Blue Bayou Mid Century Retro 1962 Motorola A17B3 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Cool Model Rare Color!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1962 in excellent condition! Original factory molded color. Original factory grill repainted with identical shade of medium blue color. No other repaints, oversprays, or touch ups to exterior cabinet. None needed. Contours and shape resemble Mansard influenced architecture designs of 50s and 60s tract houses. In vogue design throughout 1960s. Then, poof gone. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. This radio is over 60 years old! Grill is in excellent condition with no dents, dings, rust, or warping. Front metal faschia is in excellent condition with no rust, oxidation, or major rub-off. The knobs are in excellent condition. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The tuning knob is in excellent condition no missing metal insert. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is in excellent condition with crisp square corners. The power cord and plug is original with no cracks, or splits. 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 12" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Blue on blue, like Bobby Vinton song
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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