Oriental Theme Painted Red Bakelite 1946 RCA Victor Model 75-X-18 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great! Looks Spectacular! Excellent Plus Condition!
DESCRIPTION: This design should appeal to three collector tastes; decorative arts, Asian antiquities, and radio aficionados. The factory original Oriental theme decoration on this radio model series is unique one of a kind. High relief artwork is thick and has depth creating a carved effect. Factory original artwork, not touched up, not over sprayed, not modified in any way. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by RCA Victor in 1946 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. This vintage radio plays great with or without an external antenna attachment. This radio is over 80 years old!
CABINET CONDITION: This molded Bakelite cabinet is decorated on top and two sides with an Oriental themed scene. All original factory artwork. Not home or amateur artwork. Not touched up or over sprayed. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. This model series also available in black and white. The front clear tuning cover is thick not cracked no chips. The gold metal front surround trim is tarnished no dents no dongs and securely attached. All the dial numbers are crisp and clear. Volume on/off switch works. The tuning dial is clear no yellowing no missing center metal cap. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering.
KNOBS: Matching red Bakelite knobs are original and securely attached. The tuning dial works fine. No slipping. Little orange dial pointer is not faded. So neat!
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights brightly.
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! Bottom factory label is intact not missing. 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. 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.
POWER CORD: The brand new replacement power cord and plug is in excellent original working condition with no cracks, or split.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 8" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: red with Oriental theme decoration artwork
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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