Made in France Mid Century Vintage 1952 Radiola Model RA11_U AM Shortwave Vacuum Tube Radio Very Tres Bien!
DESCRIPTION: Captivating looks! You will spill your Cafe Au Lait all over your panties at just how stylish this radio looks! Diminutive size AM tabletop tube radio manufactured by Radiola in 1952 timeframe in excellent+ working and physical condition. This radio has excellent audio sound quality and picks up lots of stations on shortwave and AM bands. I wasn't able to pick up anything on police bands because I live in the 21st century. Loud and clear for its size. No cracks, splits, abrasions, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet! All original molded factory Bakelite color no repaints or repairs. None needed. Original factory molded front gold plastic neoclassical grill is 100% intact with no cracks, no chips and no missing loops. All original knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing securely fastened. Original grill cloth is in excellent condition with no tears, rips, stains, runs, or funny smells, The dial light works and glows brighter on stronger signals! Mesmerizing feature. Needs external wire antenna which is included. This radio is over 65 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. The tuning dial cover is intact no cracks securely attached. The dial face shows various European countries. Neat! No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The original back panel is in excellent condition. The tuning and volume dials work fine no slipping no sticky spots. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. All out of spec 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 original power cord and plug is in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. The original rubber power plug is a beautiful Art Deco looking style! No exposed wiring. Bottom clear acrylic protective panel was added. 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 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: brown and gold
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier