SOLD! - June 4, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Salmon Pink Retro Mid Cen – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - June 4, 2016 - BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Salmon Pink Retro Mid Century Jetsons Vintage 1958 Philco E-814-124 AM Tube Radio WORKS!

$ 249.00

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BLUETOOTH MP3 READY - Salmon Pink Retro Mid Century Jetsons Vintage 1958 Philco E-814-124 AM Tube Radio WORKS!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 5.5" x 6" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Like salmon or watermelon pink

YOUTUBE VIDEO here with Bluetooth MP3 demonstration

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. See details here

See my story on CNN/Great Big Story here

DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Philco in 1958 excellent working condition. Cabinet is original molded salmon pink color. These old Jetsons styled radios in rare colors are becoming more and more collectible. This is a particularly rare design so it should fare well in the future resale market. The front grill is in excellent condition. Only the smallest hairline crack beginning on the top beginning from the back rear edge. No repairs, repaints. There is only a small chip on the top corner edge which could be a lot worse consider how sharp these edges and corners are. The front gold dial has oxidation spots. Tuning knob is original and securely attached. Not broken which is outstanding considering its size and unsupported protrusion. Volume knob is original. The Philco logo is missing int he lower left corner. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. And very loud. The radio is louder than Bluetooth mode so you need to adjust the volume accordingly when you switch between modes. This radio is over 60 years old! Dial light works brightly. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. 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 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 power cord interconnect base has been strengthened with some cloth and electrical tape to reduce cord fatigue. 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!

 

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