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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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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More Strange Coiled Wires [Mailbag]

I had an interesting call the other day with a gentleman about a radio he’s working on, among other topics: That’s a Philco 46-420. They’re nice little bakelite radios with 6 tubes designed to receive the AM broadcast band.┬áHe’d come … Continue reading

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