SOLD! - Jan 23, 2015 - CRANBERRY COCKTAIL Art Deco Industrial Retro 1948 Addison Model 55 Bakelite AM Tube AM Radio WORKS!
CRANBERRY COCKTAIL Art Deco Industrial Retro 1948 Addison Model 55 Bakelite AM Tube AM Radio WORKS!
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11" x 6" x 8" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Glossy cranberry burgundy molded plaskon
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DESCRIPTION: Tabletop Tube AM radio manufactured by Addison in 1948 timeframe in excellent+ working condition. Look at the beautiful cranberry color plaskon bakelite! This is a rare model form a rare quality manufacturer. Look on ebay for some of the most expensive and collectible antique radios and you'll find a lot from Addison. Neat little handle built into the back. See the YouTube video of this radio repair here. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Original molded cranberry red burgundy plaskon is in excellent condition. Not repainted. No cosmetic repairs necessary. No cracks, splits, warping, or missing material. This radio is over 65 years old! Dial light lights up. The original white knobs are in excellent condition and are not painted. They are molded in white plastic. The volume on/off knob is secure. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. The dial plastic is not cracked! All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! This radio is a good player. The circuit design seems to functions better than other electronic designs of the day. Seems to tolerate spec drift more than others. Tunes in loudly to stations with no humming or buzzing. The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. The cardboard backing is original and in very good condition. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The power cord and plug are in 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.