Wenge Brown Bakelite 1952 RCA Victor Model 2-X-61 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Looks Modern Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by RCA Victor in 1952 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet shape departs from the art deco smooth curvy bathtub like contours. It is more modern looking with crisp angular edges and modern satin silver trim. Solid as a brick. No cracks or chips on the Bakelite cabinet. This is a factory original brown molded Bakelite cabinet. Not repainted no over spray and no touch ups. None needed. Tuning clear cover has a hairline crack by the right side. This radio is over 65 years old! All the dial numbers are crisp and clear no flaking. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering.
KNOBS: Factory original matching brown Bakelite knobs. Volume On Off switch works fine. The tuning dial works fine. No slipping. Dual dial light lights up.
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. 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.
FACTORY LABELS: Bottom factory label is in intact condition.
BACKING BOARD: Factory original backing board is intact.
POWER CORD: The brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug is in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 8" x 9" (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