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Atwater Kent 145 Tombstone (1935)

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Atwater Kent 145 Tombstone (1935)

An excellent example of a 1935 Atwater Kent model 145 small tombstone radio, with BC + 2SW. Beautiful backlit dial showing "Two Worlds" & great graphics. All caps, and out of tolerance resisters were replaced. This receiver covers the Standard Broadcast and three Shortwave (1.5-4, 4-10, and 10-18 MC) bands. In the history of antique radio makers, few had the reputation of Atwater Kent. From the 1920's until 1936 they were considered to be a top of the line radio manufacturer. The radio is a terrific model with a six-tube super-het chassis, playing strong across the dial. The cabinet is a fine refinish, with its absolutely beautiful burled walnut on the front with Aztec inlays plus toned fluted sides and top trim really make it "pop." Very clean chassis as you can see. The speaker cloth, knobs, dial, speaker, etc all appear to be original. Atwater Kent made many of the finest radios of the 1920s and 30s, and this machine-age design was amongst the best of them! The radio is a stand out. 15"H x 13"W x 8-1/2"D. $329.00. (1640171)

 

Atwater Kent 456 Tombstone (1935)

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Atwater Kent 456 Tombstone (1935)

Here is another one of those beautiful Atwater Kents with the multi-colored dial (called rainbow dial in their ads). There are separate lights for each band and the lighted arrows (notice in 2nd pic) are the moving pointers, rather unique. Atwater Kent was a high quality and leading manufacturer in the 20's & 30's until unions and the depression forced closure of the Philadelphia monster factory. This is a multi-band, six-tube super-het that receives on both BC & SW with antenna (supplied). It is a very nice refinished tombstone with original grill cloth, knobs, dial, speaker, etc. as you can see. It is a recent restore with all caps, weak tubes, resistors being replaced. It also has a new silk cloth power cord + original Bakelite plug and very clean, rust free chassis. 18"H x 14"W x 8-1/2"D; 28 lbs. $429.00. (1640175)

 

Crosley 718 (1939)

Crosley 718 (1939)

Here is a great looking & playing pre-war Crosley from my personal collection. It is an older restore both electronically and finish-wise, but plays loud and clear, picking up all my locals & beyond. Plays on both bands with short wire antenna (supplied). It is a seven-tuber counting the very bright green tuning eye that shows thru the multi-colored (red, green, & white) dial. Very clear graphics which include the station call letters of the day. Simply beautiful dial. It maintains original speaker, knobs, dial, Bakelite escutcheon and push buttons which also work properly. The Bakelite escutcheon is perfect with no shrinkage, cracks, repairs, etc. It even has some white swirling thru it as it surrounds both the dial & pushbuttons. The cabinet design gives a hint of Ingraham with its wraparound fluted right end (grille area for diagonally mounted speaker) & then dipping into a beautiful burled walnut front. The top is also book matched burl walnut in great condition. The trim areas were toned giving the cabinet an even more proper, Deco, cooler look. It will be a nice addition to any collection. 15"W x 9"H x 9"D. $299.00. (1640170)

 

Crosley 817 "Super Eight" (1937)

Crosley 817 "Super Eight" (1937)

The Crosley 817, or "Super 8," called that because of the eight-tube configuration and 8-inch speaker. It still has its original finish except possibly the top which looks perfect tho I suspect it has been refinished. Beautiful walnut veneers & maple inlay plus toned bands of trim from factory. It also presents all original knobs, speaker, dial, possibly grille cloth. This eight-tube set is a strong player picking up all my locals stations & beyond. SW also working, tho better in evenings for my locale and most areas as SW stations are fewer these days. This is one of my favorite radios, combining a beautiful, brass-accented walnut cabinet with brass bands running thru grille area and escutcheon, a perfect "mirror glass" dial. The factory paper schemaic is intact inside the back. It is an older restore, but I did check all the tubes (replaced two which were marginal with stronger ones), cleaned / lubed controls, etc. The chassis is as clean as you will find and rust free. The original cabinet finish shows normal wear around a couple of the knob area. More pics on request. Short antenna wire is needed (supplied). An excellent addition to any collection! 17"W x 10"H x 7"D. $349.00. (1640168)

 

DeWald A-502 Catalin (1939)

DeWald A-502 Catalin (1939)

Here is a seldom seen much less offered "for sale," small DeWald Catalin with wonderful color combination which really makes it "pop." It comes direct from my collection & non-smoking home. Stunning example of Catalin DeWald model A-502 "Step-Top" insert grille model. Manufactured in 1939 by DeWald Radio Mfg Corp of New York & is a magnificent, exquisitely crafted Art Deco radio. The Catalin cabinet has a rich color, and glow combined with exceptionally striking yellow colorful marbleizing that looks like veins of fire pouring through the cabinet, "eye candy" for sure. The radio is in original condition, and is in great condition with no cracks, chips, tube burns, major scratches, or repairs. The butterscotch pinwheel knobs and insert grille are original to the radio and are perfect. The DeWald cream and red reverse painted curved dial glass is original and also in excellent condition. Original cardboard back panel and manufacturers sticker are still present. This is truly a remarkable radio in excellent condition. The chassis has been completely checked by a professional, and the radio is playing clearly & the dial lamp is also working. About 10"W x 6-1/2"H x 6"D. $995.00. (1640138)

 

Emerson 38 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1935)

Emerson 38 w/Ingraham Cabinet (1935)

Here is a beautiful, all original Emerson that maintains its original factory piano-like finish in walnut cabinet. Original grille cloth, knobs, dial, and even original wooden back which is almost never present on these little gems. I see no Ingraham tag, but it definitely has the Ingraham influence as you can tell by its roly-poly waterfall top and intricate grille cut-outs as well as contoured sides with ornate trim pieces that match the bottom trim. This is just one of the nicest you will ever see and ready for play or display. This is a nice performing radio; it has been fully restored. The Emerson model 38 was advertised in 1935 as a dual wave AC-DC Superheterodyne set with a "Duo-Lite Band Switching circuit." And touted as "One of the leaders in the line of The Worlds Biggest Selling Little Radios." Recent restore playing as it should. It is a six-tube, two-band set. Small at only 12"W x 10"H x 7"D. $369.00. (1640161)

 

Emerson 400 "Aristocrat" (1940)

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February 18

Emerson 400 "Aristocrat" (1940)

Here is an extremely nice Catalin with a very dynamic design by Emerson (Norman Bel Geddes Design). Called Aristocrat, they were Patriot related, of course. No breaks, repairs, or major scratches which makes it even more stunning (sorry for some glares). These were made in several color combos & tho not as flashy as some color combinations this is one of the more difficult colors to find. Beautiful high glossy, greenish brown with heavy butterscotch swirls case with original black handle, grille, and knobs. All original except the repro back which is one of the nicest I have ever seen and includes all the correct print and graphics. Lighted clear dial (also appears original). Great shape, but unrestored, I never play my catalins anyway, just eye candy. From my collection to yours. 10"W x 7-1/8"H x 5-3/8"D. Was $859.00, now $800.00. (1640162)

 

Emerson 652-B (1950)

Emerson 652-B (1950)

Here is a Mid-Century small cutie with waffle grille area and gold grille cloth from Emerson. Black with Gold accenting including Emerson logo and name as you can see; no retouch nor repainting anywhere. This five-tuber is from early 50's & is factory glossy. Positively no chips, dings, repairs nor scratches. Everything appears to be original including the knobs, grille cloth, speaker, even the chassis screws. Works well, loud, with good tone all across the dial. Small and pretty and sorry for the reflections, but just so shiny. Plays great and so does the dial light. 9"W x 6"H x 5"D and only weighs about 4 lbs. $99.00. (1640148)

 

FADA 1000 Catalin "Bullet" (1946)

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FADA 1000 Catalin "Bullet" (1946)

Here is a true classic in that Deco industrial design from FADA. The "Bullet" or sometimes called the Streamliner is highly desired by collectors, particularly in these radiant colors of butterscotch with red trim. There are no cracks, chips , major scratches no repro parts nor cabinet repairs to this example. All original! Even the full factory back with graphics and loop antenna intact. Other than very, very minor wear, the example is outstanding. It is a recent restore, playing very well across the dial picking up all my locals and beyond. Nice clean, rust-free chassis. "Eye Candy" for most any collection. Excellent in every way. It is a duplicate in my collection else not available. The FADA Bullet is one of the most collectible of Catalin radios, The classic an "All American Five." Shipping weight approx. 12 pounds. I pack very well using oversized, heavy duty box with lots of new padding. 10-1/2"W x 6"H x 5-1/4"D. $1,150.00. (1640174)

 

Firestone S-7403-7 (1941)

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February 18

Firestone S-7403-7 (1941)

Here's an impressive table set sporting the craftsmanship of Emerson's Ingraham line, from the curved in & out grille to the inlaid pin striping on three sides. The pin striping is fully intact and tight, the colorful Art Deco dial face lights up brightly and metal dial pointer is straight The grille bars have a great cut-out pattern and are in excellent condition while the back retains the original Masonite cover. Firestone offered a series of eight or nine radios in 1941 in Ingraham cabinets and this is by far the nicest, in my opinion. A wonderful original finish reveals a beautiful wood grain throughout. This radio has been recently restored electronically & plays with very good volume and selectivity on the AM band. SW will need long antenna, but of course, there is basically nothing on short wave now days. There is a switch to select the shortwave band in the back. The original knobs have felt backing to protect the case and the middle "tone" knob does work, switching from a bass to treble sound. The radio has the original back, knobs, dial, dial cover, speaker, back and chassis. A fantastic collector radio, priced to sell! 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 7"D. Was $399.00, now $329.00. (1640141)

 

Jackson-Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

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February 18

Jackson-Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

Here is a great specimen of that Art Deco West Coast manufactured Jackson Bell from the 30's. It is in great condition having been recently restored and plays very well. It maintains its beautiful contrasting wood tones, original knobs, speaker (Lansing), and likely grille cloth. It is a six-tuber, driven by a strong 45! It is ready for play & display. Straight from my collection to yours. Very nice! Rather small as cathedrals go at about 15"H x 13"W x 8"D. Was $729.00, now $599.00. (1640066)

 

Motorola 7A "Aero-Vane" (1941)

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Motorola 7A "Aero-Vane" (1941)

Here is a cute, small, six-tube, restored, wooden Motorola 7A set with pushbuttons and factory back which is normally missing due to the formed material it is made from. This is called Aero-Vane as written on back. I believe this is early 40's (1941?). Factory dial (nicely lit), knobs, speaker, pushbuttons, etc. The dial cloth has been replaced with era correct cloth. I consider this on the rare side as I have searched the net as well as all my books and cannot find a thing written about this model, not even pics. Most of the paper factory tag is on the bottom + the model 7A is stamped there + on back. This is a recent restore and plays well across the dial picking up all my locals and beyond. No external antenna needed. The previous owner did a cabinet refinish and it displays very well. There are two small blemishes on right hand side view but not all that detracting. Nice start or addition to your collection. Weighs approx. 6 lbs. 12"W x 7"H x 7"D. $199.00. (1640176)

 

Motorola 69X11 (1949)

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Motorola 69X11 (1949)

Here is a very stylish, burgundy Mid-Century, six-tube table radio covering the standard broadcast band. Very artsy front with half-moon shaped dial and pointed dome front covering the dial connect. Looks a lot like the front grille of a car the same era. Totally original including dial, knobs, speaker, and factory back which has all the graphics very legible; grille cloth may have been replaced, but is era correct and looks great as you can see. No cracks, repairs, nor scratches. Chassis is very clean and rust free. Radio plays loud and clear, has been fully reconditioned including new cord. Approx. 10 lbs. 12-1/2"W x 7"H x 7"D. $179.00. (1640172)

 

Philco 551 Colonial Clock Radio (1932)

Philco 551 Colonial Clock Radio (1932)

This Philco Colonial model 551 is a five-tube, single band, superheterodyne radio with an original working clock! The clock is a manual start, as it predates auto start electric clocks. Give it a spin & it takes off. It keeps accurate time & is in excellent condition. The finials look out of place with the gold color, but are correct. The Philco 551 Colonial Clock-Radio was introduced in January of 1932 with an original selling price of $60, complete with "Philco Balanced Tubes." It was claimed to be an exact reproduction of a 19th century Eli Terry Colonial clock. Note the deep red mahogany case, with the seldom seen, Birdseye Maple inset. The radio has been recently electronically serviced. Original finish, new era correct grille cloth, works great picking up all my local stations and beyond with short antenna wire (supplied). It is complete with original speaker, knobs, etc. It has clear sound and is ready to enjoy! It has the original triplex tube shield & the original factory schematic. These models do not show up very often, so hope you like it enough to purchase now. 22"H x 14"W x 8-1/2"D, shipping weight 30 pounds. $569.00. (1640169)

 

RCA 66X8 Catalin (1946)

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February 18

RCA 66X8 Catalin (1946)

Here is a simply beautiful red Catalin "Tuna Boat" with some of the heaviest yellow swirls I have seen and is unbelievably translucent (see pic). Even the bottom and insides show beautiful swirling. The radio cabinet has been cleaned and hand polished to a high gloss using Novus #2 only (no buffing). It appears all original including knobs, grille cloth, dial, etc. No cracks, repairs or scratches. The cardboard back is a reproduction but exact pattern. The "Tuna Boat" as it is known to collectors is the largest Catalin radio ever made. It is from my smoke free and pet free personal collection. It is unrestored, but plays well picking up all my local stations & beyond (never play my Catalins). Near flawless. It maintains most of the factory sticker on bottom showing serial #3640. Very clean chassis! Sorry for reflections (not flaws). You do not see this model/color for sale very often. About 15-1/4"W x 8-3/4"H x 6-3/4"D. Was $1,259.00, now $1,159.00. (1640153)

 

Stewart-Warner R-136A (1936)

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February 18

Stewart-Warner R-136A (1936)

Somewhat rare and gorgeous, Art Deco large table radio by Stewart-Warner. This is a deluxe radio made under the "Craft-built" label (the factory metal tag is still on the back of the cabinet) and incredible "Magic Dial" Ferrodyne radio. These radios were to compete effectively with the Ingraham Cabinet lines from Emerson and others. The brass escutcheon and "starburst" matching dial is of the double ended or airplane type. Below the dial is a planetary reduction tuning drive (not string driven). This example has been nicely refinished and retains original factory speaker, speaker cloth, dial and knobs, and rust free chassis. This is a seven-tube chassis which plays well on two bands. The radio sounds very rich with short antenna wire. Note the "Magic Dial" (referred to as it is nearly invisible until lit up) for the high accurate tuning this innovation offered. The brightly lit dial has really a dramatic night-time look. 18"W x 13-1/2"H x 11"D. Was $529.00, now $469.00. (1640154)

 

Truetone D-711 (1935)

Truetone D-711 (1935)

This elegant Truetone D-711 radio was made by Detrola for Western Auto Supply Co. and this series from the mid thirties has become very popular among collectors The combination of graceful curves, attractive wood grains, and the unique dial makes this Truetone a great radio to add to any collection Beautiful burled walnut cabinet mixed with other walnuts in the true 30's Deco style with wrap-around end & waterfall top and corner speaker with decorative grille cutouts. Radio plays loud and clear on broadcast and shortwave band with short wire antenna. The big radio has eight tubes and three bands: AM, Police (nothing on that band now days) & SW. Very nice bright green eye tube. If you plan to use the pushbuttons pre-sets, you will need to set to set for your locale. This is a recent estate find and someone has done a very nice cabinet restore as you can see in the pics. Not sure about the electronics, but suspect it has also been rebuilt as it plays well with lots of volume across the dial picking up all my locals & beyond. Set maintains the original Rola speaker, knobs, dial, trim etc,. 21"W x 12"H x 9"D and weighs approx. 22 lbs. It will require extra packing for safe shipment. $549.00. (1640167)

 

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1936)

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1936)

Big black 6-inch lighted dial which Zenith made famous and still a favorite of most collectors. This six-tuber was recently restored electronically and plays loud and clear as it should. The top has been refinished and toned, but the rest is the original factory faux finish which was often destroyed, which prompted owners/collectors to strip and refinish which diminishes the value thereof IMHO. The wooden "Z" knobs dial, etc. are all original. The grille cloth is Zenith, period correct and in excellent condition. Chassis is very clean. The radio is a strong player with great selectivity and sound quality. All components have been reviewed and replaced where bad or failing. 17-1/2"H x 13"W x 9-1/2"D. $449.00. (1640163)

 

Zenith M510R (1954)

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Zenith M510R (1954)

Here is an unusual shaped little Mid-Century Zenith with lots of eye appeal with waterfall ends, slanted feet and waffle grille with "Z" metal tag right in middle of the grille & "Zenith" written on grille between the knobs, "ZENITH" embossed into handle and "Zenith" stamped on the back and two factory tags. There's no doubt it's a Zenith. The "R" in the model # denoted red, but there were no red (just dark red/burgundy). The The case is flawless with no damage like cracks, chips or hairline cracks and is free of any scratches. Looks like it just came out of the box. And it has its original back in place. Totally original in every way including knobs, handle, speaker, back, etc. The original hardboard back is still in great condition and uses the original loop antenna system which eliminates the need for external antenna. Nice original almond Zenith handle and matching knobs with perfect "brights." The clean, rust-free chassis has been checked by a tech, and the set is playing very well, picking up all my local AM stations. Cool 1950's retro Zenith weighs approx. 3-1/2 lbs; 11"W x 5-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $189.00. (1640173)
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Tom's Terms:

Goal: My intent is to sell quality radios that are clean and complete, and in nearly all cases working.  I try my best to accurately describe my radios and provide close up, clear photographs to show any defects if present.  Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.  If they came from my personal collection, chances are they are either "recent restores," "older restores," "unrestored but working," or "unrestored & not working," all of which I will make notation in my descriptions.  Also, pictures should be considered as part of the description.  Very few radios are museum quality and very old, so they are not perfect.  Of course, beauty or perfection is in the eyes of the beholder, but I am picky myself.  Having said that, I think my prices reflect the rarity, condition, quality, completeness, etc.  I want satisfied customers so they will become return customers and even tell other collectors about me and my radios.  Although selling for $$ is important, this is still and always be a hobby for me.  Saving radios from the dumpster, bringing them back to life, collecting, and in this case putting them up for adoption is more fun than the law should allow.  Please ask questions before we make a deal.

Packing and shipping: Prices listed do not include shipping or insurance costs.  Unforeseeable things can happen in shipping and given fragile nature of antique electronics, I am not responsible for shipping damages.  I prefer sending through UPS, but USPS and FedEx are also available.  I strive to get the radio to you in the same condition as it left here.  Proper packing is important.  I personally package all radios and use plenty of packing material to make sure it gets to you safely.  This may cost more and take more time, but it's worth it to get the radio to you safely.  Also, I insure all radios in case there is damage or it gets lost in shipping.  This is not my first rodeo for packing & shipping.

Payment: Once a buyer agrees to purchase a radio through email, I will hold for five days until payment is received.  If still unpaid after five days, the radio is once again for sale to other viewers on the website.

1) Money Order or Bank Cashiers Check.
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3) Personal checks (must clear prior to shipping; usually 5-7 working days).
4) Cash (in-person local pickup only)

Returns:  I want you to be satisfied with your radio.  I will take returns, but these conditions must be met.  You must contact me before returning it, and it must be shipped within four days after you receive it.  It must be returned as packed and arrive in the same condition as I sent it, thus please hang onto all packing.  Return postage is at your expense and shipping charges are not refunded.  Once I receive the radio back in good condition, I will refund your money.

Note:  I will not ship outside the CONUS. Sorry, Lower 48 only.  I will not ship to P.O. boxes.


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