Ozarka 89 Rare radio from the late 20’s $350.00

Very Rare Ozarka Model 89 vintage tube radio – AC Power

This radio was made in 1927 or 1928 as far as I can tell, I have tested all but 1 of the tubes on my Hickok tester, the test results are below.

Tube Number First number = test value

Second number = value in book that is good

UX 280 I can not test – I dont have the setting for my tester for this tube
#1 – 26 250/1150
#2 – 26 1070/1150
#3 – 26 50/1150
#4 – 26 1200/1150
#5 – 26 650/1150
27 1000/1000
112-a 1350/1650
112A 1650/1650

Overall the radio is in good+ condition or a solid B+ for an unrestored example of a radio of this vintage; the chassis has some minor rust and paint flaking, cabinet will clean up nicely and it will shine with some auto wax, the bottom edge in the back has some minor rust. The bronze cast Ozarka name plate is in very very good condition. it has what I can tell to be an original power cord it is flexible and in fairly good condition.

I have not tested this unit since I do not have a suitable speaker, I have cleaned it up a bit and removed some of the dust and grime form the past 80 or so years. it is 100% unrestored, and complete. IT DOES NOT COME WITH A SPEAKER

Principle TRF Tuned-radio-frequency (straight) general
Tuned circuits 4 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast only (MW).
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110 Volt
Model: 89
Notes The model 89 from Ozarka Inc, Radolek Co. has one dial (primary tuning control knob) and uses 5 tubes “26” plus a “27” and twice the tubes “112A” or “71A” and the rectifier “80”.

Close up of the front of the cabinet after some minor cleaning. (note: this is with the chassis removed)

Back together on the mantle

underside bottom of the radio chassis

top view of chassis in cabinate – (I will remove all the tubes and pack it well in a double box)

Rear corner showin some rust, also there is some very small white paint speckles on the bottom edge, (0ver spray) the round hole is where the power cord comes out

the worst of the rust on the bottom edge (I would repaint the bottom edge since the top is clean and shines nicely)

the underside showing some slight surface rust again this is very slight, and looks better in person

bottom edge showing the rust

chassis removed from cabinate minor rust and flaking of the paint = it would shine up nicely if it were disassembled

inside of the cabinate showing the bottom plate and paper insulator both in excellant condition

closeup of the tube sockets and cap cans

again the underside of the chassis

testing one of the tubes

back side of the chassis

metal plate with patent numbers – this has some slight corrosion that is not visible

ozarka model 89 breadbox radio chassis

tuning mechanism and power switch

this is the left side with the top cover removed

the entire chassis from the bottom.

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