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1940 Philco 40-185XF Antique Radio Restoration

I had the privilege of working on a very well preserved Philco 40-185XF recently. These are top performing pre-war sets featuring 8 tubes, an RF amplifier front-end and push-pull audio output into a 12″ speaker. Definitely worth fixing up! This … Continue reading

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Craigslist and eBay Antique Radios – Be Careful!

It’s not uncommon to run across antique or vintage radios on Craigslist, eBay and other sales site which are advertised as “working”, “repaired” or “restored”. Many times these are in fact professionally reconditioned items – just like you read about … Continue reading

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1945 Westinghouse Little Jewel “Refrigerator” H-126 Radio Repair

A local client brought me a radio which was in the family for many years, a cute little “fridge radio” made by Westinghouse from 1945-1947. The same year Westinghouse released this new model of home refrigerator, they also released this Little … Continue reading

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1962 Zenith MK2670 Classic Tube Hi-Fi Console Stereo Repaired

A version of this article appears in the October 2014 issue of Nuts and Volts magazine. I recently got to work on something a little bit different – a tube hi-fi stereo console! This particular one, a 1962 Zenith MK2670, was a very high-end … Continue reading

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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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1936 GE Model A-52 Antique Radio Repaired!

A change of pace from the Bose equalizers and hi-fi I’ve been working on a lot of lately, I had the pleasure of working on a 1936 GE Model A-52 antique radio. This is a nicely designed and straightforward table … 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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