TURQUOISE AND WICKER Retro Vintage 1949 Capehart Model 3T55B AM Tube Radio Totally Restored! – Retro Radio Farm

TURQUOISE AND WICKER Retro Vintage 1949 Capehart Model 3T55B AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!

$ 249.00

TURQUOISE AND WICKER Retro Vintage 1949 Capehart Model 3T55B AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9.5" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Turquoise and wicker! Wowee!

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DESCRIPTION: Here's another wild design from the uninhibited Capehart design team. Rare design from a rare somewhat flamboyant manufacturer. Tabletop tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Capehart in late forties or early fifties in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is in excellent working condition. No chips, splits, or major scratches. The cabinet has been repainted in original turquoise. The front wicker is nice material. There is a small section where the wicker caning is coming apart between the Capehart logo and the little dot that marks the station. The wicker material serves as a striking counterpoint texturally to the turquoise bakelite. The bold contrasting red Capehart logo is not missing any letters. Knobs are original and securely attached. No missing factory labels or stickers. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. All the dial numbering is crisp and clear. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine and is securely attached. 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 hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The 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. The backing board is a new replacement. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment no pets.

 

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