Welcome to my radio collection. I have a love of old radios, radio shows, and music. Here I will share pictures of my collection, and related material. Some I have restored to working order, others are waiting to be brought back to life. Enjoy!
This is a 1940 Zenith I recently acquired. I love the look. It is a high production model with a lot of "photo finish". The bottom has signs of water damage, but some previous owner did a nice job touching it up. Unfortunately, when I got this home, I discovered a recently deceased mouse under the chassis. So a complete disassembly was required, clean and disinfect. I can'r blame the mouse, it does make a nice home! It will need a recap and some wire repair/replacement. For now it is a nice decoration at the underground lounge.
1957-1958 Zenith phonograph
This circa 1957 Zenith Hi-Fi phonograph was recently restored at the Retro-Den.
1959 Philips coffee table phonograph
Latest edition to the underground lounge. Throw a couple coasters down, spins some classic lounge music and enjoy. Cabinet was sanded down, most of the scratches removed. Some scratches and cigarette burns still remain as part of this units history. The phonograph was completely rebuilt,cleaned and lubed, new and used cartridge and needle setup was performed. grill cloth was replaced. Amplifier was re-capped and all tubes tested good. The Philips logo lights up when powered on and residual light escapes through the bottom of the unit, giving some additional "mood lighting".
The Berkley by Magnavox
The Berkley was a higher end console from around 1947-1954, and had a cost of $350, with an optional $65 for the addition of an FM tuner. The standard unit came with AM, shortwave, and also features a record changer under the top left lid, and 2 large 12 inch speakers.