SOLD! - March 29, 2015 - BEAUTIFUL ART DECO Ivory Retro Vintage 1950 Emerson 642 Bakelite AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
BEAUTIFUL Retro Vintage 1950 Emerson 642 Bakelite AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Glossy Ivory Bakelite with turquoise dial face and red dial pointer
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Emerson in 1950 excellent working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. This radio is in excellent working condition. Beautifully proportioned design with striking colorful contrasting dial face. Manufacturer original functional handle built into the top. Cabinet is repainted mirror glossy ivory. Excellent original condition cabinet with no cracks, splits, or seams, abrasions, or missing pieces. Knobs are not original Catalin and securely attached. The on/off/volume knob and switch on left is labeled 'Volume.' The tuning knob on right is labeled 'Tone." This radio is over 60 years old! A new dial light has been installed and lights brightly. All the dial number is crisp and clear. There are no cracks on the top. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. All paper and wax 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. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The replacement power cord and plug are good original working condition with no cracks, or splits. 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. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage!