DESCRIPTION: This tabletop vacuum tube AM radio was manufactured by Royal in late 50s early 60s in excellent working and physical condition. Needless to say, very rare.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded peachy beige pink plastic through and through. Not repainted no touch up not over sprayed. No cracks on top. No chips, or major scratches.
KNOBS: Original knobs are matching and securely attached. No missing silver metal knob inserts. Usually one or both of these are missing. The tuning dial works fine: no slipping no sticky spots. Tuning knob silver metal insert is slightly tarnished.
LOGO: No missing logos. Painted logo is excellent.
DIAL LIGHT: None.
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! All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. Intermediate frequency transformers (IFTs) did not need to be rebuilt for static free performance because manufacturer used metal film capacitors inside. 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: Original power cord and plug are in excellent working condition. No breaks, no splits, no repair with electrical tape, or other. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Backing board is in excellent condition with readable factory printing.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom factory labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 3.5" x 5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 2 lbs. 12 oz.
COLOR: beige pink
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Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: late 50s early 1960s
Country of manufacture: Japan
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier