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Books - Collecting Transistor Radios Marty and Sue Bunis item #1432
First and second editions from 1994 and 1996. Identification and values of hundreds of transistor radios. Many color pictures. Condition is almost mint. Price is for the pair. Can be sent USPS Media Mail.

$25.00      condition: excellent


Books - Collectors Guide to Novelty Transistor Radios item #1431
Absolutely amazing collection of novelty transistor radios assembled in two books by Breed (1990) and Bunis and Breed (1995). Thousands of radios illustrated with descriptions and values. I got hooked on collecting these after looking at the pictures. Can be sent USPS Media Mail. UPDATE - BUNIS AND BREED BOOK ON RIGHT SOLD

$15.00      condition: good


Books - Zenith Tranoceanic item #1430
Definitive guide on Zenith Transoceanic radios. Out of print since 1995. Chapters cover history of design, complete transoceanic model line with lots of color pictures, and collecting and restoring information. Can be sent USPS Media Mail.

$25.00      condition: excellent


Books - Machine Age to Jet Age Vol 1 and 2 Mark Stein item #1428
Vintage radio collectors bible. Hundreds of pages of radios illustrated with model, date and market values. Each volume covers different radios. These are autographed copies out of print for many years. Price is for the pair. Can be sent USPS Media Mail.

$35.00      condition: good


Books - Radios Redux: Listening in Style Philip Collins item #1427
Vintage radios beautifully illustrated in color photos. Hard cover on left ($20), soft cover on right ($15). Long out of print. Condition is good (hard cover sleeve a little worn but book itself very good). Can be sent USPS Media Mail.

$20.00      condition: good


Brunswick T2580 item #1423
Here is a seldom seen radio. It is a Burnswick Model T2580 from 1939. The wood cabinet is solid with no missing veneer and the curved lines look great. The original finish is gone (stripped?) from the top and the inside but the doors and cabinet sides still have some finish left (it almost looks two-tone from the front picture but that is because the doors still have the dark finish). With the doors closed the cabinet has a really unique appearance for a radio. I did some limited repairs of the chassis and the radio is working. The dial glass/cover that has the station frequencies is missing, along with the grille cloth. The speaker is good. The cabinet has its original back and label underneath. This radio is a rare find and with the proper restoration of the finish will be a show piece. It will be securely packed for full protection so expect shipping to be about $20-25.

$50.00      condition: fair


Spear-Tone Record Player item #1421
This is a Spear-tone Model 39 (?) record player. It plays 16, 331/3, 45 and 78 rpm records and has a built-in 45 adapter. It is a single tube amplifier using a 50L6. I repaired the amp and also replaced the cartridge. Sounds pretty good especially on 45's with the cover closed (better fidelity). The front grille cloth is a little torn, the case needs a little cleaning, and you have to jiggle the speed control to set it but other then that it is in good condition. Spear-tone was acquired by the Lionel Train Company in the late 50's and they kept making these recrod players but added their logo to the Spear-Tone name. This is an earlier unit before they acquired the company.

$25.00      condition: good


Motel Room Radio item #1419
Neat looking 6 tube metal cased radio made to be used in a motel room. The earlier coin operated mechanism was reconverted by the manufacturer to a regular radio (they rived plates over the coin slot and return). The case is in decent shape with some wear related scratches on top and in the front. Perhaps a little cleaning and polishing the aluminum trim will help. The radio itself was serviced and works great. The lock on the back is missing but any round key operated locking mechanism will sufffice (I may try to find one myself). One interesting feature is that there is a volume control in front but one in back on the chassis as well. The one in the rear was used to set the maximum volume range and once the back was locked you could only adjust the "permissible volume" in the front. I guess this prevented guests from blasting out their neighbors. Imagine the stories this radio could tell!

$35.00      condition: fair


Original Zenith H600 Transoceanic Manuals item #1417
These are the 2 original manuals that came with the Zenith Model H500 Chassis 5H40 Transoceanic. They are in very good condition. First class postage included US only.

$20.00      condition: good


Soundscriber Dictation Disc Recorder and Player item #1408
Here is a tube oddity sure to be of interest. It is a Soundscriber dictation device that uses a small disc to record and playback. This dictation format was introduced in 1945 by The SoundScriber Corp. (New Haven). It recorded sound by "pressing" grooves into soft vinyl discs. Competing products were the Gray Audograph and Dictaphone DictaBelt.The format remained popular for two decades, due in part to the robustness of the discs and the ease with which they could be mailed. The green discs with their characteristic square center hole came in two sizes, 6 inches (known as "Mail Chute") that played for fifteen minutes, and 4-inch "Memo Discs" with eight minutes of recording time. The one I am selling is in very good condition and the original finish on the Ingrahamn wood cabinet is in great shape. It has a tube chassis and comes complete with an original box of green recording discs. Even has the removable microphone that screams 1940's vintage. It is being sold untested. Here is a great article on the Soundscriber and its restoration http://vintage-technics.ru/Eng-Soundscriber.htm. Makes a wonderful display piece.

$40.00      condition: fair

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