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Currently Available Collector Restored Radios Listed Below
one restored radio

Free Crosley schematic for model 56TX with owners service manual. By Clicking on Here

Bakelite Radio Crosley Brand 1946 Model 56tx Line Of Classic Radios

Collectible Radios Dual Band AM & Short wave Proven Gallery Antique Radio

This is a classic radios vintage art deco radios Crosley brand. This is one of the most sought after deco radios. This with following radios on line includes full schematic diagram along with other service information such as alignment for this wonderful bakelite radio. It is a true radio value radio with full AM band internal antenna and a 5.8 to 15 Mc short wave band with external connection wire, providing outside short wave antenna ease of hookup. Outside dimensions are D7" X H7.5" X W12" This is an original octal 5 tube version that runs and looks near new inside & out. {Now Only $2,217 USD with Fed Ex Air Included}

Sorry Sold shipped to Bangkok Thailand September 2014
second restored radio

Free Crosley schematic for models 11-120u,11-121u,11-122u,11-123u,11-124u,11-125u,with owners manual. By Clicking on Here

Bakelite Radio Crosley 1954 Model 11-124U Line Of Classic Radios

Collector Restored Radios AM Band With Clock Radio Alarm Gallery Antique Radio

Another Crosley as a true Retro Art Deco Radios "Dashboard" Style. This legend of radios on line is loaded with clock, alarm (both buzzer & AM) along with phono input plus an AC socket for phonograph. Comes with full schematic and other service information. This radio value radio model has been in many Hollywood 1950s etc. movies like "The Thing" you can see it, on the bedroom night stand, in the movie now a radio antique. Restored to like new, everything running great, it's outside dimensions are D7.25" X H7.75" X W13" It has a five miniature tube antique radio compliment. {Now Only $2,650 USD with Fed Ex Air Included}

Sorry Radio has been Sold Shipped to Delaware USA on 4/20/2012

third restored radio

Free Crosley schematic for models 10-135,10-136,10-136E,10-137,10-138,10-139,10-140 with owners service manual. By Clicking on Here

Bakelite Radio Crosley 1950 Model 10-139 Line Of Classic Radios

Collector Radios AM Band Florida Deco Radios Slick Eye Grabber Gallery Antique Radio

Crosley's bakelite radio original Retro Art Deco Radios "dashboard" styling with a phono input in rear. This, compared to other radios on line color schemes, really stands out. A Race Car beauty now true value radio value antique runs great and restored to like new. Collectible radio even comes with full schematic diagram and other service information. The outside dimensions are D7" X H7" X W12.5" with a five miniature tube radios compliment. {Only $1,960 USD with Fed Ex Air Included}

Sorry Radio Has Been Sold Shipped To Fort Lauderdale Florida USA 2-12-2013

fourth restored radio

Free Crosley schematic for models E-15BE, E-15CE, E-15SL, E-15TN, E-15WE, E-20GN, E-20MN, E-20TN, Ch15-20E,with owners manual. By Clicking on Here

Crosley 1953 Model E-15BE

Ultra wide AM Band Dial

As Retro Deco collectible radios this is the model everyone knows for the famous "dashboard" styling. The quality is obvious, along with two tones and racing stripes, really makes it unique. Comes with, full schematic diagram and service information, also has phono input in rear. Outside dimensions are D7" X H7.75" X W12.5" plus a five miniature tube radios compliment restored to like new. A bargain in this condition. {Only $2,280 USD with Fed Ex Air Included}

Sorry Radio Has Been Sold Shipped To Miami USA 8-9-2012

fifth restored radio

Free Zenith Radio Corp Schematic Models 5D611,5DZ611,5DZ611,5D627 Owners Service Manual. By Clicking on Here.

Zenith 1942 Model 5D611

AM Band Real Propeller Dial

Unique Art Deco Radio True Propeller needle with "awning" style collector grille. Tri-Color Yellow-Brown-Red creates a stunning show piece. Comes with marbled knobs, full schematic diagram and service information, also has built in "box" long range antenna. Outside dimensions are D7" X H6.75" X W11.5" plus a five Octal tube radios compliment restored to like new. A bargain in this condition. {Only $2,260 USD with Fed Ex Air Included}

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sixth restored radio

Free Westinghouse Electric Radio Corp Schematic Models H-125, H-126 Owners Service Manual. By Clicking on Here.

Westinghouse 1945 Model H-126

Portable Am Band

Until now average people did not own refrigerator's they owned Ice Box's. They had ice trucks deliver ice blocks every 2-3 days to home and placed in the ice box. This new refrigerator, looked like this antique radios, only of course much larger. When Westinghouse sold a refrigerator to a 1945 customer they could purchase one of these collector radios to also go with it. This Cooler is all brass and a bakelite radio with flip up portable handle. It really looks and runs extremely nice and of course cool of cool. This is 1945 model not 1946 hence, very rare. 5 miniature tube compliment with outside dimensions D6" X H9.5" X W5.75" with schematic and other service information included. {Only $2,480 with Fed Ex Air Included}

Sorry Radio has been Sold Shipped to Nesconset NY USA 1/30/2017

seventh restored radio

Free Fada Radio & Elec. Co. Inc. Schematic Models 605 and 609 Warranty Card Schematic Original Owners Service Manual. By Clicking on Here.

Fada 1946 Model 605

Almost New AM Band Not A Restored Radio

It has beautiful ivory plastikon casing and a great copper dial display. It was acquired from an old drug store in Iowa and was "NOS" new old stock, because it has just been sitting, in its box, on a backroom stock shelve for decades and has two hours of use by us, which tested perfect. Comes with, full schematic diagram and service information, also its original box, instructions book and even the original guarantee card, yet to be filled out. Outside dimensions are D6.5" X H6.75" X W10.5" plus a five Octal tube radios compliment all like new. Excellent condition. {Only $2,180 USD with Fed Ex Air Included}

Sorry Radio has been Sold Shipped to Maine USA 2016

eighth restored radio

Free Admiral model 15D5 schematic and Continental Radio & Television Corporation models D5 and XD5 schematic. By Clicking on Here

Admiral 1941 Model 15D5

AM Band Rolled Raceway

Outstanding multi colored golden raceway design. 5 octal tube compliment restored to like new. This is truly a showpiece of Art Deco Radio Styling. Very difficult to obtain this multi-colored style. Comes with full schematic diagram with outside dimensions of D6.75" X H7.25" X W10.5" {Only $2,320 Fed Ex Air Included}

Sorry Radio has been Sold Shipped to NYC USA 2/2012

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So Why Art Deco?

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All of our Art Deco Bakelite Radios are not in good or great condition they are in excellent condition. Most people, examining one of ours ask: Is it new?

Due, to unique excellence and ultra thick luster beauty, our Art Deco Radios are greatly sought over, as collectable radios worldwide, when in this truly, very rare, like new, fully restored, condition.

The 17 million USD yacht that comes with its own supercar.Yacht with Car This ultimate buy one-get-one-free offer has recently gone on the market attracting attention from all over the world.

The antique / vintage radio period, of the 1920's to 1950's was when, Made in America radios, provided unbelievable ultimate quality and style. They now are true collector radios, seen as unusual gifts, that have become popular, family heirlooms. A truly great, unique gift, for all people to enjoy worldwide. Nothing beats lasting, true modern Art Deco beauty and durability.

Our company provides excellence original quality, not cheap reproduction cons, ploys, untruths etc. Our group of engineers & artists take great pride in their workmanship and do preserve, true Americana history, for current and future generations to enjoy, with these exciting, heirlooms.

The luxury yacht possesses a luxurious Art Deco interior.Art Deco Yacht InteriorIt boasts four large, double state rooms, a reception area, salon, 52" LED TV's and state-of-the art sound systems in every room - all of which can be personalized.

Do not be fooled by others who profess, a repaired radio is bad, since, what good is a collectable, that does not even work correctly and the first thing everyone asks, when they see it on display is, does it work? They simply do not want to pay anyone with real electronic, art and restoration experience to properly repair there junk. It is quite difficult and takes allot of effort and knowledge.

Double trouble: The incredible 122ft super-yacht comes with its own super car. But even if you could afford to buy; the company is only making six models and has already attracted five buyers. Art Deco Yacht Car Rolling OutThe matching supercar rolling off the docked $17 million USD yacht

None of our radios have cracks, chips, internal, or external filth. All have great like new dials and labeling. Yes, even the dial covers show wonderful.

Also, do not be fooled, by anyone whom attempt to deceive, with false statements: "I like it beat up because its original". "I did not sand and polish the trim or body, but like looking, at the dull, brown, paint missing, torn, beat up surface"? Remember, dirt and a beat up look, is not original nor is this lazy, unqualified, cheap persons statement. A favorite lie is also calling it Patina.....This is how copper shows age, by turning green, not beat up Bakelite!

Like a Bond villain's den, the interior of the super yacht as decorated in an Art Deco style.Art Deco Yacht BridgeFounder of the Swedish company Strand Craft, Kurt Strand said they had built the boat and car for the 'very wealthy'. He said: 'We have had a lot of interest, specifically the Middle East , it was designed for people who want the best. 'It has a very futuristic design and nothing like this has ever been made before. It even has bullet proof windows.'

It takes our experts over 200 hours of sanding, cleaning, repairing, restoring, undercoating, then multi coat spray painting, plus multi-clear coating the original radio along with all the hardware, including oven baking coatings and allowing very long, of over 40 hours of heating, to bake dry at 150 Degrees F and an additional 3 months of Florida Sun air drying to obtain this excellent condition. Why would you want a collectable that looks bad and does not work? Would you want a collector car like that? Try driving with bad steering and bad brakes etc.?

And you will never be short of thrills as the ship can reach top speeds of 43 knots, with its twin MTU 16V000 engine, with the ability to achieve 55 knots with its optional Rolls Royce KaMeWa boosters offering staggering 14,000hp.Art Deco Yacht Speeding on SeaBut not to be outdone, the super car, which is powered by a 880hp twin turbo V12 engine has a top speed of 375kmh
    DEFININTION OF A BARGAIN:
  • Quality for less is a bargain.
  • Quality always goes up.
  • Less for less is not a bargain but a ploy.
  • An expert price, to restore it correctly, will always go up.
  • Materials to restore will always go up.
  • Hence, less is not less because it costs everyone later, even more.
Mr. Strand said 'It's a very expensive boat to produce, it will be the most exclusive in the world.Art Deco Yacht and Car on DockFuturistic Art Deco Style and Design is hard to beat...
 

What are these materials?

Bakelite is the trade name for polymers produced by Bakelite Ltd. in England and Bakelite Corp. in America. It still refers to these materials but is frequently used as a generic name for phenol formaldehyde (Phenolic). This is usually reinforced with a filler (inert) material added to a polymer to improve its properties. Usually in powder or fibre form such as wood, pulp, cotton flock and talc) but cast has no filler and can be translucent.  It can be easily colored and was used decoratively for jewelry, radio cabinets and all kinds of ornaments, the special marbled type, forms original catalin radio plastics.

Bakelite radio another type strong like catalin plastic during the 1930s have a great effect on most of today's products.  We can no longer work and live without these materials.  But why was the era of the depression the best time to conquer the USA and the rest of the world with extremely tough and other kinds of products?  The plastics that were appearing more widely during the 1930s, from steering wheels and tableware to dice, reflected organized research efforts within a commercial framework. Modern technology and its products needed to be "sold," as they were in part through design. The Du Pont Company developed the most important of the new, multiple-use-plastics - nylon, number 66 of nearly 100 "super polymers" produced by a special research team.  Nylon another polymer soon replaced silk in women's stockings; catgut in tennis rackets, musical instruments, and surgery; steel in machine bearings; and varying materials in wire insulation, umbrellas, and parachutes.

During the 1930s the USA was one of the leading nations with the development of polymer plastics.  Nylon polymer opened, as a new product, a wide range of possibilities for new items.  But Bakelite radio was also a product, even older than nylon, which still conquered new parts of the market after twenty years after its invention.   During the 1920s and specially during the 1930s, Americans viewed these as miracle materials from which to shape contours of a desired future. Such early components as celluloid and this shared in a mystique generated by the chemical industry.

Lots of Americans had the feeling that chemists would indeed "make a new world by creating new substances out of anything."  Popular magazines and books mostly described plastic during the 1920s and 1930s as a product of utopian magic, creating an artificial world of transcendent beauty and perfection from earth's commonest elements. Even "Fortune", the nation's most intellectual business journal, entitled a 1936 review of the industry with a biblically resonant phrase: "What Man Has Joined Together..."

The magic of the polymer such as Bakelite radio was, in fact, the beginning of a new era. Plastic material, and this especially well, made a lot possible in producing new products.  This unique compound was also known as "the material of the thousand uses"

1927 was, in fact, the turning point in its use, this because of the fact that real competition with the Bakelite material was now possible, since the patent on this phenol-formaldehyde resin expired. So, after 1927 the competition with products began.

The end on the patent was only one of the factors which contributed to the success of Bakelite Radio and other not as strong types in consumer goods during the 1920s and 1930s. The increased competition between these material suppliers, the development of other compounds, but also the design (streamlining) made it cheaper than ever before.

Bakelite became one of the best substitutes for traditional strong materials. It was also cheaper than traditional materials like wood and steel and in various situations just as strong.

On the other hand, this and all the other types did not require much hand labor for assembling and the finishing touch of the end product. Every product could be given the color of your choice, which was not the case with wood and steel. But black and brown Bakelite were the most commonly used colors during the 1930s.

Furthermore, the machines that were used to produce the products could be equipped with standard equipment, this also made the product cheaper.

By using the standard equipment of mold machines you could make an endless variety of unique forms, for instance, various radio cases.  This strong product was often used, to imitate wooden materials and products, for instance, cigarette boxes, lamp cases, and so on.

In the wealthy part of the American society there was some resistance against it, for it was seen as cheap and inferior.  This vision and reputation was made possible because these were not well-used in products before. So, in fact, it had an unfair reputation in the more wealthy parts of American society. The BakeliteCorp led the way in convincing manufactures to beautify products with multi curved molds.

In the case of the bakelite radio, This strong non flammable product was seen as a good substitute for all others. Wood was often used by the wealthy part of American society.  But the imitation by bakelite radio was almost perfect. The best thing of all was that, a bakelite radio was much cheaper, than a receiver with a wooden case. Mostly, during the depression of the 1930s, this new material made it possible for everyone to buy a radio for just $10 instead of hundreds of dollars for one with a wooden case. The irony is bakelite is the toughest consumer plastic ever made. And because it was thick and filled with fibers, is now a true collectable. Today's plastics are lightweight, very poor strength, short life expediencies, hence cheap to produce, making Bakelite high quality long life KING of PLASTICS..............................................

During 1933 an 1934 "Modern Plastics and Sales Management" ran a series of advertisements focusing on individual designers and their products. Each ad featured a single item, each contained a small photograph and capsule biography touting the designer as a celebrity, and each quoted the great man himself on the virtues of modern design.

Bakelite and other polymer could do more than only to be cheap. Design, styling and coloring was very easy with this and other like plastics.  In fact, the relationship between industry and design was symbiotic. As "Business Week" awkwardly phrased it in 1935, "modernistic trends have greatly boosted the use of compounds in buildings, furniture and decoration, and contrariwise, by their beauty, have boosted modernism".

Polymer was and still is a very good material for streamlined design and styling. The 1930s were struck by streamlined design and styling.  Low, sculptural, and flowing, streamlined design reflected the American desire for a frictionless flight into a future whose rounded forms would provide a protective, harmonious environment. This is known as Art Deco. Fada was a good example, as was Crosley, now a high demand brand, of the deco radios.

Rounded contours also brought out the reflective beauty of glossy plastic.  In fact, this product and streamlining reinforced each other.

Art Deco, on the other hand, influenced many Bakelite products by design.  Because of the depression a lot of people began thinking of new ideas to bring the economy back to life.  In fact, some were "made" for the depression.  Many people thought that the design of products was one of the things that could make products more attractive to people so they could buy them.  These were very good materials for using it with design and styling.

But not only design and styling of products could attract people starting to buy new goods. Products had to be made affordable. Many original radio plastics were made for this task, they were cheaper to produce, became attractive substitutes for traditional materials, needed less hand labor than other materials and were beautiful as well. For instance, cases of receivers popped out of the machine, colored and well, as one single unit. In other words, this polymer became materials with very strong competitive character.

It was possible during the 1930s with different kinds of material to compete with the traditional materials like wood and steel. Bakelite material was and still is very strong and durable.

During the 1930s there were a lot of individual designers who designed products. A lot of these products (radio, pens, fans, coffee grinders, shavers, lamps, etc.) were sold in support of huge advertisement campaigns. The radio was, in fact, the biggest advertisement generally, in the USA, during the 1930s.  At the end of the 1930s in the USA, many became a real fashion item including retro tube catalin radio vintage types.

Thousands of small radio cabinets were made of decorative unfilled cast phenolic (Catalin plastics or Marblette). The choice of colors was endless: onyx, marble, jade, coral, rose quartz. The size of these reflected the development of smaller components, and the material, unsuitable for larger moldings was easy to work on standard equipment into an endless variety of beautiful original radio plastics forms.

The instant mass media receiver was also made very important by US president F.D. Roosevelt.  He used the radio frequently, by sending messages via this medium to the American people.  Although there was a depression, many Americans could afford a radio at their home because it was affordable and very competitive with other traditional materials like wood and steel.  The deco radios and others changed a lifestyle during the 1930s.  Bakelite and other polymer products, just as today, were very useful but today cost much more to produce than cheaper, lighter less durable types.  At that time it was very certain the era after the "Machine Age" could bare only one name: "The Plastic Age."

This web site also includes original bakelite radios, not cheap plastic reproduction fakes, but real collector radios, that are true tube radios, which are usually found in den or study and offices of lawyers and doctors as real working antique radios, demonstrating to clients/friends etc., the ability to recognize quality.

Because of the bakelite radio, with the use of these special plastics, in art deco radios of the 1930s to 1950s, along with other great tube radios included, such as Fada brand, Addison or Sentinel have since become truly great collector radios as well as unusual gifts for men. The 1940s, the war years, played many a song for the GI family's. Own a real piece of History?

Have a conversation heirloom, for both home or office, with one of these multi generation, beautiful, working, art deco radios.