Siena Brown Bakelite 1947 Arvin Model 544 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great Excellent Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM vacuum tube radio manufactured by Arvin in 1947 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded dark brown Bakelite cabinet. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces. Not repainted, no touch up not over sprayed. Tuning clear polastic cover has a hairline crack.
KNOBS: Original matching factory plastic tuning and volume knobs are securely attached no broken attach posts. Tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots. Volume on/off switch is original and securely attached.
LOGO: No missing logos.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights up brightly. Replaced with modern LED bulb for longer life.
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. 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The replacement power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Factory original backing board. Broken off attach tabs have been reinforced from behind with replacement fiber board tabs. Backing board securely mounted
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Original factory labels are intact.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 11 oz
COLOR: Brown Bakelite
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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 good