SOLD! - Dec 9, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Rococo White Retro Vintage 1957 Emerson 850 AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Rococo White Retro Vintage 1957 Emerson 850 AM Tube Radio Totally Restored!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 8" x 5" x 5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: White and gold
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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: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Emerson in 1957 excellent working condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is original white molded plastic. Beautiful rare design, intuitive and fresh looking design even by today's standards. The grill is original factory checkerboard grill with surround in painted gold color. Excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or seams, abrasions, or missing pieces. Gold knobs are original and securely attached. The edges of both knbs have small nicks and chips. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light. Not designed with one. There are no cracks on the top which rare for this model. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The logo is raised plastic lettering in good condition.The kitschy-est of kitsch! The tuning dial works fine. 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! The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct values 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