Portable Radio Gallery

This page shows console radios that are for sale, previously sold or still part of my collection. For sale items will be at the top of page. Feel free to make an offer on those from my collection. I may or may not be ready to part with but the right price may encourage me.




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 Zenith R-520 Trans-Oceanic
 Military, Signal Corp version

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 Porta-Pac 8
 early (mid 1920s) Super-Heterodyne portable




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Kadette Jr. a tiny "Pocket Radio"
Scarce  International Kadette model "F"



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RARE Belmont Boulevard, "Shirt Pocket" Radio model 5P113

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Zenith "Transoceanic"
model 7G605 "Clipper" or "Bomber"

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Silvertone model 210,  tube,  battery  portable


 
Year: 1950
Case: green marbled plastic
Dial: embossed in tuning knob
Number of tubes: 4
Battery requirements:  2, 1.5
volt "A", 67.5 volt "B"
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop
Measurements (approx): 9 x 7 x 3"


 


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Crosley model P60-RD AC/battery  tube portable


 
Year: 1956
Case: plastic with faux metal front
Number of tubes: 4 + rectifier
Power requirements: 120 Volt AC/DC
Battery requirements:  7.5
volt "A", 2 -45 volt "B"
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop
Measurements (approx): 10 x 7 x 4"

Emerson model 844


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RCA Victor - Early, Large Portable  Radio
model P-31 (P31)

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Zenith
model 4K600B (RARE) battery only

Here's an early large coat-pocket sized, 4 tube portable radio that is seldom seen in decent condition. Made to operate on battery only.

Year: 1941
Case: metal and black Bakelite, metal portion covered with black colored faux leather
Number of tubes: 4 miniature
Battery requirements: "A" - 2 "D" cells, "B" battery - 67.5 volts
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop in lid

Westinghouse (subminiature tubes)
model "Peter Pan" H491P4

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Zenith "Zenette" model 4G800
3 way (AC/DC/Battery) Portable

A small set with a flip-up lid and it works perfectly. Made of solid color maroon plastic with no damage. These are hard to find without cracks and damage to the case. Near perfect condition with only a few minor scratches which can be rubbed out if one so desires and uses the right material and technique.

Motorola "Pixie" (subminiature tubes)
model 45P2

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Arvin 3 way portable (AC/DC & battery)
model 351-PL

A beautiful 1940's portable radio in marbled green plastic.

Year: 1949
Case: marbled green plastic
Number of tubes: 4 miniature
Battery requirements: "A" - 6  1.5 volts cells, "B" battery - 90 volts
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop

National
model ?

An attractive, early, large style coat-pocket size, 4 tube portable radio in beautiful cosmetic condition. Made to operate on battery only. I find no information on this, the National Co. is famous for their communications receivers but I'm not sure if this was made by the same company.

Year: late 1930's?
Case: leather look canvas covered wood
Number of tubes: 4 octal
Battery requirements: special battery pack
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop antenna

Sonora
model "Brownie" KG-132 (scarce)

A hand held, 4 tube portable radio. Made to operate on battery only. Very good cosmetic condition, no cracks or serious blems. The insides are clean, no serious battery leakage.

Year: early - 1941
Case: black Bakelite
Number of tubes: 4 miniature
Battery requirements: "A" - 3 "D" cells, "B" - special battery pack
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop

Olympic
models 445 & 447

These will be of interest to those that like historic items.

What makes these sets interesting is the transistor version. The tube set (model 445) is standard fare. The transistor version (model 447) is quite interesting. It's seems that Olympic was in such a hurry to get a transistor radio on the market in the mid 1950's (as was all manufacturers) that they took their tube version and simply modified it by stuffing transistors into the tube sockets and made other necessary circuit changes using the same chassis and layout. They added a trim piece that read: "ALL TRANSISTOR" across the bottom of the case and voila, they had their first all transistor radio.

Year: 1954
Case: plastic
Number of tubes: 4 tube - 4 transistors

Battery requirements:
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in loop antenna

Automatic Radio
Hybrid (subminiature tubes + transistors)
model "Tom Thumb" TT-600

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Suntone
model PR-530

An attractive Japanese made coat-pocket size, 4 tube portable radio. Made to operate on battery only.

Year: mid 1950's
Case: solid off white Plastic
Number of tubes: 4 miniature
Battery Compartment: clean, no corrosion (see above note)
Battery requirements: "A" - 1 "D" cell, "B" battery - 45 volts
Frequency coverage: AM
Antenna requirements: built-in ferrite rod

KOYO "Parrot"
model KR-4SI

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Crosley "Book" Radios

Automatic Radio
"Tom Thumb"

Trav-Ler 5019

Zenith B60001
 
Majestic 130
 

 

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