Vintage Headphones for sale

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      Throw away that little crystal earplug and try a pair of real vintage headphones and you will be amazed at the quality of sound a simple crystal set can produce. (I have recently appreciated the sensitivity of a good crystal earplug, but the sound is poor in quality. Mouser has the best.)
    I collect headphones and occasionally have to buy a box of several headphones to get one or two for my collection. The rest are then tested and repaired if necessary. The housings are cleaned and polished lightly if needed. Any cord repairs are neatly bound with matching color thread, but I try to keep the original cord if it is electrically intact. Remember these headphones are up to 80 years old, may have minor cosmetic imperfections unless noted. Will give detailed description or digital photo on request. I try them on a crystal radio which is a good test of their sensitivity. Battery sets have a stronger output and don't need quite as much sensitivity from the headphones.
    I have tested and have tried to rate each pair of phones for their sensitivity and suitability to use on crystal radio or battery sets. Most date back to the 1920's or 1930's. Some are pricey but  consider that a pair of good headphones cost 2 or 3 day's wages back in the early 1920's, (a week's wages in the case of Baldwins or Western Electrics) they are relatively inexpensive now.
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For US Postal Service Priority Mail shipping within US figure 2 pounds weight for 1 headset using the link below to the postal service, or email me for the actual cost of postage for larger shipments (within US). Click USPS icon below for US Postal rates from my zipcode 23320.
NOTE: Insurance is highly recommended as I cannot reimburse for loss or damage in the mail unless the postal insurance pays for it. Insurance is not available to some overseas locations, so shipping would be at your own risk. If it is available I will offer rates with and without insurance. If no insurance is chosen, and the package is lost, I will send you a photo of the postal receipt for proof of mailing but can NOT offer reimbursement if you do not elect to get the insurance coverage. There is a standard $50 insurance now automatically included on USPS Priority Air Mail packages.

I recommend you add insurance for amount of purchase, not responsible for damage or disappearance in mail, so insurance is recommended. $2 for $50 coverage from US Postal Service.
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A note about cords: The old cloth cords on these headphones are up to 85 years old and some are a bit fragile or stiff. I test them all for electrical continuity before sending them and make any necessary electrical repairs so they will arrive to you  in working condition, but I can't really guarantee how long they will last since some may be on their last strand of conductor wire inside, so I have to offer no warranty on the cords either for longevity or appearance other than to say they are tested and working when I send them.

Featured Headphone: This is a special pair that I will put at the top of the page here that are either in exceptional condition, or a rare or unusual pair. 

Stromberg Carlson No. 2-A Headphones in original box circa 1923

This is an apparently new in the box never been used pair of Stromberg Carlson No. 2-A 2000 ohm headphones complete with the original instruction booklet and warranty card. The box is in good condition with some shelf wear and small barely noticeable tear in the lid. Extremely unusual to find a 95 year old pair of headphones in such mint condition and complete with all the documentation. $148

Stromberg-Carlson No. 2-A Headphones

Another pair of Stromberg-Carlson 2-A headphones without the extras,  just the headphones. These are in quite good condition and work well for crystal radio. $48

Western Electric 509-W headphones

This pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones has been renewed with a new old stock headband and cord. The earphone units are circa 1921 and are in excellent condition and very sensitive for using with crystal radio. With the new headband and cord they should give another 90 years or so of service. $61SOLD TZ

Western Electric 509-W Headphones

Another pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones refurbished with new old stock cord, earcaps and diaphragms. Working great now. $60

RCA Navy Soundpowered headset

Excellent pair of the "holy grail" of headphones in terms of sensitivity, RCA "big cans". This is a complete set with the chest mic plate and long cord, but no plug on the end of the cord. They have been tested and are functioning properly. Press the mic button and blow in the mic and  hear it loud and clear in the headphones. These are about the best pair I have had, specifically, there are no chips in the rims of the earphone housings, and the rubber cushion is in fine condition. A Mouser 42TM-117 impedance matching transformer is included if you want to use them for crystal radio reception. $125SOLD JH

Navy RCA Soundpowered headphones

This set of RCA navy soundpowered headphones is same as above but just the headphones without the chest mic setup. The military cord has been spliced on and phone pin tips attached. Impedance matching transformer included. Another pair of the ultimate headphones for crystal radio. $99

USIC Navy Soundpowered headphones

This is a pair of USIC Navy big can soundpowered headphones. These have a heavy duty military cord spliced in place so the headphones can be used for crystal radio reception. The sensitivity on these is excellent, pretty close to the RCA's. Impedance matching transformer included. These are in very good physical condition with only some paint loss and superficial scratches as in the photo. $85

Western Electric Navy Soundpowered Headset #4
Western Electric Navy soundpowered headset only, with cord spliced using 22 GA zip cord with pin tip ends. Tested and excellent sensitivity, will include Mouser impedance matching transformer. $79 

Western Electric Soundpowered Headphones

Another pair of Western Electric Navy big can soundpowered headphones with pin tips on cable spliced from the original heavy duty cord, includes the matching transformer. $79

Trimm Professional 4000 ohm headphones

Trimm Professional headphones in the hard to find 4000 ohm DC resistance. This pair has a replacement cord. Tested and in good working condition. $33

Baldwin headphones were the first to use the balanced armature type of sound reproducer similar to that used in the later navy soundpowered headphones, making their sensitivity excellent. The armature was coupled to a transparent mica diaphragm and encircled by a large permanent magnet. They were among the best, and most expensive headphones available in the early 1920's, and the average worker would have to pay 1-2 weeks wages to buy a pair.

Nathaniel Baldwin type C headphones #1

Very nice cosmetic condition and excellent sensitivity. Tested and working well on crystal radio. $67

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C headphones #2

Very nice cosmetic condition and excellent sensitivity. Just a small bit of fray on the outer cloth cover where the wire enters the housings. Tested and working well on crystal radio. $64

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C headphones #4

Another pair of Nathaniel Baldwin Type C headphones in very nice condition, original silk covered cloth cord with a few repaired areas of the outer cover bound neatly with matching colored thread. These work great and have excellent sensitivity for crystal radio. $66

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C headphones #6

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C headphones in very nice condition, replacement black cloth cord with 1/4 inch plug. These work well, not quite as sensitive as above sets. $51

Nathaniel Baldwin Headphones #8

One last pair of Baldwin Type C headphones with mica diaphragms in excellent cosmetic and functional condition, great sensitivity for crystal radio reception. $70SOLD MM

Western Electric 528

Western Electric model 528, a low impedance pair of headphones suitable for tube powered communications radios or telephonic equipment. These are in reasonably good condition and are working fine. $31

Trimm Type W low impedance headphones

Working pair of low impedance Trimm Type W headphones. the cord looks almost like new, but the headband is only in fair condition. The phones are in working condition. $29

Brach Model 2-AB

Working but time worn pair of Brach 2000 ohm headphones, obviously made by Stromberg Carlson but branded Brach, and identical to the SC model 2-A headphones.  These do work, but the cord is pretty worn and contacts all need cleaning, so more suitable for display or collectible of an unusual brand of headphones from the early 1920's. $24

Everett Model E-2

A working but fairly well worn pair of Everett E-2 headphones, 2000 ohms DC resistance, condition as shown. These have interesting reddish brown Bakelite caps. $25

Trimm Featherweight 2000 ohm headphones

This pair of Trimm Featherweight headphones is in near mint condition, and working, with 2000 ohm DC resistance, suitable for crystal radio use. The price reflects their pristine condition. $37SOLD MM

Trimm Featherweight Lorgnette earphone 300 ohms impedance

This is a new in the original box stick type earphone by Trimm with 300 ohm impedance, in mint original working condition. They were frequently used in theaters and churches for those who needed hearing assistance. $35SOLD PM

Cannon Ball Master 3000 ohm headphones

These are later model of CannonBall Master 3000 headphones probably dating to the mid to late 1930's, but are in fantastic near mint condition. They work fine, but being a lower end product to start with are not as sensitive as the better quality sets. Still useful for local stations on crystal radio. $26

Telex CS-91 Communications headset

This is a very nice communication headset with a boom mic that came in a batch lot, not my specialty but they appear to be in quite good condition, and the headphones test good, and though I don't have a way to fully test the mic, an ohmmeter responds to the mic pushbutton. It is a Telex model CS-91 and also has the numbers 63620-000 on the housing. The headphone portion has a standard 1/4 inch mono plug. $14

Military HS-16A Headphones 600 ohms AC impedance

This is a new old stock pair of military HS-16A headphones circa 1950s or 60's in mint unused condition. The impedance is a bit low for use on crystal radio, though I can head a couple of local stations on my crystal radio and many more with an impedance matching transformer. I have several more that are still sealed in the original packages, although there were several different manufacturers so they may not look exactly like this pair. $41SOLD OUT

Western Electric 509-W Headphones  

 Western Electric 509-W headphones with 2200 ohms DC resistance in good working condition. Headband has a mildly worn canvas covering, and the metal is a bit tarnished, and the cord is a replacement as you can see, but they work great with very good sensitivity for crystal radio listening, and priced lower than the nicer looking Western Electrics below. $51SOLD 

Early Western Electric single earphone

This is a single sided Western Electric earphone, very early type, probably telephone switchboard type in low impedance, in working condition. $23SOLD S.W.

Western Electric Military 509 Headphones CW-49003
This is an interesting pair of Western Electric 509 headphones with the military designation CW-49003, though on this set they were embossed incorrectly and then the wrong digit was X'ed out and the O replaced as a superscript. They are in very good working condition with some loss of the leatherette finish on the headband. Excellent sensitivity for crystal radio use. $69SOLD

Earphone cushions 

Three pairs of earphone cushions. The 2 pairs on the left fit Brandes and other similar size headphones and the one on the right fits Western Electric 509-W and Trimm Dependable and Trimm Professional headphones. $6 per pair   

HOLDS: If you want a pair of headphones or other item but need some time before purchasing, I will place the item on HOLD for a period of up to 2 weeks. After that the hold will be released and item sold to any buyer who wants it. Sorry I can't place items on hold longer. NO exceptions to this rule.

Explorer 1500 Ohm Single Earphones with original box

Single sided headphone looks to be new old stock in like new condition with the original box. Probably about 1940's vintage. Working and pick up local stations on crystal radio. $29SOLD 

Trimm Featherweight 2000 ohm single headphone with original box

Single Trimm Featherweight headphone with 1/4 inch right angle plug in original box. Looks to have never been used. $32SOLD MM

EPM Headphones

Interesting looking pair of EPM headphones 3000 ohms total resistance in working condition. Some repairs done to cord but neatly re-bound with matching color thread. These do work, though they were pretty much economy grade headphones so performance is only so-so. More of an interesting and attractive collectible with the checkered brown cloth cord. Anyway, an uncommon set $32SOLD JT

Dictograph R-1 Headphones

Dictograph R-1 headphones with 3000 ohms total resistance in working condition. The cord and earphone units look good, the headband cloth is somewhat discolored and soiled, but they still work and have reasonable sensitivity for crystal radio use. These were a fairly popular brand back in the early 1920's and were fairly high priced sets. $36

Workrite 2500 Ohm Headphones

This is a very uncommon pair of Workrite headphones from Cleveland, is excellent cosmetic and working condition. Highly collectible and an excellent specimen. $59

Everett 2000 Ohm headphones

Good working pair of Everett 2000 ohm headphones a couple of areas whipped with some thread to hold down loose edges. Very good working condition and unusual reddish bakelite earcaps. $39

Western Electric 509 Headphones from Laguna Honda Home 2200 ohms

This is the only pair of Western Electric 509 headphones I have ever seen that were embossed for a particular business on the metal housing. This pair is in exceptional cosmetic and functional condition with the 1/4 inch straight plug. The Laguna Honda Home was/is located in the San Francisco area and these are truly a unique piece of history from that institution. $74

Western Electric 509-W Headphones

This is a good pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones with the original headband and cloth cord. Excellent sensitivity for crystal radio reception. Some minor wear to the cord and a few tarnished spots on the housings but in overall very good condition and working fine. $55SOLD KH

Keystone 2200 Ohm Headphones

This is a fairly rare pair of Keystone headphones by American Electric Company in good working condition. The cord is a bit short and repaired at the end, but they work great and would work well for crystal radio use. $49.

Redhead 3000 Ohm Headphones

This is a quite uncommon pair of Red Head headphones by the Newman Stern Company. They are in working condition, but being about 95 years old show some wear and tear and the sound is a bit tinny and uneven from side to side, but they are a great collectors item and are in working condition. $46

2200 Ohm Headphones

No name 2200 ohm headphones in good working condition, suitable for crystal radio use. $39

RoyalFone Headphones

Royalfone King Of All headphones 2000 ohm headphones in good working condition. $39

Standard Electric 2500 Ohm Headphones

A fairly uncommon pair of Standard Electric Company 2500 ohm headphones from around 1922 in good working condition. Some soiling of headband cloth. In working condition with good enough sensitivity for crystal radio. $40

Erpees 2000 ohm headphones

This is a fairly uncommon pair of European headphones in very nice working and cosmetic condition. I put some shims under the diaphragms to optimize the sound quality. Pretty reddish bakelite ear caps. $39

Western Electric CW-834 Headphones, rare chrome housings

This is a quite rare pair of Western Electric CW-834 headphones with the uncommon chrome plated housings. Tested and working fine. Leatherette covered headband and heavy duty cloth covered cord with new pin tips installed. $89  

Western Electric Signal Corps P-II Headphones, circa 1917

This is a pair of Western Electric Signal Corps P-II 2200 ohm headphones that were the original equipment with the WW-I BC-14A DeForest Signal Corps crystal radio. These are very hard to find and these are in reasonably good condition with only some minor fray of the outer covering on the cord cloth. $75SOLD SW

Western Electric 509-W Headphones with leatherette headband

This is a nice pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones with the leatherette headband and original 3 conductor shielded cord that even still has the paper Western Electric tag on it. Excellent sensitivity for crystal radio. $75SOLD SW

Western Electric 509 headphones

Western Electric 509 headphones 2200 ohms DC resistance. Good condition with the leatherette covered headband. $56

Kollmorgen 2200 Ohm Headphones

This is another pair of rare headphones, and these are in good working condition. Kollmorgen 2200 ohm headphones with nice original reddish brown cord and leather headband to match the reddish brown bakelite earphones units. I have never seen another pair of this brand. $105

Holleyfone 2000 Ohm headphones

Another uncommon set of headphones, Holleyfone from Holley MFG in Newark NJ, 2000 ohms DC resistance in very good cosmetic and working condition. Beautiful shiny chromed or polished nickel housings. $66

Webster 2500 Ohm Headphones

Excellent pair of Webster Electric Co. 2500 ohm headphones in excellent cosmetic and working condition. This is another rare set that I have never seen outside of this one pair. They have a nice leather headband with unique pivots and were obviously a higher end product at the time. $58

Pival 1000 Ohm Headphones

This is a pretty uncommon pair of Pival 1000 ohm headphones in good working condition. $29

Crown Mechanics 2000 Ohm Headphones

This is a very uncommon pair of Crown Mechanics 2000 ohm headphones from Rochester that are in good working condition. $44

Penberthy Headphones

Penberthy headphones are also rarely seen, and this pair is in working condition. but some obvious wear and tear from the 90+ years it has been around. $24

BG Headphones UK manufactured

This is a very uncommon pair of British headphones from the early 1920's in nice working condition. They are 2000 ohms and work well for crystal radio use. $46

Automatic Electric 1500 Ohm Headphones

Automatic Electric headphones from the mid to late 1920's in quite nice cosmetic and working condition. Work fine for crystal radio use, tested and working well. Nice leatherette covered headband. $36 

Blue Streak 2000 Ohm Headphones

This is one of a very few pairs of Blue Streak headphones that I have ever seen, so they must be pretty uncommon. These are in very good cosmetic and working condition. $46

Schwarze 2000 Ohm Headphones

Kind of a beat up but working pair of Schwarze 2000 ohm headphones from late 1920's. Fair amount of wear and tear but can still hear local stations on crystal radio with these. $14

Western Electric 509-W Headphones with leatherette headband

Good working pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones circa 1920. Some patched fray on the cord but electrically intact and fine for general use. Very sensitive for crystal radio use. $49 

Trimm Type K 2200 Ohm headphones

Trimm Type K military headphones made to the same military specs as the Western Electrics, and in great condition. Like new replacement cloth cord. Excellent sensitivity for crystal radio use. $56

Pennsylvania Hamburg 2000 ohm headphones

This is a fairly uncommon pair of Hamburg Pennsylvania 2000 ohm headphones in working condition, with some fray on the headband and some patches on the cord. They still work but are more of a collectible than for regular use, though I can head local stations clearly on crystal radio. $26 

Wotton Headphones 2000 Ohms

Uncommon pair of Wotton 2000 ohm headphones in working condition. $48

BASCO Briggs and Stratton 3000 ohm headphones

Very uncommon pair of BASCO 3000 ohm headphones in good working condition. A good accessory to go with a BASCO crystal radio. $47

Baldwin Mica Type C Headphones

Good working pair of Baldwin Type C headphones with the mica diaphragm in very good condition with original cord, small frayed spot on cord. Very good for crystal radio use. $54SOLD SW  

Rusty Newcomb 2000 ohm headphones (not working)

Have several of these Newcomb 2000 ohm headphones that are in rough condition with a fair amount of rust on the metal parts, use for stage prop or display. $12SOLD OUT     each

Newcomb multi plug adapter

This device has a 1/4 inch plug and a hub that has receptacles for 8 sets of headphones to plug into with the small pin tips. $5SOLD PM

Brandes Superior 2000 Ohm Headphones

Early circa 1920 pair Brandes Superior 2000 ohm headphones in great cosmetic and working condition. This is probably the best condition of one of the early Brandes that I have seen. $69SOLD SW

Brandes Superior 2000 0hm headphones circa 1920

Early circa 1920 pair Brandes Superior 2000 ohm headphones in decent cosmetic and working condition. $39

Brandes Superior 2000 Ohm Headphones

Another great pair of Brandes 2000 ohm  headphones circa 1924. Tested and working fine for crystal radio use. $44SOLD  

Brandes Superior 2000 Ohm headphones

Brandes Superior 2000 ohm  headphones in good condition and working fine, Circa 1924. $41 

Cannon Ball Single headphone new in original box

This is a single 1000 ohm headphone, Cannon Ball Alnico, new in the original box, in working condition, probably 1940's vintage. $25SOLD  

Will be listing many more headphones over the next few weeks, inquire is there is something specific you are looking for.     

Early Headphone plug adapters
All plugs accept the standard headphone pin tips and convert to 1/4 inch straight plug.
Top Row:
RCA $7 uncommon plug
Brooklyn Metal Stamping $5SOLD
AutoPlug missing the push tabs, chip on collar $1
Weston $5SOLD
Pacent No. 40 $4
Bestone warped $3SOLD
Monarch Duplex accepts 2 pairs of headphone pins $5

Second Row:
Bulgin right angle $3SOLD
Carter right angle $4SOLD
Carter right angle $4SOLD
RCA right angle $7SOLD
3 no name pin tip connectors $3 each
Brass short out dummy plug rare item $10SOLD

Third Row:
various small cylinder barrel plugs $1 each, have solder tabs or set screws inside to connect wires, not for pin tips (the 6 toward the left sold)

Fourth Row:
Large cylinder types $2ALL SOLD each, have set screws inside barrel to connect the pin tips or spade tips.

Trimm Dependable Low Z headphones

Another pair of Trimm Dependable low impedance headphones, appear to be unused new old stock in good working condition with 3/16 inch straight plug. $32

Trimm Dependable 2000 Ohm Headphones

Trimm Dependable 2000 ohm headphones in OK condition, some patched frayed spots on the cord, but still work great and fine for crystal radio use. $25

Cannonball Dixie 2000 Ohm Headphones

Cannonball Dixie 2000 ohm headphones. They are in working condition with replacement cord but work fine for local stations on crystal radio. Some rust on the metal headband. $19SOLD 

No name 2000 ohm headphones with rubber ear pads

No name headphones similar to Cannon with 1/4 inch plug in good working condition and work fine for crystal radio. $24

Rex Headphones 2000 Ohms

A working pair of Trimm The Rex headphones with 2000 ohms DC resistance, work OK for local stations on crystal radio. A bit time worn but still working. $16

Kellogg low impedance headphones

This is a working pair of Kellogg Type 82-A headphones with low impedance rating, can be used for later tube radios. The cord has some loss of the rubber insulation at the ends but otherwise intact and functional. Could be used for stage prop or put in to actual use. Same headband as the Western Electric headphones. $28

No Name 2000 ohm headphones

Good working pair of 2000 ohm headphones suitable for crystal radio use. No plug or pin tips on cord. Tested and working. $16

Western Electric Operator Headset

Western Electric model 53 operator headset in very nice condition. Earphone unit tests good, have no way to test the mic. $19

Military Headphones

This is a kind of grungy but intact and working pair of military headphones, needs a good cleaning. $6

Cannon Chief Low Impedance Headphones

This is a nice looking and working pair of low impedance Cannon Chief headphones with the 1/4 inch right angle plug. Nice cloth cord is worth the cost of the set. $22 

Newcomb Black 2000 ohm headphones

These are economy grade more recent headphones in 2000 ohm DC resistance with replacement black cord that work quite well for crystal radio reception. Cord has tinned ends. $18 have several

Brandes NHI 2000 Ohm headphones circa 1920

This is a quite uncommon pair of Brandes NHI 2000 ohm headphones, with some wear of the headband cloth and a chip off the housings that cover the screw terminals on the back of the housings. These are still in about the best condition of any of the Brandes NHI that I have seen and are in working condition. The diameter is a little smaller than the other Brandes, and the increased diameter improved the tone and sensitivity, but still able to hear stations well on crystal radio. A collectible and uncommon set. $46

USVB 2000 Ohm Headphones

This is a fairly uncommon pair of USVB 2000 ohm headphones, in good working condition. Look a lot like Trimm headphones, possibly made on a contract. Fine for crystal radio reception. $35

Trimm Low Z headphones

Nice looking pair of Trimm low impedance headphones. $26

Trimm Dependable 2000 Ohm Headphones

Good working 2000 ohm Trimm Dependable headphones with some fray of the outer cover of the cord at the Y connection but otherwise good working condition and suitable for crystal radio reception. $28

Trimm Featherweight 300 ohm single headphone in original box

This is a new in the original box set of Trimm Featherweight 300 ohm headphones, look like they have never been used. $36

NRI Single Headphone

Nice nearly new looking set of NRI single headphone in good working condition, 1000 ohms. $24

Western Electric 509W Headphones
This is a good working pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones with the later type curved script in good working condition, has a small patch on the cord and the leather covered headband. $65HOLD  

Low Impedance Cheapie Headphones

Working pair of fairly modern low impedance headphones, tinned ends on the wire. $11

Harvey Wells low impedance Headphones

Uncommon Harvey Wells low impedance headphones maybe 1950's vintage in working condition, cord looks a bit rough but electrically intact. Great addition to your Harvey Wells ham radio gear. $35         

New Section Display or Mod Headphones
Nonworking Headphones for Display, Stage Props, or for rebuilding or Steampunk Mods Nothing over $20 sorting through some next few days. 

British Headphones, not working

An uncommon set, says EIB on the paper sticker, for prop or display. $18

Cheap Gray Headphones

This is a cheapie pair of headphones with separate cord for each side, and about 1800 ohms DC resistance per side. They are actually in working condition but are not very good performers. $9HOLD

Wen Model 100 Soldering Gun

This is a Wen soldering iron it works and the tip heats up to temperature in about 3 seconds. You can't buy a better soldering gun and nothing made today works as well as a vintage This one is used but tested, no cracks, and working fine. Wen. $19SOLD    Have several others available, see Parts and Equipment page for more.

Sylvania 1N34A diode in military packaging

This is a Sylvania 1N34A glass body diode in the original military packaging, complete with the protective wadding. Amazing the lengths they went to for one little diode. $8SOLD PM

NOS Sylvania 1N450 Glass Body Point Contact Germanium Crystal Diodes

New Old stock of Sylvania crystal diodes, probably 1950's vintage, nice long leads, tested and work great for crystal radio detectors. $2 each or $19 for a dozen.

NOS Vintage Sylvania 1N48 glass body Point Contact Diodes

These are new old stock Sylvania glass body 1N48 Germanium point contact diodes, the early style with the metal caps and clear large glass body. These have been tested and are excellent crystal radio detectors, subjectively as good as any 1N34 diodes I have. They have the full length leads as shown. $3 each or $29 for a dozen within the US

Package of 7 Germaniun Point Contact Crystal Radio Detector Diodes

Assortment of seven diodes. One vintage Sylvania 1N48 diode, two Russian D9B detector diodes, two US made NOS military diodes, and two modern 1N34A diodes.
All work great for crystal radio detectors. $6 .

Package of 12 Diodes

A dozen new old stock military germanium point contact detector diodes, (sorry the photo only shows 10 but offer is for 12) behave like 1N34A but they are unmarked so I don't know the exact specs, but tested and work equivalent to any 1N34A diode I have. $4
Bulk purchase option buy 100 diodes for $15.

Other Stuff

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NO REPLACEMENT DOUBLE CORDS AVAILABLE They have these at Phoneco, email to

NO REPLACEMENT CORDS or Diaphragms AVAILABLE Sorry, they are no longer available. Phoneco has just got them in stock, newly made nice cloth covered cords, email to and ask about the headphone cords. They are charging about $39 each which is more than most headphones are worth.


These are not original W.E. parts but will fit W.E. 509W and similar headphones with the same size threads. $0.39 each

Earpiece units:
1 pair Murdock 55, 1000 ohm  earpiece with good coils, no cap or diaphragm $13 ball and socket type circa 1915
 Sorry, no Baldwin parts. Have some Brandes units earpieces available with good coils without the diaphragms or earcaps,  no headbands or cords $5.

Sorry, no repair service available, plenty of advice given free though. Many other parts available, inquire.

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