Tag Archives: Antique

1936 Zenith 5-S-29 Repair with Dial Face Replacement

I recently had the privilege of working on this beautiful 1936 Zenith 5-S-29 tabletop radio. It’s a beautiful 5-tube table radio with a 6-inch speaker and the iconic black Zenith dial and lightning bolt Z pointer. This one is special, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Restuffed Historical Capacitors for Radio Restoration

I’m happy to announce that starting soon, I’ll be offering professionally restuffed vintage capacitors for historically accurate repair and restoration of your antique radio! In my rebuild process, the old capacitor is carefully stripped of the old wax coating and … Continue reading

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1931 Westinghouse Columaire WR-8 Grandfather Clock Radio

I’ve had the privilege of working on this 1931 Westinghouse grandfather clock radio, the Columaire WR-8. These are a very beautiful and desirable early piece of radio engineering and featured a New Haven Westinghouse electric clock in the front and … Continue reading

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1934 Silvertone 1708A Repair and Restoration

I recently had the pleasure of working on a 1934 Silvertone 1708A which was brought to me for repair locally. This was great – having a radio repaired can be a big decision, so I’m happy to show off my … Continue reading

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First Look: 1934 Grunow 750 World Cruiser

I picked up this Grunow 750 “World Cruiser” radio from eBay a little while ago for an incredible deal and now it’s time for it’s turn on the bench. These radios are fairly uncommon and frequently sell for several hundred … Continue reading

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1938 Philco 38-C-12 “Coronation” Radio Repair

I’ve had this radio on my bench for a little while, and she’s finally back up and running – and it plays great! It’s a 1938 Philco 38-C-12, special edition to commemorate the crowning of King George IV and Queen … Continue reading

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Antique Car Radio Repair: the 1951 Firestone 4-B-31 “Roamer” Vibrator Radio

A local friend is building a rat rod out of 1920s-1950s parts, a custom collection that ultimately will turn into a very fast car powered by a huge V8. He found a vintage car radio to go with it, the … Continue reading

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