Luxor Black and Gold 1959 Bulova Model 100 AM Vacuum Tube Radio Rare Model Superb Sounding Bling Bling!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop AM vacuum tube radio manufactured by Bulova of Flushing Queens NY in the late fifties time frame in excellent working and physical condition. High quality manufacturing is apparent inside and out. Sound that rocks the room!
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. No cracks, chips or major scratches. Original molded glossy charcoal black 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.
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. Usually One or all of these little clock knobs are often missing. Not this one! No other clock radio manufacturer uses this series clock knobs.
LOGOS: The "Bulova" logo is in excellent condition.
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 somewhat silent, no humming, no grinding, no ticking noises. Slight motor whirring sound. Clock and alarm time set function works. Wake to radio alarm only no 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 power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Factory original backing board is in excellent condition with clear readable print.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing factory labels.
COLOR: black 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