Art Deco Ivory Bakelite Vintage 1949 Philco Transitone 49-500 AM Radio Popular Design Back In Its Day!
DESCRIPTION: This is one of the more recognizable and popular designs from the 40s. Very proportioned design and sounds great! Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Philco in the 1946 timeframe still in excellent cosmetic and working condition. Dial lights up brightly. The original knobs are matching brown plastic securely attached. No chips, splits, abrasions, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet! Original factory ivory paint over brown bakelite. The paint is in remarkable smooth shiny condition considering its age. Usually there's more paint loss, scratches, chips, or discoloration. This radio only has minor paint loss, a few flea bites, and minor scratches. Not repainted no touch ups no overspray. All original knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working. The backing boards from these Philco 46, 47,48, 49-500s are missing 9 times out of 10 as it is here. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent art deco design! This radio is over 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Clear dial plastic is original with very little hazing or yellowing and no cracks. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. The original bottom label is intact. All out of spec 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 power cord and plug is in good working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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 10" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
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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