Did you hear? Rubbish removal guru finds Majestic antique radio in Queens cleanout

Majestic International Corporation antique radio

I find a lot of cool pieces of furniture, but I’ve never found any that produce sound — until now.

Reel tape player in radio, which was found in house cleanout job in Glendale, Queens

About a month ago, I was cleaning out an old two-family house in Glendale, Queens (zip code 11385). I was just minding my business, picking up trash and clearing out the furniture (there was a lot of both), until I found this radio. It looked old, it looked to be in good condition, and it looked like it belonged in my garage with the rest of my antique collection. It had to be mine.

Record player

This radio has all the bells and whistles, from a record player to FM radio to a reel tape player. It was manufactured by the Majestic International Corporation New York, N.Y., and Chicago, Ill., but it was made in Western Germany, according to the label on the back.

Other than that, I don’t know much about it — most of the information out there is about other models that look similar to this one but are not identical. They’re selling for anywhere from $100 to $300, according to some basic searches on eBay.

Close-up of radio

On the back of the radio, the label says:

“Musical Instrument 8076/USA 8 Broadcast and 13 FM Stages,” and it gives a few instructions and caution messages, such as:

“This set is automatically disconnected when back cover is removed…Be sure cabinet is installed in a dry room away from radiator and is on even surface with all four legs on the ground.”

Back label

As a rubbish removalist, I’m not saving lives here, but I did save this radio from being crushed in a garbage truck. It’s almost the same.

DiMola Bros Rubbish Removal
1640 Summerfield St.
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: 718-326-6969
Fax: 718-326-7979
NGDimola@aol.com / http://dimolabros.com

~ by DiMolaBros1956 on August 24, 2011.

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