Pistachio Green 1955 General Electric Model 457S AM Vacuum Tube Radio Rare Colorway! Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube manufactured by General Electric in 1955 time frame in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: The cabinet is original rare pistachio charteuse factory molded color plastic. Not repainted. Not touched up. No over spray. Gold highlights are original factory painted not touched up. Usually this gold factory painted is rubbed off in areas or greening. Not this. No cracks, chips or major scratches.
KNOBS: Original factory matching color knobs in forest green plastic. Tuning knob is not missing its unusual crown shaped GE logo center emblem. Usually this is missing.
DIAL LIGHT: No dial light. Not designed with one.
POWER CORD: The original power cable is securely attached no breaks no cracks no exposed wiring.
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! Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static-free performance. 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 antique radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
BACKING BOARD: The factory original backing board is in good condition with crisp square edges and clear read-able printing. Missing top right corner and area by center vent holes.
FACTORY LABELS: Bottom factory label is mostly there and readable.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 2lbs 9oz
COLOR: pistachio green with forest green knobs and gold factory painted highlights
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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