Chestnut Brown 1957 Sylvania Model 5 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Works Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Sylvania in 1947 in excellent working and physical condition.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded chestnut brown color plastic. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces. Not repainted, no touch up, no over spray. None needed. Original factory painted gold front grill is in very good condition some greening and fading no chips no dings.
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. Not missing gold metal center cap usually goes missing. Not sure if volume knob is original.
LETTERING: No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial numbering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping.
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light. Not designed with one.
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! 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 excellent condition. Factory printing is faded not readable except for the model number stamping
POWER CORD: The original 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: chestnut brown and gold
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 6 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: 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