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Just added vintage radio crystals and detectors near bottom of this page.
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Aeriola Sr One Tube Radio (minus the box)



Working Aeriola SR one tube radio minus the original box. This set includes one of my WD-11 substitute tubes consisting of a 5676 submini triode mounted on its own base pinned for the WD-11 socket. Also includes a copy of the lid instruction sheet, some wire for antenna and ground, and some clips for the batteries. Just add three 9V batteries, one A battery and some high impedance headphones and it is ready to go. Using it with this tube the dial is packed with AM stations and the radio works great. Price is less than what you would pay for the Aeriola binding posts which go for about $10 a piece. $77

Vintage 1920's Radio Crystals and Detectors   Updated 1/15/2022
 
Top Row:

The ABC Foote crystal detector mounted on threaded shaft $22
Tested Arco box with galena chunk $19
Unmarked box with galena chunks $11
Umarked wood box with mounted crystal and chunks  $14
Unmarked small wood box with galena chunks $11
 
 Middle Row:
MTD small wood box with mounted crystal $11
NAA Black wood box with crystal still sealed $19
Black wood box with crystal $14
Wood box with red icon on top and galena chunk $12
  Chas. Freshman mounted crystal in wood box $22

Bottom Row:

Wireless Association of America wood box with mounted crystal $27
HILCO metal box with galena chunk $15
GALENA metal box with mounted crystal $21
Radio Twins Pyrite metal box with mounted crystal $22
BUD Microphone Carbon Granules $9

Various Radio Parts

Top Row:
Small single switch on porcelain base $6
Large switch on slate base $8
Double switch on porcelain base $8

Middle Row:
Philmore Detector Box empty $2
Pacent Detector Stand Number 30  $34
Grid Leak $3
ERLA Fixed Detector $21
DeForest Reflex RF Transformer $26

Bottom Row:
Brownlie Vernier Detector Cup in box $13
Buffalo headphone plug by DeJur $13
Jiffy Change Plug with box $14
Weston Plug with box and instruction sheet $15
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.


 

One Tube Shortwave Regenerative Radio Kit with Submini Tube. SOLD OUT

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.
Selling off some of my prototype one tube radios below:
 

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