Tucker Pierce's Radio Attic
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Reading, PA 19608

   

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I have always enjoyed antiques and bringing things back to life again. Antique radios are a perfect combination of the two for me. I started working on antique radios in 2016 when I purchased a non-working 1946 RCA 56X5 wood cased table radio and proceeded to swap out the electronics. I powered it up and held my breath. What an awesome feeling when it came to life!

Since then, I have obtained and restored a lot of antique table radios originally manufactured from the late 1930's to the mid 1960's... and sold quite a few of them to satisfied collectors. It would have been nice to have kept them all, but that would not have been a good idea for my marriage! So, I take great pleasure in putting them in the hands of someone else who can enjoy them.

Radio prices do not include shipping.  Click here to learn more about: Restoration, Packing & Shipping; Payment, and Terms of Sale.

 

 

Emerson 330 (1941)

Emerson 330 (1941)

The Emerson 330 is a pre-War AM only set housed in a shiny Bakelite case. This radio has been restored throughout with all capacitors being replaced along with all out of tolerance resistors. The dial cover and power cord are also new. The radio brings in stations strong across the AM dial. $150.00. (1780014)

 

Federal 1030 (1946)

Federal 1030 (1946)

This is a post-war Federal set that you don't see that often. I wanted to make this set really look special with brown walnut and clear wood grain. You certainly will not find another one like this one. This model 1030 has been fully restored and works well on the AM and SW bands, although you will need a longer wire to get much on the SW band. The radio has been restored with the replacement of all of the filter and paper capacitors and all out of tolerance resistors. The case has been professionally stripped and re-lacquered and the top is as smooth as glass. I also fashioned a back for it as well. A beautiful looking radio. $200.00. (1780012)

 

General Electric J-64 (1941)

General Electric J-64 (1941)

This is one of General Electric's largest pre-war table radios. The J-64 comes with a big 6-1/2" speaker for a big sound and weighs in at 22 pounds. It certainly wasn't designed to be very portable! The six-tube three-band radio comes with AM and two Shortwave bands. There is excellent reception on all three bands, although there isn't much on Shortwave these days. Cosmetically, this radio looks beautiful and has been stripped and professional refinished using the finest lacquers available. New decals were also applied. The grille cloth is also new. All of the capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents and all out of tolerance resistors have been replaced. A new polarized power cord has been installed as well. I left the station tabs blank so that you can insert the tabs for the stations that are nearest your location. In summary, a powerful sounding, beautiful looking radio from the excellent engineers at General Electric. 18-1/2"W x 10"H x 9-1/4"D. $349.00. (1780020)

 

Mantola R-654-PM (1946)

Mantola R-654-PM (1946)

This beautiful Bakelite Mantola R-654-PM was manufactured in 1946 for the B.F. Goodrich Company to be sold in their Silvertown tire stores. This radio was manufactured by Continental Radio and Television, later known as Admiral. The case has been cleaned and polished and looks great. Internally, all of the capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents and have all of the out of tolerance resistors. I have also repainted the dial pointer and backdrop to the original colors. This radio sounds fantastic as I was getting strong reception at night from stations over 500 miles from our Pennsylvania location. A neat feature of this radio is the original O.P.A. sticker on the back. The Office of Price Administration started on August 28, 1941 and ended on May 29, 1947 and served to control prices during World War II. This sticker indicates the maximum price that this radio could have been sold for in specific states. In summary, a beautiful, quality, and interesting radio sold by B.F. Goodrich. 12"W x 8"H x 7"D. $199.00. (1780019)

 

RCA 55X (1941)

RCA 55X (1941)

This gorgeous RCA 55X features twin speakers. It is a strong performer across the AM dial. The case has been stripped and relacquered (three coats) and looks great. I left it with an open pore look to bring out the wood grain. The radio has been completely restored. All capacitors and out of tolerance resistors have have been replaced with modern equivalents. A beautiful RCA radio from the pre-War period. $325.00. (1780005)

 

RCA 66X13 (1947)

RCA 66X13 (1947)

This excellent sounding post-war RCA has been completely restored for your listening pleasure. The case has been professionally stripped and relacquered with the correct decal applied. The brass accent pieces have been cleaned and polished. The electronics have been completely gone over with all of the capacitors replaced with modern equivalents, all out of tolerance resistors replaced, and a new polarized dial cord installed. The radio has been tuned for best sound and receives stations across the AM dial. In short, a great little RCA wood case radio. 14"W x 9"H x 9"D. $150.00. (1780022)

 

Westinghouse WR-140 (1939)

Westinghouse WR-140 (1939)

This excellent Westinghouse pre-war radio features the AM and Shortwave bands. This excellent sounding radio has been completely redone. The case is excellent and features new grill cloth, a new polycarbonate dial cover, and a new polarized dial cord. The brass bezel has been cleaned and polished and the knobs are correct and perfect. Electronically, the radio has been completely restored for your listening pleasure. All of the capacitors and all of the out of tolerance resistors have been replaced. The radio has been tuned for best sound and receives stations across the dial. Both the AM and Shortwave bands are great. Overall, a really excellent Westinghouse radio manufactured by RCA. 13-1/2"W x 9"H x 7"D. $199.00. (1780024)
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My Restoration Philosophy

My restoration philosophy parallels some advice I was given a few years ago by a fellow restorer.  He told me to only get a radio that you love because you will be spending a lot of time with it.  So, the radios that you will see on my site are ones that I have chosen to work on because I really like them.  Most of them are wood case table radios from the 1930's and 1940's which have been stripped, refinished, and look fantastic.  I use only the best refinishing products from Mohawk. I want all of these antiques radios to look impressive.

All of the radios you will see on my site are in complete working order for your listening pleasure.  Most have received stations from 500-1000 miles from our location during the evenings (obviously this may differ based on your location) and have been bench tested.

I want you to be satisfied with any radio you purchase from me. As a result, I offer a 30-day guarantee on all radios.

I hope that you will enjoy your radio as much as I enjoyed working on it for you.  Certainly, if you have any questions about any of the radios you see here for sale, please let me know.

Packaging, Shipping, and Payment of Your Radio

I take great care in making certain that your radio is packaged in a manner so that you receive it in perfect condition.  Specifically, every radio is wrapped several times in bubble wrap (large size bubbles), taped, and supported in the box with newspaper and/or Styrofoam.  Your radio is then placed in a box marked "Fragile" on every side. It is then inspected and approved by my wife (the expert packer in the house) before it gets sealed up and shipped.  I have yet to have a radio arrive damaged and I try to minimize the chances of that happening.

You can choose USPS, UPS, or FedEx for shipping, just let me know what you would prefer.  I think that insurance is a great idea, although I allow you to make that call. You pay the actual shipping cost; I am very honest on shipping costs and will not gouge you.  I hate when people do that!  You can always ask for an estimated shipping cost before purchasing a radio. If a radio is returned, the purchaser will pay the return shipping cost.  I will ship anywhere in the United States or Canada.

For payment, I prefer PayPal although I will also accept money orders or personal checks. Personal checks will have a 14 day hold before the radio is shipped.



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