A. Crystal Sets
A1: 1923 Crystal Set – Atwater Kent manufactured parts and a few sets for promotional purposes
Original factory sets are non-existent but the parts can be original Atwater Kent parts such as the Type 11 Tuner here.
A2: Mid-1920s Homebrew
This crystal radio has tapped antenna and pickup coils and a galena detector. It’s finicky, but does work sometimes.
A4: 1990 Restoration Hardware Crystal Rocket Radio
Reproduction of 1950’s “Rocket Radio” crystal set
A6: 1920s? Unknown Manufacturer Crystal Radio
I lost the crystal at one point. I finally bought a new one, but it was too big to fit. Found the original when moving.
A7: 1924-1925 The British Thomson-Houston Co. Ltd. Bijou, Type “C” Form “B”
Purchased from a club member. Set still has a crystal and cat’s whisker in place, and does function.
B. Battery Sets
B1: 1926 Cotton – Samson Superhet
Designed by R.W. Cotton, this superhet kit has Samson transformers, three IF amp stages, and an added current meter.
B2: 1923 Atwater Kent Model 4340 Type 10
This is the most elaborate Model 10 with 42 brass knurled nut connectors. Original finish on this radio
B3: 1926 King-Hinners Radio Company a subsidiary of Sears. Model 61-H ?, Neutrodyne
Console is 36” W, 23” D, 41” H, rotary antenna behind left bottom door. Company radio production about 6 months.
B5: 1923 Crosley Ace Type 5
A one tube radio but the same parts as the Crosley Pup, but a lot more affordable.
B6: 1924 Magnavox TRF-50 Model “A”
Early single-dial tuned set, using variable inductors instead of capacitors. Has a built-in horn and speaker terminals.
C. A.C. Wood – Pre-1945
C1: 1937 Silver 139-I
This incredible Silver 139-I in antique ivory lacquer has all-original finish, knobs, grill cloth and electronics.
C2: 1936 Zenith 4P26
Picked up on eBay some years ago; line cord was wired to the audio portion of the volume control :(Plays fine now.
C3: 1941 Motorola 61T23
This radio required a recapping, refinishing, new dial cord, new fabric, and new pushbuttons. Last pic: pre-restoration.
C4: 1936 Montgomery Ward Airline by Belmont Model 62-317
This is original finish 7-tube AC set with tuning eye.
C5: 1937/38 Zenith 5S-220
Rarest of the Zenith “cube” radios. Tunes AM broadcast band and 5.6 – 18.5 MHz shortwave.
C6: 1939 Emerson model 256 (Stradivarius)
Ingraham solid tiger maple violin cabinet. F note top, grille bar strings. Cabinet is refurbished, radio re-capped.
C7: 1932 RCA Radiolette model R-7
Weighs a ton and plays beautifully on the broadcast band and phono input. Electronically and cosmeti-cally in nice shape!
C9: 1937/1938 Fairbanks-Morse 8A
The chassis originally had a mesh cage covering the top, unfortunately often discarded on F-M radios during servicing.
D. A.C. Wood – 1945 and later
D1: 1946 Westinghouse model H-130
With push-pull output, this “AA6′′ with a 5” speaker has excellent sound quality after recap & repair. A daily player.
D2: 1946 Stewart-Warner 9000-B
My 1st tube radio. Recapped with new dial cord, it’s my best-sounding radio, with great reception and a tuneful speaker!
D4: 1946-1947 Emerson model 241
Cabinet design by Michael Graves. Modern design for the time, but not a commercial success. Re-capped and refinished.
D5: 1965 KLH Twenty-One
FM table radio I restored for my mother-in law, who had a love of music. Sadly, she died before I could give it to her.
D6: 1947 Newcomb B100
Institutional radio used in schools, like Ralphie from A Christmas Story might see when sent to the principal’s office.
E. A.C. Metal
E1: 1938 (Approximate) E.H. Scott Radio Laboratories, Inc.,
Formerly Scott Transformer Company
Model Sixteen/Phantom Prototype. S/N JJ-226
One-of-a-Kind purchased from Scott’s show-window in Chicago. Never in production. Have purchase documentation and box.
F. A.C. Plastic
F2:1947 Meck MirrorTone 850
Found on Seattle craigslist, this little 4-tube TRF radio is in near-mint condition.