SOLD! - April 11, 2014 - BEAUTIFUL Solid Wood Retro Art Deco Late 40's Philco 46-421 Tube Radio Works!
BEAUTIFUL Solid Wood Retro Art Deco Late 40's Philco 46-421 Tube Radio Works!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14" x 6.5" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Solid Wood Mahogany color
DESCRIPTION: Nice solid wood tabletop tube radio manufactured by Philco in the late forties timeframe still in excellent+ working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without external antenna attachment. I was able to pick up all the AM stations loudly and clearly. Excellent construction and design! Hefty wooden curved chunks on all sides with nice grained mirror finish. Few dings, scratches and dents from over the decades from normal wear and tear but not abuse. Front grill cloth is original intact no tears, fraying or moth bites. Original varnish is still glossy condition. The side corner joints are developing stress cracks but the cabinet is still one-piece, solid and intact. This cabinet is one of the chunkiest wood designs I've seen. Curvaceous and hefty but not heavy, it looks like it's been carved out of a solid block of wood. No missing chunks or pieces. No separated joints or repairs. The knobs are brown plastic or Bakelite with gold metal inserts securely attached. The glass dial is in great condition but like manu old Philcos the numbering transfer is flaking off in places. 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 definitive 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 brand new replacement power cord and plug 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 would look nice in a room of solid wood furniture with shelves of dusty books.
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