Burgundy Maroon 1953 Motorola Model 52L2A Portable Vacuum Tube AM Radio Excellent Condition Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Portable vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in the 1953 time frame in excellent physical and working condition.
SOUND QUALITY: This radio picks up AM stations real clearly and very loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded burgundy maroon plastic. All original factory molded colors through and through. No repaints no touch-ups no over sprays. No cracks, chips, or major scratches or missing pieces. The top steel metal trim piece is original slightly oxidized.
KNOBS: Factory original burgundy volume and tuning knobs are matching and securely attached. No cracked posts. Tone slider switch does not offer much variation between tones but does switch back and forth.
LOGO: No missing logos. Motorola curly q logo is filled in with factory original gold paint.
DIAL LIGHT: No clock or tuning dial light. Not designed with one, but can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: no clock
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. 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: The original power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backingboard. Portable radio not designed with one.
BATTERY: No batteries included. Works on standard household power.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Inside factory labels is mostly missing.
PROVENANCE: Was gently used then stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or carpet. Has been in our reserve inventories for a long time.
COLOR: burgundy maroon
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9.5" x 3.5" x 8" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4lbs 8oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.