Toreador Red Mid Century 1955 Sylvania Model R5484-11602 Vacuum Tube AM Clock Radio Beauty Sounds Fantastic!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Sylvania in 1955 time frame in excellent working condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations very clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded red plastic. No chips or major scratches or missing pieces. There are some small hairline cracks on the back top right corner. Clock clear cover has no hairline cracks or micro-inclusions. The gold foil clock surround is in excellent condition not peeling off no rubbed off numbers.
KNOBS: Original matching volume and tuning factory knobs are securely attached. Tuning knob is not missing gold metal insert. Usually, this goes missing over the years. Original matching rthree little clock knobs. Usually one or all of these little clock knobs goes missing over the years.
LOGO: No missing logos. Front black factory painted raised Sylvania logo is in excellent condition very little rub off.
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 buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm and clock set function works and goes off at the correct set times. Buzzer works. Sleep timer 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. 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 original power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits.
BACKING BOARD: Factory original back cover is in excellent condition with clear readable printing.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing actory labels.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4 lbs 14 oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
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