BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC
Fixing vintage electronics since 1974
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9-6-17  This is a 1953 Zenitheatre that's being restored for a customer!  It has a radio, phonograph, and television--all your entertainment needs in 1953!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF9f9hWF6PE

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7-27-17
Today Radiola is helping Diane order parts!



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6-17-17
Gary has a new supervisor looking over his shoulder today!



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6-10-17
It's so exhausting fixing radios!



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5-24-17
This is Indiana doing an imitation of Nipper listening to His Master's Voice.  Indiana is the name he came with when we rescued him from the Humane Shelter in 2008, already a senior dog at that time. 


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QUESTION: How do we make old knobs look like new?
ANSWER: It helps to have a talented artist on staff!










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BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC, not only repairs and restores vintage radios, phonographs, record changers, guitar amps, and more, but also offers an ever-changing stock of used vinyl records.  Records range from earlier than the1940s to the 1980s in many genres, including children's records.  Whether you're looking for a 78, 45, or 33 1/3 RPM record that's rare or unusual or if you want to rebuild your record collection from your past, BiState Vintage Radio Repair is the place to browse!  Cassette audio tapes, too!  BiState Vintage Radio Repair also offers various vintage items to complement your retro décor, including glassware, decorations, and antique radios.

Sorry, no credit cards.  Cash, check, money order, winning lottery tickets only.

 


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POP QUIZ:  Would you plug this in to see if it works?  Should you?


Answer:  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What do you notice that's unexpected on this record changer / phonograph?



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What do you notice that's unusual about this turntable? Not unusual for the brand (Philco) or for the vintage (1946/47) but unusual for what you expect to see on a turntable?


























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The Office Manager's duties include tube testing!




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