Celeste Blue Mid Century 1952 Firestone Model 4-A-127 Vintage AM Radio Absolutely Stunning!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in 1952 in excellent working condition. Very rare model in a very rare color. This radio is evocative of rich looking decorative arts with a golden age flair. Original factory molded light blue color not painted. No chips, or major scratches on top, front, or sides. There is a crack on the bottom on one of the feet. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is in excellent condition. This radio is over 60 years old! The front facade is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or major scratches. The clear clock and dial faces are clear no cracks or chips or major scratches. The gold surrounds of both the clock and the dial are a little tarnished. The knobs are in excellent condition and securely attached. The little clock set knobs are securely attached. The Firestone logo is intact and good original condition. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on tuning dial lettering on the clock or radio tuning bezel. The clear bezels are securely attached with no major cracks or scratches or inclusions. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping. The tuning indicator translucent green is in good condition a little faint. No dial light. Not designed with one. Capacitors were not replaced because the radio was working fine. I decided to keep everything original on this one. I will replace the capacitors at no additional cost upon buyers's request. The tubes are working fine. 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. Clock works and keeps accurate time. Alarm set function works. Alarm works. Clock set works. The clock motor is quiet. No humming buzzing, or grinding noises. 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.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13" x 4" x 6" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Sky blue, pastel blue
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Period: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier