SOLD! - Sept 22, 2014 - BEAUTIFUL Burgundy Ivory Retro Vintage Deco 1947 Sonora WJU-253 Tube Radio Works
BEAUTIFUL Burgundy Ivory Retro Vintage Deco 1947 Sonora WJU-253 Tube Radio Works
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 7.5" x 4" x 5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Burgundy and Ivory
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Sonora in the 1947 timeframe still in excellent+ working condition. This radio suffered some damage. The bottom half was broken into three whole pieces then glued, repaired, and repainted. The repair is structurally sound. You can just barely see the hairline cracks underneath the repainted ivory but it's not bad. The top burgundy piece is one piece but one side on top has a repaired hairline crack. There is a 1" chip on the upper edge of the lower ivory half by the power cord. Looks almost like it's a continuation of the vent of the upper burgundy half. The front grill mesh fabric is original. All knobs are yellowed with age, but functional, and original. The volume knob has seen better days. It's a little warped, one small crack but functional. One of the felt rings under the knobs is missing. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. Excellent art deco design! Looks very post war industrial with a deco flair! This radio is over 60 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. 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 original 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 no pets. When this radio was new, Harry S Truman was president! This thing belongs in a museum!