Jade Green Marbled Swirl 1947 General Television Model 5A5 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Works Great! Excellent Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by General Television in the 1947 time fame in excellent working and physical condition. Was owned by the late Les Richter, pro-NFL Hall of Famer and NASCAR executive.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original marbleized Bakelite molded in original green and ivory color. Not repainted. Not touched up not over sprayed. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces. There is fine age checking of the Bakelite throughout. The factory original matching handle, grill, tuning window trim and knobs are in excellent condition with no cracks, no chips in original factory molded ivory color plastic also not repainted, not touched up and not over sprayed. All trim pieces are securely attached with orignal internal post clips not missing not glued. The underside of the top where left side of the handle goes through the top looks like it's been reinforced with putty and spot painted underneath to improve strength of the handle mounting section. Original tuning gold metal foil backing is in excellent condition with no bends, warping, rust, oxidation, peeling or fading. Original red saturn shape tuning pointer is in excellent condition with no cracks, no warping, securely attached. Original clear tuning window is in excellent condition with no cracks, no warping and securely attached.
WORKING CONDITION: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
LOGO: No missing logos
KNOBS: The original tuning knob is in excellent condition no cracks no chips securely attached. Tuning pointer rotates with ease, no slipping, no sticky or stuck spots.
LETTERING: No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial numbering. The tuning dial works fine no slipping or sticky spots.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial lights works and lights brightly
CLOCK: No clock
SOUND QUALITY: 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.
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! Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static-free performance. 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: Factory original backing board is in very good condition securely mounted by all push pins water stained. Factory printing is not faded readable.
POWER CORD: The replacement power cord and plug are in excellent original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
FACTORY LABEL: No missing factory labels.
COLOR: green and white marble swirl
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 3 lbs 14 oz
ADD BLUETOOTH MP3: See info here
ADD SMART SPEAKER: See info here
ADD DIAL LIGHT: See info here
Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier