Ming Turquoise 1957-1958 Silvertone Model 8011 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Twin Speaker Mid Century Charmer!
DESCRIPTION: Sears Roebuck was the Amazon of its day with stores around the country offering practically everything for the home. This radio design completely captures the late 50s colors and textures of its day in all its glory. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Sears Roebuck Company under Silvertone brand in 1957-1958 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Has right side consumer sticker still intact which is rare to find like an original window sticker that has never been removed.
"New Horizons...in sight and sound"
"Silvertone Twin Speaker Radio"
"Full fidelity sound...Twin speaker...Tone control"
"New modern slim cabinet - Deluxe trim"
"Audio jack for record player, recorder"
"Easily read...Lighted slide rule dial"
"Highly dependable printed wire circuit"
How often do you see that?
Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition. There are two repaired cracks on top. There is a chip on the left side by the tuning window. Original factory molded turquoise color not repainted no touch up no over spray. The volume, tone and tuning knobs on the right side are all present in matching turquoise color. All knobs are securely attached. Volume knob works and turns on with a definite click. Tone knob works with even tone attenuation throughout its range. Tuning dial works as design no slipping or sticky spots. Original fabric grill cloth is clean no rips fraying edges slight discoloration in places. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on lettering. Gold metal center trim piece is shiny no rust no tarnish. Dial light works and lights up brightly. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is in excellent condition with crisp square corners. No missing factory labels. The 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 5.5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Turquoise, called Ming Blue
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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