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Airline 62-346 (1938)

Airline 62-346 (1938)

Montgomery Ward was not in the business of manufacturing radios, but they were in the business of selling radios. They sold over a million radios from 1930 to 1960. The chassis and cabinets were made by other companies like Belmont and Wells-Gardner, and were well-made and sported popular cabinet designs. The 62-346 was an early table radio sporting a "tuning eye" tube and the new "teledial" for easy tuning of stations. The six-tube, AM only radio plays well across the dial. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. A safety fuse was added as well as a cable to plug and play the device of your choice. We stripped the "Art Deco" cabinet, refinishing with high-quality toners, grain fillers and lacquer. The walnut cabinet has a beautiful "piano" finish that will grace any collection. 17"W x 10"H x 8"D.  $499.00. (1600153)

 

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)

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June 10

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.  Was $325.00, now $299.00. (1600023)

 

Atwater Kent 185 (1934)

Atwater Kent 185 (1934)

Here we have an original cabinet AK tombstone. Atwater Kent first designed ignition systems in 1907 for early automobiles. With the success of that endeavor he opened his first Pennsylvania radio factory in 1921. He produced a very high quality product and his company's reputation was very important to him, referred to as the "Cadillac of Radios." He chose to close down production and retire in 1936 rather than produce a cheaper radio of lesser quality to compete in the market of that day. This five-tube, two-band radio (SB, police) has a great Art Deco design. The walnut veneers are separated with brass strips that accentuate the linear look of this radio. This radio has an older electronic restoration and plays well across the dial. The cabinet, knobs and grille cloth are all original. Please allow $38 for packing and shipping.  $249.00. (1600037)

 

Belmont 526 "Scotty" (1938)

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June 10

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.  Was $449.00, now $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)

 

Emerson 26 (1935)

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June 10

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.  Was $449.00, now $299.00. (1600006)

 

Emerson 167 (1938)

Emerson 167 (1938)

Here is another beautiful Ingraham cabinet radio built for Emerson for the 1938 model year. This super-clean chassis has been restored by Blake. All the wax/paper capacitors have been replaced by modern equivalents, the tubes and resistors have been tested and replaced as needed. It receives local broadcasts loud and clear and has one shortwave band. A fuse, line cord and an audio cable have been added to plug and play your own device. Gary has expertly refinished this beautiful cabinet that is made of American Walnut, Maple and trimmed with Australian Laurel. The speaker, chassis and knobs are all original to the set and a new dial cover and Emerson badge completes the restoration. 14"W x 9"H x 7"D.  $399.00. (1600106)

 

FADA 1000 Catalin

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June 10

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.  Was $899.00, now $699.00. (1600134)

 

FADA 1000 Catalin (1946)

FADA 1000 Catalin (1946)

Catalin radios are getting harder to find. Being highly sought after has made them expensive, especially when found in good condition. We picked up a couple of "Bullets," and these are nice, original Catalins. I believe this is an original butterscotch. We went through the radio replacing all the capacitors, checked the resistors and tubes, replacing where necessary. This AM-only FADA plays great, although we recommend that you don't play them much, as it can cause burn marks and cabinet shrinkage.The cabinet is untouched, and has no chips, scratches or cracks. 10-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H x 5"D.  $699.00. (1600133)

 

FADA 1001 (1946)

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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)

 

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 588 "Teledial" (1938)

Grunow 588 "Teledial" (1938)

By 1932, Grigsby-Grunow went bankrupt and became two companies: General Household Utilities, which sold radios under the Grunow name, and Majestic Radio and Television, selling radios under the Majestic name. Their "teledial" radios came along a few years later. They offered them on table radios and consoles. Their top-of-the-line console in 1938, model 1291, was a twelve-tube console advertised using the very popular child-star Shirley Temple. It had a very functional teledial. The 588 is a five-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio and also sports an easy-to-use teledial. It produces a lot of audio through its 8-inch speaker. We replaced all of capacitors, checked all resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. We added a safety fuse and installed a cable for listening to the device of your choice. Gary stripped the cabinet, restoring it using top quality toners and lacquer. The walnut veneer on this radio is gorgeous. The wrap-around grille is accentuated with a center slat covered with that beautiful walnut. This great-looking, great playing radio would grace anyone's collection! 14"W x 9"H x 8"D.  $399.00. (1600150)

 

Grunow 700 "Chrome Front" Tombstone (1934)

Grunow 700 "Chrome Front" Tombstone (1934)

I love this awesome "Art Deco" skyscraper design from Grunow in 1934! This was the top-of-the-line table radio for them that year, featuring a beautiful "Chrome Front" design. This seven-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio is strong and sensitive across the dial. All the capacitors were replaced, and the tubes and resistors checked and replaced where needed. The radio was aligned for peak performance, and a cable installed for the device of your choice. The burled walnut veneer has been stripped and restored to a "piano" lacquer finish. This radio has a beaded maple inlay that accentuates the beautiful grain of that walnut on the front of the radio. The chrome is in perfect condition, and the original knobs and grille cloth are retained. This was the largest table radio Grunow made. This radio is rare, and is a perfect example to adorn your collection! 18"H x 13"W x 9-1/2"D.  $699.00. (1600148)

 

Grunow 750 "World Cruiser" (1935)

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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)

 

Majestic 161 (1933)

Majestic 161 (1933)

Grigsby-Grunow Company started manufacturing radios in 1928 in Chicago. In 1933, they introduced the "smart sets." The Majestic 161 was not in any of the advertising for the "smart sets." The only mention of it was later in an ad for Gambles, who had bought the remaining inventory after the bankruptcy. We guess that it was available at the end of 1933, thus making it it possibly the last "smart set" model manufactured, since the company went bankrupt in February of 1934. They are one of the rarest and most desirable chrome grille "Smart sets." We went through the chassis and replaced all of the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked the tubes and replaced where needed. The radio was aligned and plays great across the dial. Gary did a fantastic job stripping and refinishing this rare radio. It has all of the original knobs, and I believe the grille cloth is original. The chrome is perfect and polished up to a beautiful luster. You seldom see this model, and never in this perfect condition. I've seem less than five of them for sale over the years. Here's a chance to own one of the rarest Majestic chrome grille radios! 18"H x 14"W x 9"D.  $1,499.00. (1600081)

 

Majestic 194 Mini-Cathedral (1933)

Majestic 194 Mini-Cathedral (1933)

Grigsby-Grunow Majestic became Majestic in 1933 upon the bankruptcy of Grigsby-Grunow. A year later Majestic went out of business. In 1933-34 they produced some angular cabinet designs with chrome fronts that just screamed "Art Deco." The "mini-cathedral" 194 was produced in this same time period, but was much more a Gothic design, but was taller than it was wide, giving it a different look from other Gothic cabinet designs, and was sold right along side the Art Deco radios. Low production numbers of Majestic radios from this time period contributed to their rarity today. The 194 is a four-tube, two-band (AM,SW) radio. Only four tubes, but with a 6F7 pentode acting as IF amplifier and first audio, so it performs like a five tube radio. We went through the radio, replacing all of the capacitors, checking and replacing resistors and tube where needed. A new volume switch, power chord and safety fuse were installed as well. Gary stripped the cabinet and refinished it with a satin finish, and it's really quite stunning! A period correct grille cloth was used. This unique and rare radio will be a gem in any collection. 14"H x 10'W x 7"D.  $499.00. (1600170)

 

Philco 16B Tombstone (1935)

Philco 16B Tombstone (1935)

In 1934 for the 1935 model year, Philco produced their model 16B "second series" with an improved circuit for greater performance. This eleven-tube, four-band (AM, SWx3) radio has been fully restored for years of visual and listening pleasure. All of the capacitors have been changed and the tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. The original ten-inch speaker is present, and this big radio produces ten watts of push-pull audio. A fuse has been added for safety and a cable has been added to plug and play your own device. The semi-gloss finish is amazing! The toners and lacquer have been properly applied for a factory-like finish and the grille cloth is an authentic reproduction. Often called the "Holly Grail" of Philco collecting, don't miss your chance to own the best of the best for a great price! 22"H x 17"W x 12"D.  $995.00. (1600111)

 

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 90 Cathedral (1931)

Philco 90 Cathedral (1931)

Joe's Radio Shop is proud to present the most desirable and collectable cathedral radio that set the standard for performance and design! The iconic Philco 90 was designed by the famous Edward Combs. This early version has the original Philco-engraved, push-pull 45 output tubes. This nine-tube, AM only radio is a strong performer with a lot of sensitivity across the dial. The push-pull audio with four tone settings produces plenty of volume. The chassis has had a complete rebuild by re-stuffing the capacitor blocks and boxes. The tubes and resistors have been checked and replaced as needed. A new cloth cord and polarized plug has been installed for safety. A mini jack to input the device of your choice can be added at no extra charge. For a 88 year old radio, the finish is original and pristine! The grille cloth is a Philco replacement and the chassis is clean and still has it's original zinc oxide coating. This is one nice radio: the quintessential Philco Model 90 Cathedral. 19"H x 17"W x 12"D.  $995.00. (1600173)

 

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)

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June 10

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.  Was $749.00, now $599.00. (1600092)

 

RCA "Master Nipper" (1947)

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June 10

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.  Was $299.00, now $249.00. (1600127)

 

Sentinel 293W (1946)

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June 10

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.  Was $249.00, now $139.00. (1600140)

 

Silvertone/Mission Bell 41 "Cube" (1935)

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Silvertone/Mission Bell 41 "Cube" (1935)

Every once and a while we find a radio that hasn't been offered for sale on the Radio Attic. I like to point this out because if you can't find it in the archives, it's rare! I'm pretty sure it was made in the Gilfillan factory, as most Los Angeles radios were. There is hardly any information on this radio, or Mission Bell for that matter. This five-tube, three-band (AM,SWx2) radio has that iconic "cube" design with the speaker pointing upward. We replaced all of the capacitors, checked the resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. We installed a safety fuse and added an external cable. The radio performs well across the dial. Gary refinished the radio with a "factory fresh" piano finish. This radio has the original knobs, grille cloth and speaker. This is about as rare as it get folks, and it can be in your collection in a matter of days!  $449.00. (1600176)

 

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)

 

Silvertone 6120A (1939)

Silvertone 6120A (1939)

Up for sale we have a beautiful Silvertone sporting an Ingraham cabinet. Ingraham Clock Co. made a cabinets for several radio companies. The Emerson R156 we have for sale is also an Ingraham cabinet. Known for their beautiful clock cases, their radio cabinets made the use of fine veneers, and had nice curves and angle features making the radios that have them unique and highly collectable. This Silvertone six-tube, two-band radio (SB and SW) was a perfect example. We believe this radio has a gorgeous original finish. Blake went through this radio replacing all the capacitors, out-of-tolerance resistors, checked the tubes and installed a new eye tube. Cleaned the push button contacts and aligned the radio for peak performance. This one is a beauty and ready to go!   $349.00. (1600011)

 

Sparton 5A7 (1947)

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June 10

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.  Was $249.00, now $199.00. (1600139)

 

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

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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)

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June 10

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.  Was $599.00, now $499.00. (1600078)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 230H (1937)

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June 10

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.  Was $769.00, now $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)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 1110-HW (1947)

Stromberg-Carlson 1110-HW (1947)

Stromberg-Carlson was probably known more for their telephone and communication manufacturing, but they made very fine radios as well. One of their advertising points is that they hired the best engineers they could find; and they would hire college graduates, who would start working for them right after graduation. They produced high-quality, innovative radios. The 1110-HW is no exception. With its vertical dial and a "jet age" looking Ingraham cabinet, it didn't look like a lot of the other radios being produced after the war. This six-tube, two-band (SB,SW) radio performs well. The short wave band is an extended AM band, probably for Police. We went in and replaced all of the capacitors, checked tubes and resistors and replaced where needed. We installed a safety fuse and a cable so you can use the device of your choice for listening. We then performed an alignment as per factory specs. Gary stripped the cabinet and performed his usual magic in restoring this eclectic radio. The station tabs are from the Portland, Oregon area, but you can put your own in; the stickers are available on the Internet. 14"W x 9"H x 7"D.  $499.00. (1600149)

 

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)

 

Zenith 5-R-135 (1937)

Zenith 5-R-135 (1937)

In 1937, this was an entry level radio for Zenith costing less than $30. Most of the companies manufacturing radios offered a lower priced model due to the recession. Even at $30, this was still a high price for many people, but allowed a working family to have a nice Zenith radio in their home. This five-tube, two-band (SB, police) is a good performer with lots of sensitivity across the dial. Joe replaced all of the capacitors, resistors and tubes where needed, and performed an alignment. This radio plays great with lots of volume, utilizing an 8-inch speaker. This radio was rough when purchased, having been left in the trunk of a car for years! Gary did a fantastic job bringing this radio back to a "like new" factory lacquer finish. You don't see these around much, and this is one of the best restorations of a 5-R-135 I've seen; they are usually pretty rough. Priced right for a really nice addition to your collection. 16-1/2"H x 12"W x 7"D.  $399.00. (1600080)

 

Zenith 5-S-126 "Cube" (1937)

Zenith 5-S-126 "Cube" (1937)

Zenith produced at least six "Cube" radios in 1937 and 1938. They were different sizes and each cabinet was unique. They all had speakers mounted at the top of the radio, and for the most part, were nice performers. They sold very well, and many other radio manufacturers soon were producing their own versions of the cube. To this day, they are still highly collectable radios. The 5-S-126 is a five-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio. The iconic, multi-colored dial is in great shape. We went through this radio replacing all of the capacitors. The resistors and tubes were checked and replaced where necessary. A new power cord and safety fuse were added. We installed an input jack for an external listening device. The previous owner did a cabinet restore using high-quality toners, paint and lacquer. The knobs and speaker are original. We are seeing fewer and fewer cubes out on the market; here's a chance to get one that will provide years of listening fun! 12"W x 10"H x 9"D.  $549.00. (1600166)

 

Zenith 6-S-222 "Cube" (1938)

Zenith 6-S-222 "Cube" (1938)

You are looking at another fabulous Zenith "Cube" radio! This radio was the top-of-the-line "Cube" radio, the largest one Zenith offered in 1938. Zenith pioneered the "Big Black Dial" concept that the other radio manufacturers quickly copied. This six-tube, three-band (AM,SW,Police) model is a strong performer across the dial. At Joe's Radio Shop, we never take short cuts on repairs. The capacitors were replaced with modern equivalents, the resistors and tubes checked and replaced where necessary. The radio was aligned for peak performance for years of listening pleasure. A safety fuse, audio cable and a new grille cloth have been added. Gary did a fantastic job refinishing the radio, creating a "piano finish" with the finest grain filler, toner and lacquer. The chassis, speaker and knobs are original to the set. The Zenith "Cubes" are highly collectible, and this one is a beauty! 14"W x 11"H x 10"D.  $749.00. (1600169)

 

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 7-S-529 (1941)

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Zenith 7-S-529 (1941)

1941 was the last year of radio production as Zenith entered into production for WW2. Some of the things they manufactured were bomb fuses, communications equipment, and high-sensitivity frequency meters. Also in production was an affordable, miniature radio set designed as a hearing aid that allowed thousands of people to hear properly. Right after the war, Zenith started producing black and white TV sets. This seven-tube, three-band (SB,SWx2) radio has great fidelity. For a table radio, it has a strong bass response. The push-button selectors are electric. We replaced all of the capacitors, check resistors and tubes, replacing where needed. We installed a safety fuse and a cable for an external device. The radio was aligned and is a strong performer across the dial. Gary refinished the radio with his usual perfection. An expert application of just the right amount of lacquer for that "factory fresh" piano finish. A very collectable "large, black dial" Zenith for your collection! 16"W x 10"H x 9-1/2"D.  $599.00. (1600178)

 

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)

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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.  Was $995.00, now $895.00. (1600039)

 

Zenith 12-S-232 "Walton" Tombstone (1938)

Zenith 12-S-232 "Walton" Tombstone (1938)

Ah yes folks, the "Big Daddy" of the 232 series. The twelve-tube behemoth Walton. Zenith produced a seven-tube, a nine-tube, and the 12-S-232 is the rarest. You just don't see them very often, and you can only hope you have the means to buy one when they do appear. This twelve-tube, four-band (SB,SWx2,police) sports the correct 8-inch speaker. The push-pull audio output produces a ton of volume with console-like fidelity. The motorized "Robot Dial" or "Shutterdial" functions perfectly. The chassis has the correct stamp (12S232) making this a "numbers matching" 12-S-232. We replaced all of the capacitors, check resistors and replaced where necessary. All of the tubes are "NOS" right out of the box! We installed a safety fuse and a cable for an external device. The radio was aligned and plays with great sensitivity and volume across the dial. Gary stripped and refinished the cabinet with a gorgeous "factory fresh" piano finish. The radio has all of its original knobs, and a period correct reproduction grille cloth. Want to own one of the most desirable radios in the world? Here it is! 23"H x 18"W x 13"D.  $3,995.00. (1600168)

 

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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About Joe's Radio Shop

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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