SOLD! - May 10, 2016 - ALPINE WHITE Mid Century Retro Antique 1952 Airline Model BR-1558B Tube AM Radio Works!
ALPINE WHITE Mid Century Retro Antique 1952 Airline Model BR-1558B Tube AM Radio Works!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 6" (l x w x h)
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DESCRIPTION: Rare and nicely proportioned design with interesting and colorful design features. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Wards Airline in 1952 time frame in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Bakelite cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches. This radio has been repainted factory original glossy white. This radio is over 55 years old! The blue metallic plastic ring trim is very attractive design feature. 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. Backing board is in good condition with crisp square corners. The power cord and plug is good original working condition. 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!