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Art Deco Treasures From The 1930's
1936 Airline 62-317
SOLD $395.00 plus shipping
Airline is the brand name for Montgomery Wards stores and were actually manufactured for them by other radio manufacturers. The old finish was stripped and then refinished with period correct Mohawk Pefect Brown and Extra Dark Walnut toners. Multiple coats of Mohawk Nitrocellulose lacquer were applied with smoothong between coats. The original grille clothe was torn and was replaced with a beautiful period correct clothe. The chassis was throughly cleaned and all controls were cleaned and lubricated for smooth operation. A new tuning belt was installed. All electrolytic and wax/paper capacitors were replaced. All other components were tested and any that were out of tolerance, were replaced. The radio plays and sounds great and has been displayed in my home since restored.
1937 Majestic 60
SOLD $295.00 plus shipping
The Majestic brand name is manufactured by Majestic Tadio and Television Company. The ornante dial bezel with the eagle and the purple and yellow dial scale are very impressive. This one had some veneer missing and had some rust on the chassis, so it was really a labor of love to bring this one back. I removed the original finish, repaired the veneer and reapplied Mohawk toner and lacquer. The speaker grille clothe was badly deteriorated and replaced with a perfect clothe. The chassis was cleaned and painted with Restoleum Silver Hammered paint. All the controls were cleaned and lubricated. All of the electrolytic and wax/paper capacitors were replaced and the remaining components were tested and replaced if out of calabration. The tubes were tested and rplaced if bad or even weak. This is a classic looking 5 tube radio that plays and sounds good.
1938 Crosley 817 Super 8
$325.00 plus shipping
Crosley is the brand name of radios manufactured by The Crosley Radio Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Super 8 was the top of the line table radio for Crosley for the 1938 season. It has the famous gold mirrored dial, eye tubes and push pull audio for superior sound and a large 8" speaker. I stripped the old finish and retoned the walnut bands at top and bottom and highlighted the maple inlays. I polished up the brass dial bezel and brass bars above and below the speaker grille. The cabinet received multiple coats of Mohawk lacquer with smoothing with 0000 steel wool between coats. The speaker grille clothe was toast and was repalced with a period correct clothe. The chassis was cleaned and all controls were cleaned and lubricated. All the electrolytic and wax/paper capacitors were replaced and all other components were tested and if out of tolerance, were replaced. All the tubes were tested on my Hickok tube tester and defective or even weak tubes were replaced. The radio has good sound and plenty of it.