AM FM Olive Green and Grey Blue 1962 Magnavox "Park Avenue" Model FM042 Vacuum Tube Radio Loud Clear Sounding!
DESCRIPTION: Magnavox vacuum tube AM and FM models are rare. Proudly named "Park Avenue," presumably of the Manhattan NYC locale. The muted green and grey blue color combination with brushed aluminum trim panels has late sixties early seventies flavor. Picks up AM and FM stations so clearly and loudly up and down the dial! The tone control works and tone attenuation is smooth and gradual throughout the range. Like all designs of this era, you need a FM antenna to receive stations. A dipole FM antenna is included although any long household wire will do. Excellent mid century design! Has a slight sloping profile like the vehicle dashboard. The knobs are securely attached. Chrome paint has worn off contact areas due to normal use. The aluminum trim is straight no waves no dents no dings no rust no oxidation. Chrome paint trim has worn off in places on the raised edges. This radio is over 55 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. The push buttons work. The Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) works. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The tuning and volume dials work fine. No slipping. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. No dial light. Not designed with one although a dial light can be added for an additional charge. 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. Bottom factory label is almost 100% intact slightly yellowed. 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.
COLOR: Olive green and slate blue grey with brushed aluminum trim
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DIMENSIONS: Approximately 15" x 7" x 9" (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