Monterey Blue 1964 - 1965 RCA RFC11A "The Taurus" AM/FM Vacuum Tube Radio Sounds Fabulous! Mint Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM/FM radio manufactured by RCA in 1964 - 1965 time frame in excellent plus working and mint physical condition. This radio looks and sounds new!
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM and FM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded white and color plastic. Not repainted. No touch up. No over spray. Factory original molded color through and through. Front medium blended blue color grill and tuning face is factory painted in excellent condition with no scratches, dings, or discoloration. The chrome paint accent trim is in mint condition with no peeling, flaking, or rub off. Often, the tell-tale sign of wear and tear are revealed in worn off in this chrome edge trim paint. No cracks, chips, or major scratches or missing pieces.
KNOBS: Original factory matching chromw plastic tuning and volume on/off knobs. Not missing center gold metal inserts. Often these knobs show paint rub off but not on this radio.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front center grill raised RCA Victor logo is in excellent condition. Chrome paint is not peeling, flaking or rubbed off. Beautiful!
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial lights. Not designed with this one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: No clock.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: This radio was clean inside with no evidence of storage in a dirty or dusty environment. 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 original white power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks or brittleness. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Backing board back cover in excellent condition with no cracks, no chips, no major scratches.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing factory labels. All labels are mostly intact, clear, readable, not water stained.
PROVENANCE: Previous owner identity is not known. Was barely used then stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to cigarette smoking, moisture, or pets. This radio is almost 60 years old and shows very little signs of age and use.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 2 oz
COLOR: medium blended blue and white
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier