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Speakers & related items from the1920s


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Fellocryst Super Crystal Radio

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Vintage style, 1920s, loop antenna wire

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Transcontinental Coil Kit
with TRF radio construction plans

The RF coils are the heart of any radio receiving circuit. With the proper set of tuning condensers and common generic parts, one can build a radio receiver.


$60.00 + shipping within the continental USA
box measures 9.5 x 3.5 x 1.75

Pilot Wasp Short-Wave Coil Kit
with data sheet and short-wave radio construction plans.

A set of 5 vintage plug-in coils for 17 - 500 meters in their original box with original papers.

$125.00 + shipping within the continental USA





Kelford resistance coupled 3 stage amplifier
with data sheet and short-wave radio           construction plans.

One of the applications for these 3 tube amplifiers was in early television receivers. The amplifier's input would be connected to the output stage of a radio receiver that used to tune in the television broadcast signal. The amplifier would boost the signal to a level high enough to excite the Neon lamp used to create the scanning disc image.

Offered, as found, as-is. It's complete with tubes and all it' components. I tested the tubes as 201A's and have emission, no shorts but I do not know what the expected reading, bias or other settings should be. As 201A's they test  a bit weak.



Universal Battery Eliminator

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

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Vintage Headphones for sale

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<< read my article about 1920's radio speakers



Dixie radio speaker (Rare)
Reproducer model A

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Radiola Bijou Crystal Set
by the British Thomson-Houston Co

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oblique view

case (enclosure)
crystal holder

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

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.

Parts & misc.



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

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Vintage Radio manuals, posters, advertising, catalogs, labels, dial scales

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