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Algene AR-5-U Portable w/Snake Skin Case

Algene AR-5-U Portable w/Snake Skin Case

For the collector that has been looking for a radio in a red snake skin cosmetic case, look no further. The radio dates from the late 1940's and sports Lucite knobs, handle and grille. The case shows some wear, but overall in very good original condition including the grille cloth. The power cord is rather short given that you have to store it under the lid. The mirror is a little cloudy from age. It has a lighted dial. The set has been serviced and plays good. 11"W x 7-1/2"H x 6"D. $225.00. (0260697)

 

American Bosch 305 Ingraham Clock Radio (1932)

American Bosch 305 Ingraham Clock Radio (1932)

Offered is a rare 1932 American Bosch with a full size Ingraham clock. The clock face has some wear and discoloration as shown. Otherwise this set is in excellent original condition including the clock, knobs, grille cloth and finish. In addition it has been fitted with a full set of globe style tubes and a new cloth covered cord. The radio and clock have been serviced and both work well. A beautiful example of this rarely seen table top clock radio. 15"H x 14"W x 8"D. $499.00. (0260598)

 

Arvin 9574 (1957)

Arvin 9574 (1957)

Offered is a 1957 Arvin portable you don't see too often. The Arvin emblem is missing and for some reason I can't find any evidence that one was ever mounted in the three holes. There is a small melt mark on the rim of the dial. Otherwise it is in excellent condition and displays like new. What makes this a really rare find is that the set is working well with the correct Neda No. 1603 batteries. 11"W x 8"H x 3-1/2"D. $169.00. (0260721)

 

Atwater Kent 387 (1934)

Atwater Kent 387 (1934)

The model 387 is a BC, SW, seven-tube battery operated set made in 1934. These are hard to find in nice original condition like this one. A very attractive set that is a joy to look at. There is mild surface corrosion on the chassis as shown. The original finish has been restored and a clear coat added for preservation. The tubes all test good. When I pulled the chassis I did not note any evidence that the set had ever been serviced. It is offered electrically as is. 19"H x 16"W x 10"D. $695.00. (0260717)

 

Audiotronics 222

Audiotronics 222

The company made audio equipment for school and based in North Hollywood CA. This radio probably dates from the mid 1950's. There was a black stripe on the left side that most likely covered what class or department it belonged to. I was able to cover it fairly well with a matching color. Otherwise over all it's in excellent original condition. The indicator light comes on and the set plays really well, so I'm offering it as found unrestored. 13"W x 7-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $99.00. (0260707)

 

Bendix 526B

Bendix 526B

The Bendix 526 displays well with machine age style. This is painted Bakelite and it retains the original ivory paint in excellent condition. It shows only minor wear and with no cracks. The reverse painted dial glass has some flaking at the ND in Bendix and above 90-110. The chassis has been serviced and the set plays well. It is one of the best original examples you could hope to find. 10"W x 7"H x 7"D. $199.00. (0260687)

 

Colonial 650 Tombstone (1934)

Colonial 650 Tombstone (1934)

The model 650 is a rare variation of the more common 653. It has the band and tone control switch on the rear of the chassis as shown. The labels are in amazing condition showing very little wear. I like the deep, mellow and brilliant markings for tone. the left knob in front of the set is a trimmer. It dates from about 1934 and is in original condition including knobs and grille cloth. The finish shows minor discoloration and wear, but still displays well. The set has been serviced including a new cloth covered cord. It plays well and receives on both AM and Shortwave. About 14-1/2"H x 11"W x 7"D. $449.00. (0260689)

 

Detrola 5D Tombstone

Detrola 5D Tombstone

A great looking and hard to find little tombstone by Detrola. It has been refinished and displays beautifully. The chassis is clean, complete and all original with no corrosion. It has an interesting feature. There is a factory mounted strip of red film below the dial lamp. When it is turned on it gives off a red glow to the dial. The chassis has been serviced and plays well. 14"H x 10-1/2"W x 6"D. $399.00. (0260657)

 

DeWald 1200 (1938)

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DeWald 1200 (1938)

This rare unusual 1938 DeWald radio uses twelve tubes, four of which are ballast tubes. It is listed in Riders 8-6. the cabinet took a lot of abuse from the heat of all those tubes and has been restored. The repro grille cloth matches the original. The dial was reproduced from the damaged original. It retains the original knobs and dial cover. The set has been serviced. It plays well on AM and I was able to get some Short Wave. A great example of the tube count inflating that went on during the 30's. 17"W x 10"H x 6-1/2"D. $295.00. (0260723)

 

Edison Radio

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Edison Radio

The volume escutcheon reads Edison Radio Stores Inc. NY. A lawsuit was issued around 1936 against Mr. Frank of Edison Radio Stores Inc. for misuse of the Edison name having nothing to due with the real Edison. This little five-tube set probably dates from 1934, an extremely rare radio in excellent all original condition. It has been fully restored including a diode replacement for the resistance line cord. It plays well and it's ready to display and enjoy. 11"W x 7-1/2"H x 5"D. $395.00. (0260722)

 

Emerson AM169

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Emerson AM169

A beautiful example of Ingraham cabinet style. weather you are collecting Emerson or radios with Ingraham cabinets, this one is a must have. The trim was refinished and the balance of the original finish was preserved. The knobs, dial and dial cover are original. The chassis is clean complete and also all original. The set has been serviced and plays well on AM, and I was also able to receive short wave. Ready for display. 14"W x 9-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D. $359.00. (0260724)

 

Firestone Air Chief 4-A-24 (1941)

Firestone Air Chief 4-A-24 (1941)

This is a Firestone farm battery radio from 1941. Large, with plenty of room for batteries. The reverse painted plastic dial is distorted with a couple spots of paint loss. Otherwise it is in very good complete all original condition. It is sold as is, untested to be restored. A large set at 19"W x 12-1/2"H x 10-1/2"D. $29.00. (0260602)

 

General Electric J-82 Cathedral (1932)

General Electric J-82 Cathedral (1932)

Showcasing a true cathedral design, the 1932 J-82 is a beautiful radio. This example is in amazing original condition. There is one knob that is a reproduction, but the balance of the set is original including the finish. There is a tag attached to the power cord with a name and five digit phone number. Probably from when it was left in a repair shop in the 40's or 50's. The chassis is complete and clean. It has been serviced and plays well. 18-1/2"H x 13"W x 10"D. $795.00. (0260714)

 

General Electric XB333-D2 Portable

General Electric XB333-D2 Portable

Made by General Electric in Canada, this portable is designed to operate on 110V or 220V. I could not find one on the internet so I would think it is rather rare. It is all original including the leather strap and back pull. The faux covering is loose around and could be glued down again with a little effort. Overall it is in very good condition. The set uses only four tubes including the desirable 1L6 which tests like new. The radio has been serviced and plays working on all three bands. 13"W x 9"H x 7"D. $99.00. (0260635)

 

Hallicrafters 5R31A (1952)

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Hallicrafters 5R31A (1952)

Made in 1952, this beautiful Hallicrafters with the original paint still retains a high gloss shine. There is a spot of paint wear at the top left corner and a hairline crack at the bottom right corner as shown. Even with these flaws the set still has a like new display and hard to find in such clean condition. The radio has been serviced and plays well on AM and also receives short wave. $129.00. (0260726)

 

Jackson-Bell 88 "Tulip" (1931)

Jackson-Bell 88 "Tulip" (1931)

There are a number of variations using the tulip grille. They are all hard to find, but the model 88 with a window dial is a rare find. This one has some age cracks as shown, but retains the original finish and overall displays very well. This 1932 radio is an eight-tube receiver housed in classic cabinetry. The grille cloth is an original style reproduction and the knobs are original. The chassis has been serviced including new cloth covered cord and cloth covered speaker wiring. The radio plays well. 17-1/2"H x 14"W x 8-1/2"D. $699.00. (0260713)

 

Keen-Tone Radio

Keen-Tone Radio

It is marked E.C. Simmons "precision-bilt," with no model number noted on this set. These were sold through E.C. Simmons Hardware Stores. It was probably made in the late 30's just prior to the company filing for bankruptcy in 1939. The cabinet has been completely restored including new grille cloth with original pattern. The chassis has been serviced. The set plays well on AM and also picks up some short wave. A rare and great looking radio. 14"W x 9"H x 6"D. $295.00. (0260718)

 

Madison 940AU Clock Radio

Madison 940AU Clock Radio

This rare clock radio is the only example I've seen in pink. I have no idea if this radio has ant relationship to the 1950's novelty dance "The Madison." I've seen the radio dated in the 1940's, but I believe it dates from the 1950's. It is a wonderful example of mid century design. There is what looks like a hairline crack that goes around the underside of the rim as shown. It can not be seen from inside the cabinet and appears to be just a mold flaw in the cabinet. It does not detract from the appearance as the radio displays as new. The clock was removed, cleaned and lubricated. It still makes what sounds like ticking, but still keeps good time. The chassis has been serviced and the set plays well. 11-1/4"W x 6"H x 5-3/4"D. $159.00. (0260703)

 

McMurdo Silver Masterpiece III Console Radio

McMurdo Silver Masterpiece III Console Radio

Advertised in 1934 as a forward design with a round dial which was a new advancement at that time. This radio was in a private collection for 25 years with no cabinet. the receiver is all original. The cover and face panel have been re-chromed. The balance of the chassis retains the original chrome. There is minor surface corrosion, but as you can see it still displays well. The chassis has been serviced and cleaned. All controls and moving parts were lubricated. The 12" speaker was used with early Scott sets and it is not original to the radio. The power supply is from an early Scott Allwave 12. It was completely rebuilt to match the one used with the Masterpiece III. It uses the correct tubes and connections for an original look. The cabinet is a custom design made from a period correct cabinet, but not an original McMurdo. The radio plays well and a rare opportunity to purchase this hard to find set. $2,199.00. (0260570)

 

Micro-Vox MV-200 with box

Micro-Vox MV-200 with box

Made by Mercury Electronic Laboratories, the Micro-Vox was made from 1949 until the early 1950s. It is a pocket sized hand held AM transmitter with microphone. This wireless remote microphone would work in conjunction with any AM radio with a range up to 75 feet. There are some marks on one side caused by decades of storage next to the wiring. Otherwise it is in as new condition inside and out with no cracks or chips. It is a rare find with the original box and instructions. The box has been written on and is missing a piece of one flap. It requires a 1-1/2 volt "A" battery and a 22-1/2 volt "B" battery, not included. It is complete with factory wiring, ground clip and 958A tube. It is sold untested. 5-1/2"H x 3"W x 2"D. $99.00. (0260624)

 

Packard-Bell 551 (1948)

Packard-Bell 551 (1948)

This rare 1948 portable was offered with brown Bakelite trim. The radio was sold in Bakelite, Plaskon or wood cabinet with Bakelite or Plaskon trim. The dial is just made of thick paper. I could only find a couple of images of this radio on line. There may have been a thin possibly Plaskon frame around the dial. From what I can find I do not believe there was ever a clear dial cover. As shown the dial is intact, but is only fair at best. The Plaskon trim is excellent with no cracks or chips. The cabinet has been refinished, but otherwise it is all original including the grille cloth. The chassis has been serviced and it plays well. 10-1/2"W x 8"H x 6-1/2"D. $139.00. (0260599)

 

Packard-Bell 602 (1949)

Packard-Bell 602 (1949)

The model 602 had the dial marked in separate scales. One for stations in the southwest and the other for the northwest. The dial pointers move in tandem. This is a very unusual feature. The cabinet is made of what appears to be Masonite with a faux wood finish. It dates from 1949 with a nice mid century design. There is crazing on the face panel, but otherwise in excellent original condition. The radio has been serviced and plays well. 14-1/2"W x 8"H x 5-1/2"D. $349.00. (0260704)

 

Philco 37-60 (1937)

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Philco 37-60 (1937)

Among the last of the cathedral models made by Philco in 1937. These have a faux finish and are hard to find in nice original condition like this one. I've gone over the set with a clear coat to preserve it. The dial is in bright like new condition. The set has been serviced. It plays well on AM and also picks up some short wave. 17"H x 13-1/2"W x 9"D. $269.00. (0260720)

 

Philco 37-600

Philco 37-600

The Philco 37-600 was designed to look good from all angles. At some point it was given a clear coat over the original finish. It was very well done, but any finish wear was left intact as shown. The faux finish is still in nice condition on the front and back. The dial was damaged and repaired, but the graphics are still good. It retains the original grille cloth and knobs. Overall the radio displays well and still a better than average example. The radio has been serviced and plays fine. 12"W x 8-1/2"H x 6-1/2"D. $159.00. (0260699)

 

Radiola 28

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Radiola 28

Offered is a Radiola model 28 without the stand. it is in original unrestored condition. It has a variety of tubes in it for display only. There is an RCA 230, Cx331, CX230, WLS 11 and a WLS 4611. The 230 has a good filament and the rest are open. Sold for restoration or display as is. $119.00. (0260719)

 

Radio Banks (Majestic, Crosley, Ardee)

Radio Banks (Majestic, Crosley, Ardee)

Offered is an instant radio bank collection. All three are original period banks. The Majestic was made by the Arcade and the Crosley by Kenton toys. the plastic table model was made by Ardee and probably dates from the 40's. The tip of the volume knob is chipped off and note the lack of a tuning knob. The grille center is also chipped and the back slightly distorted as shown. Overall they are all in very good condition and display well. Each is about 4-1/2" to 2-3/4" high. $139.00. (0260676)

 

RCA 56X3

RCA 56X3

It's not uncommon to see this radio offered for sale, but hard to find with an excellent original finish. This one also retains the original back. The bottom left mounting tap on the back is missing, but otherwise complete. The chassis has been serviced and the radio plays well. One of the best examples you'll find. 14"W x 9"H x 7-1/2"D. $149.00. (0260693)

 

RCA 96T7 (1939)

RCA 96T7 (1939)

Offered in 1939, this radio has Deco appeal with chrome and silver accents. The radio is missing one push button, but they all need to be replaced. there is a crack in the marbleized Tenite grille as shown. The radio retains the original finish and the set is in overall good condition. The radio has not been restored, but is fully operational. The radio plays fine with all controls working well. The radio is being sold as found. 15-1/2"W x 12-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D. $59.00. (0260673)

 

Rola RE Creator Horn Speaker

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Rola RE Creator Horn Speaker

Made in Oakland California. the Rola horn speaker was a great example of the 1920's gooseneck style. The chrome reproducer sets apart from the other examples from that period. It has some minor dings, but nothing that detracts from its overall display. The chrome shows some wear, but still better than average. It retains the original reproducer and it works well. Included is 9" of cloth cord with plug all in excellent condition. 23-1/2"H; bell is 14" diameter. $225.00. (0260725)

 

Sentinel 284NI Catalin

Sentinel 284NI Catalin

This 284NI has a car bumper style grille and headlight-like knobs. One of the more unusual postwar models. This example is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips and only very minor surface wear. The dial glass is perfect with no peeling paint or cracks. The set retains the original grille cloth. The radio has had full restoration including a new reproduction cardboard back. The restoration included chassis removal and complete electric restoration including new power cord. It plays well; 11"W x 7-1/4"H x 6-1/2"D. $699.00. (0260712)

 

Sentinel 309W (1948)

Sentinel 309W (1948)

This 1948 Sentinel is a really attractive little radio. This example is perfect with no damage. It has a new dial cover that gives you a clear view of that unique pointer. It is in all original condition including the back. The chassis has been serviced and plays well. It's ready to display and enjoy. 8"W x 5-1/2"H x 4-1/2"D. $179.00. (0260702)

 

Sentinel 6315 Tombstone

Sentinel 6315 Tombstone

In Stein's Volume 4 price guide, this radio listed as a Radolek with a slightly different cabinet. It is noted as a Sentinel 6315 on the inside label and is listed in Riders Volume 5. The set retains the original finish except for the base. The knobs and grille cloth are also original. This rare radio that has only a 1/4" x 3/4" dial opening as it drops down to reveal each of the four bands. It also has a functional tuning meter. in excellent original condition this unusual Deco radio has it all. The set has been serviced and plays on both AM and SW. 14-1/2"H x 13-1/4"W x 7"D. $749.00. (0260708)

 

Silvertone 6120 (1939)

Silvertone 6120 (1939)

The 1939 Silvertone model year is popular with collectors and it's easy to see why. This example has a new dial cover, but otherwise is in amazing original condition. It has all the bells and whistles including a bright new eye tube and push button tuning. Nice Art Deco styling with beautiful veneer. The radio has been serviced and plays well receiving both AM and SW. 15"W x 9"H x 7"D. $395.00. (0260709)

 

Silvertone 7024 "CandyCane"

Silvertone 7024 "CandyCane"

The 7024 is a rather hard to find variation of the popular push button model CandyCane. The radio is in very good condition with no cracks or chips. It retains the original knobs and grille cloth. The radio has been serviced and plays well. A classic design that will display well in your collection. 10"W x 6"H x 5"D. $195.00. (0260698)

 

Silvertone 8000 (1949)

Silvertone 8000 (1949)

This 1949 Silvertone is a real cutie measuring only 7"W x 6"H x 5"D. I had to repaint the sides and achieved nearly an exact match to the original 66 year old paint. I was also able to preserve the original graphics that are still in good condition. It retains the original grille cloth and knobs, both in excellent condition. The chassis has been fully serviced and plays well. A great example of post War radio design. $139.00. (0260626)

 

Temple G-4108 by TempleTone

Temple G-4108 by TempleTone

This set is in amazing original condition. There are some tiny dark marks on one side and minor surface wear. The original red hammer tone paint has a high gloss shine and displays like new. The set has been serviced and plays well. 8-1/4"W x 6"H x 4-1/2"D. $129.00. (0260705)

 

Tiffany Tone Tombstone/Cathedral Model Unknown

Tiffany Tone Tombstone/Cathedral Model Unknown

This mini peak top tombstone or cathedral is a rare find from every aspect. This is the only one I've seen in this cabinet design. In addition it retains an extremely nice original finish and grille cloth. This set also has the original braided power cord with ceramic plug. It also has a band switch below the tuning dial. It looks to be original with the matching wiring and hardware. The dial is only set up for the broadcast band and it does not pick up any SW stations. It has been serviced and plays well. A beautiful little radio. Only 12"H x 9"W x 6"D. $449.00. (0260696)

 

Universal Cathedral

Universal Cathedral

This very attractive cathedral probably dates from about 1932. Not a lot of sets were done with the entire front face panel in burl veneer. I've seen everything from cathedrals to transistors with the Universal name plate, but nothing like this. The cabinet has been refinished along with new period correct grille cloth. The dial is worn at 50 to 60, but otherwise the dial graphics are excellent. The unique TRF chassis retains much of the original black paint. The tube line-up includes 1-45, 1-80 and 3-24A's. The chassis has been serviced including a new cloth covered cord. 15-3/4"H x 11"W x 8-1/2"D. $399.00. (0260715)

 

Zaney-Gill Tombstone Clock Radio w/Original Stand

Zaney-Gill Tombstone Clock Radio w/Original Stand

This Zaney-Gill clock radio dates from circa 1931 and I do not have the model number. In the twenty years I've owned this set, this is the only example I'm aware of. A very similar radio is listed in machine Age To Jet Age 2 on page 346 with the name McCormick. Noted differences include three knobs vs. two, escutcheons, differences in grille cutouts, clocks are different and the chassis would not be the same. There are only two minor issues with this radio. The dial is worn and there is some base veneer missing. The base of course does not show so I never bothered to repair it. This set is in excellent cosmetic condition. The grille cloth is the correct replacement, but the balance appears to be all original down to the power cord. The chassis has been serviced and plays well with strong reception. The clock works and keeps time. There are no chassis bolts and never were. The only thing holding in the chassis is the small wood block in the rear. It is cut so the chassis fits in and it is secured with a screw. Don't miss this opportunity to own this great piece of LA radio history ready for display and preservation. 42"H including the stand. $1,200.00. (0260691)

 

Zenith 4-B-131 (1937)

Zenith 4-B-131 (1937)

The 4-B-131 dates from 1937 and it is a battery powered set. This model is a rare find especially in original condition. The original finish has been restored and clear coated. flaws remain, but displays very well. It retains the original knobs and grille cloth. The chassis is clean, complete and original. The speaker is perfect with no damage. The tubes all test good, but otherwise unrestored and unmolested. Leaving it up to the new owner to decide how this set should be preserved. Included are original battery clips. 17-3/4"H x 13"W x 9-1/2"D. $349.00. (0260716)

 

Zenith L403 Portable

Zenith L403 Portable

This cute little Zenith shows plenty of wear, but still displays well. There are two cracks on the left and right sides of the base. I have shown a pic of the worse one. The clip that holds the back on is missing. A screw and washer are being used as a replacement. You will also note that a small notch was made in the handle to clear the screwhead. On the plus side the chassis is clean, complete and in excellent original condition including wiring and power cord. When tested the radio just hums. Sold unrestored. 8"W x 6"H x 5"D. $69.00. (0260695)
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