1923 Crosley Model Vi Battery Radio * Hard-to-find Set
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1923 Crosley Model Vi Battery Radio * Hard-to-find Set:
Please note: if you're traveling or on vacation and would like me to delay shipping until you return, I'll be happy to store it for up 6 weeks. I only ask that you settle up payment immediately after the listing closes.
Here's a hard-to-find Crosley Model VI battery radio, ca. 1923. The radio was a short-lived carryover from the 1922 line-up and is non-regenerative, with a two-tube circuit that uses an RF amplifier to increase sensitivity. The radio is in decent shape overall (with a beautiful original cabinet) but it has a couple of condition issues, so it's being offered strictly for parts or restoration.Cabinet is original and in excellent condition. Panel is undamaged, and all of the small hardware (screws, contacts, binding post nuts, etc) is original and present. Chassis is complete and correct and, overall, in good shape.Issues are as follows: 1) The right condenser dial needs a set screw to hold it in place on the shaft. 2) The wire running from the antenna post to the back of the spiderweb coil is frayed. 3) The left rear hinge is broken (cleanly) in the middle. This is not evident until you lift the lid, and as you can see in the photos, the right hinge will still support the entire lid. 4) The guide channels in the tube sockets are worn, making it difficult (but not impossible) to fully seat the tubes.Despite these issues, the radio is complete and it displays well. If you simply want to add it to your collection and not operate it, no restoration work is necessary. It is "shelf ready" and comes with 2 O1A display tubes (non-working).Measures approximately 17" x 5" deep x 7" high Shipping weight will be approximately 10 lb.That's about it. Iwill package it carefully and properly, and Ican assure you thatit willshow upat your doorstepin the samefine condition in which it leaves mine. I have been shipping antique phonographs and radios for years, and if you check my response, you'll see that I know how to do it correctly. Overseas customers may remit payment with Paypal only. sale participants with no response history should contact me before placing a offer. Thanks.