Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Mid Century Retro Ivory 1965 Wards Airline Model 1824A Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 14.5" x 4.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Ivory and Sandlewood
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BLUETOOTH MP3: This particular radio has been modified to play Bluetooth MP3. Plays MP3 with cable or wirelessly from any MP3 playing device over 30 ft. Includes 3.5mm to mono RCA cable. Just plug in your MP3 player or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. Works with any iPod, iPAD, iPhone, or Android. Switch from MP3 to AM radio with rocker switch installed on back panel. Sounds great! See details here
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DESCRIPTION: This radio has a very mid 60s World's Fair feel to it. Curved panoramic front fascia. Dual speakers. Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Wards Airline in the mid 1960s time frame in excellent working condition. Cabinet is original ivory molded plastic. No cracks, chips, repairs, or repaints. There are few small dents and dings along the edges. Original knobs are securely attached. This radio is over 50 years old! No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. This radio is loud when volume is turned all the way up. The tuning dial works fine. Dial light works brightly. No missing gold metal center caps on the knobs. The power cable is 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! Good performer. The tubes are working fine. The clock works and keep accurate time for a mechanical analog design. The alarm works. The buzzer works. The clock and alarm set function work. 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. 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!