DESCRIPTION: In an unusual game of johnny-come-lately between tire manufacturers, BF Goodrich decided they too, like their competitor Firestone, were going to make radios. Extra manufacturing capacity after the war perhaps? Vintage wood tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Mantola in 1946 time frame in excellent physical and working condition. Original factory finish. Has not been refinished. Minor dents, scratches, and dings throughout due to normal wear and tear. Not abused or neglected. Rare manufacturer. Not often you come across a BF Goodrich Mantola. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Wood cabinet is in excellent structural condition. Original grill cloth is in very good condition with no rips, fraying, or missing material. Mantola front decal label is partially rubbed off. The knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering on tuning dial. The clear Lucite new replacement bezel is securely attached no cracks or scratches. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The tuning pointer is in excellent condition.Tuning dial light works and lights brightly! 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 missing or maybe there never was one. The replacement power cord and polarized plug are new and in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. Bottom factory label is mostly intact with water stains. 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.
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: wood
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier