period. Blake went through the electronics replacing all of the capacitors. He checked the resistors and tubes and replaced where necessary. He installed a new power cord, safety fuse, and an audio cable. Gary stripped and refinished the radio to a "factory fresh" look with a wonderful lacquer finish. The radio retains it's original "copper ring" knobs. It's definitely one of the rarer Airline tombstones! 17"H x 16"W x 11"D.  $649.00. (1600189)

 

American Bosch 420 (1935)

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American Bosch 420 (1935)

Robert Bosch founded the Bosch Magneto Company in Germany in 1886. He built a plant in Springfield Mass. in 1911. By 1920, the plant produced half of the electrical starter parts for the American automobile industry. By 1929, they were producing radios. As WWII started, Bosch started producing magnetos for aircraft. Citing possible German loyalties, the USA took over production, returning operations back to Bosch in 1948, changing the name to United American Bosch. The model 420 is a five-tube, two-band (SB,police) mantle radio. The radio is a good performer with great tone, especially the bass response. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. An audio cable and safety fuse we installed. Gary refinished the radio with a stunning "piano" finish. The grille cloth is designed to compliment the Quilted Maple veneer front and the radio has its original knobs. An absolutely gorgeous radio that would grace any collection. 12-1/2"W x 9"H x 7-1/2"D.  $549.00. (1600187)

 

Arvin 528CS "Phantom Mate" Chairside (1938)

Arvin 528CS "Phantom Mate" Chairside (1938)

Arvin was based in Columbus, Indiana and was the radio brand name manufactured by Noblitt-Sparks. There were four companies with the first starting on 1919 as Indianapolis Air Pump, to car radios in 1933 to home radios in 1935 as Noblitt-Sparks and Arvin. They created "families" of radios, starting with the "Rhythm Series" in 1936 and the "Phantom Series" in 1937. Many of these radios are highly collectable, with the "Rhythm King" being one of the hardest radios to find. The 528cs was called the "Phantom Mate" and utilizes a five-tube, two-band (SB,Police) radio and Arvin designed the "Phantom Filter Circuit" giving the line its name. The capacitors have all been replaced. We checked resistors and tubes and replaced where needed. The radio plays well using about 20 feet of antenna, which we have provided. The walnut cabinet, knobs and grille cloth are all original and in perfect condition. This is a one-owner radio that was well taken care of in a non-smoking home. This rare radio is gorgeous and a wonderful addition to anyone's collection! Small for a chairside at 22" H x 12"W x 19"D.   $599.00. (1600160)

 

Arvin 664A (1947)

Arvin 664A (1947)

This gorgeous six-tube, AM only compact Arvin radio was manufactured by Noblitt-Sparks in Columbus, Indiana. Blake went through his usual replacement of all capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, power cord, bad tubes and completed an alignment for peak performance. Gary did a great job repainting this radio. A beautiful radio for any collection! 12-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D. Add $38 for domestic shipping.  $299.00. (1600023)

 

Atwater Kent 92 (1931)

Atwater Kent 92 (1931)

We have written several times about Atwater Kent radios. They were one of the highest quality radios produced between 1921 and 1936. Arthur Kent chose to cease production rather than produce the cheaper five-tube radios his competitors were selling. It was ironic that his strongest competitor (Philco) bought his factory and started producing refrigerators. The model 92 is an eight-tube, AM-only radio. It has its original eight-inch Utah speaker and produces plenty of volume. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. We installed a safety fuse and an external cable to utilize a Bluetooth unit for iPhone, iPad, etc. A new cloth power cord and plug were installed. The three original knobs are: on-off volume, four-stage tone control and tuner. The toggle switch on the side is original and shortens the antenna for strong local stations. The radio retains its original factory finish with minimal defects. This sought-after, high-performing radio is ready for your collection! 19"H x 16"W x 10-1/2"D.  $895.00. (1600184)

 

Belmont 526 "Scotty" (1938)

Belmont 526 "Scotty" (1938)

It might be an interesting project to find out now many radio companies had a model called the "Scotty." Maybe not, but we can agree that most of them are rare and collectable. This Belmont 526 is no exception; you just don't see them come up that often (although we have it and a Remler "Scottie" on our site right now). The Belmont version is a five-tube, AM only set with push-button station selectors. I will include instructions to set up the buttons to the stations in your area. The identifying tabs above each button are available online. Joe went through the chassis replacing all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. The radio was aligned and has great sensitivity and volume across the dial. We hand-polished the cabinet and put in a new grille cloth. A really nice version of the Belmont "Scotty" for anyone's collection! 10"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D.  $399.00. (1600101)

 

Delco R-1116 (1938)

Delco R-1116 (1938)

The Deco 1100 series radios were well made and highly collectable. Each one has a nickname, R-1116 is called the "Chieftain II." The R1116 is noted for its large, multi-colored dial. This six-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio is a strong performer, utilizing an 8-inch speaker producing tons of audio. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. A safety fuse and cable for external devices was installed. The cabinet was stripped and refinished using the best toner, grain filler and lacquers available. The knobs, dial and speaker are all original to the set. 22"W x 12-1/2"H x 10"D.  $449.00. (1600162)

 

Echophone S-5 (1930)

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Echophone S-5 (1930)

Founded by Arthur Bessey Jr. and his father in 1920, Echophone started producing radios in his father's poultry business buildings. They opened a sales location in San Jose CA in the old Bank of Italy building. In 1922, they produced simple sets and started the Bay Area radio station KJJ. By the time the S-5 was produced, Echophone had moved to Los Angeles, and shortly thereafter moved to Chicago. During the Depression, they merged with William Halligan and became Hallicrafters. The S-5 is an eight-tube, AM-only radio. It is one of the first super-hets made in the USA. It incorporates an 8-inch speaker with lots of tone and volume and has good sensitivity across the dial. Blake did a fantastic job restoring the chassis; replacing all of the block and electrolytic capacitors. He then checked the tubes and resistors replacing where necessary. The cabinet still retains its original semi-gloss finish, grille cloth, speaker and knobs. This early super-het cathedral with the gorgeous arched cabinet and beautifully ornate grille is a very rare and sought after radio. It's waiting to grace a lucky owners collection! 17"H x 14"W x 7-1/2"D.  $799.00. (1600188)

 

Emerson 26 (1935)

Emerson 26 (1935)

Here we have a rare Emerson five-tube radio that I had never seen before. I did find a Radio Museum listing for it, and that's about all. A simple mini-tombstone design, with a little bit of inlay around the diameter. The radio has been restored in and out with capacitors being replaced, resistors checked and replaced where needed, tubes checked, and an alignment for top performance. A nice refinish by Gary Marvin. It plays well across the dial with an antenna.  $449.00. (1600006)

 

FADA 1000 Catalin

FADA 1000 Catalin

Here is another FADA Catalin, the second we are offering for sale at this time. This also appears to be a butterscotch Catalin, but I'm not sure, as it could have darkened over the years. We are offering it as is, untouched. It's a nice radio with no chips, cracks or scratches. We went through the chassis, replacing all of the capacitors. We checked the values of the resistors and replaced where needed. The tubes were checked and replaced if necessary. The radio plays with nice volume and sensitivity, but we recommend that you don't play them much, as it can damage the cabinet. 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 5"D.  $699.00. (1600134)

 

FADA 1001 (1946)

FADA 1001 (1946)

Here we have a beautifully restored six-tube, AC/DC, AM-only radio. It is unusual to find a FADA with a wood cabinet because most FADA table radios of that era were Bakelite or Catalin. The chassis has been completely rebuilt by replacing the wax/paper capacitors and the resistors, and the tubes were checked and replaced as needed. It has the original back and a large loop antenna to bring in stations loud and clear. A new power cord and a precise alignment completes the restoration. 11-1/2"W x 7"H x 6"D.  $299.00. (1600174)

 

Firestone Air Chief S-7398-1 "Beaumont" (1941)

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Firestone Air Chief S-7398-1 "Beaumont" (1941)

Firestone was based in Akron, Ohio in 1900 producing rubber tires for the new automobile industry. In 1928, they sponsored "The Voice Of Firestone" radio program that eventually went to television ending in 1963. Firestone produced many products to sell in their tire stores including radios to compliment the long running "Voice of Firestone." Different companies manufactured the radios to be sold under the Firestone name. The Beaumont is a six-tube, AM-only radio that was manufactured by Stewart-Warner. The distinctive cabinet was made by Ingraham Clock Company who made special cabinets for several radio companies. Blake once again restored the electronics, replacing all of the capacitors. He checked all of the resistors and tubes and replaced where needed. He installed a safety fuse, a new power cord and added an audio cable. After a perfect alignment this radio performs well across the dial. The cabinet retains a perfect "faux" finish strip across the top and bottom. The cabinet was refinished to a beautiful gloss lacquer finish. A really nice table radio at a great price that will play for years! 13"W x 8"H x 7"D.  $399.00. (1600191)

 

General Electric K-52 (1933)

General Electric K-52 (1933)

This beautifully restored General Electric cathedral radio is finished in a semi-gloss patina. The knobs and chassis are original to the set. This five-tube, two-band (AM, Police) radio utilizes an RF stage circuit for greater performance and sensitivity. This same chassis was used in the RCA model 110 and a dozen other cabinet designs from table sets to consoles. There are never any short cuts taken on restoring the electronics. Every wax/paper capacitor has been replaced and the tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A safety fuse and audio cable have been added. What a beautiful addition and conversation piece to any home or office. 14-1/2"H x 12"W x 8"D.  $449.00. (1600157)

 

Grunow 750 "World Cruiser" (1935)

Grunow 750 "World Cruiser" (1935)

We have mentioned the bankruptcy and split up in 1932 of Grigsby-Grunow based in Chicago. By the time the model 750 came out, they had recaptured the market with quality radios and exquisite cabinetry. The 750 was Grunow's top-of-the-line table radio in 1935. This large seven-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) beauty sported twin gangs on the AM tuner for greater sensitivity and lots of volume through the original 8-inch Grunow speaker. Their cabinet work played second fiddle to no one, and the 750 is no exception. All of the capacitors were replaced. The resistors and tubes checked and replaced where needed. A safety fuse and external cable were added, and a precise alignment has this radio performing perfectly. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished it using the best grain fillers, toners and lacquer. The original knobs were retained, including the impossible-to-replace band selector switch. This stunning radio will grace any collection, and it can be yours in a matter of days! 20"H x 16-1/4"W x 12"D.  $995.00. (1600177)

 

Lyric Junior "The Rudolph" (1932)

Lyric Junior "The Rudolph" (1932)

In 1929, the Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company took over the ownership of Lyric radios. The Wurlitzer plant in North Tonawanda, New York, manufactured the radios, applying the same skill and workmanship used in producing the Wurlitzer organs. The Lyric Junior was one of the first radios designed and manufactured at the plant. This six-tube, AM-only set was an excellent radio. Wurlitzer created this early Super-Het utilizing the newest circuitry and beautiful cabinetry. We replaced all of the capacitors with new equivalents. All of the resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. Wurlitzer designed the "beam of light" for tuning, and it functions properly. A safety fuse was added and an alignment performed. Gary refinished the radio using an authentic factory gloss lacquer. The chassis, speaker and knobs are original to the set. A period correct reproduction grille cloth was installed. The dome of the radio is solid wood making this an absolutely stunning radio! 19"H x 14-1/2"W x 19"D.  $899.00. (1600180)

 

Midwest HH-7 (1936)

Midwest HH-7 (1936)

The Midwest Radio Corporation started business around 1920. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, they produced everything in house for their radios including cabinets, transformers and coils. One selling plan was to sell the chassis and speaker only, and customers could use any cabinet they wanted. This allowed them to sell an eighteen-tube radio for the same price Zenith charged for an eight-tube radio. The HH-7 is a seven-tube radio, and the dial is separated into five bands; SB, SWx2, airline and police. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. A safety fuse and external cable were added. The radio had an extensive alignment and performs strong across the dial. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished using the highest quality of toner, grain filler and lacquer. His dark highlighting is perfect; just as it came from the factory! The original knobs were used, and we installed a period correct grille cloth. 20"H x 13-1/2"W x 9"D.  $1,199.00. (1600183)

 

Philco 19B "Baby Grand" (1934)

Philco 19B "Baby Grand" (1934)

This is the improved version of the model 89 that came out in 1933. It is a six-tube, three-band (AM, SWx2), radio with a four-position tone control and a tuned RF amplifier for greater sensitivity. The electronics have been rebuilt with new capacitors and the tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. The tuning meter is active and operates correctly. A safety fuse was added and an audio cable was installed to play the device of your choice. A precise alignment was done for years of listening pleasure. This is a Clyde Shuler designed cabinet; the finish is original and still retains a semi-gloss sheen. A new cloth cord and period grill cloth were added to complete this restoration of an iconic Philco cathedral radio. 17"H x 13"W x 10"D.  $499.00. (1600132)

 

Philco 38-62 (1938)

Philco 38-62 (1938)

Here is another beautiful and collectible radio fresh off the bench at Joe's Radio Shop. This great performing, five-tube radio receives local broadcasts (AM) loud and clear. Blake completed a professional restoration of the chassis, replacing the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps of equal values. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A fuse and audio cable have been added. These beautiful sets are seldom seen because the faux finish in front is often damaged or missing. Gary has skillfully restored cabinet and the faux finish back to its former glory. Great collector piece! 16"W x 10"H x 10"D.  $649.00. (1600089)

 

Philco 91B "Baby Grand" (1933)

Philco 91B "Baby Grand" (1933)

The model 91B was the top of the Philco line in 1933. Designed by Clyde Shuler, this nine-tube, two-band (SB, police) is the second series model 91B and plays with good tone and sensitivity. The police band is no longer in use. This radio features tuned RF, base-compensating four-point tone control and a shadow meter for precise tuning. It is the improved version of the model 90 of the previous year. The wax/paper capacitors have been changed with new, long-lasting mylar capacitors. The tubes and resistors were tested and replaced as needed. A safety fuse and audio cable have been installed, and a precise alignment completes the restoration. This iconic cathedral is as pristine as an 85 year old radio can be. The original finish is flawless and still has its semi-gloss patina. The chassis is in great condition with its zinc-oxide coating. The grille cloth, speaker and knobs are original to the set. This is a large full-size cathedral and weighs 37 pounds. 20"H x 16-1/2"W x 12"D.  $499.00. (1600144)

 

Philco 118 (1935)

Philco 118 (1935)

Here is another clean and original cathedral radio from Joe's Radio Shop: an iconic Philco 118. This eight-tube, two-band (AM, SW) has fabulous tone and sensitivity. Blake has replaced the wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar equivalents. He then checked and replaced the tubes and resistors as needed. A safety fuse, audio cable and a reproduction cloth cord were added, then a precision alignment was performed. The eighty year old cabinet is in beautiful condition and it still retains its original glossy finish. The knobs, speaker, grille cloth and chassis are all original to the radio. These high-performing cathedral radios are near impossible to get in such good original condition. They are going up in value, so don't miss your chance to own this beautiful work of art. 19"H x 16"W x 11"D.  $599.00. (1600092)

 

RCA "Master Nipper" (1947)

RCA "Master Nipper" (1947)

Here we have a very stylish, Canadian-made "Master Nipper" (yes, that's the model) RCA Bakelite radio from 1947. This five-tube, AM only radio is a small but has a big sound. The radio has had all the capacitors replaced, resistors and tubes check and replaced where needed. After a precision alignment and sporting a tuned internal loop antenna, "Nipper" has great sensitivity across the dial. The case has no damage and has been polished to a beautiful luster. 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $249.00. (1600127)

 

Sentinel 293W (1946)

Sentinel 293W (1946)

The Sentinel Radio Corp. was located in Evanston, Illinois, and manufactured radios, televisions and phonographs from 1930 to 1957. Some brands were Erla, Wings and Musicaire which were sold in Coast to Coast stores. This six-tube, AM only Bakelite radio has had all of the capacitors replaced, along with resistors and tubes checked and replaced as needed. The radio utilizes an internal loop antenna and receives the AM band with sensitivity and volume. The case has no cracks and has been polished. A really nice radio at a great price! 11-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D.  $139.00. (1600140)

 

Silvertone 4465 "Pyramid" (1936)

Silvertone 4465 "Pyramid" (1936)

We look for radios to restore on a daily basis, and as we say "even a blind mouse occasionally finds cheese". This radio showed up on Craigslist, and I couldn't get over there fast enough to buy it! The radio didn't play and had an amateur restoration on the cabinet. This eight-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) has the large, golden dial with the extended range (1850kcs) AM band. The "Egyptian" motif cabinet and dial has an eye tube that looks like the sun, with projecting rays. Very unusual, and was used on several console and table radios in Silvertone's "Jubilee" series. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked and replaced resistors and tubes where needed, and aligned the radio for peak performance. The "tuning eye" tube was replaced and is bright and active. A safety fuse was added and we installed a cable so you can use an external listening device. The cabinet had a broad base that gently tapers in towards the top, giving the radio its "Pyramid" nickname. Gary did his usual masterful work stripping and refinishing to a "factory fresh" lacquer finish. A very rare, beautiful and collectable radio. 21"H x 16"W x 11"D.  $849.00. (1600167)

 

Sparton 5A7 (1947)

Sparton 5A7 (1947)

I really like the looks of some of the post-war Bakelite radios. This Sparton is no exception. Still retaining some Art Deco characteristics, a very good looking radio in its own right. This five-tube, AM only radio has had all of the capacitors replaced. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. The radio was aligned and plays strong with sensitivity across the dial. The Bakelite cabinet is in great condition and has been polished to a nice luster. 9-3/4"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D.  $199.00. (1600139)

 

Stewart-Warner 102A "The Apartment" (1932)

Stewart-Warner 102A "The Apartment" (1932)

The Chicago-based Stewart-Warner Corp. began producing speedometers and many other automotive parts in 1912. They started radio production in 1925 and by 1926 were producing 1000 radios a day. The model 102A was manufactured in 1931 and carried over to 1932. This six-tube, AM-only radio has a beautiful cathedral design and competed well with the iconic Philco 90. It has great sensitivity and produces a lot of volume through the original 8-inch speaker. We went through the radio replacing all of the capacitors, resistors and tubes checked and replaced where needed. A safety fuse was added. An external cable is not available on this radio. Gary stripped and refinished the radio to a beautiful semi-gloss. The dome of this radio is solid wood and not bent veneer as found on most cathedrals. The dial scale and speaker cloth are reproductions of the originals. The knobs, chassis and speaker are all original. A rare and stunning radio for your collection. 19"H x 14"W x 11-1/2"D.  $849.00. (1600175)

 

Stewart-Warner R-1812-A "Cube" (1938)

Stewart-Warner R-1812-A "Cube" (1938)

Joe's Radio Shop is proud to present this very rare and gorgeous Stewart-Warner radio. This six-tube, three-band (SB, SWx2) radio has been completely restored by replacing the wax/paper capacitors with new caps of equal values. The resistors and tubes have been checked and replaced as needed. The chassis has had a precise alignment and a safety fuse and audio cable have been added. This is a high-performing radio that receives with great tone and sensitivity. The "Craft Built" cabinet that has been refinished with the finest lacquer and toners, then polished to a gleaming luster. Notice the beautiful Honduras Flame Mahogany front that is picture-framed with straight grain Mahogany veneers. The curved sides are solid wood and the top that supports the speaker is slightly curved giving the cabinet an Art Deco effect. The chassis, knobs and escutcheon are original to the set. 12"H x 15-1/2"W x 10"D.  $599.00. (1600143)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 61-H (1936)

Stromberg-Carlson 61-H (1936)

Stromberg-Carlson Co. based in Rochester New York, made high-quality radios, telephones, and after WWII, televisions. They also entered the broadcast industry, acquiring WHAM in Rochester around 1939. The station changed its call letters to WBZA and is still in operation today. The 61 series had eleven models, including the large, 61-H table radio we have here. This seven-tube, two-band (SB, SW) with its iconic octagon dial and gorgeous veneers, is highly collectible. This radio has had all of the capacitors replaced, resistors and tubes checked and replaced where necessary. We aligned the radio and it plays well across the dial in both bands. Gary did his usual magic, stripping the old finish, repainting, toning and adding just the right amount of black trim. He then applied several coats of lacquer and then hand-rubbed the radio to a beautiful luster. The knobs are original, and a period-correct grille cloth was added. I acquired this radio from a guy that said it was used as a prop in the movie "The Untouchables," but have yet to verify that! 20"W x 11-1/25"H x 10"D.  $499.00. (1600078)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 230H (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson 230H (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson was known for well built, quality engineered radios. This large and very rare seven-tube three-band (SB, SWx2) set will be the centerpiece of any radio collection. This radio still retains its original finish, not perfect but too nice to refinish. Even the grille cloth, 8-inch speaker and knobs are original. Blake has replaced all of the original paper capacitors with new Mylar capacitors with today's values. The tubes have been replaced with NOS (new old stock) tubes and the low voltage resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A cable is included to plug and play your own device and a safety fuse has been installed. 24"W x 13-1/2"H x 10"D.  $699.00. (1600065)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 231-R Chairside (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson 231-R Chairside (1937)

Stromberg-Carlson radios are known for their heavy-duty construction, Art Deco design and reliable performance. This beautiful "Half Round" chairside is no exception with its "Zephyr" style cabinet and mirror top. In 1937, it drew a crowd wherever it was displayed. This seven-tube, four-band (SB, SWx2, police) chairside has the original 10-inch speaker, knobs and dial scale. The glass mirror top is perfect with some light scratches due to wear and not noticeable. Blake has replaced all of the original wax/paper capacitors with new Mylar caps. The tubes and resistors were replaced as needed. A bright, new tuning eye was installed. A new power cord and safety fuse were installed, along with a cable to plug and play your own device. Gary meticulously refinished the cabinet using grain filler, toners and lacquer for a beautiful "factory-like" finish. A new Stromberg-Carlson badge and dial indicator decals were applied in the finishing process. This Stromberg-Carlson chairside is not only a high-performing radio, it is a beautiful piece of furniture!  $1,499.00. (1600072)

 

Trav-Ler TR-287-B "Power Mite" (1958)

Trav-Ler TR-287-B "Power Mite" (1958)

Joe's Radio Shop does complete and long lasting restorations of vintage and antique radios. This 1958 Trav-Ler Super Six is a six-transistor AM only radio made in the USA. Any defective transistors and capacitors have been replaced and a proper alignment ensures years of service. The nine volt battery connector has been changed to accommodate a modern nine volt battery. The ivory and red case is in exceptional condition with no chips or cracks and it shows very little wear.  $139.00. (1600159)

 

US Radio (Apex) 8-A (1931)

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US Radio (Apex) 8-A (1931)

US Apex was based in Chicago and started producing radios in 1925 as the Apex Electric Pool, later known as the US Radio and Television Corp. Brand names they used were, Apex, Gloritone, Mantola, Carlton, Radiotrope and others. In 1933 they merged with Grunow and became General Household Utilities Company. The 8-A is an eight-tube, broadcast band only set. Produced in 1931, it was one of the earlier super-hets sold commercially. It incorporates an AVC circuit, probably one of the earlier radios to do so. Blake replaced all of the capacitors. Checked resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. He added a new cloth power cord and installed a safety fuse. the radio plays great with plenty of volume through the original 8-inch speaker. The two toggle switches on the side are on-off, and Hi power-Lo power which is basically a local-distant station boost. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished with a beautiful semi-gloss lacquer finish. The set has its original knobs and a reproduction grille cloth. A very unique and beautiful radio! 17-1/2"H x 16"W x 11-1/2"D.  $599.00. (1600190)

 

Zenith 6-S-254 Console (1938)

Zenith 6-S-254 Console (1938)

Zenith continued producing great radios in 1938. The introduction of "Walton" series radios, the first triangular dial; with seven-tube count and higher, radios included motorized tuning, eye tubes, and dial plates that changed with the waveband. The lower tube count radios didn't have any of those options, but offered a five-point tone control, bass boost, "split-second" tuning control and "tell-tale" controls. This six-tube, three-band radio was smaller than most consoles. Utilizing a ten-inch speaker, the radio has a lot of volume and very good adjustable fidelity. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked tubes and resistors and replaced them where necessary. A safety fuse and external cable we installed. We aligned the radio and it just flat-out performs. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished it using high-quality paint, toner and lacquer for a "factory fresh" finish. Note the beautiful quilted maple strips. We used a period correct grille cloth and the wood Zenith knobs are original. Included in the asking price are packing and shipping. This radio is gorgeous and a wonderful example of American quality craftsmanship from 1938! 40"H x 24-1/2"W x 14"D.  $1,399.00. (1600172)

 

Zenith 8-S-154 (1937)

Zenith 8-S-154 (1937)

Once again from my favorite line of Zenith console radios from 1937, the unique, rare and only eight-tube radio they produced in 1937. I looked for several years before finding this one. It's like hitting for the cycle in baseball, the 8-S-154 representing the triple, the most difficult one to get! This eight-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) is a strong performer with a 12-inch speaker and big, black "squared circle" dial to first appear in 1937. We did our usual replacing of capacitors. Checking resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. A safety fuse, external cable and power cord were installed. We spent some time aligning the radio, and it performs like new. Gary hit it out of the park with a fantastic "factory fresh" lacquer finish. It's sporting the original grille cloth and knobs. This radio is gorgeous! On top of that, we are including professional packing and shipping on all of our console radios! 25"W x 41"H x 15"D  $1,499.00. (1600171)

 

Zenith 8-S-548 Chairside (1941)

Zenith 8-S-548 Chairside (1941)

Chairside radios were designed to sit next to a person's favorite chair, allowing them to simply reach over to tune in a station. Zenith made several models of chairsides, and the eight-tube three-band (SB, 2xSW) 8-S-548 is a beautiful radio of style and design. Blake replaced all original paper capacitors with new Mylar coated capacitors of equal values. He checked and replaced resistors and tubes as needed, then aligned the set for peak performance. A fuse is added for safety. Gary has professionally refinished the cabinet to be showroom fresh and installed new Zenith grille cloth. 21"H x 27"W x 15"D.  $895.00. (1600039)

 

Zenith 825 (1935)

Zenith 825 (1935)

In 1934, Zenith came out with their gorgeous and high-performing "Challenger" series of mantle radios. In 1935, they produced only three models of mantle radios, and the 825 is the most attractive. It has an American Walnut top, burled Walnut front with a Zebrawood trim strip. This seven-tube, two-band (SB,SW) plays well with lots of sensitivity across the dial. We have completely restored the electronics by replacing the wax/paper capacitors with new long-lasting caps. We checked the tubes and resistors and replaced them as needed. A safety fuse and audio cable were added and a precise alignment was done for years of listening pleasure. We have refinished the cabinet to a gleaming, hand-rubbed luster using the finest lacquer, grain filler and toners. The chassis, speaker and knobs are original to the set and they are in beautiful condition. These 1935 Zenith 825 mantle radios don't come up for sale very often and this is a first one for the Radio Attic. 16"W x 8-1/2"H x 7"D.  $549.00. (1600154)

 

Zenith Royal 400 Pocket Radio (1961)

Zenith Royal 400 Pocket Radio (1961)

Zenith started producing transistor radios in 1955. The Japanese dominated the market, but in spite of that, Zenith produced a good radio and sales were strong. In 1961, they came out with the Royal 400. It had a new 3" x 5" oval "extended range" speaker with quite good sound quality. Our Royal 400 doesn't have any dents in the metal front. The corners are not chipped, and many of them are missing the bottom logo plate, but this one has stayed with the radio. The radio plays well, using four "AA" batteries. 5-3/4"H x 3-3/4"H x 1-1/2"D.  $129.00. (1600135)
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Shipping

At Joe's Radio Shop we do everything in our power to make sure our radios are packed with the utmost of care and protection.  We use double-sided boxes lined with Styrofoam creating a box within a box.  The radio has bubble wrap placed inside to protect the tubes, then double wrapped in bubble wrap and placed on packing peanuts on the bottom of the box.  The sides around the bubble wrapped radio are filled with packing peanuts and a piece of Styrofoam is placed on top of the radio and the box is then sealed.  Our larger radios and consoles have the speakers removed and are professionally packed by Diversified Packing and shipped via Greyhound.  We have never had any damage to any of our shipped radios.  We will ship radios with the company that offers the best rate; Fed-Ex, UPS, USPS and DHL are the preferred carriers.  Let us know if you have a preference for shipping.  Packages are shipped within three business days of payment.  Consoles and large radios may take a little longer due to a more involved packing process.  Tracking numbers will be provided to you, and we track the packages as well.

Payment

Joe's Radio Shop accepts payment through PayPal, credit cards (we use the Square, which requires a 3.75% fee) and checks.  Payment plus shipping must be deposited before we ship your radio to you.  Checks must clear our bank before shipping.  Joe's Radio Shop will not provide or sell your personal information to anyone.  Credit card information is shredded and discarded after the charge is made and deposited.  Upon ordering, you will receive an invoice via email with cost plus shipping charges.  A receipt will arrive with the radio.

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Joe's Radio Shop return policy:

We accept returns, but we would first try to resolve any issues and make sure your radio is functioning as it should.  A few guidelines for vintage tube radios to function properly:
1. Most radios need an antenna to function properly.  10-20 feet of wire connected to the "A" lug in the back of the chassis, which we will provide to you.  Some radios have internal antennas, or "loops."  For the most part, these radios should receive broadcast or "AM" stations in your area.
2. Multiple band radios that have 1-3 short wave bands will also need plenty of antenna.  There isn't much going on these day with short wave.  Many short wave stations have moved to satellite or the internet.  There are a few out there, and a good antenna is needed.  Ask us about antennas; we can describe how to make them to use at your home.  Try to place your radio on an outside wall, the reception will be better, especially with console radios.  Police and aviation (now UHF) bands no longer function in today's world.
3. There are things in a household that can cause static and interference.  Computers, fluorescent lighting, lighting potentiometers (dimmer switch), microwave ovens, digital TV and possibly your wi-fi system.  Try to keep the radio out of proximity to these devices.
4. Running the radio for long periods of time can can them to overheat causing damage.

Please contact us within seven days for a possible return.  E-mail us at joesradioshop1@gmail.com or phone us at 503-209-8414.  Our radios come with a six  month guarantee from the purchase date.  Any electrical damage or failure will be repaired free of cost minus materials and shipping.  If there is damage from shipping, the claim has to go through the shipper.  If we determine the damage is the shipper or buyers fault, we can negotiate a repair price.  If an issue can't be resolved to the buyer's liking, we will offer a full refund minus shipping and insurance.  If the buyer pays the shipper directly, the buyer assumes all responsibility for insurance settlements due to damage while in transit.  When shipping a radio back to us, please follow our packing guidelines listed under Shipping.  If the radio is improperly packed, the refund will be denied.


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