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Airline 62-97 Tombstone (1934)

Airline 62-97 Tombstone (1934)

This Airline "skyscraper" design was made for Montgomery Ward stores and sold under Airline name, but was actually manufactured by some other company, likely Wells-Gardner based on the style. Simply beautiful Art Deco Gothic tombstone with arched top and waterfall sides. Recently restored electronically and now plays with plenty of volume and sensitivity. This is a BC only seven-tuber, featuring new cloth cord. but all else is original. Very clean bronze chassis as you can see. Other bonuses include original grille cloth, original factory knobs, full factory paper tag inside cabinet, a Montgomery Ward warranty tag in great condition + a service tag dated "12/7/45" and an address and four-digit phone number. The cabinet has just so many design pluses like the front walnut burl panels on either side of the ornate "M" shaped walnut grille area. Notice how the side fluted panels match exactly the top "cap" panel. These touches really are eye catching in person. Probably the neatest part of this jewel is the "tracking" pilot light for dial indicator. I couldn't capture it very well (2nd pic), but it shows through the dial in a beam of blue/green light... very cool. 14-1/2"H x 13"W x 9"D. $429.00. (1640082)

 

Atwater Kent 225 Tombstone (1936)

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Atwater Kent 225 Tombstone (1936)

This restored radio has a beautiful wood cabinet, with great book matched veneers, gets strong reception with its extended wire antenna. Beautiful lighted large dial. Five Tubes, BC and SW bands. All capacitors, resistors and tubes where necessary. The radio retains the original knobs, grille cloth, speaker, chassis and even the interior cabinet labels are exceptional. It also retains the cloth covered power cord and speaker cord. Atwater Kent Company of Philadelphia was always on the cutting-edge of the technology with a very determined commitment to quality cabinets as well. This radio is a perfect example of that philosophy. 17"H x 13"W x 6-1/2"D $429.00. (1640088)

 

Climax ME "Angry Face" (1937)

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Climax ME "Angry Face" (1937)

Rare, beautiful and seldom offered for sale is a Climax ME17 based on the factory metal tag on chassis. This is known as "frowny face" based on the unusual configuration of the multi-layered dial giving distinct resemblance of eyes and mouth with a unique 3D design, breathtaking dial. This multi-colored dial when lit up or not has to be one of the coolest dials going. Recent restore and brand new bright green eye tube, working as it should. The chassis maintains its factory crinkle paint and is rust free. Please take note of last pic (even the bottom has wrap around veneer...very unusual). If you collect radios because they perform well, or because they have a stylish cabinet, or because they have some unusual features, such as this gorgeous multicolored dial, this should be "the one." Produced in 1937, it is absolutely fantastic and unique in its design. It is built in five layers. The first layer is the outer dial glass, the second layer's glass with printed band scales and the oval labels TONE, VOLUME, and BAND SELECTION. Controls are integrated within the dial, which is not a common feature during that period of time. 24"W x 12"H x 10"D. $649.00. (1640089)

 

Detrola 4D1 Mini-Cathedral (1934)

ON SALE
until
September 21

Detrola 4D1 Mini-Cathedral (1934)

This has to be one of the smallest cathedrals ever made at approx. 11-1/2"H x 1-"W x 6"D. This is an older restore but plays well with short antenna (supplied) from my collection. It's a four-tuber, one band, original beautiful finish, original ornate knobs, escutcheon, and I think grille cloth, etc. Beautiful lighted dial. A nice flair is the subdued intricate inlay design on the pilasters. Often times the pictures don't do a radio justice and this is one of those cases... it seriously looks even better in person. The Detrola decal is from Radio Daze (repro). Very clean rust-free chassis as you can see. If you are looking for a cutie that doesn't require much shelf space and a little unusual, this is it. Was $459.00, now $419.00. (1640081)

 

Detrola 146 (1937)

ON SALE
until
September 21

Detrola 146 (1937)

Beautiful example of one of the most highly regarded manufacturers of its day, Detrola Radio and Television of Detroit, MI, which also made radios for several other companies such as Truetone and a few others. This is a recent restore inside and out. It plays very well on broadcast, even picked up some SW with longer antenna. This is a two-band (2xSW), but not much on SW now days. Grille cloth, knobs, dial and cover all appear to be original and really shows well (plug and play). It also maintains the large original Rola speaker in great condition. You will not be disappointed in this set. 17-1/2"W x 11-3/4"H x 9"D. Was $429.00, now $409.00. (1640078)

 

Emerson 110 Mini-Tombstone (1936)

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Emerson 110 Mini-Tombstone (1936)

This small 1936 Emerson radio is presented in one of the first modern Ingraham midget tombstone cases. It sold for $100 at introduction. It has the same U5A chassis that is found in its predecessor Plaskon model 108 cases in Walnut, Ivory, and Black plastic and was predecessor for the AU-190 Catalin of nearly the same size. The Ingraham case has also been restored and looks great. This is a two-band, five-tube set and was restored recently by previous owner. It plays well for such a small set with a short antenna on both bands. It also has a new cloth line cord, and the original gumdrop wooden knob as well as wooden factory back, which is often missing. The band switch is in the back. It uses the same chassis as its predecessor model 108 which was Art Deco plastic-cased tombstone radios available in brown or black Bakelite, or white Plaskon. Style, Size, and Super hard to find. Only 11"H x 7"W x 6"D. $429.00. (1640091)

 

G&F Sales Searchlight (Spyglass) (1937)

ON SALE
until
September 21

G&F Sales Searchlight (Spyglass) (1937)

Here is a collector's highly prized, Art Deco and fairly difficult to find radio, especially in this condition. Sometimes called "Spy" or "Disk," it is more widely known as "Searchlight" given that it can rotate 360 degrees E to W or N to S. This is a recent compete restore inside and out. Very sensitive bright green tuning eye and beautiful multi-colored dial as you can see. Works very well on BC with short antenna supplied & SW with longer wire. Super example of rare bird. Until recently this was a "mystery" radio as to who manufactured it for G&F Sales. Granger & Feitler (G&F) was a punch-board sales co. and toy manufacturer and it is unclear if this radio was given away as a prize or actually offered for sale (mystery). General conclusions are it was made by Pacific Radios as it points to exact model #3. Cool radio and very collectible with a mystery included. 18-3/4"H x 13-1/4"W x 6-3/4"D. Was $1,950.00, now $1,875.00. (1640080)

 

Jackson Bell 62 "Swan" Cathedral (1930)

ON SALE
until
September 21

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 $659.00. (1640066)

 

Philco 70 "Baby Grand" Cathedral (1931)

Philco 70 "Baby Grand" Cathedral (1931)

Here is one of Philco's iconic cathedrals, second only to the 90 IMHO. Recent restore and plays loud and clear and very well. Also the cabinet has been refinished and toned nicely as you can see. I have read is was designed by famous Edward Combs. Excellent condition and ready for play & display. If you only have one radio for display I would definitely recommend this as a candidate as there are still a great looking and great playing trophy... or a nice addition to any collection. 18-1/2"H x 16-1/2"W x 11"D. $429.00. (1640083)

 

R.K. Radio Labs 6 "Radio Keg" (1933)

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R.K. Radio Labs 6 "Radio Keg" (1933)

The Radio Keg 6 is an AC/DC, five-tube superhet with 6-1/2" speaker that fills the back end. Radios with a theme, such as Mickey Mouse, and similar models could be classified as novelty radios. But, those sets looked like radios. Following this trend in design that came into prominence since the legalization of beer, the "Radio Keg" of R.K. Radio Laboratories, 6300 Northwest Highway, Chicago is encased in a small, quarter sawed white oak, walnut finished keg with burnished copper hoops and spigot. The radio has both good volume and tone quality and was freshly restored by previous owner. I recently acquired it and all I've done is wipe it down with Howard's restore. Plays and displays beautifully. Kind of a rare set, especially in this original condition. Nice lighted dial as well. It also maintains its original cork and spigot for authenticity. There is some notion that these were made to be played/displayed for bars? I can't confirm that, but these sets are often favorites in bar areas, family rooms, and game rooms, man cave and yes, radio collection. 10-1/2"H x 8"W x 10-1/2"D. $429.00. (1640087)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 61-T Tombstone (1935)

Stromberg-Carlson 61-T Tombstone (1935)

Beautiful pre-War tombstone by Stromberg-Carlson with its unique octagon dial (only Stromberg has). The dial is backlit with two pilot lights which really make it pop. This is a seven-tube, two-band radio. The cabinet shows very well with its factory two-toned finish and original grille cloth and factory knobs. The cloth shows minimal wear, but still nice. It is unrestored, but does play across the dial with a hum. Factory stickers are still on the inside of cabinet. About 19"H x 14-3/4"W x 10"D. $209.00. (1640064)

 

Stromberg-Carlson 125-H (1936)

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Stromberg-Carlson 125-H (1936)

This is a midsize table radio with a dramatic Art Deco design and of course, the Stromberg trademark triple range octagonal ("stop sign"), three color glass dial face with back-lit station selector. Shows so well and plays same. Nice clean chassis, no rust. Stromberg had a background in scientific equipment and telephones for fifty years before making radios. The quality of the electronics was superb, and continued with their radios. Gorgeous two toned wood cabinet, simple elegant styling of the finest cabinets anywhere. I believe the finish, speaker cloth, knobs, and speaker are factory original. The condition is 9.5 out of 10 in my opinion, a real looker that plays very well. It is a recent restore according to previous owner and plays accordingly. Five tubes, BC (540-1500 KHz) and SW in two bands (1450-3500 KHz and 5600-18000 KHz). A remarkable set for both its beauty and quality. Works well on all bands with the supplied external antenna. Heavy chassis and six-inch electro-dynamic speaker give rich full sound. Has a tone control switch for high low. Also maintains full factory sticker on bottom. 15"W x 9-1/4"H x 9-1/2"D. $399.00. (1640090)

 

Zenith 5-R-316 (1937)

Zenith 5-R-316 (1937)

This little classic 1937 "Z" gold dial Zenith is a great addition to any collection! Walnut cabinet with inlays and diagonally placed contrasting woods has been completely restored. It is a five-tube Superhet that picks up all my local stations, using a short wire antenna (supplied). The pushbuttons work as well. The bottom one (labeled "Dial") is for manual tuning and the others are pre-sets. Has original Plaskon knobs, push buttons, dial cover and escutcheon and likely grille cloth. This unit uses the same chassis that was n the 5-R-317 Glass Rod radio, as well as 5-R-312 and you will find the same cabinet in the six-tube version 6-D-316 and 6-D-317. 14"W x 8-1/2"H x 8"D. $249.00. (1640085)

 

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1938)

Zenith 6-S-229 Tombstone (1938)

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. The wooden "Z" knobs, grille cloth, dial, etc. are all original. 17-1/2"H x 13"W x 9-1/2"D. $429.00. (1640079)
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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.
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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