Dave's hobby is collecting and restoring antique radios and televisions. He has a collection of around 220 sets, dating from 1921 to as late as the 1950's. Most of them are currently restored and working. The collection does not really have a particular "focus", but the majority of the sets are 1920's battery sets and early AC sets. The manufacturers with the most representation are Philco and RCA.
My Antique Radio Restoration Logs
In addition to the radios and TVs, there are also antique slot machines and clocks (previous hobbies).
Above: Battery and Early AC sets. Three Crosley Repwood Cathedrals, top shelf right side.
Above: Atwater Kent AC metal console, horn speakers, Murdock Model 2A early AC set,
Above: Motorola 10" Table Model TV with stand, Fixed tuned "Mike" radios, Antique Slot Machines
Above: AC sets; 6 volt, 32 volt and 120 volt DC sets.
Farm dry cell battery sets. Also some 70's vintage
and newer novelty transistor radios. The smaller table models are early 30's "Depression" sets.
The metal object on the bottom right is a railroad crossing bell.
Above: Early and mid 1930's AC, 6 volt and 32 volt DC sets, dry cell farm radios.
Above: Early and mid 1930's AC, 6 volt and 32 volt DC sets, dry
cell farm radios.
Vacuum tube metronome on top right.
Above: These are mostly battery and early AC sets, plus cone speakers, early batteries and battery eliminators/chargers.
Above: Early battery sets.
Above: Early Battery Sets.
Above: British antique slot machines, British sets, Airline 62-321 Movie Dial console with motorized tuning.
Above: British and Canadian radios, 32 volt DC radio, farm-battery sets, railroad relays, RCA RE-80 Console Radio-Phono
Above: Philco 40-216 13-tube console with "Mystery" remote control - working!
Above: Silvertone 4740 6-volt DC farm radio with original box and paperwork, Silvertone 1925 32 volt DC, Philco 38-93
Above: The large Philco tombstone is a 37-2670EZ Rare Export Model, 11 tubes, 5 bands with long wave. To its right is a Philco Model 52. On the shelf below, a Murphy British set and Silvertone 6 volt DC cube radio.
Above: Murphy British AC set and Silvertone 6 volt DC cube radio. Below them is a rare RCA model 91-B metal battery set and an Airline 62-377 farm radio.
Above: Atwater Kent AC metal console, Philco 37-604, GE HJ-618-AC radio-phono, Silvertone Model 6382 AC/6 volt DC console.
|Hallicrafters SX-25 with PM-23 speaker (top)
Philco 20 and 70 cathedrals
Philco 43 and 89 cathedrals
Philco 16 and the rare Philco Model 32 32 volt tombstone.
|Philco 66 and 37-61(top)
French Grammont radio-phono, RCA 301 radio-phono
Truetone D-727 with motorized tuning, GE B-52 AC/6 volt DC portable, Crosley 645 32 volt DC and United Motors Service 4049 32 volt DC tombstones.
RCA 630TS 10" TV with channel one, Pilot TV-37 3" TV, Philco Predicta 21" and 17" sets, Emerson 7" set, Sylvania 155M 17" table model TV, Setchell-Carlson 32 volt set (white plastic), Arvin Mighty-Mite (model 40) 2-tube metal set, Zenith clock radio.
Philco radio clock timer, Lumitone 1260 Lamp Radio, Radio Lamp Company of America Torchere radio lamp, RCA 6-volt farm radios, other farm radios, Northern Electric (Canada) farm-battery set with crank phono, Admiral 10" bakelite console TV, other early 7" and 10" TV sets.
|Edison cylinder phonograph, Airline 6 volt DC Movie Dial radio, farm radios, Crosley repwood console, RCA R-15 repwood lowboy console.||British McMichael radio with base, Philco 46-1201 Radio Phono, farm radios, AK 55C console|
Above: Philco Model 37-38 Farm radio with original B-battery, GE 250 metal portable (2 volt storage battery), Crosley and Eveready battery sets, Silvertone 6 volt DC console, Smokey the kitten, railroad signal mechanism without case.
Majestic 130 3-tube portable, Philco 49-901 Secretary Radio, rare Philco 46E 240 volt DC export model console.
|Heinz König, just off the plane from Germany with a gift of a 1938 German Volksemphanger, ("Peoples Radio" from Nazi Germany) Model VE 301 Dyn, with manual. This radio is in mint condition.|
Fixed Tuned Microphone Radios
1970's Transistor "doll" radios with "unique" controls!
RCA Dynamic Demonstrator, 1930 GE H-31 "The
Crosley Play Time Grandfather Clock
Click here for Inventory of radios and TVs in my collection
Antique Radio Restoration Logs - How Some Radios In My Collection Were Restored
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