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 Zenith 6-S-52 (1936) Philco 90 (1931) Emerson R167 (1935) GE FE-112 (1940) Silvertone R1181(1940) Crosley 51 and Crosley headphones(1923) Crosley Musicone speaker (1926) Crosley 63TA Victory (1946) 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 1117 Super 11 (1938) 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) Crosley 4-29 (1926) 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) Crosley 5516 (1936) Crosley 546 (1936) 6V farm radio Crosley 148 Cathedral (1931)


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)