Alpine White Bakelite 1959 Crosley Model T-60 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Quality Construction! Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Of all the designs to come from the 50s period that tried to envision the future, the Crosley T-60 model actually came pretty close. Put this T-60 next to a modern Bluetooth player, and similarities outweigh the differences. So, it is quite a head scratcher why Crosley named this radio design "The Rachero," which is a person who farms or works on a ranch, especially in the southwestern US and Mexico. Highest quality materials inside and out from any manufacturer of the period. Think Bang and Olufsen, Sennheiser, or Bose. Tabletop vacuum tube AM vacuum tube radio manufactured by Crosley in 1959 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded black Bakelite cabinet repainted in white enamel in excellent condition. This an original white painted Ranchero that has been repainted same thick glossy mirror white with no waves, no drips, no orange peel. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces. Front plastic clear cover is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, major blemishes, or discoloration and securely attached. Front charcoal grill is in excellent condition no cracks, no chips, no rust. Original white grill cloth is in excellent condition no rips, no separated seams, no stains. Gold metal front panel and tuning surround are slightly tarnished and pitted. Tuning pointer is original not warped. Tuning face is in excellent condition with clear readable numbers..
KNOBS: Original four matching factory knobs are in excellent condition, securely attached no cracks or chips. Tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots. Volume on/off switch is original and securely attached.
LOGO: No missing logos.
DIAL LIGHT: None.
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 Transfomers (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 brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No back board. Not designed with one. Back cover is in excellent condition repainted smooth glossy white enamel.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom labels is missing
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 6" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 9 lbs
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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 good