Sentry Red 1953 Motorola Model 52R16 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Excellent Condition Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in the 1953 time frame in excellent physical and working condition.
SOUND QUALITY: This radio picks up AM stations real clearly and very loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original molded Bakelite and factory painted red. No repaints no touch-ups no over sprays. No cracks, chips, or major scratches or missing pieces. The glossy red original factory paint has small paint dings throughout due to normal wear and tear but not abuse or neglect.
KNOBS: Factory original black volume and tuning knobs are matching and securely attached. No cracked posts. Tuning dial stations gold numbers not rubbed off.
LOGO: No missing logos. Motorola curly q logo is filled in with factory original gold paint.
DIAL LIGHT: No clock or tuning dial light. Not designed with one, but can be added for an extra charge.
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. Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static-free performance. 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 original power cord and plug are in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Backing board is in excellent condition with readable factory printing.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing factory labels.
PROVENANCE: Was gently used then stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or carpet.
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9.5" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 3lbs 2oz
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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.