Continental Baby Blue 1960 General Electric Model T165A Musaphonic Tube Radio Clover Grid Grill!
DESCRIPTION: Ornamental grid design motifs were popular in mid century architecture. "Breeze blocks," cement blocks with decorative cutouts used for walls, building facades, patio pavers, were everywhere throughout the 50s and 60s. It is not common to find it in a radio design but makes sense as an approach for unique grills. The only other radio that borrows from this architecturally inspired look is Admiral Y3354 from 1959. This look combined with pale blue contrasting back makes for a very unique combination. Even more unusual is that this is a GE which is normally more conservative with their designs. Vintage 1960 tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by GE in excellent+ working and physical condition. No crack, chips, or major scratches. Original factory molded color. Not repainted. No over spray no touch up. This antique radio picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, splits, major scratches, or missing plastic. No repaints, oversprays or touch-ups. molded blue plastic cabinet is clean and excellent condition. The knobs of this vintage tube radio are original and in excellent condition. The front grill is in excellent condition without cracks or scratches. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! Dial light lights up when the radio is turned on, cool! 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. No missing factory labels. Original power cord and plug has 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 13" x 6" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Baby blue with white clovered gridded grill
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier