SOLD! - Sept 12, 2017 - ALABASTER Art Deco Vintage Retro Industrial Age 1948 Air King Model A-511-512 Bakelite Tube Radio Works Like A Charm!
ALABASTER Art Deco Vintage Retro Industrial Age 1948 Air King Model A-511-512 Bakelite Tube Radio Works Like A Charm!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
YOUTUBE VIDEO here. I live in rural Connecticut and there's only one radio station that comes in loud and clear depending on the day.
ADD BLUETOOTH MP3: Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. See details here
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube radio manufactured for Air King in 1947-58 time frame in excellent+ working condition. This radio is very easy on the eyes. This manufacturer made some of the best looking tombstone style radios of the early thirties deco style. Like the Duesenberg of radios of their time. This one has no cracks, chips, or major scratches. Pretty fine for a radio that's almost 70 years old! There are a few flea bites where the paint has chipped off due to age but it's not bad at all. The tuning and volume knobs are original and securely attached. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent art deco design! Original cabinet is smooth glossy condition. Original factory applied paint. No repaints, oversprays, or other external repairs. None needed. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. The knobs are original matching ivory molded securely attached. All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. The dial clear cover is in excellent condition with no haziness, warping, yellowing or cracking. Very rare to find. No dial light not designed with one. Look at the perfect Art Deco-ish type logo font! No cracks, smudges or yellowing on clear dial face. The back panel is in excellent condition. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. 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 original power cord and plug is in good working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. No exposed wiring. There is a water stain on the backing, made of industrial grade paperboard. 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, Eisenhower was president! This thing belongs in a museum!