DESCRIPTION: This tabletop vacuum tube AM radio was manufactured by RCA Victor in 1962 in excellent physical and working 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 shiny molded blended blue plastic back and white front. Hairline crack on top left corner. No heat cracks on top or melted heat vents in back. No other cracks, chips, or major scratches. It is a classic mid-century modern sleek upright panel design in a highly desirable color combo.
KNOBS: Original knobs are matching and securely attached slightly yellowed with age. No missing gold metal knob inserts. Usually one or both of these are missing. The tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots.
LOGO: No missing logos.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning or clock dial light. Not designed with one but can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm and clock set function side arm works and goes off at the correct set times. Buzzer alarm works. Wake to radio and radio with buzzer. Sleep timer side arm works. Front snooze paddle works. Front clock face panel is clean black no smudges no fading no oxidation trails. Front clock clear cover has no cracks, no chips, not warped, not yellowed, with webbed micro fractures and micro inclusions that you can see at certain angle.
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. Both intermediate frequency transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to insure against undesirable static noise in the future. 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: Original thick power cord and plug are in excellent working condition. No breaks, no splits, no repair with electrical tape, or other. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board with this model. Color matching white plastic back cover is in excellent condition with no cracks, co chips, no major scratches. No melted heat vents
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom factory labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 4" x 8" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 3.5 lbs.
COLOR: white front grill and blended blue turquoise-ish back
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Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier