Artisan Handcrafted Wood 1938-39 Silvertone Model 1962 Tombstone Vacuum Tube AM Shortwave Radio Solid Neat Tuning Dial & Plays Well!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube radio manufactured by Silvertone in 1938 or 1939 time frame solid physical shape and excellent working condition.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original artisan handcrafted wood cabinet. No cracks. One veneer chip on top front corner. No other peeling or chipped veneer. The finish is factory original and shiny. May have been partially refinished at some point. Drip marks on the front. Original factory grill cloth is in excellent condition no rips, no holes, no separated edges and no stains and securely attached. Front tuning glass window is original excellent condition with no cracks, no flaking numbers, and securely attached.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM and shortwave stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial with an external antenna aerial wire which is included and already attached. Aerial antenna wire is attached for better reception.
KNOBS: Factory original and matching five (5) wood knobs are in excellent condition with no cracks. Factory stamped function lettering is readable.
PUSHBUTTONS: No push buttons
TUNING MAGIC EYE: No magic eye
DIAL LIGHT: dial light works and lights brightly.
CLOCK: No clock
LOGOS: None missing.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All out of spec capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec dog bone resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. There is no loud or pervasive hum. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
POWER CORD: The new replacement power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board in the design.
FACTORY LABELS: Factory labels on metal chassis are in excellent condition and readable
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 16" x 12" x 18" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 24lbs 14oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: wood
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier