Welcome to Dave’s Antique Radio & TV Restorations, where radio restorations start at just $49.99*. I restore Antique Radios, Antique Automotive Radios, Antique TVs, and Antique Musical Instrument Amplifiers (guitar amps). Generally speaking, I think of antique electronics as containing electron tubes, also known as valves. An antique type collectable is also defined as being over 25 years old. So an antique radio can contain transistors, which started to appear as early as 1954. Except for the picture tube, many tvs were fully transistorized by the early 1970s. Many people prefer the sound of tubes to transistors in an amplifier. They give a richer warmer sound. So tubes are still being used today in guitar and high end audio amplifiers.
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Welcome to Dave’s Antique Radio & TV Restorations.
Antique Electronic Radio Restorations page.
Antique Clarion Cathedral Radio

Originally I had a separate page for each type of Antique Radio and there ended up being a lot of repetition. All antique electronics has the same sorts of components.

However, some electronic radio restorations have become rather routine that I can restore in quantity. These are what I call “specials” because they can be priced less than my regular flat-rate prices.

There are indoor radios that operate on house current, or batteries, car radios, and sometimes radios that were called “Farm” radios, which were used in a barn and operated by large storage batteries, at 30 volts DC, as I recall. The farm had a generator. I don’t see these very much.

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I’ve been electronically restoring antique electronics since back in the late 1960s.  I’ll post more later.   This Website has begun on May 21st. 2019.  I have had a Website since the late 1990s.

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Dial Cords

If a radio arrives with a broken dial cord, and the dial cord arrangement is not very complicated, I’ll include that dial cord replacement in the restoration. However if the dial cord is so complicated that replacing it is an exercise in total frustration, and I am successful and replacing it, there will be an …


Some time ago I eliminated a posted online phone number due to excessive spam calls. eMail, messaging through Facebook and regular mail has worked fine.

Dave’s Antique Radio & TV Restorations
P. O. Box 2265
Liverpool, NY 13089-2265

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