SOLD! - Feb 16, 2016 - BEAUTIFUL Retro Vintage 1959 Mitchell Model TSB47 Tube AM Radio Bed Lamp Totally Restored!
BEAUTIFUL Retro Vintage 1959 Mitchell Model TSB47 Tube AM Radio Bed Lamp Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 5" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: White, ivory (yellowed somewhat with age)
MP3: Plays MP3 for $99 more, includes cable. See details here
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Mitchell in 1959 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in very good condition in original ivory paint. Not repainted. There are no cracks, chips, splits, or missing material anywhere on the cabinet. There a few light surface scratchesdents, and dings throughout but not too bad. This radio is over 50 years old! The dial bulb is awesome test tube-like bulb glass with long filament inside. It is very artisan bulb looking. It is also designed with a tuning dial light which works fine too. Bulb switch works fine. Yes, the chicken wire screen is original. Painted in white (ivory) with what looks like house latex. Not a happy choice for a screen material. It is one of the earlier models. Later, Mitchell started using a piece of opaque plastic. Better than this screen notion but tended to crack. These bed lamps were designed to hang off your bed headboard and function as a reading light and radio. What a joke. The little brackets used to mount this thing on a headboard are missing. All the dial numbers are crisp and clear. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial knob has a small melted section. Original knobs domed ivory volume knobs is nice. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The back has one missing slat. There anoth back slat that has been broken then glued back on. The back grill cloth is original and looks good. The power cable is in good condition and securely attached. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The 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! This thing belongs in a museum!