Beige Sundial 1953 Motorola 53X Tube AM Antique Radio Nice Color! Nice Performer!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM radio manufactured by Motorola in 1953 in excellent working condition and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Has tone knob that works.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded Bakelite painted ivory. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. Not repainted, no over spray, no touch up. None needed. Original tan grill in glossy condition. The case is not cracked, not chipped no major scratches. There are minor paint dings throughout due to age not abuse or neglect. Broadcast broadcast frequency numbers are clear and readable. Gold trim is intact with no fading or rub off, though some tarnish.
KNOBS: Single knob is original and securely attached. No missing gold metal inserts.
LOGO: Motorola logo intact.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial light
CLOCK: no clock
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is intact no broken attach corners.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No bottom labels.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 8" x 7" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 5 lbs 14 oz.
COLOR: ivory white
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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.