I have been collecting old radios since I was about 12. My first radio was an Admiral bakelite from about 1940 or so. I bought it at a flea market for 50 cents! I do not have it any longer, but I have since moving out on my own collected several gems. Gems to me anyway!
My wife has been quite instrumental in finding some of the better pieces in my collection. The RCA console pictured in the background and the 1926 Freshman Masterpiece being two of them.
Below is a
list of the radios I have and either pictures or restoration project history.
RCA Model 224
UNITED AMERICAN BOSCH 48C
FRESHMAN MASTERPIECE 1926
GRUNOW Model 460
GRAYBAR Model Unknown (RCA Model 44 in a graybar cabinet)
MAJESTIC MODEL 90B
MAJESTIC MODEL 163
RADIOCEIVER Loudspeaker Horn
ZENITH TRANSOCEANIC Model 600
"A" (FILAMENT)BATTERY ELIMINATOR
Coming soon: A few others, including plastics.
The list will grow.
TUBE RADIO KIT'S LINKS.
Here is a terrific site offering high quality AA5 tube radios. They come in AM only and AM-SW.
The Crystal Radio Society.
Here is a site dedicated to the preservation of the crystal radio hobby. Includes kits, parts, references and a forum