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I am always open to offers on radios in my collection. If you see something you want, please enquire. If you are unsure of what the radio is worth or hesitant to make an offer, please ask for help in determining its value. Thanks.

Bendix 111 item #1808
Nicely styled Bendix Model 111 radio. Bakelite case has no cracks or chips and has a nice shine. Molded in handle. Chassis has new electrolytics and some other caps and is playing fine. Chassis on this model pulls out from bottom. Has built in antenna and short wire on bottom for external antenna if needed. Original Bendix knobs.

Garrard AII Transcription Turntable item #1805
This is a Garrard Model AII Transcription turntable. Anyone familiar with Garrard knows this is one of their high end turntables. It is in excellent working condition but I would still suggest a thorough cleaning and lubrication to return it to optimal performance. Complete with detachable head stage with an Audio Technica stereo cartridge and solid walnut base. Also, very rare to find this with its original molded dust cover. I have a second Garrard turntable, Model 210. It is also in excellent working condition. I will include it with the Model AII for $25 additional, but only if you pick up. If I have to ship, it will not be included at that price (but you can buy it alone for $50). So $125 for both - what a deal which no one will top.

Century Fast Check Tube Tester item #1803
Century Model FC-1 fast check tube tester. Good condition. I tested a number of different types of tubes and it is working fine. Tests octal, loctal, and miniature 7 and 9 pin tubes. Has handy built in tube pin straightener and short indicator. Comes with original tubes chart (someone in the distant past put scotch tape over the pages which has mostly come off but you can still read all the information necessary to set the filament, load, and socket selector for every tube). This is a very good tube checker to quickly identify good vs bad tubes. You can then rely on more sophisticated checkers to give you more qualitative information if necessary (I use this same checker in my shop and very rarely have to resort to needing more information about a tubes condition).

Powerstat 116 Variac item #1802
If you buy, sell, repair or collect tube radios or vintage HiFi you need one of these. It is a Powerstat Model 116 variable autotransformer (variac). You plug in your radio and slowly and safely increase the voltage with the large knob until you reach 120 volts. Along with a dim bulb tester this will protect you and your radios from possible damage if they are not working properly. Never power up an unknown radio to full power or you are asking for serious trouble. I cannot keep these in stock and they are getting harder to find at prices under $100. This model varies the voltage from 0-130 volts, and has a fuse to protect against possible shorts in whatever is plugged into the variac. I used a 6 amp fuse as this unit is rated for 8 amps but its always better to go smaller (most tube radios will draw just a few amps anyway). I also installed a safe heavy duty cord and plug. I know this one will sell quickly but I am still keeping my price reasonable.

RCA MI-12188 70 Watt Power Amplifier item #1800
What a find. This is an RCA MI-12188 Type SA-70B industrial power amplifier like you would find in movie theatres from the 1940's. It is a heavy beast with massive power and output transformers. It is all original and untouched. I even have the copy of the original instructions. The amplifier has 8 tubes, 4 of which are type 807 output tubes. It is in good condition with just a little cleanup (wipedown) needed (chassis bottom is remarkably clean). Look it up on the internet for more information. Untested of course. Would prefer pickup but will also ship. I priced this at $300 but would consider offers. Can you imagine this as a guitar amplifier with a pair of 15" speakers hooked up to this beast (it could easily handle that and more).

Crosley 5M3 Fiver Junior item #1793
Crosley Model 5M3 Fiver Junior tombstone. Nice art deco look to it from the front. Cabinet in decent shape with original finish. Wood grill intact but small tear in grill cloth upper left hand side. Tried to power it up but did not get anything. I noticed an old 280 globe rectifier tube and it was borderline weak when tested. I put in a good 80 and was able to power it up and get some background noise out of the speaker. That's a good sign and I bet new electrolytics will get it up and running probably even with the 280 globe tube. Everything looks original to the radio although I did not take it apart. My favorite of the Crosley line as it has the green dial which looks great when back lit.

RCA 45J Record Changer item #1791
From 1950, an RCA Model 45J record changer. Plays 45 RPM records, single or stacked. A little sluggish when first turned on but give it a minute and then works fine. Sound is ok but maybe a new needle is in order? RCA RP 168 changer. This is a solid piece with some weight to it and no damage to the bakelite case. Knob on side is on/off and push button in front is for reject function.

Simpson Model 260 Series 6 VOM item #1788
Right from my bench to yours. Here is a Simpson Model 260 Series 6 Volt-Ohm-Milliammeter. Here is the description right from the owners manual (copy included) "this is a rugged, accurate, compact, and easy to use instrument. It can be used to make accurate measurements of AC and DC voltages, direct current, resistance, decibels and output voltage". The unit is in full operating condition. I replaced the two batteries (A and 9 volt), and made some measurements on AC, DC, and resistance and it is working fine. Comes with two sets of leads, one has probes, the other alligator clips (one set stores in the bottom compartment). The bakelite case of the meter itself is in very good condition, as is the outer bakelite case that includes a fold down window to protect the unit when not is use. The inner case is completely removable. I have not polished up either of the two cabinets but you can easily do that and it will shine nicely. A classic meter for the vintage enthusiast who appreciates function and form.

Sencore Cricket TF26 Transistor Tester item #1787
Very handy Cricket Model TF26 transistor tester by Sencore. Tests transistors, FETs, diodes. Tests both in and out of circuit. Good condition with original service manual.

Sprague TO-6A Tel-Ohnmike Capacitor Analyzer item #1785
This is a professional level capacitor analyzer. It is a Sprague Model TO-6A. It was designed to meet the needs of television, radio, and industrial electronic technicians. I have seen prices between $99 for a similar unit in rough condition, to over $200 for a better condition working model. This unit is in great shape, working, and with the original operating manual. Expect shipping to be between $25-35.

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