Antique Vintage & Retro Tube Radio and accessories sales. Quality restorations of Art Deco, Mid Century and Jet or Atomic Age sets. Bluetooth and aux inputs added. Now offering Bluetooth Drive In Speakers and repair.
RCA 54B5 “Solitaire” radio from 1947 with a fantastic swirled-pattern Catalin case. This deco-looking set is one of the smallest, iconic 4-tube portable radios ever made and was a beach favorite of Cary Grant (see photo). It is in working condition. The swirled-pattern Catalin cabinet, with no cracks or chips, is in great shape as well as the rubber handle. An on-off switch is located under the top rubber handle. The radio operates from a single 1.5V “D” battery and a 67.5V battery. These batteries are still available. That said, It is currently being powered by A “D” flashlight cell and a battery pack made with 23AE batteries which are readily available and cheap on eBay etc. Similarly, common 9v cells can be used as well. A copy of the schematic is also included with the set. The radio will be well-packed and shipped/tracked via FedEx.