Lime Green West German Made 1956 Grundig Model 85 Vacuum Tube Radio Rare and Beautiful Condition!
DESCRIPTION: West German made Cold War relic in factory original Bakelite painted avocado green! Yes, there was once a West Germany and an East Germany. This radio has superior audio sound quality. Has repaired and repainted left side crack. Was original factory green. No cracks, chips, splits, abrasions, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet! All original molded front grill and fascia factory color no repaints or repairs. Missing center Grundig logo. Original factory grill fabric is clean, no rips no separation. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are present, working, not missing. No missing center gold metal caps! Picks up AM FM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent mid century European design! The knobs are original matching ivory plastic securely attached. This radio is over 60 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. No flaking. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The back panel is in excellent condition. The tuning and volume dials work fine. Volume attenuation is smooth and even which is a problem often encountered with these old German radios. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. Dial light lights brightly. 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. Original factory backing board is intact. No missing factory labels. 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" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Lime green
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Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier