Sea Green Turquoise 1957 Motorola Model 56H Vintage Vacuum Tube AM Radio Iconic Turbine Design!
DESCRIPTION: One of the most sought after mid century radio designs. Nicknamed the "turbine" Motorola for obvious reasons. The cabinet is factory original urea plastic which is a hard inflexible plastic that predates polycarbonate and styrene based plastics found everywhere today. These turbine models were very susceptible to heat cracks along the top. This one is pristine with no cracks, chips or major scratches. This vintage tabletop tube AM radio, manufactured by Motorola in 1957 is in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Nice deep rich tone. This radio is over 60 years old! The clear cone is shiny and securely attached no broken attach tabs no scratches no chips no inclusions. Original factory molded color no repaint no touch up or over spray. The knobs are in excellent condition yellowed with age. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The golden tuning dial metal cone is in very good condition no oxidation spots no flaking numbers. Both original green knobs in excellent condition. 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. 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. Backing board is in excellent condition with crisp square corners and clear readable printing. The original power cord and plug are in very good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. No missing factory labels. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
COLOR: sea green
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 4lbs 3oz
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier