Restored Tombstone Radios

Sparton model N3

This set should not  be here.  It was a model produced using a then new capacitor vendor to Sparton. The capacitors promptly failed, leaving ruined radios and reputations in the wake.It is very likely the only known example.

Sparton Model 618 Tombstone Radio

Sparton 618 Tombstone
Beautiful and impresive Sparton.  Michigan maker that produced some of the best looking sets of the era. Big colorful dial, column corners with shouldered cabinet wasn't enough, they threw in the black pinstripes!

1936 Emerson Model 176E Tombstone Radio

1936 Emerson Model 176E Tombstone Radio
Emerson pioneered this unique slant front design. It sparked a mini trend with other vintage radio makers adopting the style.  Elaborate inlays with vine veneer bands highlight the cabinet.Five tube restored set, with three bands. MPS modification an additional $75. Enjoy todays music thru this art deco radio. 

1938 Zenith 7 s 232AT export Tombstone Radio

1938 Zenith model 7  s 232AT  Export version Tombstone Radio, side view
The finest example of this popular antique set I have ever found. Its chassis is near prtistine, with its correct oversized transformer and special black, crinckle painted speaker. As you can see by the pictures, the already clean chassis was literally disassembled, cleaned, oiled and reassembled.  All caps and filters replaced, along with all tubes. I include an original Zenith 6T5 eye tube, rated at about 50%.Altho Zenith called this an Export model, (due to its ability to work with 5 different line voltages), I believe this radio was sold domesticaly, due to having the standard 1938 Zenith dial. This set also sports its original grill cloth, which is different in detail from the modern repro's. 
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