CHARTREUSE GREEN Very Rare Vintage 1954 Philips P143-3 Tube AM Radio WORKS! – Retro Radio Farm

SOLD! - June 21, 2014 - CHARTREUSE GREEN Very Rare Vintage 1954 Philips P143-3 Tube AM Radio Works!

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CHARTREUSE GREEN  Very Rare Vintage 1954 Philips P143-3 Tube AM Radio Works!

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 10.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" (l x w x h)

COLOR: Chartreuse Green. Looks like a pastel green or seafoam green. Not Teal or yellow green. Original color combination not repainted!

DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Philips in 1954 excellent working condition. This radio was sold in the Canadian market. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Cabinet is original chartreuse green not repainted. Since the original paint was in pretty good condition and in such a rare color, I decided not to repaint it. "It's only original once." Excellent condition with no cracks, splits, or seams, abrasions, or missing pieces. There is a long scratch (not crack) on the left side that runs the width of the radio. There are a few scuff marks that have worn through ot the bakelite on top front edge. There are worn edges on the right side front and back. The front baffled design is color ivory. Knobs are are really neat propeller style in contrasting chartreuse and gold insert. This radio is over 60 years old! No dial light not designed with one. All the dial number is crisp and clear. There are no cracks on the top. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The power cable is securely attached. 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. 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. When this radio was new, tailfins were all the rage!

 

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