Alabaster White Bakelite 1946 Motorola Model 55x-12A Vacuum Tube AM Radio Nice Color! Excellent Performer!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1946 in excellent working condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory ivory painted Bakelite. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. Not repainted, no over spray, no touch up. Original paint is semi-glossy condition. There are minor paint dings throughout due to age not abuse or neglect. Broadcast broadcast frequency numbers are clear and readable. Some dial glass paint is flaking on the left side of dial.
KNOBS: Knobs are original and securely attached. Aged and stained slightly.
LOGO: Motorola logo intact.
DIAL LIGHT: Beautiful green dial light, lights brightly and cheerfully.
CLOCK: no clock
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. 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 brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is mostly intact, stained and cracked slightly.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No bottom labels, model number and factory information is on the backing board.
PROVENANCE: Spent most of its life in rural midwest. Was part of collection of avid collector. See gallery article here.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6.5" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 14 oz.
COLOR: ivory white
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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 and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier.