Artisan Handcrafted Original Factory Wood 1942 Philco Model 42-321 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Mint Condition Sounds Incredible!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM vacuum tube radio alarm manufactured by Philco in 1942 in excellent working and mint physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory handcrafted wood cabinet with original factory finish. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces. No gaps in wood seams. Factory clear finish is nicely age checked like an antique piece of furniture. Tuning glass window is not cracked no major scratches and securely attached. No flaking broadcast frequency numbers which is common among Philco dial glass. Original factory grill fabric is in immaculate condition with no rips, no separated edges, no water stains. Usually this Philco grill fabric from this model series is in far worse condition.
KNOBS: Original matching factory brown marbled plastic knobs securely attached. Tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots.
LOGO: No missing logo. Philco factory decal is in excellent condition.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial Light works and lights brightly.
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! The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. 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: The brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: no backing board. not designed with one.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 7" x 8" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 6 lbs 10 oz
COLOR: wood, unknown type. Book matched grains form a nice V-chevron pattern across the front face.
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: wood
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested good