Yellow and Butterscotch Catalin 1946 FADA Model 1000 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Terrific! Excellent Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by FADA in the 1946 time frame in excellent working and physical condition. This iconic design represents the essence of vintage radio collecting. Model named "The Streamliner" by Fada also known as the "Bullet" among collectors. FADA stands for Frank Angelo D'Andrea born 1888 Salerno Italy and founder of FADA company. This is one of the most recognizable radios of the art deco period. Highest quality materials were expensive back then. The design shape is the perfect combination of curves, angles, and color. It would be hard for other manufacturers to imitate this design without seeming like a copy cat.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original molded butterscotch Catalin. Not repainted. Not touched up not over sprayed. No cracks, no chips, no major scratches or missing pieces. The factory original yellow handle, tuning window, tuning window trim and knobs are in excellent condition with no cracks, no chips also not repainted, not touched up and not over sprayed. All trim pieces are securely attached. Original tuning backing is in excellent condition with no bends, warping, peeling or fading. Original art deco looking tuning pointer is in beautiful condition with no cracks, and no warping. It is securely attached. Original clear tuning window is in excellent condition with no cracks, no warping and is securely attached. Original grill fabric is in excellent condition with no rips, no stains, 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 martching yellow Catalin tuning and volume knob are 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: Internal electronics were left unrestored as much as possible for purposes of maintaining originality since radio was already working. The radio has been aligned to insure optimal performance. The dial lightbulb has been replaced. 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 excellent condition securely mounted by all push pins water stained. Factory printing is in good condition.
POWER CORD: The replacement 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.
PROVENANCE: Was gently used, lovingly displayed, or stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or thick carpet. Was acquired recently from a long time avid collector from Seattle.
COLOR: butterscotch yellow with yellow trim
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 11 oz
ADD BLUETOOTH: 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: Catalin
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier