Cameo Pink Art Deco Plaskon 1938 Gilfillan Model 5B8 AM Vacuum Tube Radio Wow!
DESCRIPTION: Here's a radio I can see Liberace and Lady Gaga fighting over. Pink would have been a very flamboyant color choice back in those days when practically all radios were wood, black, brown or ivory. To have survived all these years in spectacular condition and still working makes this radio a true find. Tabletop vacuum tube radio manufactured by Gilfillan Brothers in the late thirties time frame in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial with external antenna attachment included. Picks up all the AM stations loudly and clearly. Excellent art deco design! Cabinet is in excellent to mint condition. No cracks no chips no major scratches. The knobs are a gray color plastic. Looks original to Gilfillan and this model series and time period. Would have expected matching pink knobs but other colored 5B8's have been pictured with contrasting colored knobs. The front grill vanes have no cracks or warping or missing material! The clear plastic dial face is in good condition slightly yellowed. The tuning dial face has a small pin hole. Original factory grill cloth no rips no separation but yellowed. This radio is over 80 years old! Dial light was replaced with a new one and lights up brightly. All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. The original knobs are securely attached and won't fall off. The tuning dial works fine. 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 power cord and plug are good supple original working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. No exposed wiring. 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 10.5" x 5.5" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Pink Plaskon
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Cabinet construction: Plaskon
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier