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
CLEOPATRA Teal and Gold Vintage Antique Mid Century 1955 Bulova Companion Model 206 Portable Tube AM Radio Bling! Bling!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 3" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Teal blue and gold
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DESCRIPTION: Zsa Zsa Gabor would be proud of this radio. Enough bling for a hip hop star. Unbelievably, it has survived all these years without any major cracks to the cabinet which is rare when you consider it is a portable. There is a small hairline fracture by the top left handle brace. There is a small hole someone once filed into the right side edge. There are few small chips by the bottom hinge.Portable tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by Bulova in 1955 timeframe in good working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. The audio quality is below that of standard table tops. Face it: it's a portable. Cabinet is in very good condition. This radio is over 65 years old! The knobs are in fair condition. The volume knob shows a little thumbnail wear. No missing knobs. The center of the tuning dial face not dented in. The gold surround bezel is not tarnished. The handle is strong and secure. 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! 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. 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. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment no pets. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage! This thing belongs in a museum!