Garden Home Green 1940 Motorola 55x15 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Original Factory Quaint Design! Excellent Plus Condition!
DESCRIPTION: If you remember sitting in Grandma's kitchen and hearing her radio in the background, this is that radio. Grandma took care of her things too judging by the condition of this radio that is almost 70 years old. The flowers on this wood cabinet antique radio are not painted on they are original Motorola factory decals in impeccable condition. This was made in the 1940s not the 1840s! Not added on by some previous owner. Vintage wood tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1940 in excellent+ physical and working condition. One of the best examples we've come across in this model!
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Wood cabinet is in excellent plus structural condition. Original factory mint pastel green paint is in excellent plus condition. Normally, this model suffers from paint loss on top due to heat, moisture, and age. But, not this one! A heat shield has been added underneath to prevent possible paint loss in the future. The cloth grill is factory original with no rips, holes, or funny smells, slightly sagging across the top edge. Motorola label on front tuning glass is in excellent condition with little flaking or rub off. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The clear tuning glass is securely attached no cracks or scratches. Decals are in excellent condition! Usually this model suffers from yellowed or scraped decals which cannot be touched up and not easily replaced. But, not this one!
KNOBS: The factory original matching knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. The tuning dial works fine and smooth, no slipping, no sticky spots. Little black knob felts behind both knobs still intact.
DIAL LIGHT: Tuning dial light works and lights brightly!
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All 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. Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static-free performance in the future. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. There is no loud or pervasive hum. 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. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
BACKING BOARD: Backing board is in excellent condition with no cracks, or rips, crisp square corners and clear printing.
POWER CORD: Brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
PROVENANCE: Previous owner identity is not known. Was practically never used then stored in a dry cool environment for nearly its entire life. No evidence of prolonged exposure to cigarette smoking, moisture, or pets.
COLOR: Factory painted green with factory flower decals
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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