Artisan Handcrafted Wood 1945 RCA Victor Model 56X3 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Solid Construction and Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM and shortwave radio manufactured by RCA from 1945 in excellent working condition. Nicely aged over three quarters of a century! Has tons of character.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original hand crafted curved wood. The finish is factory original. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces in wood construction. No chipped or missing veneer along edges and corners. Not repainted, no touch up, no over spray. There is finish age wear throughout like an old piece of furniture. Clear original tuning glass window is not cracked, no chips, yellowed with age. Tuning numbers are in excellent condition with no flaking.
WORKING CONDITION: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna..
LOGO: No missing logos.
KNOBS: Original matching Bakelite knobs are in excellent condition no cracks no chips securely attached.
LETTERING: Not missing, smudged, or faded dial numbering. The tuning dial works fine. No slipping or stuck or sticky spots.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights brightly.
SOUND QUALITY: There is no loud or pervasive static between stations unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All out of tolerance paper and wax 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 resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
BACKING BOARD: No factory backing board.
POWER CORD: The brand new power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
FACTORY LABEL: No missing factory labels.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 8" x 9" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 10 lbs 5 oz
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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