Polar White 1953 Crosley Model E-15 WE AM Vacuum Tube Radio Quality Construction Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube radio manufactured by Crosley in the 1953 time frame. Crosley quality is nearly unsurpassed among radios made during this period. The engineering, finish, design, quality materials and construction makes these radios highly desired among collectors.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original molded Bakelite cabinet in factoru painted white color. Original factory paint. Not repainted refinished no over spray. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. Small paint fleabites and dings throughout. Chrome metal trim pieces are in excellent condition with no rust, peeling, oxidation or tarnish.Gold metal mesh grill is in excellemnt condition few minor discoloration spots.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial. Sound quality and reception sensitivity is excellent!
KNOBS: All original factory matching knobs volume and tuning are in excellent condition. No broken attach post and securely attached. The cast metal tuning pointer is original chrome in excellent condition securely attached.
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light. Not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: No clock
LOGOS: Crosley center logo insignia is in excellent condition and securely attached.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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 dog bone resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. Both Intermediate Frequency Transformer (IFT) has been rebuilt to ensure static free performance. There is no loud or pervasive hum. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
POWER CORD: Brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Factory original backing board is in excellent condition with no cracks no rips and securely attached.
FACTORY LABELS: Bottom factory label is in excellent condition.
PROVENANCE: Was gently used, lovingly displayed, or stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or thick carpet. Was acquired recently from a long time avid collector from Seattle.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 7" x 7" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 6 lbs 5oz
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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