Artisan Handcrafted Wood Delco Model R-1153 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Relic and Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Delco in 1939 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: Cabinet is original artisan hand crafted wood cabinet. Structurally solid. No cracks, no split seams. No peeling veneer. Original factory finish. Not refinished. No over spray. Not touched up. None needed. Original factory finish is age checked throughout like an old piece o furniture. Clear dial cover is in excellent condition no warping, no cracks no chips. Slightly yellowed with age. Securely attached.
KNOBS: Original matching knobs are securely attached. The original tuning dial works fine. Station preset push buttons work and do not pop off. Original floret looking volume on/off switch knob is nice fancy looking.
LOGO: No missing logo. Delco decal is mostly intact and legible with some material missing.
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! 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. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The replacement power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is intact securely attached. Amazing.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10" x 5.5" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 6 lbs 9 oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Wood
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier