RARE 1949 CONSTELLATION Model 1135 AM Swirly Brown Bakelite Tube Radio – Retro Radio Farm

RARE 1949 CONSTELLATION Model 1135 AM Swirly Brown Bakelite Tube Radio Totally Restored!

$ 249.00

RARE 1949 CONSTELLATION Model 1135 AM Swirly Brown Bakelite Tube Radio Totally Restored!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6" x 6.5" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Mirror glossy brown bakelite

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: AM Tabletop tube clock radio manufactured by Constellation in the 1949 time frame still in excellent+ working condition. This radio has a very golden age of radio look. There are no cracks, chips, repairs, or repaints anywhere on this cabinets. None needed. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment although I live in the Connecticut country side where reception is not so good. Excellent art deco design! Glass dial cover is uncracked and clear although it looks like the back decal is starting to bubble in areas. The volume and tuning knobs are original matching brown bakelite securely attached. This radio is almost 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Look at the neat Art Deco-ish type font! Dial light is newly replaced and lights up brightly. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. 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 modern replacement power cord and plug is in excellent working condition with no cracks, or splits or electrical tape repair. 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. This thing belongs in a museum!

 

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