Burgundy Bakelite 1954 CBS Columbia Model 5165 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Rainbow Dial Sounds Great!
DESCRIPTION: From the personal collection of retired Chairman of CBS Global Marketing! Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by CBS Columbia in 1954 in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. No cracks, chips, or major scratches anywhere on the Bakelite cabinet. This is a factory original burgundy molded Bakelite cabinet. Not repainted no over spray and no touch ups. None needed. Knobs are original and securely attached. The gold metal rainbow dial trip piece is solid piece of cast metal with gold chroming finish that has tarnish in areas. Missing a little part of the 'b' in CBS Columbia front logo. There is a small chip on the lower front bottom corner. This radio is over 65 years old! All the dial numbers are crisp and clear no flaking. CBS Columbia logo is intact no chipped off letters or rubbed off paint. The tuning dial works fine. No slipping. Dial pointer is original and securely attached. No dial light not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! Back factory label is in intact and very good condition. Factory original backing board is intact. 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 replacement power cord and plug is in excellent 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
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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