Ivory White 1946 Bendix Model 526B "The Toaster" Vacuum Tube AM Radio So Cute! Excellent Performer!
DESCRIPTION: Leave it to a bunch of aviation engineers after the war worried about their jobs to come up with a really nice looking and performing radio. Money buys the best brains. Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Bendix in 1946 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet was an original factory ivory painted Bakelite. All original factory paint has dings throughout due to wear and tear not abuse. Not repainted, not touched up, no over spray. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. Front top tuning lens is in excellent condition, no cracks, no chips, no flaking numbers, and securely attached. Sometimes this tuniung lens ois cracked on surving 526b's.
KNOBS: Cranberry color volume and tuning knobs are original, matching, and securely attached in excellent condition.
LOGO: No missing logos.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works, lights brightly.
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: No backing baord. Not designed with one.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Original bottom label is intact, readable, waterstained.
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 7" x 8" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 6 lbs 5 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.