Boomerang Brown Bakelite 1949 Philco NModel 49-501 AM Vacuum Tube Radio Jawdropper!
DESCRIPTION: This is one of the most iconic radio designs of all time! Totally original curves and contours. Looks like it's in motion and fluid at the same time. Defies description. You have to see it to appreciate it. Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Philco in the 1949 time frame in excellent+ working and physical condition. No cracks no chips no major scratches. No repaint no touch no over spray. The factory ivory painted metal pin hole grill has a few flea bite paint dings. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent mid century modern design! New dial light has been installed and lights up brightly. The entire tuning dial lights up from behind. The knobs are matching brown plastic securely attached. The volume knob is repaired with some epoxy where the center post punched out the top of the knob. Fairly common knob so easy to find replacement. This radio is over 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The tuning and volume dials work fine. 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 brand new replacement power cord and polarized plug is in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. No exposed wiring. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Backing board is missing. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 6.5" (l x wx h)
COLOR: brown and ivory
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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