Vintage Headphones for sale

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Several new pairs just listed on these pages.

      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 90 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. 

Brandes Transatlantic 2000 ohm headphones

This is a very uncommon model of Brandes headphones circa 1919 or so. A very early version of Brandes headphones. Very few of this model were made, though Brandes became one of the most popular headphones of the early 1920's and many of the later models such are listed below were sold. This pair is further exceptional in its excellent cosmetic condition and they are functional as well. I have only ever seen 2 pairs of them so they could even be classified as rare, especially in this condition. $85

Navy RCA Soundpowered Headphones

This is a pair of RCA Navy soundpowered headphones removed from the chest microphone and a cord spliced on with the phone pin tips to use for crystal radio reception. This pair has a crack in the rim of one of the ear caps and the sound is slightly decreased on that side, but still with excellent overall sensitivity. An impedance matching transformer is included. I guess you could consider these as "seconds" so priced accordingly so you can get a pair of RCA headphones at a reduced price. More are listed below at full price. $49

Brandes Superior Matched Tone Headphones #A circa 1922

Nice looking and working pair of Brandes Superior 2000 ohm headphones great for crystal radio listening. $48SOLD HF

Brandes Superior Matched Tone Headphones circa 1922

Excellent pair of Brandes 2000 ohm headphones that must have seen very little use in the past 95 years and work great with excellent sensitivity for crystal radio reception. Hard to find a pair is such nice condition. $57

Brandes Superior Headphones circa 1919-1920

Early pair of Brandes Superior  2000 ohm headphones in very nice cosmetic and working condition circa 1919-1920.  Work fine with very good sensitivity. $53

Brandes Superior Matched Tone 2000 ohm headphones circa 1922

Excellent pair of Brandes headphones circa 1922 in great cosmetic and working condition. Fine for crystal radio use. $49

Brandes Superior Matched Tone Headphones circa 1923-1924

Very nice pair of Brandes Superior Matched tone 2000 ohm headphones circa 1923-1924. Replacement ring terminals on the cord. Work well for crystal radio reception. $46 

Brandes 2000 ohm headphones circa 1930's

Brandes headphones circa mid to late 1930's in working condition, some patches on the cord but fully functional and suitable for crystal radio use. An inexpensive set to get started listening to crystal radio. $23

Brandes Superior 2000 ohm headphones circa 1930's

 Another pair of Brandes headphones circa mid to late 1930's in working condition, some patches on the cord but fully functional and suitable for crystal radio use. An inexpensive set to get started listening to crystal radio. $22

Redhead 2000 ohm headphones

Uncommon pair of RedHead 2000 ohm headphones in very nice working condition by the Newman-Stearns company in Cleveland. Nice reddish Bakelite ear caps. $56

Trimm 4000 ohm Headphones in reddish brown Bakelite

This is a nice working pair of Trimm headphones with the hard to find 4000 ohm DC resistance and the reddish brown Bakelite housings. this pair is in good working condition and has excellent sensitivity suitable for Heathkit CR-1 crystal radio sets or similar crystal radios needing high impedance. $59

New Old Stock Headphones:
Recently acquired a batch of new old stock headphones by Brandes, and Frost. They appear to be early to mid 1930's vintage and are unused and still in the original wrapping paper. As far as performance and sensitivity goes, the Brandes are the best, followed closely by the Frost. The Frost are more comfortable with the cloth covered headband and the performance really is neck and neck with the Brandes.

Brandes Superior Matched Tone 2000 ohm headphones, new old stock

New old stock unused pair of Brandes Superior matched tone 2000 ohms DC resistance headphones, still in the original paper wrapping, sorry no box. These are circa 1930, after the takeover by the Cannon company so the design had been downgraded a bit, but these still work well and are sensitive enough for crystal radio reception.  I have several and they are priced to move at $28 a set.

Frost Fones 174 Headphones 2000 ohms circa 1930

New old stock Frost Fones 174 still with the earpieces in the original individual little boxes as shown. They are in mint unused condition and will work fine for crystal radio reception. Nice cloth covered headbands and cloth cords. $29 have several pairs if you want more than one set

Frost Fones 174 used #1

Same as the Frost Fones model 174 above, but a good working used pair. $23 Oops lost the photo, similar to set below but a little nice, will get another picture soon.

Frost Fones 174 Used #2

Same as Frost 174 above, 2000 ohms, used in working condition. $21

The New Yorker single 1000 ohm earphone, new old stock

New old stock unused The New Yorker 1000 ohm single sided earphone, nice for a portable set, sensitive enough for crystal radio use. $16 each, have several

Western Electric 509-W Headphones #1

A good working pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones with 2200 ohms DC resistance. This pair has a moderate amount of wear to the headband and some fray on the cord, but is functionally fine and has very good sensitivity for crystal radio use. $49

Western Electric 509-W Headphones #2

Good working pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones, with replacement black vinyl cord. This pair of headphones is among several pairs of Western Electric headphones that had good earphone units but bad cords that are being refurbished and given a new lease on life. They work just as well as any other pair and are cheaper due to the replacement parts. $45

Western Electric Headphones #3 Early Pre-patent version circa 1917
 
Another good working pair of Western Electric headphones with 2200 ohms DC resistance. This pair has a very nice headband and cord, and is a very early version prior to the patent of July 1918, and has very good sensitivity for crystal radio use. $67

Western Electric 509-W headphones #4

Another good working pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones with great sensitivity for crystal radio use. The cord has 1/4 inch plug attached, and has some fray near the connections to the phones but electrically intact. $52  

Western Electric 509-W #5

This pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones has been rejuvenated with a new old stock cord and headband which, along with the excellent original earphone units, give a totally renewed pair of headphones with superb sensitivity for crystal radio use that will last for many years.. The earphone units date to about 1921. $63

Western Electric 509-W Headphones #6

Great pair of Western Electric 509-W with newer replacement cord and headband with great sensitivity for crystal radio use. Cord end wires reinforced with shrink tubing for extra strength. $59

Western Electric 509-W Headphones #7

Another excellent pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones with new replacement diaphragms and excellent performance sensitivity. Cloth headband and cord also in great condition. $62

Western Electric 509-W Headphones #8 circa 1920

Excellent pair of Western Electric 509-W headphones in all original condition. These are almost 100 years old and look and work great with excellent sensitivity for crystal radio reception. One of the nicest pairs I have seen in a while. $72SOLD 

Military HS-16A headphones 600 ohms AC impedance with plug

New looking pair of military HS-16A headphones with 1/4 inch plug in great working and cosmetic condition. Medium impedance a good match for communications receivers. $39

HS-16A Military headphones with pin tips

New looking pair of military HS-16A headphones with pin tips on cord in great working and cosmetic condition. Medium impedance a good match for communications receivers. $34SOLD 

WLS 3000 Ohm Headphones

Good working pair of WLS Special 3000 ohm headphones circa 1924 from WLS, World's Largest Store, Sears in Chicago. sponsor of the WLS AM radio station in the early 1920's. Good working condition and work fine for crystal radio. Someone put a modern 1/4 inch plug on it but for an extra $2 I can replace that with the phone pin tips. $36 

Telephonics TH-37 headphones 600 ohms impedance

Good working pair of Telephonics TH-37 headphones good for communications receivers in working condition with 1/4 inch plug. $32

Trimm Type B 600 ohm impedance headphones

Pair of 600 ohm AC impedance headphones in good shape except for the ends of the cord by the earphone terminals where there is some loss of insulation, but still in working condition and suitable for communication radio receiver. $22

Zenith low impedance headphones

Good working pair of Zenith headphones, cord had been repaired as you can see in photo. Will include the right angle plug needed for some Zenith Transoceanic radios. $39SOLD

Murdock 600 ohm AC impedance military HS-16A headphones

This is a set of post war era military HS-16A headphones put together with a vintage Western Electric headband and black vinyl zipcord, with the 2 pin tips. There are some 1/4 inch plug adapters available further down this page. The earphone units are new old stock. These medium impedance headphones are useful for communications radio sets. $32

Murdock HS-16A Headphones

Another set of post war era military HS-16A headphones put together with a vintage Western Electric headband and black vinyl zipcord, with the 2 pin tips. There are some 1/4 inch plug adapters available further down this page. The earphone units are new old stock. These medium impedance 600 ohms AC impedance (about 100 ohms DC resistance) headphones are useful for communications radio sets. $33

Brandes Superior 2000 ohm headphones #1
 
Nice pair of Brandes headphones with replacement cord, otherwise good cosmetic and working condition, fine for crystal radio reception, circa 1922. $35 

Brandes Superior 2000 Ohm headphones American Legion #2

Very nice looking and great working pair of Brandes Superior Matched Tone 2000 ohm headphones in all original condition. These are embossed with "Sun-Roxy Fund of the American Legion Weekly" on the housings and are quite unusual. $44

Brandes Superior Matched Tone #3 American Legion

Another very nice looking and great working pair of Brandes Superior Matched Tone 2000 ohm headphones with a newer old stock replacement vintage cloth. These are embossed with "Sun-Roxy Fund of the American Legion Weekly" on the housings and are quite unusual and in exceptionally fine cosmetic condition. $47

SG Brown Type F 4000 Ohm Headphones

SG Brown headphones from the UK with 4000 ohms DC resistance is good condition. $39

Navy RCA Soundpowered Headphones #1
 
This is a good working pair set of RCA navy soundpowered headphones, no mic or chest plate. One small chip on the plastic rim of one earpiece you can see in the photo, otherwise in good condition. The heavy duty twisted pair military cord has been spliced on and phone pin tips attached. Impedance matching transformer included. Another pair of the ultimate headphones for crystal radio. These are so sensitive you can hear clear static in the phones just from touching the terminals with a coin. $109

Navy RCA Soundpowered headphones #2

Another set of RCA navy soundpowered headphones, same as above, no chest mic setup. A few chips on the rim that you can see. 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 #3

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. $76 

Western Electric Soundpowered Headphones #5

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

Western Electric Navy Soundpowered Headphones #6

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. $78

Navy Soundpowered Headphones ?Automatic Electric

Navy big can soundpowered headphones with the heavy duty cord and 1/4 inch plug. Replacement ear cushions. Impedance matching transformer included. No name on the set but I believe they are by Automatic Electric Company. $78

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 SOLD 

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C Headphones #2

Excellent pair of Baldwin headphones both cosmetically and functionally. Great sensitivity for crystal radio reception. A couple of spots on the cord wrapped with matching color thread where the original outer green silk cloth cover was worn. One of the nicest looking pair of Baldwins I have seen in a while. $69

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C Headphones #3

Great working pair of Baldwin Type C mica diaphragm headphones circa 1922 with replacement cloth cord. The Y splice done by hand is not the prettiest but the headphones are in great condition and work great for crystal radio reception. $64

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C Headphones #5

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C headphones with mica diaphragms fitted with a replacement cloth covered cord. The Y splice done by hand is not the prettiest but the headphones are in great condition and work great for crystal radio reception. $62

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C Headphones #6

A great looking and working pair of Baldwin Type C headphones with replacement vintage cloth cord. Excellent sensitivity for crystal radio reception. $65

Nathaniel Baldwin Type C #7

Nice all original pair of Nathaniel Baldwin Type C mica diaphragm headphones in great working condition. Excellent sensitivity for crystal radio use. $69

Western Electric 528 medium impedance (600 ohms AC, 110 ohms DC) headphones, good for communications radios

Western Electric model 528, a medium impedance pair of headphones suitable for tube powered communications radios or telephonic equipment. These are in reasonably good condition and are working fine. $28SOLD  

Trimm Type W 600 ohms AC impedance headphones

Working pair of medium impedance (600 ohms AC, 110 ohms DC)  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 

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

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.

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. 

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. $32

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. $49

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. $37

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. $68

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. $37

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 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

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. $26

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. $42

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. $39

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. $42

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. $12   

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. $49

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

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, working
 
Newcomb 2000 ohm headphones that are in rough condition with a fair amount of rust on the metal parts, but still working and fine for local stations on crystal radio. $13

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

Little Tattler 1500 ohm headphones

Uncommon pair of Little Tattler headphones with 1500 ohm DC resistance in nice working condition. These were economy grade headphones back when they were made and few survived in such nice condition. Will work for local stations on crystal radio. $28


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:
Pacent Twin Adapter two 1/4 inch plugs insert into adapter with one 1/4 inch plug $4
Pacent No. 40 adapter, pin tips to 1/4 inch plug $3 SOLD
Barklew Multi Adapter accepts 4 pairs of pin tips to a 1/4 inch plug $7
Carter Right angle adapter pin tips to 1/4 inch plug $4
Military MX1572/U adapter pin tips to 1/4 inch plug $3
Monarch Duplex, accepts 2 pairs of pin tips to 1/4 inch plug $5
E-Z Phone adapter pin tips to 1/4 inch plug $4
Saturn pin tips to 1/4 inch plug $5
No name pin tips to 1/4 inch plug $4
RCA UD-326 pin tips to 1/4 inch plug uncommon plug $9

Second Row:
Large cylinder plugs accept pin tips to 1/4 inch plug $2 each (the one with tape is $1)
Generic couplers $3 each
Deluxer push button release coupler $4

Third Row:
various small cylinder barrel plugs $1 each, have solder tabs or set screws inside to connect wires, not for pin tips

Trimm Commercial 3000 Ohm Headphones

Good working pair of Trimm Commercial 3000 ohm headphones suitable for crystal radio use. Nice condition, tested and working. $27

Trimm Commercial 600 ohm AC impedance headphones

Excellent looking and working pair of Trimm Commercial lightweight headphones with like new cord in medium impedance 600 ohm AC impedance or 150 ohm DC resistance, suitable for communications receivers. $34 Plug adapters available above.

Trimm Dependable 4000 ohm headphones

Early version of the Trimm Dependable in the hard to find 4000 ohm DC resistance model. Excellent sensitivity. $38

Trimm Dependable 2000 ohm headphones

Very nice looking pair of Trimm Dependable 2000 ohm headphones with 1/4 inch plug. $36

Trimm Dependable 2000 ohm headphones

Good working pair of Trimm Dependable headphones 2000 ohm DC resistance. $27

Trimm Dependable 2000 Ohm Headphones with replacement cord

Great working pair of Trimm Dependable 2000 ohm headphones refurbished with a new vinyl zipcord and pin tips. Work great for crystal radio. $26

Trimm Professional 4000 ohm Headphones

Very clean pair of Trimm Professional headphones in the hard to find 4000 ohm DC resistance model with new looking cloth covered cord and 1/4 inch lug. There are spade terminals on the cord inside the plug if you need to connect to binding posts. $37

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. $23

Alnico 2000 ohm headphones

Nice working but more modern pair of Alnico 2000 ohm headphones with good sensitivity suitable for crystal radio use. $23   

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

The ACME 1600 ohm headphones

These are economy grade headphones circa 1930 in not bad condition, and they are actually in working condition. I can hear some local stations on crystal radio with these, but certainly not as sensitivity as the higher quality phones. $12

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. $28SOLD 

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. $14

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. $22SOLD AL 

Cannon Chief 32 ohm headphones

Another pair of Cannon Chief head[hones, headband is a bit nice on this one. $24

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

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. $36

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 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 Professional 4000 Ohm Headphones

This is a great working pair of Trimm Professional headphones in the hard to find 4000 ohm DC resistance model. Replacement simple headband. Great sensitivity. $37

Trimm Dependable 4000 Ohm Headphones

Trimm Dependable 4000 ohm headphones in great condition. $39

Trimm Dependable 4000 ohm headphones

Another pair of Trimm 4000 ohm headphones with replacement headband, excellent sensitivity. $35

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. $29         

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. 

Military HS-16A headphones not working

Good looking but not working pair of military HS-16A headphones for stage prop or display. $13

Brush Clevite headphones, not working

Nonworking pair of Brush Clevite headphones for display or prop, or to use for parts. $8

Military Headphones not working

Pair of nonworking military ANB-H1 headphones for stage prop or display.  $9SOLD 

American Bell Headphones Not working

Nonworking pair of American Bell headphones for prop or display. $8

British Headphones, not working

An uncommon set, says EIB on the paper sticker, for prop or display. A nice looking genuine 1920s British headset. $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. $9

Cloth cord 2 conductor 5 ft 6 inch length

Vintage unused cloth covered 2 conductor cord 5 ft 6 in long. $6 HOLD AL

Cloth cord

Vintage cloth covered cord, 2 conductor with pin tips on both ends. I haven't measured it but I think is is about 12 ft long. $9 HOLD AL

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.

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 $17 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 $25 for a dozen within the US

Package of 7 Germanium 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. $4

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. $4.50
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 phonecoinc@aol.com



PARTS:
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 phonecoinc@aol.com and ask about the headphone cords. They are charging about $39 each which is more than most headphones are worth.

Earcaps

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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