Surf Green 1957 Vintage Motorola 56H Turbine Vacuum Tube AM Radio Gotta Get One!
DESCRIPTION: People ask me what is the best retro radio to own. Green turbine is the top of my list. No collection is complete without one. The best of the best of mid century radio design. The cabinet is factory original urea plastic which is a hard inflexible plastic that predates polycarbonate plastics found today. The condition of this particular cabinet is near mint. This type of cabinet was susceptible to heat cracks on top. This one does not have any heat cracks. Heat shield has been added to prevent heat cracking from ever happening in the future. There is a small chip on the back edge by the top left corner. Original factory molded color not repainted no over spray no touch up. None needed. Surf green is very much sought after for its rarity. Manufactured by Motorola in 1957 is in excellent+ working and physical condition. Called the turbine radio for obvious reasons. The clear cone is shiny and original and securely attached. No broken tabs which is also common. 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 50 years old! The original knobs are in excellent condition securely attached. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering. The gold tuning cone works fine and rotates smooth;y no slipping no sticky spots. The clear tuning nose cone cover is scratch-free. 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 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. The 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. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
COLOR: Surf Green, like chartreuse green
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 5" x 5.5" (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
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier