Antique Radio Collecting and Restoration

I began a hobby of antique radio restoration in March, 2010. As an Electrical Engineer, it is fun to get back into electronics in debugging and repairing these old radios. And with a lot of guidance from my brother Allan and his 40 years of experience in woodworking and refinishing, I am able to now complete a full restoration of the cabinet which makes for a nice looking radio. I started with a focus mainly on Crosley radios for my own collection since they were built in Cincinnati, my hometown. However, I have restored and collected other models including Emerson and Zenith, some as restorations or gifts for others.

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My Current Collection Crosley 1117 Super 11 (1938) GE FE-112 (1940) Silvertone R1181(1940) Crosley 51 and Crosley headphones(1923) Crosley 4-29 (1926) Crosley Musicone speaker (1926) Crosley 148 Cathedral (1931) Crosley 63TA Victory (1946) Crosley 5516 (1936) Crosley 546 (1936) 6V farm radio Crosley 817 Super 8 (1937) Zenith 5S127 (1937) Zenith 6D525 (1941) Philco 45 - The Butterfly (1934) Sears Silvertone 4569 (1938) Majestic 7P-420 - (1947) Aetna 653 (1936) Crosley 648D (1936) Arvin 544 (1946)


Restored and Now Sold Zenith 12S266 (1938) - Purchased restored. Cabinet cleaned and polished. New reproduction grill cloth. Crosley 20AP (1937) Crosley 516 (1936) Crosley 517 (1937) Crosley 88TC (1948) Crosley 628 (1939) Crosley 52TL (1942) Airline 62-256 (1937) Philco 89L (1934) Crosley 56TC (1946) Crosley 24AJ (1941) Crosley 11AB (1940) Emud Rekord 60 (1959) - German AM/FM. Philco 37-10 (1937) Philco 37-10 (1923)


Restored and Given as Gifts Crosley 03CB (1941) Airline 62-317 (1936) Detrola 3042 (1939) Detrola 429 (1939) Emerson BF-204 (1938) Emerson BJ214 (1938) Emerson DR-343 (1938) Philco 39-6 (1939) Emerson 425 (1942. Crosley 6H2 (1934) Brunswick 2689 (1939) Zenith K731 (1959) Crosley D25CE (1952) "Dashboard" Zenith 7S657 (1941) Philco 40-100 (1940) GE F-62 (1938) Zenith A835R (1956) Sears Silvertone 6050 (1946) Heathkit GR21 (1962)


Restoration Projects for Friends Zenith 12U159 (1936) Westinghouse H110 (1947) RCA K50 (1939) Philco 625J Zenith 6-S-128 (1937) Emerson 539 (1946) Crosley D25MN (1952) Grunow 1191 (1936) Bendix 95M9 (1949) Zenith 5-S-29 (1936)