Incredible 1951 Sonora Sonorette Model 50 AM Shortwave Vacuum Tube Radio Breathtaking!
DESCRIPTION: This Sonora model is one of the most collectible radios of all time from any manufacturer of any period. Incomparable looks and design. No other radio looks like it! Excellent audio sound quality and picks up lots of stations on shortwave and AM bands. On a clear night, I was able to receive more shortwave stations than any other radio I've ever had! Loud and clear sounding. All original molded factory mirror glossy Bakelite no repaints or repairs. None needed. Original Bakelite molded back cover has repaired cracks and a chip on the upper left edge. No cracks, chips or major scratches on the front cabinet. Original factory grill cloth is 100% intact with no rips, no stains and no separated edges. All original knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing, and securely fastened. Band selector knob was broken off at some point and a replacement has been fabricated. Fancy mirror-ized tuning dial glass has some flaking from the underside. Rest of the printing is clear and legible. The dial face shows various European countries. Neat! The dial light works and illuminates with amber glow. Needs external wire antenna which is included. This radio is over 70 years old! The unit powers on and off with a definite click. The on off volume knob works and adjust volume evenly. The tuning and volume dials work fine no slipping no sticky spots. The original cardboard bottom panel is in excellent condition. The radio has undergone a minimum of electronic restoration in order to preserve originality but still ensure reliable operation. The tubes are working fine. The European replacement power cord and plug is in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. Comes with original power plug for France mains power. Includes power and plug converter for USA mains operation. No other power or frequency converter of equipment needed. No exposed wiring. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: swirly brown with tan and reddish highlights
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ADD BLUETOOTH MP3 Not offered
ADD SMART SPEAKER Not offered
ADD DIAL LIGHT Not offered
Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: France
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier