Aqua and White Sputnik Era Vintage 1957 General Electric 862 AM Radio Beautiful!
DESCRIPTION: This is an iconic radio as seen on Leave It To Beaver series and "The Professional," with Jean Reno and Natalie Portman in her debut. This is an excellent antique radio and very collectible. Original molded aqua and white cabinet. No repaints, over sprays, or touch up. Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by General Electric in 1950's excellent+ working condition. The front bezel is beautiful with no cracks, dents or dings and the graphics are in good condition. Look at the cool atomic motif! So Sputnik! This radio is over 50 years old! Dial light works and lights up brightly. The General Electric label on the bottom edge is in very good condition with no rust, tarnish, rub-off, or peeling. Original knobs are clear with gold color inserts and securely attached. The tuning dial works fine and smooth and the dial plate rotates smoothly as you tune to a station. Nifty little retro feature! 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. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Takes a little longer than most to warm up but sounds fine when it does. The power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. The power cord is original turquoise color matching. Nice little touch! 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 5.5" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Turquoise and white
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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