Ivory and Black Bakelite Vintage 1947 Farnsworth Model ET-061 AM Shortwave Radio Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: Farnsworth is a big name among the early pioneers of radio and television. The story between Farnsworth and RCA Sarnoff is an interesting tale in 20th century corporate history. Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Farnsworth in 1947 still in excellent cosmetic and working condition. Dial lights up brightly. The knobs are matching ivory plastic securely attached. No cracks, chips, splits, abrasions, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet! Original factory ivory paint over brown bakelite. The paint is in remarkable smooth shiny condition considering its age. Usually there's more paint loss, scratches, chips, or discoloration. This radio only has minor paint loss, a few flea bites, and minor scratches. Not repainted no touch ups, no overspray. The factory original black grill is molded black plastic not painted. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Strangely, the shortwave switch is located next to the tuning knob inside the radio. The only way to get to it is by removing the chassis from the cabinet! I was not able to pick up any shortwave stations. This radio is over 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. Clear dial plastic is original with very little hazing or yellowing and no cracks. The glass tuning dial plate underneath is clear not cracked. The tuning and volume dials work fine. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. The original bottom label is intact. 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 power cord and plug is in good 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.
COLOR: Ivory and black plastic grill
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 6" x 7.5" (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
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