Radios / Custom Made items, For Sale
While the lions share of my sales are radios, I do have other items for sale as well. On this page you will see and read about some of the items that I currently have for sale or can custom build for you
as well as some of the radios that I am offering for
sale . 'Stuff'
first and radios at the link at the bottom of the page.
You can also check my
eBay sale page
here or by the eBay ID: Kool*Olde*Radios
as I sell
on eBay from time to time as well.
1) I custom build AM band transmitters to transmit your iPod, CD or even satellite radio broadcasts to your antique AM band radios.
2) I custom build Battery Eliminators and Battery power sources in any configuration. 22.5, 45, 67.5, or 90 volts, A - B - C battery power sources as well as
6 volt and 32 volt "farm set" power sources.
3) I custom build "One Tube" Regenerative AM and Short wave
Radios in many assorted cabinets and configurations.
4) I custom build antique antenna replicas any make any design any year. Send me a picture or drawn design with approximate dimensions and I will accommodate you. I have over 30 different designs to choose from in my design library at this time.
If you see something you like or are interested in on this page, please send me an email and I will discuss the payment options and shipping totals. I do not have a merchants page so you will have to reference the item and I will get back with you. My overhead is low so my prices are very reasonable on these items. I always warranty my items for sale unless it is stated up front that I am selling as is, which is very rare and unlikely.
I prefer Paypal but will accept most all forms of payment including bartering for items.
If you wish to pay with Paypal I will send you a Paypal request, its easier that way.
I will continually attempt to update this page with new items for sale so check back often and bookmark my site if you are interested.
Thanks for your interest, and remember to email me at:
A replica of a mid 1920ís Radiola antenna. This one was made for a client in Canada. He did not want it to mount on the radio as the original did, but rather to be a free standing one. I made it from oak and hickory. Stained it and lacquered it and wrapped it with 20 awg cloth wound copper magnet wire.
It worked great with my Radiola IIIa that I have in my collection. The two binding posts in the front are old bakelite and brass ones. It can be a single, long line by attaching to either post or with the small jumper included it can be a full circuit loop.
This one was build for a client in South Dakota. It
has a dual switch system. One for the 90vdc output and
one for the 1 1/2vdc output. It also has a custom
receptacle for his original battery plug from the
radio. I restored his grandfathers Farm Set Zenith and
he wanted to keep the original plug so I made a female
plug to receive the male end of the original set. It
worked well and he was really happy to keep the
original plug with the Zenith Model 4K035.
The ABS box is 6 inches x 3
inches x 2 inches in overall dimensions. This size
fits nicely in most all of the Farm Set radios. I just
slid in into the area that was normally taken up by
the battery and plugged it in. Viola'........music
The bottom view shows the
countersunk leads from the antenna running to the
vintage bakelite and brass binding posts (say that ten
Pictured here are a couple of
the custom DC converters that I offer for sale. Not
much to look at from the outside but it's what's
inside that counts, or so that is what I have been
The smaller one has
hookups that are taken from a 9v battery. You just
take the other set and hook them up to your battery
leads and them plug them together. I have since
changed to a different setup to avoid confusion in the
The 9 volt battery is in the
picture for size reference only. The larger of the two
is a 32 volt high amp unit for farm sets. The smaller
one is a 90 volt unit for portable battery sets. I can
make any voltage in the smaller size. Easy to put
inside battery sets from the 30's all the way to the
50's,...wooden, bakelite or plastic sets. This little
converter is small enough for all (well most all) of
Here is a close-up of the 32 volt converter and it in use
with my 1936 Coronado 32 volt "Farm" radio
Here are a couple of schematics for my AC/battery
eliminators. The top one is for the "b"
battery side converter (the smaller converter shown in the
one is the "A, B, C " battery eliminator supply that I
make (not pictured yet)
Here are some pictures of a set up that
I just completed for a client in Kansas. It is pictured
below in a custom wooden box. The holes in the sides are
access holes for adjusting the "A" and "C" voltages. They
each adjust from 0 vdc to 7 vdc, the "B" voltages are
fixed as listed
and a little peek inside. You can't see much but then
again...you don't really need to. It works just fine and
is guaranteed upon arrival to work as advertised.
Here is a little something that I
cooked up the other day. They are face plates for a 1931
Majestic wooden case radio. The tuner shaft and the
on/off/volume pot switch both exit
out of the front of the case through square holes. I had
when I began restoring this radio, just the tuner shafts
sticking out of some big square holes. So, I got
online and found what I thought would look good. I then made them up in
Draw Perfect and printed them on clear
projector plastic sheet with white opaque plastic covering
on the back. After the print ink had dried fully I then sandwiched it
between two heavy mill adhesive clear sheets. All and all,
it turned out pretty good. The next set will be laminated
because I just purchased a heated laminator. That will
probably make them last longer and be more resilient to
And, the finished
product on the beautiful little Majestic Radio
Here is a few
pictures and a little movie of one of my AM transmitters
in action. This one is a very powerful transmitter and I
usually don't suggest that one this size or power output
be used. The ones that I make for sale are good for about
150 feet inside a building and about 400 ft outside with
clear line of site. These are good for household
transmissions and are legal under the FCC rules to operate
by the average homeowner or business owner. They are about
4 inches wide by 6 inches long by 4 inches or so high,
depending on what case you want. They weigh about a pound
and a half.
particular transmitter is about 12 inches long by 7 inches
wide by 6 inches high and weighs about 6 pounds. It can
transmit an AM signal over two miles and requires a
license for operation.
I am showing
it here for demo purposes only. The ones that I build are
small, lightweight and are based on the 1939 Zenith Model
S-7000 Wireless transmitter. They are tube and component
based and are a simple plug and play. Very minimal setup
is involved, usually just plug it in, hook up the input
and turn it on. If you will email me with the application
that you are using it for I will already have the correct
plugs or posts installed when you receive it. My Lovely
Wife uses one every day at her office to listen to XM
radio on a beautiful little 1941 Stromberg-Carlson (at
least that is what she is listening to this month. I
change them out regularly so she doesn't get bored)
The case the transmitter is housed in
radio receiver and the 1938 Airline radio that is
receiving the signal from the transmitter. Click on the
picture of the radio to see and hear the video.
(I am always trying to update this page, check back for new and
exciting stuff for sale here)