SOLD! - Jan 8, 2017 - CARDINAL RED Retro Space Age 1955 Sylvania Model 518 Tube AM Radio Excellent Condition!
CARDINAL RED Retro Space Age 1955 Sylvania Model 518 Tube AM Radio Excellent Condition!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 6" x 7" (l x w x h)
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio alarm manufactured by Sylvania in 1955 excellent+ condition. This radio is in immaculate condition! The plastic still retains some of its factory glossiness. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches. There is a slight bow on the top left side due to heat. This radio shows very light use for something that is over 60 years old! The slightly faded knobs are in excellent condition and center gold metal caps slightly tarnished but have not popped off, which is amazing. These little metal inserts frequently go missing over the years. The transparent clear bezel excellent condition with no cracks and no yellowing. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. 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 unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is a replacement from another Sylvania model in good condition with crisp square corners. 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.