AmericanRadioDesign

American Designed Restored Antique Tube Radios

New York, United States · 45 Sales

AmericanRadioDesign

American Designed Restored Antique Tube Radios

New York, United States 45 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Greg Mercurio

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5 out of 5 stars
(16)
shafron

shafron on Jun 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is my 3rd radio from Gregory and like the others it arrived in pristine condition. It is a pleasure doing business with such a reliable store.

shafron

shafron on Apr 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The Bendix Radio arrived in excellent condition and was packaged with care. It makes an excellent addition to my collection of vintage radios. FYI...I already ordered another radio from Gregory.

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About

I enjoy restoring vintage American tube table radios from the late 1930s - 1950s.

I began developing an appreciation for American styled radios when attending a Triple Pier Antique Show on Manhattan's west side sometime in the 1999-2000 year period. As I was strolling along the aisles I noticed a dealer selling a Bulova, Model 100, clock radio originally manufactured in the late 1950s. The gold trim especially caught my eye. The radio was a beautiful piece of design work. It could look well and fit into a room with the right decor. After the dealer advised me that the radio worked, we negotiated a price that made both of us happy and I was on my way. Once I took the radio home I began to research the hobby and repair of these lovely American gems. In short time I found a few local radio clubs and attended meetings, swap meets, and learned about repair. Particularly, I find the art deco styled radios most attractive.
Over the course of my life I have collected different objects, but find these radios visually offer me artistic beauty and internally offer much self reward and satisfaction after restoration. When I bring back from the dead one of these radios and hear it play, it is music to my ears.

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