Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!
Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!

Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!

Vendor
Sonora
Regular price
$ 349.00
Sale price
$ 349.00

Artisan Handcrafted Curved Wood 1945/1946 Sonora Model RCU-208 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Great!

DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Sonora from 1945-1946 in excellent working and physical condition. Proudly states Made in the United States of America!

CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original hand crafted cherry colored wood. The finish is factory original. 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. There is finish age checking throughout. The top has heavier finish wear and age checking than the sides or front. Clear tuning glass window is not cracked, no chips, not yellowed with age, securely attached. Original grill fabric is not ripped, no water stains, not separated along edges. Front grill baffles have some paint finish wear by the controls. No broken or missing grill baffles.

WORKING CONDITION: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. 

LOGO: No missing logos. Sonora tuning glass front decal is not faded some minor flaking off.

KNOBS: The original tuning knobs are all matching in excellent condition no cracks no chips securely attached.

LETTERING: No missing ink, smudges, flaking, or rub-off on tuning dial numbering. The tuning dial works fine.

DIAL LIGHT: Dial light works and lights brightly.

SOUND QUALITY: 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 fair condition with repaired crack.

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. Water stained.

COLOR: brown, cherry color wood

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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 16" x 9" x 9" (l x w x h)

WEIGHT: 9 lbs 6 oz

ADD BLUETOOTH MP3: See info here

ADD SMART SPEAKER: See info here

ADD DIAL LIGHT: See info here

Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.

Category: radio

Cabinet construction: wood

Period: 1940s

Country of manufacture: USA

Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.

Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier