Isle Emerald Green and Gold 1959 Bulova Model D100 AM Vacuum Tube Radio Superb Sounding Bling Bling!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop AM vacuum tube radio manufactured by Bulova in the late fifties time frame in excellent working and physical condition. High quality manufacturing is apparent inside and out.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is in excellent condition. Original molded green urea plastic which is a hard quality plastic that predates modern polycarbonate plastics today. All original factory molded colors. No repaint, no over spray no touch up. None needed. Scintillating front gold speaker grill is original with no cracks, chips, or oxidation. No greening or rust. Small crack along the bottom left corner
KNOBS: Original factory matching volume and tuning knobs are in excellent condition with no cracks. Factory original matching three little clock function knobs are in excellent condition. One or all of these little clock knobs are often missing. No other clock radio manufacturer uses this series clock knobs. Top on/off/auto clock function knob gold paint is rubbed off more than other two.
LOGOS: The "Bulova" logo is in excellent condition. No chipped or missing letters
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light. Not designed with one but can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent, no humming, no grinding, no ticking noises. Clock and alarm time set function works. Wake to radio alarm or alarm buzzer. Sleep timer works. Appliance timer in back works.
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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. 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.
POWER CORD: The original power cord and plug are in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Factory original backing board is in excellent plus condition with clear readable print.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing factory labels.
COLOR: green and gold
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 15 oz
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Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier