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Details about  1925 Air-Way 61 Battery Radio w/Ornate Walnut Cabinet & Original Docs * Gorgeous

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1925 Air-Way 61 Battery Radio w/Ornate Walnut Cabinet & Original Docs * Gorgeous
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Make sure to check out all of my other auctions after you look at this one. I'm running more than a half dozen special five-day auctions this week, all of them ending on Sunday night.  You'll find an eclectic assortment of antiques and collectibles, and I suspect there will be something to interest just about everyone.

Here's a 1925 Air-Way 61 battery with all of its original documents and matching serial numbers throughout.

Condition is excellent to near mint throughout, as you can see in the photographs.  The faux mahogany metal panel and faux walnut bakelite knobs are beautiful (and flawless), and the gold-plated hardware exudes a warm glow, having been gently seasoned for almost a century with a rich, authentic patina.

The furniture-quality walnut cabinet is in excellent condition, with its original finish still intact and only minimal wear evident (around the feet).  The chassis is nearly spotless, and the tuning coils are pristine. The wiring everywhere is pristine, and there is no rust or other damage anywhere. This is a resistance amplified radio, and many of the original resistors are out of value and will need to be replaced if you wish to make the radio operational again.  You can either replace them with antique resistors (like those used in grid-leak assemblies) or update them with modern resistors.  In either case, you should find it relatively easy to get the radio working again, if you wish to do so.  You will of course need a good regulated power supply, a longwire outdoor antenna, and a 1920's speaker if you wish to power it up.  The original instruction manual, which includes operating instructions and all of the correct resistor values, is included with the radio.

All of the tubes are good.

The radio is large and will be somewhat expensive to ship. It measures approximately 30" wide by 15" deep by 11" high. Shipping weight, properly packed, will be about 45 lb. 


If you're looking for an ideal mate for this radio, check out the beautiful Tower cone loudspeaker I'm listing in a separate auction.

That's about it. I will package the radio properly so that it arrives at your doorstep safely. I have been shipping antique phonographs and radios for years, and if you check my feedback, you'll see that I know how to do it correctly. OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This radio is large and heavy, and shipping costs are going to be quite high.  Therefore, if you're bidding from outside the US, please contact me first for a shipping quote so that I confirm my ability to get everything to you. Buyer prepays and includes shipping. Overseas customers may remit payment with Paypal only. Auction participants with no prior ebay feedback should contact me prior to placing a bid. Thanks.

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