Flamin' Hot Vintage 1959 Philco G826-124 AM Tube Radio
COLOR: Coral pink color called "Flame" in 1959
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DESCRIPTION: This vintage radio is one you don't see too often, especially in this color. Unbelievable retro kitsch appeal in a hard to find color, called "Flame" in 1959. This antique tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Philco in 1950's is in excellent working condition. Look at the wild oblique angles! Dual speaker design! Cabinet is original coral color. This retro radio cabinet is in fair condition with no major chips or major scratches which is incredible considering its sharp edges and corners. However, there is a crack across the top of the cabinet and a small one on the right top side. The gold trim on the front of the grill is a replacement. Please review photography carefully. These old 'Jetsons' styled radios in rare colors are becoming more and more collectible. This is a particularly rare design and extremely hard to find color so it should fare well in the future resale market. The front grill is in excellent condition. All original factory molded color plastic. Tuning knob is original and securely attached. Both metal gold caps on tuning and volume knobs are missing, which is common with these knobs. the clear plastic has yellowed with age, showing the age of this vintage radio. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. This radio is over 60 years old! Dial light works brightly. No missing ink, smudges. There is some slight rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. On this antique radio the gold surround of the tuning dial has worn well over the years and is in near pristine condition, fantastic! The power cable on this vintage radio is securely attached. The base cable interconnect even looks supple and strong with no signs of fatigue. 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 power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. 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 no pets. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 3.5" x 8" (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: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier