SOLD! - March 14, 2014 - BEAUTIFUL Retro Vintage Black Ivory 1951 Admiral 5J21N Tube AM Radio WORKS!
BEAUTIFUL Retro Vintage Black Ivory 1951 Admiral 5J21N Tube AM Radio WORKS!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11.5" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Black bakelite with ivory colored grill
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Admiral in 1951 excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Glossy black cabinet is in very good condition. No cracks on top. There are two hairline cracks on the right side towards the back from top and lower corners. Does not continue across width of radio. The two knobs are slightly dissimilar but the difference is barely detectable. I assume one is original. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light not designed with one. Dial clear translucent lens is a little hazy. The volume on/off knob is secure. 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. The cardboard backing is original and in very good condition. Original cord is in good working condition. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. 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.