Gifted to Football Coach in 1946 Truetone Model D2613 Shortwave AM Tube Radio!
DESCRIPTION: This radio was lovingly gifted to a football coach in 1946 by the EHHS football team. East Hartford, East Haddonfield, East Haven, East Hampton? Metal plate in honor of the coach honored in the presentation of this radio. Says, "Presented to Coach Pullano From His First EHHS Football Team 1946." Fantastic! These signs of previous owners sure tell stories of days long ago. Beautiful antique radio model from Truetone. Extremely rare. This vintage radio was made by the venerable Western Auto Supply Company of Kansas City, MO. Factory original paint shows dings and scratched throughout like the team confused it for a football. External antenna enables this radio to receive stations more clearly. Picks up AM and shortwave stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. No pervasive hum, buzz or whining. No cracks, chips, or major scratches to the Bakelite. The cabinet is in good cosmetic condition and excellent structural condition with the original painted Bakelite. Beautifully proportioned design. Front metal grill mesh is original. Grill cloth behind is factory original no rips no tears no holes. No exterior repairs or repaints. So much CHARACTER! All knobs are original and securely attached no cracked posts. This radio is over 60 years old! Radio dial numbering paint is flaking. The tuning dial works fine no sticky or stuck spots. Shortwave AM-Hi and AM-Lo tone switch works. AM-Lo doesn't seem to work. Only able to receive on AM-Hi tone setting. 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 static between stations. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The brand new replacement 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 12" x 6.5" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Ivory painted brown bakelite
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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