Tom Hunt's Radio Attic
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Lexington, KY 40503

 


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Aetna 251 (1936)

Aetna 251 (1936)

Aetna was the house brand for Walgreen, the drug-store chain. Like all retailers, they bought their radios from another manufacturers. I am unable to determine who made this one. Possibilities (according to posts on Antique Radio Forum) include Sentinel, Pacific, Belmont, Detrola, and Warwick, Pacific as well as Climax. They contracted with several of the independent manufacturers to build radios with the Aetna name on them. This is a TRF, four-tuber, with very nice cabinet with Deco fluting that runs from top down both sides. Also a perfect lighted dial that has "Two Worlds" behind the glass. New era correct grille cloth. Recent restore & plays well for a four-tuber on the short wire antenna attached, but may require a longer antenna for your area. Very nice small radio that is ready to play/display. Compact cutie. 10"W x 7-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $229.00. (1640250)

 

Atwater Kent 725 (1936)

Atwater Kent 725 (1936)

Atwater Kent started producing high-quality radios in Philadelphia in 1922 & between 1923 and 1927 produced 1.3 million radios, making them the leading radio manufacturer in America until problems with the unions and the depression. The factory was closed in 1936. This set was made in 1936 and represents the last year Atwater Kent manufactured radios. It is near flawless (9.7)! I believe it to be all original incl. knobs, perfect grille cloth, dial, speaker, etc. Looks closely at the speaker & tranny still has the factory crinkle paint, seriously. Also factory tags inside the cabinet + on the chassis. As tombstones go, it really has a slender, sleek look being only 8"D, yet 17"H. Beautiful multi-colored Killer dial with "two worlds" along with great performance. Model 725 is a five-tube, two-band (SB,SW) set. It is an older restore, but was completed a few years ago by a pro when I placed it in my collection. It plays very, very well on both bands. The 725 has separate lights for each band, and the dial pointer (see white arrow follows as the pointer) is illuminated when the radio is turned on. This is a really nice sounding Atwater Kent, and will definitely grace anyone's collection! Again this is a quality radio so please look closely at the pictures and don't hesitate to ask any questions. The fine radio will be wrapped especially well. 17"H x 13"W x 8"D. $469.00. (1640290)

 

Automatic "Tom Boy" (1947)

Automatic "Tom Boy" (1947)

Automatic Radio Mfg. Boston, MA [1920-1957]. They were famous for the "Tom Thumb" series of radios started in the 1920's and manufactured radios into the 1950's. Automatic made all sorts of radios from wood, to Bakelite and two models made of Catalin. The Tom Thumb name fits perfectly, as both of the Catalin radios made by the company are some of the smallest radios ever made during the 1930's. Unusual model "Tomboy" by Automatic Radio Mfg Co Inc. This is a four-tube Superhet which runs on batteries 1.5V + 67.5V. It is a wood box covered by two-tone leatherette material (one is alligator, other smooth)…no cracks or chips. A leather handle on top makes for a portable radio! Nice & small portable in excellent un-retouched condition. Under the handle is stamped "C8308” (not sure of the meaning). All original including covering, knobs, dial, speaker, grille cover, factory back & handle. Great restoration project for radio enthusiasts or just use as a unique display in your home! About 9"W x 5"H x 4"D. $125.00. (1640278)

 

Climax UE-64 (1938)

Climax UE-64 (1938)

Climax is one of those names that gets the attention of many collectors, mainly due to a couple of really coveted models they made like the streamlined "Ruby" & "Emerald." This one has styling cues like them & that nice multi-colored, large, backlit dial. I call this one "Little Brother" due to the dial & similarity like the wrap-around ends & recessed front. Original grille cloth, knobs, speaker, dial, pointer, etc. with a very clean chassis. This is a seven-tube super-het clean chassis with both AM & SW. Repro cardboard back. Electronically restored, plays with great volume, clarity, and selectivity picking up all my locals & beyond with short wire antenna. Bright green working eye tube. The recent cabinet refinish looks very attractive. I would judge it a 9.5 on 10 scale. Climax Radio & Television merged with General Television in early 30's & a lot of their radios were turned out in the Factory "A," Factory "B" era making it very difficult to tag a model # per se on some sets. Based on the seven-tube complement, I feel this is one of those cases & likely a late version of the UE-64. First time seen & listed here or elsewhere that I can find. 18-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 9"D. $479.00. (1640261)

 

Detrola 109 (1935)

Detrola 109 (1935)

Rare Detrola! Neat 6-1/2-inch multi-colored, brightly lit dial. Detrola made some really colorful large lighted dials, but I cannot find this one on any other model nor can I find much info on model 109 so must be one rare bird. Love those rounded waterfall ends. It just shows very well and plays equally well picking up all my locals & very clearly with lots of volume. It has been restored electronically replacing all caps & resistors & checking/replacing any weak tubes. This one should please even the most discriminate collector. Let the pictures tell the story. The only other example found was one sold previously on the Attic (this is not the same one). The dial is unique as I couldn't find it on any other model. The SB scale extends into the lower SW band, basically the police/aviation which is no longer available. The dial has the Red & Blue Network (NBC) and the Blue/Green Columbia Mutual & other broadcasting network bands. It is a five-tube, AC/DC set with extended scale dial set. 16"W x 9-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $429.00. (1640287)

 

Detrola 148 (1937)

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Detrola 148 (1937)

Highly collectible & beautiful radio ready for play/display! Detrola, a Detroit based radio manufacturer, was well known for their beautifully designed cabinets and wonderful sounding radios. This certainly is one! The large, colorful dial & bright very sensitive green tuning eye really do make it special along with original knobs, dial, full wood factory back, ornate wood feet, very clean, rust free chassis etc. The dial is very Art Deco & shows the location of the period's clear channel stations, making the radio all the more interesting. The two identical grilled ends give it the appearance of dual speakers, tho only one. The chassis has been completely electronically restored and is great performer with nice warm tone with tone control & is a wonderful playing radio on both AM & SW. The radio is a seven-tuber. The cabinet is also a recent beautiful refinish & correctly toned to give it that factory "new" look. It is sure to please even the most discriminate collector. 18"W x 12"H x 9"D. $659.00. (1640295)

 

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

Emerson 511 "Moderne" (1947)

Here is a seldom seen Emerson model 511 "Moderne" glossy ivory Beetle Plaskon with bronze/gold marbling swirls. The clear plastic bubble dial cover floats over the gold painted metallic grille, which covers much of the front. A block of ivory Plaskon, whose back has a recess for the pilot light, anchors the dial cover to the cabinet at its top. When you turn on the radio, the illuminated block sheds a soft light over the dial, a beautiful effect. Radio has a cleverly designed molded handle on the top that also served to ventilate the set, as this set is closed on all sides and is designed to be viewed from all angles. The beautiful marbleized Beetle Plaskon cabinet is in great original condition, with no chips, major cracks, burns or repairs. The cabinet has only a slight stress crack in the dark swirls between the two original Plaskon knobs (have to look hard to find). The set retains its original metal bottom. Elevated padded feet + two factory labels. It not only looks great, but plays loud and clear across the AM dial as well. Truly an eye-catching addition to any radio collection. Another great radio from my personal, smoke-free collection. About 11-1/2"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $429.00. (1640228)

 

ERLA 271-A (1931)

ERLA 271-A (1931)

This rather rare radio dating from the very early thirties is an impressive ERLA (Electrical Research Laboratories, Chicago) cathedral radio with a "flat top" and a Hammond clock in the center of the speaker grille. This is a special & unusual set with its "flat top" has a rather unique look for a cathedral. I believe the grille cloth to be original as are the knobs, speaker, dial etc. The case has been nicely refinished and restored by previous owner, & plays with great sound and selectivity with a supplied short antenna. Nice clean chassis & is a seven-tuber driven by a single 45 output! The electric clock also runs, but like all clocks of the era, is not self starting. It is easy to spin the clock into work, with the spinner in the back of the set. It is held in place by retaining clips and can be easily snapped into & out of cabinet. It is a quality one made by Hammond Clock, well known for a recognizable name and quality. This is a large set & the size alone, makes for the impressive appearance, but will require proper packaging & materials. I pack very well using over-sized box & all new materials. The weight is an impressive 42 pounds. The exceptional set would be a fine addition to any collection. 19"H x 14"W x 11"D. $529.00. (1640286)

 

Fairbanks-Morse 57 (1936)

Fairbanks-Morse 57 (1936)

Here is a rare version of Fairbanks-Morse and I believe this model has never been offered for sale on The Attic (except the one I sold earlier in 2021). Very unique cabinet with closed back, waterfall veneer that rolls over front to back which makes it very, very unusual (never have seen on any other radio) and vents on both ends as well as bottom. I was attracted to the large beautiful back-lit dial (two pilots), clear lens, and smooth tuning mechanism. Also the large one-piece bullet dial is rather unique with no flaws (rate it a 9.7). This is a five-tuber, two bands (BC & SW) and works strong on both with short antenna (complete recent restore). The chassis is very clean and retains its metal bottom cover with two factory tags. 16"W x 10"H x 9-1/2"D; weighs approx. 12 lbs. $495.00. (1640269)

 

Farnsworth AT-22 (1939)

Farnsworth AT-22 (1939)

Here is an uncommon model from an off-brand company. Farnsworth Radios were named after early TV pioneer Philo Farnsworth. In 1927, Farnsworth was the first inventor to transmit a television image comprised of 60 horizontal lines. He also developed the dissector tube, the basis of all future electronic televisions. This was recently restored electronically & is a six-tube strong player across the dial. It features AM & SW with a built in loop antenna. Clean chassis as well. It features four push-buttons on top that can be pre-set to your favorite AM stations. Nice backlit dial. Cabinet looks like a recent restore with the Farnsworth decal & toned band kept original; nice contrast and is just stunning shape with waterfall ends. Inside the cab is a full factory sticker + nice factory stamped model # on bottom. Original grille cloth, dial cover, dial, knobs, etc. The cardboard back appears to be a retro-fit, but looks great & fits nicely (looks orig). 14"W x 8"H x 8-1/2"D. $289.00. (1640238)

 

Freshman Unknown model (1932)

Freshman Unknown model (1932)

Rare is often over-used, but in some cases it is the only word to properly describe an item as in this case with this offering. I can find no other. The bezel states "Freshman Products" & the factory plate on rear states "B.R.C." Chicago serial 166769. BRC is Belmont Radio Corp & they made radios for: Classique, Crusader, Freshman, Goodyear Wings, Imperial, Starck Classique, Truetone. This Freshman model unknown. No one I know has never seen another one (super rare). According to knowledgeable long time collectors I spoke to, Freshman Radio was based in Chicago, and they made two beautiful radios as follows: the "Master Piece" and this model along with very few other models; This baby not only is super rare, its condition is also super rare. Ornate scrolling & cut-outs, the Deco lines of the cabinet, waterfall top, super clean chassis with original speaker plus everything else including the knobs, dial etc. The new grille repro cloth is era correct and also very attractive. What a great looking dial bezel with the ship sailing to add to the décor. The dial light follows the channel. It has been completely restored electronically & plays very strong. The previous owner also added Bluetooth capability using the flip switch you can see neatly attached to chassis + jack. It also plays extremely well on Bluetooth. I have been playing & enjoying it for hours at a time. 18"H x 14-3/4"W x 10-3/4"D. $850.00. (1640283)

 

General Electric L-572 (1941)

General Electric L-572 (1941)

Here is a very fine example of GE's Art Deco entry into the Catalin world (they only made two models) and is in a very desirable color combo. Beautiful pre-War 1941 General Electric model L-572 Maroon & Butterscotch eye candy. Deep shine and rich colors as you can tell in pics. I apologize for the glare, but I tried in several lighting conditions and the glare was always there... just so shiny. Both colors have even colors & no blotching (those are shadows) The trim, insert grille, handle, and fluted knobs are all a rich swirled butterscotch color and original + beautiful lit dial, showing the translucency of the cabinet itself. There are no major cracks, scratches, repairs nor repro parts, tho there is a very tight hairline (approx. 3/4") that looks more like a very light scratch that runs from the left corner of grille diagonally toward the left bottom corner (not in grille itself). It is so fine I had trouble capturing a pic (see last pic) & same when looking at it in person; very minor, but wanted to mention. It has been electronically restored and plays well, picking up all my local stations, but who plays a Catalin anyway? Not I. Also most of the original factory label is intact on the bottom. This great radio would make a great addition to any radio or Art Deco collection. It will not disappoint! 9-1/2"W x 6-1/4"H x 6"D. $1,150.00. (1640281)

 

Grebe M-1 (1931)

Grebe M-1 (1931)

Here a super rare M-1 (Serial #1) Grebe Gothic cathedral radio, made by one of the finest of factories of the day. This was the very best radio money could buy. It is a very large and beautiful from front to back & including very clean chassis. Very dramatic design; the whole front panel is sculptured repwood and in wonderful condition. Check out the double waterfall top. Even the bottom wood trim extends around the back side. Grebe was one of the finest names in the early radio business & were high quality sets. This one has all original knobs, dial, grille cloth, speaker, etc. The original grille cloth shows a little wear, but my preference was to leave original (can replace to era correct on request). These radios were very expensive in the Depression years and only the wealthiest could afford such a radio. The chassis has been completely restored, replacing all caps, resistors, & weak tubes, to a factory specs & now plays perfectly. The radio is an extremely sophisticated receiver working on a pair of push/pull #45 triode tubes. High end radio for the high end collector. 20-1/4"H x 18-1/4"W x 12"D. $1,250.00. (1640276)

 

Howard 268-T (1937)

Howard 268-T (1937)

Big black, multi-colored dial with lovely emerald green tuning eye... Chicago's Howard Company produced some beautiful radios in the "Golden Age" and here is a seldom seen one. I believe this to be the 1st time offered on Attic! Beautiful step-down front, waterfall cabinet with beautiful book-matching across the top. They also manufactured radios for Capehart, Sears and Hallicrafters, & possibly others. The cabinet has been refinished by previous owner & a rather nice job. The electronics have been completely restored and it plays very nicely on the AM broadcast and shortwave band, seven-tuber. Rust free chassis with three factory stickers in place. All four wood knobs are in excellent condition and tone control, band switch, tuning, and on/off & volume all work as they should. New cloth cord, era correct new grille cloth & just an all around sweet radio ready for play/display. Another quality set from my collection to yours. 17"W x 11"H x 10"D. $425.00. (1640289)

 

Jackson-Bell 60 "Sunburst" (1930)

Jackson-Bell 60 "Sunburst" (1930)

Here is a seldom seen West Coast, seven-tube TRF set that works well with a long wire antenna...the longer, the better which is usually the case on radios this old (93 years). I currently have approx. 10-ft (will include) and have been listening to it for an hour or so. It is an older restore, having been in my collection for 8-10 years. The cabinet is solid and was refinished when I first got it as were the electronics. The only anomaly I noticed is with the volume & tone controls are both a little sensitive or "touchy," but with a little toggling they both work good for good reception. This is called "Sunburst" for obvious reasons. This beauty has original Lansing speaker & also knobs & factory wooden back. Take note of the Jackson Bell Corp. guarantee still intact on the back (have never seen that before...neat). Also factory sticker on that very clean chassis. Jackson-Bell was a family owned business & rather interesting story whether you like the radios or not. It started in 1926 but ceased in 1935. It is written that Jackson-Bell was a marketing company and the maker was Gilfillan Brothers Radio Works, Los Angeles. 16"H x 14"W x 10"D. $429.00. (1640288)

 

Kennedy 63-A (1931)

Kennedy 63-A (1931)

Here is one of the nicest original & seldom offered for sale cathedrals that I have had in quite some time. Kennedy from South Bend, Indiana was known as the best of the best in 1920s and 30s. In fact, they called themselves "The Royalty Of Radio." They were expensive, not produced in large numbers and today examples rarely appear for sale; this particular cathedral radio is not listed in most of the popular guides and the few price results that could be found. They made very fine radios, and this one is no exception. The radio is simply stunning with a classic veneered front & beautiful grille cut-outs & factory toning that really sets it off. Classic fluted half-columns topped with finials & nice "Kennedy" escutcheon. The grille cloth is era correct replacement. This is a keeper, crafted and finished with a degree of quality and attention to detail that is evident on all Kennedy sets. It was electronically restored by previous owner including a wonderful reproduction silk power cord & Bakelite plug & picks up loud & clear across the dial with short antenna supplied. The shipping weight will be 20 pounds. 16-1/4"H x 14"W x 9"D. $425.00. (1640266)

 

Mirror Tone 4F8 (1948)

Mirror Tone 4F8 (1948)

Extremely Cool Midget, indeed! Here is truly "One of a Kind" due to the fact it was custom painted by Dan Sperry (customradios), the Custom Painter whose process is quite unique in that his artistic twists never disappoint nor do they ever look identical to any of his other pieces because they are all different. Here is a midget Mirror Tone he did for me a couple of years ago and the colors are dynamite as you can see. The main tones are a classic dark red/burgundy with swirled black accents. The bottom and wrap-around end are solid gloss black. It is clear coated in a premium automotive clear and buffed to a mirror like shine. The grille area is tastefully accented by silver & black swirl. Very eye catching. This tiny four-tuber has also been restored electronically and plays well picking up all my locals. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. More pics on request, but it is simply flawless IMHO. Small at 7"W x 5"H x 5"D. $375.00. (1640245)

 

Packard-Bell 35A (1934)

Packard-Bell 35A (1934)

Here is a unique, eye-catching & restored West Coast Pre-War Packard-Bell. Both AM & SW bands are very selective and reception is great. Five tubes + tone control. This is a seldom seen radio, except possibly on West Coast? The five-tube receiver is a fine set, playing with a great deal of selectivity and sound. My tech replaced all of the filters and caps, checked tubes & replaced where needed. With the classic porthole dial, the radio has cool looking accents with contrasting veneers as you can see. The unique BC dial tunes from R to L on top half but opposite way on SW (lower half). The fluted open ends both have repro era correct grille cloth. Knobs, lighted dial, etc. all are original. Nice clean chassis as well. This terrific table radio's dial is a stand out in a dark or well lit room! Packard Bell naming has quite a history: In 1934 Herb Bell formed venture with Edward Jackson called Jackson Bell Radio Co. Jackson sold out to Bell who then partnered with Leon Packard to form Packard-Bell. Their 1st model offering was this 35A. Leon Packard was unhappy with the course of Packard-Bell Company, and asked Herb Bell to buy his share in 1935. Packard-Bell was a family business of five brothers who designed, manufactured & marketed their own products. 14"W x 9"H x 7"D. $329.00. (1640292)

 

Philco 45C "Butterfly" (1935)

Philco 45C "Butterfly" (1935)

Here is a very nice, working, coveted Philco "Butterfly" ready for play/display. This is a model 45C from 1935 and is still a marvelous radio from the Philly factory which really turned out some lifetime lasting radios. This is a recent estate find & since I already have one in my collection, I am offering this one to The Attic world. It is in as found condition & all I've done to it is some light cleaning & added a new repro back from FYLP which looks & fits perfectly. The previous owner obviously took good care of this one. The radio performs well, picking up stations across the dial with only a short wire antenna (supplied). Love the lighted "slit marker" pointer. Nice clean chassis as well as original knobs, speaker, dial, etc. The grille cloth is era correct replacement and very close to original pattern & really shows well with the contrasting tones that this radio is finished in. Just a great looker & shows why the "Butterfly" meme applies. These are becoming scarce and it is certainly one to be proud of. Heavy, 30+ lbs., but I pack well for safe SH. 16"W x 9-1/2"H x 8"D. $579.00. (1640263)

 

RCA 8X-681 (1948)

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RCA 8X-681 (1948)

Here is cool unique mid-century RCA with flair & in mint condition. Large lighted Lucite dial with so much appeal, even when not lit. The roll-top smooth molded Bakelite case has no back, instead access is thru the bottom. All the RCA factory tags are on the metal bottom & as mint as the radio itself. The shiny brass trim really sets it apart from a lot of its brown Bakelite counterparts. The wide 2-inch brass band that goes all around the bottom, the large brass escutcheon & four brass thumbwheel knobs look great! This was professionally & recently restored by a friend of mine & plays beautifully on AM & picks up on SW, but not much on that band now days. No breaks, repairs, nor flaws that I can find. There is also a jack for a record player. Just an extremely nice specimen. 12-1/2"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D. $229.00. (1640294)

 

Silvertone 4565 (1937)

Silvertone 4565 (1937)

If you like 'em with large showy dials with great detail, not many show better than the big gold Sears Silvertone radios. This one is guaranteed to draw attention. Sears used the big "Golden Jubilee" dial on several radios & in 1936, they celebrated their Silver Jubilee in radio by rolling out the Big Gold Dial across the product line. This model 4565 is a eight-tube, three-band receiver offering a tremendous sound on both BC & SW & in a nice roll-topped ends which fall down over the sides & then roll under the cabinet & rest on sort of a base giving it another unique "look." This is one of the most beautiful radios in that series & one of the most coveted radios amongst serious collectors. Produced for Sears by Stewart-Warner. All of the capacitors were replaced, the tubes and resistors were checked and replaced where necessary. The cabinet has been nicely refinished at some point and shows nearly original. Add in a fantastic cabinet design and a high performing receiver and you've got a spectacular radio, The chassis is very clean & rust free. This is a quite ornate radio by design with a very eye catching maple inlay & walnut veneers on the front panel. A new power cord, antenna lead and safety fuse were installed. This radio has original perfect “function” embossed Tenite knobs, speaker, chassis and an era correct repro grille cloth. Just a terrific radio! It weighs 21 lbs; 21"W x 13-1/2"H x 11"D. $429.00. (1640291)

 

Stewart-Warner R-169 (1936)

Stewart-Warner R-169 (1936)

Here is a beautiful cube shaped radio with a large magnificent multi-colored dial and fine veneers. Original knobs, tube shields, speaker (mounted & vented thru the top of cabinet) escutcheon, & even grille cloth in great condition. As beautiful as it is daytime, even more so lit up in low light condition, which I tried to capture with closeup... simply a very nice example & very collectible. The cabinet has been restored nicely including proper toning to closely match the color combinations as when it was new. The chassis has been electrically restored replacing all caps, resistors & tubes checked and the radio plays very well on the AM broadcast band and shortwave with the short attached antenna. Three-band, five-tuber, very clean rust-free chassis. This will be the focus point of any room and most any collection. 13-1/2"W x 11-1/4"H x 9-1/2"D. $475.00. (1640267)

 

Wells-Gardner 7J (1934)

Wells-Gardner 7J (1934)

Here is a 1934 Wells-Gardner 7J series that I have never seen before, much less laid my hands on. So ornate and different. Restored completely in/out. Wells-Gardner & Co., Chicago: Trade names: Arcadia, Blackhawk, Fearnola, Fideltone, Granada, Great Northern, Gulbransen, Hudson, Lexington, Skelco, Sky Rover, Solar, Star, Supertone, True Value, Truetone, Universal, Wells-Gardner, Whelco. Wells-Gardner was acquired by Gulbransen in 1930 but the name was kept as a division of Gulbransen. The chassis or whole sets from Wells-Gardner or Gulbransen were also sold to catalog distributors like Lafayette, for instance chassis C or DG from 1929/30 for Duo-Symphonic. Very detailed & uncommon dial & escutcheons. Within the main dial are two additional second-hand dials (one for On/Off/volume & other is for Tone Control). The grille cloth is era correct & really is a nice add. The shadow meter works, but not as well as I'd like, but rather useless anyway & adds little to functionality. Plays very well with clarity & sensitivity. Eye catcher that's ready for play/display. Clearly the radio is in a unique shape and a relatively large cabinet offering a big sound quality. Wells supplied the chassis which is a super sophisticated seven-tube super-het offering both AM and shortwave. I have never had this model in the years of my collection/restoration hobby and doubt you will see another. 16-1/2"H x 15"W x 12"D. $549.00. (1640293)

 

Westinghouse H-127 (1945)

Westinghouse H-127 (1945)

This Westinghouse "refrigerator radio" in original burgundy/brown Bakelite & excellent condition. This is not repainted. The "W" logo glows and dial lights when on. Originally it was called the "Little Jewel" by the manufacturer. It was dubbed its current nickname by collectors because it does have the appearance of a 40/50's common household refrigerator. All original incl. knobs, grille cloth, handle, speaker, etc. A very unusual design unlike any other radio. Cosmetically, there are no cracks, chips, or hairline cracks (only one little “ping” on top right brass area). The metal pieces are also in very good condition. These sets were supposedly given away with purchases of Westinghouse refrigerators after World War II. This radio is playing very well, picking up all my local stations with volume. It has a built in loop antenna with a connection for an external one as well. This radio came in a variety of colors from the factory. The body is solid brass, and the end caps are Bakelite. About 11 pounds packed. 9"H x 6"W x 5-1/2"D. $229.00. (1640226)

 

Zenith 5-S-220 "Cube" (1938)

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Zenith 5-S-220 "Cube" (1938)

Here is a very nice Zenith "Cube" & one of five or six versions of "cube" models that Zenith produced in 1938 with those big beautiful black lighted dials. This particular model is the smallest version, yet it is a great performer & receives both AM & SW with the short wire antenna attached with lots of volume picking up all my local stations & beyond. For some reason the 220 is one of the most difficult to find amongst the different versions they made. This is the first one I have owned and not too many are available for some reason? It is a five-tuber & was totally restored by previous owner & nicely done (schematic will be included). The grille cloth, "Z" wood knobs, speaker, dial, etc. all are original. The small size + "racing stripe" inlay running down the center front sets it apart from the other "cube" models Zenith made. Hope you like it. Ready for your play/display. 10-3/4"H x 9-1/2"W x 8-3/4"D. $479.00. (1640296)

 

Zenith 6-S-321 "Stars & Stripes" (1939)

Zenith 6-S-321 "Stars & Stripes" (1939)

Here's a very nice, Pre-War, highly collectible large Gold dial Zenith with Art Deco flair. It is mostly original including the original faux burl finish. The top and surround of the burl appear to have been refinished at some point, but well done. It is known as The "Stars and Stripes" for obvious reasons. Note the raised embossed stars and stripes on the original brass escutcheon, which also maintains its original patina. This patriotic design was common amongst company's products just prior to the United States' entry into WWII. All knobs, pushbuttons, speaker, dial, etc. are original. The grille cloth has been replaced with correct Zenith cloth, housed in a cool wraparound grille. The dial is lit with two pilots and looks beautiful in low light conditions. There are two factory tags still in place on bottom of cabinet plus model # stamps on both cabinet & chassis. This radio also featured flywheel tuning. Also Tone Control works well as designed. The radio has been electronically restored and works great, having been electronically restored within the last year. Nice condition and it plays strong on attached short antenna. Simply a beautiful Zenith. 18"W x 11-1/2"H x 9"D. $549.00. (1640274)
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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 FedEx, but USPS and UPS 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.
2) PayPal funded from your checking account or PayPal balance only.  No credit card payments.
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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