This web site and the work I do is dedicated to my late brother Ted Hackman.
He was an accomplished machinist, Ham radio operator, pilot and more. He was extremely instrumental in making me the person I am today. He is greatly missed.
Speak Easy Radios specializes in the repair and restoration of antique radios. 1920's thru early 1940's. I perform complete electronic restorations along with the restoration of the cabinets. Attention is given to great detail in my restorations. I specialize in all models from Atwater Kent to Zenith, Philco, Stromberg Carlson, Airline, Silvertone, Packard Bell and many more.
Speak Easy Radios is dedicated to bringing back a piece of history for everyone to enjoy. I will take that old radio that's been sitting in the attic, garage or just somewhere in your home, make it beautiful and make it sing like a bird again.
On my restorations I replace all old capacitors and resistors, install New Old Stock (NOS) vacuum tubes where needed, replace all wiring, thoroughly clean the chassis and all major components i.e., tuning condenser, dial face, IF transformer cans etc. and install new power cords. The wood cabinets are completely refinished when necessary. Cabinets in very good condition get a thorough cleaning/polishing. Please visit my Completed Radios page and my Restoration Process page to view the quality of my work. Thank You!