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1929 Radiotrope Neutrodyne, Apex Model 80
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Post# 1056367   1/3/2020 at 07:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Another rebuilt thread due to image loss of the original, "A Radiotrope has landed in Brooklyn". There is also a small update.


Purchased at a thrift shop in 2016 for $50.


These images are from 2016 when it first arrived in Brooklyn:


Radiotrope 29A


Radiotrope 29B


Radiotrope 29C


Radiotrope 29D


Radiotrope 29E


Radiotrope 29F


Radiotrope 29G


Radiotrope 29H

Post# 1056368 , Reply# 1   1/3/2020 at 07:53 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1056372 , Reply# 2   1/3/2020 at 08:13 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Current 2020 images

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The cabinet has been cleaned and polished. The interior has been wiped down.


Radiotrope A1


Radiotrope A2


Radiotrope A3


Rotted speaker cloth.

Radiotrope A4


Radiotrope A5


Radiotrope A6


Radiotrope A7


Radiotrope B1


Radiotrope B2


Vacuum tubes are beautiful. Towards the right is the rolled up aerial wire.

Radiotrope B3


Radiotrope B4


The pins on this tube appear burnt. That's a bad omen. This may indicate a fried power supply.

Radiotrope B5



Post# 1056379 , Reply# 3   1/3/2020 at 10:00 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
Congratulations Louie

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on another beautiful vintage radio. The veneer is is perfect condition. I hope that you can get it to work again.


Post# 1056446 , Reply# 4   1/4/2020 at 00:36 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I can't get over the radios shown here lately-In almost like new shape.The ones That Herman used to get here the cabinets were half rotted,coming apart and the chassis badly corroded.The old radio was kept in a barn or shed after the owner bought a new one-the older one lingered in the barn,forgotten,until the owner ran into someone that wanted it.Herman was good at restoring those basket case radios into working -presentable condition.

Post# 1056447 , Reply# 5   1/4/2020 at 01:31 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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Another nice radio! And I'm surprised it was only $50. I've less interesting radios in terrible shape going for a lot more than $50 in thrift shops in my area. "It looks old. It be worth a lot even if the finish is shot, half the tubes are missing, and there a bunch of loose wires inside!"

Post# 1056451 , Reply# 6   1/4/2020 at 02:35 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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It was 50% off that day. It was originally going for $100.  I am not sure just how valuable these old console radios are. It's my understanding the table models are far more desirable. I would love to get a "tombstone" style radio someday.

Post# 1056452 , Reply# 7   1/4/2020 at 02:39 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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Nothing like 50% off day! Unless, of course, it's a 99 cent clearance sale!


I don't know radio values; however, I think I've heard before that consoles are less desirable just because of the space they take up.

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