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Westinghouse Aeriola Jr. Crystal Radio Set circa 1921-1922


This is an original Westinghouse Aeriola Jr. Crystal radio set in good condition, with the original Perikon detector, and all the original binding posts. Cabinet is in great condition, appears it may have been refinished some time in the past. The label is in such good condition that I wonder if it is a reproduction. In any case, a great looking Aeriola Jr. crystal radio set. $324

Aeriola Senior One Tube Radio set up

This is a good working Westinghouse Aeriola Sr. radio that comes complete with a pair of Brandes headphones from the same year (1921-1922) as the radio, battery holders, a good 1920's genuine WD-11 tube, and wire to use for antenna and ground. The radio has the original instruction sheet. I have played the radio and picked up at least 2 dozen stations packed across the dial.  $189

Rayflex 1920's crystal radio

 
This is a factory made early 1920's Rayflex Batteryless Crystal Radio set. Interior looks pristine exterior has mild finish wear and one corner chip but overall looks reasonably good. $149HOLD 

Crystal Radio built in Aeriola Jr. Box
 
This is a nice early 1920's crystal radio set in an Aeriola Jr. box, possibly using the Aeriola Jr. variometer and front panel as well, so that only the binding posts, knob, and crystal detector are non-original to the Aeriola Jr. Looks like it has an ERLA style detector. $149

KR Crystal Radio BBC England

This is an antique KR crystal radio set from England circa early 1920's. It is in a nice lidded oak wood box with finger joints and has a detachable coil. Inside is a nice tuning variometer. The panel has suffered from the years, but appears mostly or all original. A relatively uncommon set, the only one I have seen from this manufacturer. $95SOLD 

Vintage 1920's Radio Crystals and Detectors

Top Rows:
Tester Arco box with galena chunk $19
The Hot Spot Crystal box with mounted crsytal (seams loose on inner and outer box) $19SOLD
TNT High Power Radio Crystal with mounted crystal $20SOLD
Rusonite Crystal (some pencil mark on price) still sealed in box $20SOLD
Rusonite Crystal still sealed in box $23SOLD 
NION fixed detector in box $26SOLD
The ABC Foote crystal detector mounted on threaded shaft $22
Bottom Rows:
Philmore Crystal Detector Box only, empty $3
Unmarked box with galena chunks $11
Rocky Mountain Triple Detector in original wood box $32
Wireless Association of America wood box with mounted crystal $31
Umarked wood box with mounted crystal $12
Wood box with red icon on top and galena chunk $12
MTD small wood box with mounted crystal $11 one left


Top Rows:
HILCO metal box with galena chunk $15
COSMITE metal box with galena chunk $16SOLD
Loud Talking Crystal metal box with mounted crystal $21SOLD
GALENA metal box with mounted crystal $21
Radio Twins Pyrite metal box with mounted crystal $22
Footes metal box with mounted crystal $21SOLD 
Footes Giant Galena Extra Loud All Over metal box with large mounted crystal $23SOLD
Footes metal box with mounted crystal $22
Bottom rows:
Wood box with mounted crystal $22SOLD
Wood box with mounted crystal $22SOLD
Red metal box with galena chunk $19SOLD
Star Crystal Co. Pyrite with mounted crystal $26SOLD 
Aeriola Jr. part for Perikon detector with original wood box $26
Gold Cat Whisker in original wood box $23SOLD
Aeriola Jr. part for Perikon detector (no box) $14
Chas. Freshman mounted crystal in wood box $22
Unmarked wood box with mounted crystal and some pyrite chunks $13



First Row:
Philmore Crystal Detector in original box $34
ERLA Fixed Crystal Detector in original Box $26SOLD
Key To The Air fixed detector $17
CORWINCO lightning arrestor or insulator $8
Middle Row:
DeForest Reflex RF Coil #4 for 250-600 Meters  $27
Pyratek Fixed Crystal Rectifier in original box $21
Two fixed detectors red label $22
BUD Microphone Carbon Granules $9
Crowe Cable Markers $7 each set
Bottom Row:
? Some kind of coherer $10
Earphone multi-adapter $9
Pair of earphone multi adapters $8
Grid leak NY Coil Co. $9
Set of Yaxley cable markers complete $8

Crystal  Radio Detector Stand
NEW REPRODUCTION OF A 1930S CRYSTAL RADIO DETECTOR STAND
MADE AS ORIGINAL WITH SOLID BRASS  AND OLD STYLE 2 X 3 PHENOLIC BASE.
COMPLETE WITH BRASS TESTED CATWHISKER BUT LESS CRYSTAL.
PRICE IS $39.00 WITH PREPAID SHIPPING TO THE US.
   
CONTACT dick korf
threepalms13@gmail.com


Reproduction Crystal Detector with catwhisker and mineral selection


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Nice reproduction of 1920's style detector on a 2"x2" solid oak base. Features a large 5/8" diameter brass ball-and-sleeve assembly in a tight, spring brass bracket that never comes loose, or needs realigning. Precision ball-and-sleeve provides silky smooth movement with no pull or backlash. Includes a selection of loose minerals., catwhisker wire, printed instructions, and a history of the mineral detector. $24.95 plus shipping. These are available directly from the manufacturer, Larry Pizella, but I don't have anymore is stock, so just click HERE to see the order page for detectors directly from the maker.


 


Simple Loose Coupled Crystal Radio with Headphones #4

This is a simple little crystal set made on a nicely finished breadboard type plaque, has a 2 circuit loose coupled circuit, with a diode, variable capacitor with dial knob, and Fahnstock clips for the antenna, ground and headphone connections. Complete with Cannon Alnico 1000 ohm high impedance single sided headphones. Just hook up antenna and ground and it picks up loads of AM stations here. $39SOLD LD

One Tube Shortwave Regenerative Radio Kit with Submini Tube.

This is a kit of parts to make a one tube regenerative shortwave radio based on a 6418 subminiature tube. It includes all the parts needed to make the radio as shown above, with vintage National porcelain tuning condenser new old stock in original box, Johnson trimmer capacitor, ferrite toroid coil core, breadboard, and all necessary electronic components, hardware, wire, and a pair of Newcomb high impedance headphones. There is a set of detailed instructions, plus schematic and diagrammatic sketches to aid construction. I have enough parts for 4 sets right now, may be some variation in the knobs available. $49SOLD OUT
  Inquire if interested and I should be able to put together the parts for another kit but am out of the variable capacitors now, can provide the submini 6418 tubes for $2.50 each, also have some other submini tubes that would work.

Below is a photo of a completed set, using slightly different parts. The frequency range as tested was 5.5-9 MHz, but the coil can be modified to other frequencies.

 


 

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