Classic Brown Marble Bakelite 1947 Bendix Aviation Model 526A AM Vacuum Tube AM Radio Excellent+ Condition Sounds Wonderful!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Bendix Aviation in 1947 to 1948 time-frame excellent+ working and physical condition. The design is a favorite among collector and decorators. "The toaster." So cute! Neat little handle built into the back. No cracks no chips no major scratches. Bright and shiny not oxidized. Original brown marbled Bakelite cabinet. Original molded colors. Not repainted no touch up no overspray. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is over 70 years old! Dial light lights up brightly. The original almond knobs are in excellent condition and are not painted. They are molded in swirly almond tan plastic. The volume on/off knob is secure. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The dial plastic is no cracked no chipped securely attached. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! Tunes in loudly to stations with no humming or buzzing. The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The internal antenna board is original and in excellent condition. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. No missing factory labels. Nice four original rubber feet on bottom to protect furniture. 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 11" x 6" x 8" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 6lbs 12oz
COLOR: marbled brown Bakelite
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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