Bluetooth Ready To Go - Umber Brown Bakelite 1947 Emerson Model 518 AM Vacuum Tube Radio Sounds Marvelous!
DESCRIPTION: Resplendent with golden age of radio deco flair! Beautiful AM Tabletop vacuum tube clock radio manufactured by Emerson in the 1947 time frame still in excellent+ working and physical condition. This radio has a nice Art Deco style. No cracks, chips, or major scratches! No repairs or repaints of any kind on this vintage radio. None needed. All knobs, dial pointer, etc are original, working, and securely attached. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need for external wire antenna. Original cabinet of this antique radio is in glossy condition. The volume and tuning knobs are original matching plastic securely attached. The tuning and volume knobs are in excellent condition. This radio is over 70 years old! Tuning window dial markings are faded. Clear dial window is original no cracks no warping no yellowing. The unit powers on and off with a definite click. Dial light lights brightly. Dial light bulb has been replaced with a modern LED so it's brighter and never needs replacement. Original factory backing board is not missing which is rare. Most examples from this series have thick cardboard backing boards that go missing over the years. 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 new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent working condition 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9.5" x 7.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
YOUTUBE VIDEO: here
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! Bluetooth receiver is attached with Velcro tape and can be easily relocated to front, back or either side.
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier