Gilded Age Black Bakelite 1941 Airline 14BR-525A AM Vacuum Tube AM Radio Excellent+ Condition!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop tube radio manufactured by Montgomery Ward Airline in the 1941 time frame still in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. Excellent classic design with large east to read copper front dial face. Vaned sides gives a streamlined appearance which was very en vogue at the time. This radio is almost 80 years old! All the dial numbering and lettering is crisp and clear. The dial is transparent clear plastic in excellent condition with slight yellowing no cracks. No other missing numbering, dots or dashes, or anything. No smudges or yellowing. Original back panel is not missing. Hanging on with original t-pins. This is just how they did it back then. The tuning and volume dials work fine. Tuning preset buttons work and can be reset to other stations.The unit powers on and off with a definite click. Dial bulb light up brightly. All out of spec capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 70+ 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. The replacement power cord and polarized plug are new and excellent working condition. No exposed wiring. No pervasive hum. No pervasive static. Stations tune in clearly and distinctly. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11.5" x 7.5" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Black Bakelite
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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