Vanilla Ivory Bakelite 1946 Stewart Warner Model 51T46 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Nice Color! Excellent Performer!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Stewart Warner in 1946 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory ivory painted Bakelite. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. Not repainted, no over spray, no touch up. There are minor paint dings throughout due to age not abuse or neglect. Usually a lot more paint dings are found on these ivory painted Bakelite cabinets. Broadcast broadcast frequency numbers are clear and readable. Some dial glass paint is flaking on the inside of dial.
KNOBS: Knobs are original and securely attached. Aged and stained slightly.
LOGO: Logo intact.
DIAL LIGHT: None.
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 brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is mostly intact, stained, one torn corner. All original 3 remaining back clips.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom factory label is intact, readable, water stained.
PROVENANCE: Was gently used, lovingly displayed, or stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or thick carpet. Was acquired recently from a long time avid collector from Seattle.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6.5" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 6 lbs 4 oz.
COLOR: ivory white
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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.