Flame Burl Scroll Front Wood 1946 Bendix Model 526E AM Tube Radio Drop Dead Gorgeous!
DESCRIPTION: Bendix wood radios are extremely rare. This 526E is probably Bendix's most beautiful wood design. The wood construction is high quality throughout. The front scrolled grill is real highly figured "flame" burled wood. This mid to late 1940s model by Bendix is extremely rare and beautiful. The flame figured burled wood has repaired hairline cracks. It is original veneer throughout no re-veneering. There are two small spots on top corners where the veneer has been repaired. Classical style with flair. Has been refinished with clear coat enamel then polished a mirror glossy piano like finish. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Bendix Aviation in 1946 time frame in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. No cracks, splits, warping, or missing material. This radio is over 70 years old! Nice almost copper looking color original knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. No slipping or sticky spots. The dial glass is clear, no cracks. Dial numbering is clear intact no rub off or flaking. Dial light lights up brightly. 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. Original backing board is intact crisp square corners and edges. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. Bottom factory label is in excellent intact condition no rips missing sections or water stains. The power cord and plug are in 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 11" x 6" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: red oak color hardwood
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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