Classic Ivory Post War 1946 Sonora RBU-175 AM Bakelite Vacuum Tube Radio Beautiful and Great Sounding!
DESCRIPTION: Bakelite tabletop vacuum tube radio manufactured by Sonora in the 1946 time frame in excellent+ working and physical condition. Original factory molded Bakelite no cracks, no chips, no major scratches. Refinished in original ivory color is mirror glossy, flawless and immaculate. No paint chips, paint dings, or scratches. Bottom has original factory ivory paint and factory label which is readable. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly without external antenna attachment. Excellent construction and design! The knobs are original matching ivory plastic and securely attached. One of the knobs looks painted by a previous owner. Has a phono jack added by previous owner that functions. The glass dial is in great condition with no cracks no chips no securely attached, No flaking numbers or graphics. This radio is over 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. The original tuning and volume dials work fine securely attached. Tuning dial does not slip no sticky spots. Dial light lights up brightly. The unit powers on and off with a definitive click. All out of spec capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. Bottom factory label is mostly intact original slightly yellowed with age. Original backing board is intact. New fabricated clear acrylic backing board protective cover will prevent further backing board damage or loss. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The brand new replacement power cord and polarized plug with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. Some 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 10.5" x 7" x 7" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5lbs 11oz
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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 and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier