Wenge Brown Bakelite 1947 Emerson Model 514 AM Shortwave Vacuum Tube Radio Great Sounding!
DESCRIPTION: Cute and compact shortwave performer. Most shortwave radios are clunkier and girthier so it's nice to see a more diminutive beauty like this. Post war vintage AM shortwave tabletop tube radio manufactured by Emerson in the 1947 time frame still in excellent working and physical condition. No cracks, chips, splits, abrasions anywhere on the cabinet! Couple minor scratches on top. No repairs or repaints of any kind. None needed. All original knobs, dial pointer, etc are present and working. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. Picks up a few shortwave stations too, even during the daytime. Original factory molded brown. Not repainted no over spray no touch up. None needed. Solid construction. The volume and tuning knobs are original plastic and are securely attached. This radio is over 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is clear. No missing numbering. The dial lettering decal has started to bubble and peel in spots but has been re-adhered. The dial green background is a nice touch. The tuning and volume dials work fine no sticky spots. Tuning knob is securely attached. Tuning dial glass is not cracked no hazing not yellowed. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. No dial light but one can be added. 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 replacement power cord and plug is in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. No exposed wiring. Backing board is missing. Bottom factory labels are missing. A previous owner (a long time ago) wrote a few tube numbers on some masking tape which I chose to leave intact simply because of how long it's been there. 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 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
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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