Cherry Wood Artisan Handcrafted 1947 Lear Radio Model 561 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Loud Rare Manufacturer Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: If you're looking for the perfect vintage radio for your Lear jet, this is the one! Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Lear Radio of Los Angeles, CA in the 1947 time fame in excellent working and physical condition. Manufacturer of private jets whose founder William Powell Lear also invented the first car radio.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original hand crafted cherry colored wood. The finish is factory original with dings throughout. No cracks, chips or major scratches or missing pieces in wood construction. No chipped or missing veneer along edges and corners. Not repainted, no touch up, no over spray. There are no major scratches or abrasions. Clear tuning glass window is not cracked, no chips, yellowed with age, securely attached. Original grill fabric is not ripped, no water stains, not separated along edges. Some fraying at the bottom where fibers have separated from inner attachment board.
WORKING CONDITION: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
LOGO: No missing logos. Lear front decal is faded not flaking off.
KNOBS: The original tuning knobs are all matching in excellent condition no cracks no chips securely attached.
LETTERING: No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial numbering. The tuning dial works fine no slipping or sticky spots. Tuning back panel is a rare unusual metallic painted red burgundy color.
DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights brightly.
SOUND QUALITY: Plays like a champ! There is no loud or pervasive hum. 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.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All out of tolerance 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. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
BACKING BOARD: Factory original backing board is in excellent condition.
POWER CORD: The brand new power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
FACTORY LABEL: No missing factory labels.
COLOR: brown, cherry color wood
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 7" x 9" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 7 lbs 5 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