for sale -  Antique Radios
Speakers & related items from the1920'
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My "Photo Gallery" includes sold items as well as images from my collection both past & present.

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Ordering & Shipping Info PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING!

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Universal Battery Eliminator

No more searching for expensive batteries, operate any 1920's battery radio with the:

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Stromberg-Carlson Radio Speaker
(a real beauty)

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Atwater-Kent model M horn speaker
 near perfect horn speaker


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Burns Horn Speaker Driver

Scarce, very hard to find, a good working driver for the   American Electric, "Burns" horn speaker (shown below).


$90.00 within the continental USA
estimated shipping weight 2.5#

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Victor (RCA) "Talking Machine" Speaker Driver attachment for wind-up phonographs for playing a 1920s radio through the phono's horn.

This is a high impedance driver (2000 ohms, typical of 1920s radios). To use, one would remove the pick-up head from the phono's arm (they were made for easy removal by means of a twist-lock fitting where the head attaches).  With the right bushing, the driver is attached to the phono  arm in place of the pick-up head. The radio's speaker terminals would then connect by wire to the two terminals of the driver.

This driver produces a load, clear sound and can be made to work with any speaker horn with a little ingenuity.


$65.00 within the continental USA
estimated shipping weight 3.5#

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Vintage style, 1920s, loop antenna wire



 
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King Radio RF Kit
 
Type R-1200 NEUTRODYNE Kit

From my long time collection, never used and in its original display box. Kit contains the *RF section of a mid 1920s 3-dial, battery radio using the Neutrodyne circuit.

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  • Antenna coil

  • Primary coil

  • Secondary coil

  • Tuning condensers (3 ea.)

  • Neutralizing capacitors

  • Fiber screw-driver (for tuning)

The audio transformers, tubes sockets etc are not supplied, they must be obtained by the builder. No collector of vintage equipment  would think it wise in this day & time to do so.  In my opinion, the kit should never be built as like any vintage kit, it's worth more as presented.

 
$129.00.00 within the continental USA
box measures 13 x 8 x 4"

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deForest D-7A
antique crystal/tube radio receiver



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Western Electric 389
High Power,  carbon mic





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Headphones for sale

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Dixie radio speaker (Rare)
Reproducer model A

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MORE IMAGES
oblique view

case (enclosure)
crystal holder
insides

SPECIAL one of a kind, Hand Crafted Crystal Radio Receiver  "Mrs. Lowe"

From my collection, this one of a kind was very special to someone, a Mrs. Lowe many years ago. A beautifully made crystal radio built into sewing basket. My guess is that it was made for (whoever Mrs. Lowe was) as a gift. Who was she.... someone's favorite teacher maybe? We'll never know but one thing for sure, you can tell that it sat proudly in one position with the lid open near a sunny-side window for a long time. This can be determined from the images as the panel is sun-bleached from one direction (note un-bleached shadow areas).

Whoever built this was not only an excellent craftsman but clever and resourceful, take a look at the crystal holder image. It was made from a brass 12 gage shotgun shell. You very seldom find a home made radio with the rotary  switch points that are symmetrical. This radio is made as well (or better) as any factory made piece.

This came from the collection of an old-timer (who passed away about 20 years ago) in the Gresham, OR area. That's all I know about it.

Year: 1920's
Case/structure: Bakelite panel built into a sewing basket

Finish: Bakelite has sun bleaching except for the shadows
Knobs/Hardware: original
Insides: original
Cosmetic condition: good, see write-up
Documentation: none
Tuning type: inductance
Electronic condition: works
Flaws, cracks, blems : nothing significant
Measurements (approx): 8.5 x 5.5 x 4"
Shipping weight (estimated): 5#


$550.00 with free shipping within the continental USA

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Radiola Bijou Crystal Set
by the British Thomson-Houston Co


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Radiola
grille cloth replicas (now 3 patterns available)
 

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Radiola dial scales, parts, knobs, grille cloth

Other items such as dial scales, manuals, labels & other flatwork material can be found by clicking the appropriate links below:

> Dial Scales

> Manuals and flatwork

> misc.

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Parts & misc.



 

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Vintage Radio Speaker Cables

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 No. 6 retro Batteries & Battery Labels with choice of labels.

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Tubes I have thousands of them from the early 1920's - 1970's including rare collector tubes, tubes for audio, radio, television, early European as well a few audiophile types plus some unusual & rare types for display. Too many to list, Contact me for your needs.


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Vintage Radio posters, advertising,
catalogs, labels, dial scales
and
MORE!

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Vintage Radio manuals, posters, advertising, catalogs, labels, dial scales
and
MORE!

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