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
MID CENTURY SPLIT LEVEL DREAM Red Retro Vintage 1953 Philco Model 53-563 AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
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BLUETOOTH MP3: Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here.
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DESCRIPTION: This is one of the most iconic mid-century table-top radios ever made! The design is never before seen never duplicated by any other manufacturer! The similarities with the looks of this radio and split level homes being built all around USA at the time is unmistakeable! This one is in RED too. The most coveted original factory color. It's getting harder and harder to find exceptional radios like this one! Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Philco in 1953 in excellent+ working condition. Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Philco in 1953 excellent working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is in excellent working condition. Beautifully proportioned design with gold plastic lattice grill. No cracks. No repairs or repaints performed or needed. Cabinet is glossy red color. This radio is factory original painted red Bakelite. There are minor scratches from normal wear throughout. Excellent original condition cabinet with no cracks, splits, or seams, abrasions, or missing pieces. Knobs are original red color plastic and securely attached. No missing factory labels or stickers. This radio is over 60 years old! Dial light lights up brightly. All the dial number is crisp and clear. There are no cracks on the top. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. 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 replacement 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.