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I offer a quantity discount on my radios, so check out my other listings and drop me a line if you're interested in more than one at a time. A Bluetooth/MP3 player 3.5mm cord has been installed at no additional charge when the circuit design allows for another listening option beyond the standard AM broadcasts. You can plug in to the headphone port of your device and enjoy the music of your choice through the radio or unplug for standard AM broadcasts.

 

Airline 04WG-731B (1940)

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Airline 04WG-731B (1940)

If you were paging through the Montgomery Ward catalog in 1940, this stylish Airline brand radio would certainly have caught your eye. The AM/SW seven-tube receiver has a "super sensitive built-in Air Wave loop aerial system" that really pulls in the stations from its totally recapped chassis. Controls were cleaned and lubricated for smooth operation. A strong tested set of tubes and a new line cord in addition to new wiring to the antenna to replace the badly deteriorated original. The cabinet finish is all original save the for the top which was refinished using matching toner and topped off with a spray of clear enamel. New grille cloth, and the original back cover is still in nice shape. 17"W x 9-1/2"H x 8"D. $159.00. (1790268)

 

Airline 62-288 "Miracle" (1938)

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Airline 62-288 "Miracle" (1938)

The beautiful marble swirl, brown Bakelite cabinet on this popular Montgomery Ward catalog radio, dubbed the "Miracle," was designed by C.J. Manning and patented in December of 1937. These were sold as 1938 models. It was also available in Black Bakelite or White Plaskon. The cabinet on this one is nice save for a stress crack along the backside left corner that really doesn't detract from the radio's appeal. The rest of the cabinet was too nice to necessitate painting it to eliminate the crack completely. It was repaired and reinforced from the inside so it's once again a strong, tight cabinet. The chassis was totally recapped. Controls cleaned and lubricated for smooth operation. A strong tested set of tubes and a new line cord. Nice magic green eye tube that functions as it should. Features six mechanical station pre-set levers. It's a strong playing radio with lots of volume, receiving all of my local stations with its ANT wire connected to an external source for distant reception (or use the aux cable to stream your own audio). 13"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D. $179.00. (1790262)

 

Bendix 636C

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Bendix 636C

Unique six-tube Bendix that presented a new bold cabinet design to post war consumers. The front grille panel appears to be made of aged copper! The wood cabinet finish is all original as is the back cover. An amazing 78-year-old time capsule. It's a strong player, too, with its built-in loop antenna. Middle control knob is three positions, the first two are tone and the third position is for phono (the aux RCA jack built into the back of the chassis). This can be used to stream your own audio from an external source in lieu of my standard 3.5mm cord. The chassis has been gone through with all new wax and filter capacitors, a strong tested set of tubes. The controls were cleaned and lubricated to make them move smoothly again. This is a somewhat scarce Bendix, I've never seen another example. 15-1/2"W x 9-1/2"H x 9"D. $139.00. (1790269)

 

Crosley 517 "Fiver" (1937)

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Crosley 517 "Fiver" (1937)

The compact 1937-38 Fiver models are very popular due to their smaller size coupled with the beautiful gold mirror dial (surrounded by a solid brass escutcheon) that really pops in a dark room. This is a five-tube set, hence the name Fiver. Two bands, AM/Shortwave. Strong tested tubes, all capacitors have been replaced, resistors checked & replaced as needed. New line cord. Controls cleaned and lubricated for smooth operation. Cabinet finish was treated with Howard's, and a light coat of enamel applied but remains a nice original with a few minor blemishes. Correct knobs, new grille cloth. 13-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D. $169.00. (1790270)

 

Farnsworth ET066 (1946)

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Farnsworth ET066 (1946)

Exceptionally nice six-tube Farnsworth with an original cherry wood finish cabinet and a gold leaf slide rule dial with large iridescent arrow dial pointer. In 1927, company namesake Philo Farnsworth was the first inventor to transmit a television image comprised of 60 horizontal lines. This example is a strong player across the dial with its powerful built in loop antenna attached to the inside of the original back cover. Chassis has been re-capped, good tubes installed, new line cord, controls cleaned and lubricated for smooth operation. An uncommon model from an off-brand company. 13-3/4"W x 9"H x 7"D. $129.00. (1790264)

 

General Electric E-52 (1937)

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General Electric E-52 (1937)

Here's a compact mantle style five-tube GE featuring AM and Short Wave. It has a unique slide rule dial that sits in front of the speaker and lights brightly to grab your attention. There's a separate two position tone control knob for your treble and bass listening pleasure. The chassis has been gone through with all new wax and filter capacitors, a strong tested set of tubes. The controls were cleaned and lubricated to make them move as smoothly as they did when new. Requires its long wire to be attached to an external antenna source to receive stations. This is one of those circuits where the antenna is connected directly to the volume control, so the louder you turn the volume, the stronger the stations come in. There is no AVC, so you have to adjust the volume as you tune. As such, my standard add-on 3.5mm cord could not be installed on this unit. The cabinet was totally refinished using toners and topped with a light coat of clear enamel for durability and sheen. New grille cloth. 12-3/4"W x 8-1/2"H x 7"D. $159.00. (1790260)

 

General Electric T-126A (1959)

General Electric T-126A (1959)

Spring Special: Take all three 1959-60 plastic cabinet table models priced at $69 each for $180! (Shipping is extra) Classic mid-century modern AM Tube Radio that has been gone through with strong tested tubes, new filter capacitors, volume control cleaned so it plays loud and clear across the AM dial. These five-tube plastic cabinet sets have their components mounted on printed circuit boards, so my usual 3.5mm aux cord was not added. Maybe you remember your parents or grandparents having one of these in the kitchen or on the nightstand in the bedroom? Or maybe you spotted one in an old Doris Day movie! Compact at 11"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D. $69.00. (1790249)

 

General Electric T-142A Twin Speaker (1960)

General Electric T-142A Twin Speaker (1960)

Spring Special: Take all three 1959-60 plastic cabinet table models priced at $69 each for $180! (Shipping is extra) Classic mid-century modern AM Tube Radio that has been gone through with strong tested tubes, new filter capacitors, volume control cleaned so it plays loud and clear across the AM dial. These five-tube plastic cabinet sets have their components mounted on printed circuit boards, so my usual 3.5mm aux cord was not added. Maybe you remember your parents or grandparents having one of these in the kitchen or on the nightstand in the bedroom? Or maybe you spotted one in an old Doris Day movie! Compact at 12"W x 6-1/4"H x 6"D. $69.00. (1790248)

 

Kadette 66 (1936)

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Kadette 66 (1936)

Manufactured by International Radio Corporation of Ann Arbor, MI, this simple four-tube plus ballast Kadette has a uniquely designed cabinet, utilizing slots as opposed to lattice work for its grille. The wood cabinet finish is original, save for the top which was refinished using matching toner and the whole cabinet was topped with a light coat of clear enamel to maintain sheen and durability. The AM/short wave chassis has been gone through with all new wax and filter capacitors, a strong tested set of tubes, new line cord. The controls were cleaned and lubricated to make them move smoothly again. Requires its long wire to be attached to an external antenna source to receive stations. This is one of those circuits where the antenna is connected directly to the volume control, so the louder you turn the volume, the stronger the stations come in. There is no AVC, so you have to adjust the volume as you tune. As such, my standard add-on 3.5mm cord could not be installed on this unit. 13-1/2"W x 9"H x 6"D. $159.00. (1790261)

 

Midland M6B (1946)

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Midland M6B (1946)

This five-tube post-war set is one of those off-brands where it seems they only produced just a few models over a short period of time and then faded away. Based in Decorah, Iowa, The knob configuration on this model is unique in that they're positioned off to the side, under the speaker, rather than the traditional location under the dial scale. Also unique to this set is the very different type of tuning, variable inductors instead of the normal variable capacitor. Called slug tuning, it's a cam type mechanism used to move what are called slugs up and down while turning the dial indicator over a 300 degree arch. The cabinet is well built, with a wood back cover. It's been completely refinished using toners and topped with a light spray of clear enamel for durability. The chassis has been gone through with all new wax and filter capacitors, a strong tested set of tubes. The controls were cleaned and lubricated to make them move as smoothly as they did when new. It's a strong playing AM radio with lots of volume (brand new volume control was added), easily receiving all of my local stations. Requires a long-wire antenna for distant reception (or use the aux cable to stream your own audio). 16"W x 9-1/2"H x 9"D. $149.00. (1790267)

 

Motorola A2N (1959)

Motorola A2N (1959)

Spring Special: Take all three 1959-60 plastic cabinet table models priced at $69 each for $180! (Shipping is extra) Classic mid-century modern AM Tube Radio that has been gone through with strong tested tubes, new filter capacitors, volume control cleaned so it plays loud and clear across the AM dial. These five-tube plastic cabinet sets have their components mounted on printed circuit boards, so my usual 3.5mm aux cord was not added. Maybe you remember your parents or grandparents having one of these in the kitchen or on the nightstand in the bedroom? Or maybe you spotted one in an old Doris Day movie! Compact at 11"W x 6"H x 5-3/4"D. $69.00. (1790247)

 

Philco 37-600 (1937)

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Philco 37-600 (1937)

Art Deco styled compact four-tube regenerative which is far better on looks than performance. The cabinet is in beautiful condition with no loss of faux finish on the front or back. The top and sides were refinished with toners and topped with a light coat of enamel. It matches very well. New reproduction grille cloth and dial scale. This one took a lot of new parts. New volume control, OSC coil, all filter and paper capacitors, all out of tolerance resistors, line cord. It features a strong tested set of tubes. Despite all of the new components, there is a speaker rattle on strong stations that I was not able to eliminate. But it does receive all of my local stations with its wire antenna connected to an external source. Since the volume control is part of the antenna, the higher the volume the stronger the station comes in. They are finicky! This is a four-tube TRF circuit, utilizing early 1920's technology. Because of the primitive circuitry, my standard add-on 3.5mm cord could not be installed on this unit. Despite its performance short comings, it's still a beautiful radio that doesn't take up a lot of shelf space. 12-1/2"W x 8-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D. $159.00. (1790258)

 

Philco 41-255T with Original Instruction Booklet (1941)

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Philco 41-255T with Original Instruction Booklet (1941)

This nine-tube, three-band (AM/SW/Police) Philco is basically the model 41-285X console housed in a massive table model cabinet. It's big, heavy and imposing but very stylish with its slant front cabinet designed by Philco to make it easier to see the dial when you're standing over the set (the no stoop, no squat, no squint models from 1938-42). The cabinet was nicely refinished, and a new exact reproduction plastic escutcheon was installed to replace the hopelessly cracked and warped original Tenite. The glass slide rule dial really pops thanks to no less than five dial lamps, four just for band/pushbutton indicators. The chassis has strong tested tubes, all capacitors have been replaced (even the hard to get to ones under the pushbutton assembly), newer line cord, new repro rubber corner mounts. Controls cleaned and lubricated for smooth operation. It receives all of my local stations with its built-in wire loop antenna. SW & Police band more active at night. The left side pushbutton off on still works. The rest are station preset buttons which can be tuned to your local stations. And if you find nothing to listen to on AM, use the AUX cord I added to play your own content through the radio. It comes with its original owner's manual/instruction booklet, which are virtually impossible to find! Shipping will be a bit higher on this one due to its large size and weight. 23 pounds, 19-1/2"W x 11"H x 14"D. $299.00. (1790265)

 

RCA 8X-681 (1948)

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RCA 8X-681 (1948)

A rather unique mid-century Golden Throat RCA utilizing FOUR thumbwheels instead of knobs that control off/on/volume, tone, Tuning and phono/BC/SW. Large, bold Lucite dial that has a very cool effect in a darkened room. The dial scale itself rotates around while the dial cover remains stationary. The knobs, dial surround, and base are all anodized gold metal. The base especially has tarnished with age but it's still a nice trim accent. There is a tiny bit of tarnish on the dial face itself, but it does not affect any of the numbers. The cabinet itself is molded in a deep burgundy (almost black) Bakelite and is crack free. The six-tube AM/short wave chassis has been gone through with all new wax and filter capacitors, a strong tested set of tubes. The controls were cleaned and lubricated to make them move smoothly again. It receives all of my local stations with its built-in loop antenna. Requires a long-wire antenna for SW (or use the factory installed RCA jack underneath to stream your own audio). A totally unique post war RCA model that doesn't turn up very often. 12-1/2"w X 8"h X 7"D. $149.00. (1790257)

 

Silver-Marshall T-694 (1935)

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Silver-Marshall T-694 (1935)

Very little is known about this rare six-tube tombstone. In fact, the only thing resembling a model number is "T-694" which is stamped on the bottom of the cabinet. The cabinet design was used on a model 736 so it could be either or somewhere in between. At any rate, it's the first example ever to appear on Radio Attic. Its Art Deco cabinet was refinished with multiple toners, featuring black accents, and topped off with a light coat of clear enamel. It has a brass tag on the front of the cabinet that says "Silver Marshall Manufacturing Co." with no traditional hyphen between Silver and Marshall. What is unique about this set is it's basically a standard fare five-tube mini tombstone, with the addition of a second #42 output tube. Yes, this set has push-pull audio! The AM/SW/police band chassis has been gone through with all new wax and filter capacitors, and all out of tolerance resistors replaced. Comes with a strong tested set of tubes. Nice cloth line cord and correct pattern grille cloth completes the extensive restoration. This set requires a long wire antenna to be connected to an external source for more distant/SW reception, or use the AUX cord to play your own audio through the radio. 15-1/4"H x 12"W x 9"D. $249.00. (1790259)

 

Wilcox-Gay A52 (1938)

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Wilcox-Gay A52 (1938)

First time on Radio Attic for this five-tube AM receiver. Wilcox-Gay is a name more associated with home recording machines, first disc, then wire and later reel to reel recorders, but they did produce some nice-looking radios prior to shifting their focus to recording units in the 40s and 50s. This one features a nice backlit glass slide rule dial surrounded by an anodized gold escutcheon. Its stylish cabinet with cherry inlay accents was refinished with toners and topped off with a light coat of clear enamel for sheen and durability. The chassis was totally recapped, out of tolerance resistors replaced. Controls cleaned and lubricated for smooth operation. A strong tested set of tubes and a new line cord. It's a strong playing radio with lots of volume, receiving all of my local stations with its ANT wire connected to an external source for distant reception (or use the aux cable to stream your own audio). 14-1/4"W x 8"H x 7"D. $159.00. (1790263)

 

Zenith 6-D-510 (1941)

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Zenith 6-D-510 (1941)

This compact table model black dial Zenith really pops with its crack free natural finish marble swirl cabinet with only a few minor blemishes consistent with its age. Features the original caramel-colored "Z" emblazoned dial pointer and knobs, plus a factory carrying handle. And this six-tube AM radio receives all my local stations with its powerful built-in WaveMagnet antenna. Tubes all tested good, it has been recapped, controls cleaned/lubricated, and the original back cover still intact! 12"W x 7-1/2"H x 7-1/2"D. $139.00. (1790266)
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