SOLD! - July 01, 2014 - BEAUTIFUL Deco Retro 1938 Packard-Bell 5A Kompak AM Bakelite Tube Radio Works!
BEAUTIFUL Deco Retro 1938 Packard-Bell 5A Kompak AM Bakelite Tube Radio Works!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 5" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Brown swirly Bakelite
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Packard-Bell in the 1938 timeframe still in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. Excellent classic design! Front grill fabric is in excellent condition no tears, rips, splits or fraying. Could be a replacement. The knobs are original matching brown bakelite securely attached. The grill fabric is solidly attached. This radio is over 70 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. The dial is transparent clear plastic in very good condition with no yellowing no cracks. No missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. The original back panel is in very good condition. The antenna has been rewound for better reception. 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 70+ 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 are 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!